From meteorites to paintings


Library exhibits highlight local community

By Sarah Allen - Assistant librarian



Native American artifacts can currently be found in the Highland County District Library’s young adult section.


A collection of meteorites from around the world can be seen at the Highland County District Library in Hillsboro.


Photos courtesy of Sarah Allen

At the Highland County District Library, patrons are finding ways to learn about the community – and even the universe – in exhibits that highlight area history and interests.

Just beyond the library’s front doors is a meteorite display. This collection of meteorites includes “rocks from space” that have been found as far as Africa and China and as near as Powellsville, Ohio.

In the young adult section, patrons can find a display of Native American points and artifacts. These items cover different eras and are all mostly from Highland, Ross, Adams, Brown and Scioto counties.

In addition, the library also regularly highlights a local artist. Currently, Donna O’Dom’s paintings are on display in the reference section. O’Dom is a new member of the Brush and Palette Art Guild. During this year’s art show, her work won the Violet Linton Award.

Displays throughout the library change regularly and patrons are encouraged to check in and peruse these exhibits.

O’Dom, who is also the assistant supervisor at the library, said that ultimately, “The library really wants to display things that embellish the community.”

Past displays have included handmade jewelry and wood carvings, she added.

The main goal, O’Dom added, is to “promote local things.”

The library, she said, respects privacy. Someone can display items without having their name attached to the exhibit.

To learn more, visit the Highland County District Library or search for the library on Facebook. If interested in displaying items, contact O’Dom at the library at 937-393-3114.

Sarah Allen is an assistant librarian at Highland County District Library.

Native American artifacts can currently be found in the Highland County District Library’s young adult section.
http://timesgazette.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/web1_Library-Displaypic.jpgNative American artifacts can currently be found in the Highland County District Library’s young adult section.

A collection of meteorites from around the world can be seen at the Highland County District Library in Hillsboro.
http://timesgazette.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/web1_Library-display-pic2.jpgA collection of meteorites from around the world can be seen at the Highland County District Library in Hillsboro. Photos courtesy of Sarah Allen
Library exhibits highlight local community

By Sarah Allen

Assistant librarian

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