If you’re wondering if Ohioans have missed their libraries during this coronavirus shutdown, check out this collection of notes left in the book drop at just one public library.
Libraries across the state are working on their reopening plans and some started curbside service this week.
Ohio’s public libraries are not all opening at the same time, but they are taking a careful, phased approach.
Everyone’s world has been turned upside down by the COVID-19 pandemic. Greene County Public Library has put together a list of ebooks that address emotions, new routines, and information regarding COVID-19.
Bexley Public Library held The Big Return this week.
Columbus Metropolitan Library teamed up with PCs for People to provide affordable computers and wireless internet to eligible families and students. The computers and laptops are no longer used in library locations, and would otherwise be recycled.
Meigs County District Public Library took kids on an adventure at sea for a virtual Wiggle Giggle Read!
Huron County Community Library created a DIY video on how to sew a face mask.
Dayton Metro Library is partnering with ThinkTV on a STEM educational program for students at home. The programs are held live on Facebook, weekdays at 9:00 a.m.
Toledo Lucas County Public Library worked with ProMedica and offered its drop boxes for the donation of masks. So far, community members have sewn more than 10,000 masks for local healthcare workers!
Findlay-Hancock County Public Library created Grab and Go Bundles for families. Each bundle includes a stack of books about a similar subject (like fantasy chapter books or picture books about pigs). Parents can call the library to request a book bundle and schedule curbside service.
The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County is offering a Lunch & Learn series that helps job seekers. The 30-minute Facebook live sessions cover writing résumés, job interviews, and online career resources available through the library.
Wadsworth Public Library held a car parade to spread hope and cheer to local seniors.
Mentor Public Library held an online event this week to help families with their finances. The program covered the basics of creating a spending plan and steps to financial freedom and security.
Wright Memorial Library is offering Dial-A-Story which lets people call the library and hear a children’s story read by a librarian.
Athens County Public Libraries is holding a virtual How To Fest.
Columbus Metropolitan Library has sent samples of books, tapes and other materials to Battelle to be infected with COVID-19 to determine the longevity of the virus. The goal is to devise best practices for the safe handling of materials.