Ohio Library News 07.10.20

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.


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Rocky River Public Library created grab-and-go canine fun kits and encouraged furry friends to check out the library’s dog-themed storywalk.


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.



Toledo Lucas County Public Library has teamed up with Prenda to offer coding instruction for kids (and adults, too!). Users just need a library card to learn how to make websites, video games, apps, animations, programs and more!



A member of the Quill & Ink Writers Club at the New Madison Public Library published her first book.

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Athens County Public Libraries is now loaning yard games! Collection includes 4-to-Score, Ladder Toss, Corn Hole, KUBB, Bocce Ball, Tumbling Timbers, and Giant Wooden Dice!


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).



Chalk Obstacle Courses are popping up at Ohio’s public libraries this summer.


North Baltimore Public LibraryWood County District Public Library and the Wood County Park District teamed up to create storywalks for all to enjoy.


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!


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Ever wonder if Ohioans appreciate their libraries? Check out this note left this week at the Washington County Public Library.



The Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County held a Facebook LIVE storytime with American Sign Language.