NEW RICHMOND - When a library stands on the Ohio River flood plain, you can expect a few soggy readings.
That's one reason people in this river village are excited about their new branch of the Clermont County Public Library.
It's not in the flood plain. It's modern. And it's large by local standards.
"We're hoping to open it in February," said Leslie Massey of the library administration staff. "It will more than double our space and enable us to do more programs in the community.
"And, better yet, we won't have to worry about water. Our present library was flooded out during the last flood."
The new library will be behind the IGA store and baseball fields off U.S. 52.
With its ultra-modern-looking design, it will be a radical change from the old library at 212 Market St.
"New Richmond is growing and so is the demand for the library," Massey said. "It will look beautiful."
Fall color tours
WAYNESVILLE - Through October, Caesar Creek State Park will offer hiking and driving tours to take advantage of the colorful fall foliage.
For information, stop at the Visitor Center from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays and from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends.
Or call 897-1050.
Fitness run and walk
SYCAMORE TOWNSHIP - The Sycamore Township 5K Challenge Run and Fitness Walk will be held at 9 a.m. Nov. 8 at Bechtold Park at Sycamore and Plainfield roads.
The cost is $9 if you register in advance and $12 on race day.
Race divisions are broken down by sex, weight, etc.
Make registration checks payable to Sycamore Twp. 5K, P.O. Box 54424, Cincinnati, OH 45254-0424.
Information: Don or Carol Kennedy, 474-1399.
HAMILTON - The Hamilton-Fairfield Symphony Orchestra will start the season with a performance of Peter and the Wolf, with dancers from Tanze Performing Arts Studio of Fairfield.
Conner Chee, a 15-year-old pianist, will perform "Rhapsody in Blue."
The performance is at 3 p.m. Sunday at Garfield Junior High auditorium, 250 N. Fair Avenue.
Tickets cost $5 for adults, $1 for children. They may be purchased at the door.
Information: www.hfso.org. Or 895-5151.
Randy McNutt's community column appears on Saturday. Contact him at the Enquirer, 7700 Service Center Drive, West Chester OH 45069. Telephone: 755-4158. Fax: 755-4150. E-mail: Rmcnutt@enquirer.com.
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