What’s Happening in Ohio’s Public Libraries…
[UPDATE: Jan. 10, 2020]
Mansfield/Richland County Public Library received a large donation of Braille books.
Dayton Metro Library teamed up with Jen Burns of Access to Excess to hold a Farmer’s Market (in the middle of winter!). Fresh vegetables and fruits are donated by local farmers and grocery stores.
Alger Public Library has installed a new Early Literacy Station designed for youth ages 2 to 8.
Akron-Summit County Public Library is hosting a film series to help people re-enter society after serving time in prison.
Avon Lake Public Library is hosting a Hot Chocolate Challenge. Kids can earn their very own mug and cocoa by reading this winter.
Geauga County Public Library Youth Services Assistant Josh Riley has created a line of socks called “Lives of Riley,” that express his feelings about living with eosinophilic gastroenteritis.
Lorain Public Library System hosts monthly Art Play Dates for toddlers and preschoolers. Programs are held on Saturdays to allow parents who work during the week to visit the library and have fun with their kids.
Findlay-Hancock County Public Library is introducing a new Teen Kindness Club.
Sandusky Library has partnered with the Children’s Hunger Alliance to provide after school snacks at the library.
Toledo Lucas County Public Library has partnered with Lucas County Children Services to help local foster families.
According to OverDrive, a record number of libraries reached the million checkout milestone in 2019.
The Friends of the Muskingum County Library System placed Friends book carts at all six library locations. In the past seven months, the carts have received $1,224 in donations.
Why we do what we do…
Check out this thank you note to the Athens County Public Libraries.