Ohio Library News 01.22.21
The Cincinnati & Hamilton County Public Library is helping to deliver COVID-19 vaccines to distribution sites around the area. The library also has a dedicated web page for vaccine information.
Coshocton Public Library is hosting a virtual Q&A forum on Jan. 26 at 6:30 p.m. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and receive answers about the COVID-19 vaccine from local health professionals.
The Mansfield Richland County Public Library’s Storybook Trail at Kingwood Center Gardens features a new book for the winter season.
Grandview Heights Public Library has also installed new Storywalk books.
The Cuyahoga County Public Library and Cleveland Public Library are leading a virtual book club for the My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) Ohio program. This partnership includes U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown, OverDrive, the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at Ohio State University, and the Ohio Library Council. Award-winning author Kwame Alexander will kick off the new book club for MBK students on Jan. 25 at 6 p.m.
For the past two months, nine Central Ohio public library systems in Franklin and Madison counties have encouraged people to read “STAMPED: Racism, Antiracism, and You” by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi as part of an area-wide book club. And at 4 p.m. on Jan. 24, Jason Reynolds will participate in a virtual author talk hosted by the libraries.
Northeast Ohio libraries offer parents and kids an opportunity to learn and have fun from home.
Pickaway County Library is offering tutoring services to kids in grades K-12, thanks to a partnership with Ohio Christian University students.
Cleveland Public Library is offering a new service, Words on Wheels that delivers library materials right to your door.
Worthington Libraries is partnering with North Community Counseling Centers to offer an online mental health series.
Special programs and services at the Toledo Lucas County Public Library are helping entrepreneurs and small business owners.
Not everyone can stream! Wood County Public Library and Rossford Public Library have seen an uptick in DVD and Blu-ray disc checkouts after the local Family Video store closes.
Mentor Public Library has put together a kit for Family Movie Night! Each kit features a movie and 5 picture books to be borrowed, and includes a bag of microwave popcorn and 4 bags of hot cocoa mix.
Putnam County District Library offers interactive movie kits for children and teens which include a script and bag of popcorn.
To kick off Black History Month, Euclid Public Library is hosting a virtual celebration of Black art and artists on Feb. 4.
Willoughby-Eastlake Public Library offers a new Speedy Readers delivery service!
A new café has opened inside the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County’s Canfield Branch Library.
Patrons who use the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library’s curbside service will now find their library materials waiting inside little houses.
Geauga County Public Library is offering Winter Reading Programs for adults, children and teens.
Wickliffe Public Library is hosting a virtual program with the Cleveland Museum of Art for Valentine’s Day.
Dayton Metro Library is working to bridge the digital divide with its new Get Connected program.
Wadsworth Public Library is hosting a virtual, community-wide comfort food recipe swap.
Mount Gilead Public Library is also collecting family favorite recipes to be compiled into a community cookbook.
The Akron-Summit County Public Library hosted a virtual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. event with ‘Hair Love’ producer, author Matthew A. Cherry.
Lima Public Library is hosting a Community Read event for kids, teens and adults.
Meigs County District Public Library has found new and creative ways to present their children’s programs.