What’s Happening in Ohio’s Public Libraries…
[UPDATE: Sept. 13, 2019]
The Friends of the Medina County District Library hosted an “UnRun” last Saturday to raise money for the library’s summer reading program. Participants conquered the grueling 1/2 mile “run,” with a stop for donuts at an aid station along the way. They also enjoyed a free beer from a local brewery at the finish line. The event made just shy of $6,000 for the library.
The Westland Area Library of the Southwest Public Libraries is hosting a traveling exhibition designed to teach kids and their families about money. Thinking Money for Kids was developed by the American Library Association Public Programs Office in collaboration with the FINRA Investor Education Foundation, whose support made this exhibition possible.
Birchard Public Library is taking part in the American President’s Film & Literary Festival Oct. 3-6. There will be original films, programs by authors and historians, lantern tours with living history presenters, a cooking class with a former White House chef, and more.
Toledo Lucas County Public Library is partnering with Owens Community College to help high school seniors explore in-demand careers.
Clark County Public Library is taking part in the Manhattan Short Film Festival. More than 100,000 film lovers will unite in over 400 cinemas across six continents to view and vote on films.
Geauga County Public Library unveiled its new Mobile Memory Lab — a traveling collection of equipment that will allow patrons to capture, record, and preserve important parts of their personal history. The Lab will be housed at different branches on a rotating schedule.
Pickerington Public Library planted new pollinator gardens to help the environment and educate patrons.
The Granville Public Library will hold a “sensory friendly Sunday” event on Oct. 6 for all ages.
Patrons can come to the library an hour before opening for a quieter, sensory-friendly browsing experience.
Dover Public Library will hold a special program on the area’s railroading history on Sept. 14.
Cuyahoga County Public Library’s Berea branch will host a plant exchange on Sept. 28.
Marion Public Library has teamed up with the Marion Technical College and Marion Palace Theatre to offer a series of adult life-long learning classes that encourage creativity, critical thinking, and personal growth.