What’s Happening in Ohio’s Public Libraries…
[UPDATE: Aug. 30, 2019]
This summer has been rough on Ohio’s farmers. Tiffin-Seneca Public Library has teamed up with local agencies to address mental health issues affecting their agricultural community.
Athens County Public Libraries is partnering with Ohio University Libraries to improve the quality of life for the Ohio University community and surrounding communities of Appalachia.
Lorain Public Library System has become a meaningful destination for Toni Morrison fans.
The library also began loaning WiFi hotspots this week.
Mansfield/Richland County Public Library opened a Little Free Library at the 179th Airlift Wing.
The library also unveiled a new mural by Ruthie Ogechinyere Akuchie.
Cleveland Public Library has chosen design teams for its first 5 projects to improve 27 branches.
Wayne County Public Library added a bike repair station at its main library in Wooster.
Toledo Lucas County Public Library hosted a training on mass-violence survival with the University of Toledo and the Lucas County Sheriff’s Office.
U.S. Congressman Bill Johnson helped the Dr. Samuel L. Bossard Memorial Library unload its NASA exhibit – SPACE: A Journey to Our Future. The exhibit runs Sept. 7, 2019 – Jan. 5, 2020 in Gallipolis.
Akron-Summit County Public Library’s art lending program was featured in a video by PBS.
Also, the library will also host The ReelAbilities Film Festival Sept. 12-14, 2019.
Clark County Public Library has teamed up with the United Way of Clark, Champaign and Madison Counties to host the first annual Clark County Volunteer Fair on Sept. 14.
The library is also hosting a new program for adults on the risks and benefits of medical marijuana with Dr. David Zainey.
Representatives from the Darke County Board of Elections will demonstrate the county’s new voting machines at the New Madison Public Library on Sept. 23 at 5 p.m.
The Ohio Legal Help website launched this week. The Ohio Library Council was part of this project that provides Ohioans with accurate legal information and forms.
In Chillicothe, a new grant focused on combating opioids includes implementing education curricula for training beyond the school setting—and into public libraries, like the Chillicothe-Ross County Public Library.