What’s Happening in Ohio’s Public Libraries…
[UPDATE: Oct. 3, 2019]
A stretch of Toledo’s Michigan Street has been named after late Toledo Lucas County Public Library Director Clyde Scoles.
Westlake Porter Public Library holds second annual Health Fair that provides screenings and information.
The Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County is partnering with the Youngstown Press Club for an evening of information about the direction of local news following the closure of the historic Vindicator.
To call attention to eBook embargoes by publishers, public libraries are reaching out to the local media:
- Columbus Dispatch article (Oct. 1) by Pat Losinski, CEO, Columbus Metropolitan Library
- Chillicothe Gazette article (Sept. 28) by Jennifer Slone, Library Access Team Leader, Chillicothe and Ross County Public Library
Greenville Public Library holds Krav Maga self-defense classes.
Akron-Summit County Public Library is offering assistance from the University of Akron School of Law Reentry Clinic on Oct. 26. The library is also hosting a Reentry in Motion Program Series that provides assistance and showcases reentry and criminal justice related legislation, speakers and documentary films.
Kent Free Library is holding a program on the human trafficking problem in Ohio and across the nation.
Mentor Public Library hosted a “Chews Your Adventure Cafe” that let kids enjoy meals and the stories that inspired them.
Cuyahoga Falls Library overhauls LED lighting to improve energy efficiency and reduce electricity costs. The city’s mayor presented the library with a $10,383 energy efficiency rebate.
The Friends of the Putnam County District Library are hosting their 12th Annual Autumn Craft show on Oct. 26.
The Office of Opportunities for New Americans gave a presentation last week to a group of librarians and professionals at the Columbus Metropolitan Library.
Dayton Metro Library is holding a Teen Playwright Contest for teens in grades 7-12. Winning scenes could be staged at the library!
Geauga County Public Library will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for its new branches on Oct. 18.
The Clark County Public Library will host “The History of Tatting” on Oct. 22.