Ohio Library News 11.29.19

What’s Happening in Ohio’s Public Libraries…

[UPDATE: Nov. 29, 2019]


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Outreach Librarian, Anne Rhodes, helps select books, audiobooks, CDs and DVDs that seniors will enjoy.

The “Lobby Stop” program at Mansfield/Richland County Public Library brings library materials to 31 different senior living facilities across Richland County.



Reading challenges aren’t just for the summer months. The Columbus Metropolitan Library is kicking off its Winter Reading Challenge on Dec. 2.



Sandusky Library hosted “Coffee with a Cop.” This program has no agenda or speeches just an opportunity to enjoy a cup of coffee and get to know the officers in the neighborhood.



Granville Public Library created a book club devoted not to the book of the moment, but to overlooked books. The Overlooked Book Club met last week to discuss The Good Liar by Nicholas Searle.



Dover Public Library hosted a “Living Library” featuring a World War II veteran, an emergency room physician, a dog warden, a tattoo artist, a sign language interpreter, an author, a missionary and more.



The News-Herald ran a story on the importance of book sales featuring Mentor Public Library, Morley Library, Willoughby-Eastlake Public Library, and Euclid Public Library.



Toledo Lucas County Public Library has launched a new APP which allows cardholders to check out books, magazines and other forms of media right at their fingertips. Users can also scan the barcode of any book to see if it’s available at the closest library.



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Kids and their families stopped by the Children’s Department at Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library to celebrate the release of Frozen 2.

The “Frozen Party” at Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library drew 600 people last weekend!



The Friends of the Putnam County District Library is hosting its annual Christmas Tree Festival.



The Shaker Heights Public Library and the Cleveland League of Women Voters presented a forum on how to increase voter turnout.

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Student draws picture before visit from author-illustrator Denise Fleming.

The Athens County Public Libraries recently hosted author-illustrator Denise Fleming. Fleming also spoke at Trimble Elementary School where students had prepared for her visit by creating art inspired by her work. Her visit was co-sponsored by the Ohio University Patton College of Education and the Stevens Literacy Center.