Schools & Libraries – February 7, 2013
Wednesday, February 06, 2013
Chardon Public Library has partnered with the staff of the Geauga County Clerk of Courts to provide "one-stop shopping" to complete necessary forms, have it certified and mailed in.
Simply bring the following paperwork to the library on Feb. 16 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Passport application (also available at the event); proof of citizenship (certified copy of birth certificate); proof of Identity (picture ID or driver's license); and one passport photo (must be 2x2 inches, will have photographer on site - $10).
Both parents and children 15 and under must appear in person with each parent's photo ID. If only one parent can appear, he or she may use a minor consent form and supply a copy of the front and back of the other parent's driver's license.
Minors 16 and 17 require only one parent to appear with parent's photo ID.
Bring one check for each application and cash or check for the processing fee.
For information, call the Clerk of Courts Title office before the event at 440-279-1750.
For passport fees and more details on items listed above, visit www.travel.state.gov.
Whether a beginner or long-time stamp collector, come to the Middlefield Public Library at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 19 to exchange notes, trade duplicates or learn more about the hobby. Bring albums and any items of interest.
Call 440-632-5295 with any questions.
College Aid Offered
The Geauga County Retired Teachers Association is offering a $1,500 grant to a college senior. The recipient must be enrolled in a college of education and be a student teacher during the 2013-14 school year. In addition, the person must have resided in Geauga County or graduated from one of the high schools in the county.
For an application, contact Ruth Holm at 15920 Arbor Trail, Newbury, OH 44065 or call 440-564-6652.
Chess Tournament Results
The grades K-5 division of the annual Friends of the Burton Library Chess Tournament was completed Feb. 2 by 22 participants.
Ian Haworth, a fifth-grade Willow Spring student from Fairfax Station, Va., took first place by winning all four of his games.
Six players scored three points each, including: Rebekah Burden, a third-grade home-schooled student from Hiram; Garrett Hastings, a fourth-grade Berkshire student from Burton; Adelaine Oliphant, a third-grade Crestwood student from Hiram; Sam Starr, a fourth-grade Berkshire student from Burton; Samuel Wade, a fifth-grade home-schooled student from Colebrook; and Gabe Wolf, a fourth-grade home-schooled student from Munson.
Playoff games determined Wade to be the second place winner, with Hastings taking third place.
Division II for students in grades 6-8 will be played Feb. 9 and Division III for high school students will be played Feb. 16. Division IV competition for adults will be held Feb. 23.
The tournament is free and open to all. Call the Burton Public Library at 440-834-4466 to register.