Ohio Library News December 2020
St. Clairsville Public Library is offering holiday card kits and candy cane craft packs for the little ones.
The Cuyahoga Falls Library has joined the Spotify trend of #2020Wrapped with the top books and movies checked out by patrons this year!
Troy-Miami County Public Library is spreading holiday cheer to local seniors.
Toledo Lucas County Public Library is teaming up with PCs for People to distribute computers to those in need — helping students who are learning from home, unemployed people who need internet access to search and apply for jobs, and even seniors who want to connect with family.
In addition, Cleveland Public Library is partnering with PCs for People to provide computers and WiFi hotspots for Cuyahoga County residents.
Mt. Gilead Public Library is offering one-on-one virtual tutoring by appointment using Google Meet.
Bluffton Public Library invited preschoolers – 3rd graders to adopt a stuffed animal friend to read to during the winter months.
Dover Public Library will host Carl Quatraro in a virtual program about the making of the 1946 Christmas classic “It’s a Wonderful Life” including many little-known backstory facts about the movie.
Briggs Lawrence County Public Library has teamed up with downtown Ironton businesses for a new storywalk.
Findlay-Hancock County Public Library also created a storywalk in downtown Findlay with local small businesses.
McKinley Memorial Library teamed up with the city of Niles for a new storywalk in Stevens Park.
Tipp City Public Library has added a mural to the exterior wall of the library that faces the alley shared with Coldwater Café.
Salem Public Library encourages patrons to play with their food during a virtual cooking class.
Lima Public Library is offering a 12 days of Christmas activity box for families.
Ashtabula County District Library offers monthly How-To video series featuring a craft project or life skill that patrons can learn and practice at home.
Shaker Heights Public Library‘s Youth Services Department has created virtual displays with links so grown-ups or kids can download the books they want.
The Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County is partnering with Children’s Hunger Alliance to distribute free ready-to-eat, grab-and-go meals at two library locations.
Many of Ohio’s public libraries including Euclid Public Library and Lebanon Public Library have recently added free virtual tutoring.
Akron-Summit County Public Library is hosting a memorial “Angel Tree” display covered with ornaments representing the lives of victims of crime. The exhibit will be on display through the month of December.
Swanton Public Library is holding a virtual do-it-at-home book clubs for kids.
Mentor Public Library is exploring Northeast Ohio Christmas traditions during a virtual program with historians from the Lake County History Center.
Harris-Elmore Public Library is hosting a Winter Reading Challenge.
A new gaming area at the North Baltimore Public Library is all about having fun – socially distanced, of course. It’s named in memory of Kevin Welch, a North Baltimore resident who died in October 2019.
Stark County District Library was featured in a Wired.com article about the value of checking out video games from the library.
The Columbus Metropolitan Library brought together a variety of agencies for a virtual social services event to connect central Ohioans with the help they need.
Guernsey County District Public Library unveiled its new bookmobile during the Reverse Christmas Parade in Cambridge (In a reverse parade, rather than large groups of spectators gathering along the streets, parade attendees remain safely in their vehicles and drive through the parade route or they can walk along the sidewalk – keeping their distance, of course).
The Hudson Library & Historical Society will host a live virtual streaming event for all ages with Bill Nye.
Westlake Porter Public Library hosted a virtual Hanukkah storytime.
Marion Public Library has created a Bingo card for library power users.
Cuyahoga County Public Library is offering personalized picks – a customized bundle of library materials that patrons can pick up curbside!
Holmes County District Public Library is offering ways to enhance a child’s at-home learning experience.
Central Ohio libraries are coming together (virtually) for a conversation about race with a community read of the book “STAMPED: Racism, Antiracism, and You” by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi.
Cleveland Heights-University Heights Public Library is hosting a series of Zoom discussions on the 1619 project.
Medina County District Library hosted an event to bring to light the issue of coded language and implicit bias.
Herbert Wescoat Memorial Library is hosting a virtual Boston Tea Party on Dec. 16 to commemorate the 247th anniversary of the event.
The Community Library of Sunbury filmed a virtual storytime in a pumpkin patch with a young co-host and pumpkin expert.