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National Lighthouse Day

Lorain Lighthouse at night

Have you ever been to a lighthouse? Have you ever wondered what it looks like inside one? Lighthouses have provided safety to ships for many years, preventing them from crashing into shorelines.  This led to National Lighthouse Day on August 7th.

According to the American Lighthouse Foundation, August 7th, 1789 was the day that Congress approved an act to try and help support lighthouses, beacons, and public piers. It wasn’t until over 200 years later that Congress passed a resolution making August 7th “National Lighthouse Day.”  

For more information, check out the United States Lighthouse Society’s webpage, which provides history, technology, and historical figures all relating to lighthouses.  

Want more fun facts? Check out the Lighthouse Digest Magazine site.  

Nonfiction and fiction books have been written to help us with not only a history, but a way to satisfy curiosities. Check out just some of the titles within our catalog (nonfiction and fiction):  

Movies within our catalog: 

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Jenni Hemphill is the current Assistant Supervisor for the Boardman, Springfield, and Greenford locations. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Deaf Education (K-12) in 2001 and a Master’s of Library and Information Science plus K-12 degree in 2015, both from Kent State University. She taught at the Ohio School for the Deaf for ten years, where she taught all ages, and has been a contract interpreter for the deaf locally.

She started at PLYMC back in 2014 and loves helping patrons, of any age, find their next best read, and going out into the community to schools for off-site programming. She currently runs the ASL Club Program for PLYMC.

Her and her husband have two children, who attend Springfield Local Schools. She loves to read, spend time with family, and trying new things.