“More than 630,000 children across Ohio live in food insecure households, meaning more than one in four don’t know where their next meal will come from, according to the Children’s Hunger Alliance.That’s why the organization is expanding its network of after-school snack services to include five local libraries: Avondale, College Hill, Pleasant Ridge, Price Hill and Walnut Hills. “(For) many of the students who participate in after-school programs, this is the only snack or hot meal they’ll receive at the end of the evening,” said Maria Santiago of the Children’s Hunger Alliance. “So we want to ensure that they do receive that healthy meal and are setup for success with their basic needs.” (via WCPO)
“Cincinnati’s public library Tuesday stood by its previous decision not to cover transgender insurance benefits.This would keep insurance costs down, according to the board of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.Library employee Rachel Dovel, who legally changed her name from Nathan last year, brought the issue to light earlier this year after her insurance declined to cover gender confirmation surgery. The board initially declined to change their policy.” (via cincinnati.com)
“Patrons of the downtown Cincinnati library’s main branch might be surprised to see a big, slow-moving box making strange noises on the second floor. That box is a 3-D printer, and it’s the first step the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County is taking to set up makerspaces throughout the city.
A makerspace is a collaborative workspace that typically contains computers, machining tools and things like 3-D printers where people interested in design, programming, machining, digital art and technology can meet and collaborate.” (via Cincinnati Business Courier)