Many Ohioans are taking advantage of curbside service. On Tuesday, patrons of the Upper Arlington Public Library checked out more than 2,200 items — a record-breaking day for the library’s curbside pick up service.
The Parma-Snow Branch of the Cuyahoga County Public Library partnered with Baba’s Yard to distribute five tons of fresh produce to those in need.
Cleveland Heights-University Heights Public Library created a collection of art and comics made by local artists during Ohio’s shelter-in-place order.
The fruits and vegetables from Mary’s Children’s Garden at Avon Lake Public Library are typically used for in-person programs, but this summer the harvest will be donated to a local food pantry.
A member of the Quill & Ink Writers Club at the New Madison Public Library published her first book.
New Straitsville Public Library will be serving grab-and-go meals to local children this summer.
Dayton Metro Library has partnered with the Children’s Hunger Alliance to distribute fresh fruit, vegetables, and shelf-stable meals to local families in need.
Birchard Public Library teamed up with Downtown Fremont, Inc. this summer for a new storywalk along to downtown businesses (there’s a new book each week).
Ada Public Library took its virtual storytime down on the farm.
One Book, Many Communities
A number of libraries are hosting a community read program on the Dayton Literary Peace Prize-winning book for nonfiction, Rising Out of Hatred: The Awakening of a Former White Nationalist, by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Eli Saslow. An online panel discussion will be held on July 28 at 6 p.m. on the One Book, Many Communities Facebook page.
Participating libraries include Arcanum Public Library, Bradford Public Library, Brown Memorial Public Library, Cardington-Lincoln Public Library, Champaign County Library, Clark County Public Library, J. R. Clark Public Library, Marvin Memorial Library, Milton-Union Public Library, New Carlisle Public Library, New Madison Public Library, Piqua Public Library, Selover Public Library, St. Paris Public Library, Tipp City Public Library, Troy-Miami County Public Library, Worch Memorial Public Library, and Wornstaff Memorial Public Library.
Kent Free Library will host a Zoom session for job seekers on how to use free, online templates to create stand-out resumes.
Athens County Public Libraries has teamed up with Live Healthy Appalachia to create cooking videos. This week they made a plant-based alternative to regular pizza that’s jam-packed with veggies!
The Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County held a Facebook LIVE storytime with American Sign Language.