Ohio Library News 02.19.21
Signing up for the COVID-19 vaccine can be difficult for seniors, and even harder if they don’t have computer or internet access. Ohio’s public libraries, like Madison Public Library are ready to help.
The Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County has a dedicated computer for residents who need to sign up for vaccine appointments.
Cuyahoga County Public Library has a new way to help library patrons who need a way to host virtual meetings. Every branch has a Zoom Room that customers can book for meetings, webinars and conferences.
North Canton Public Library decided to embrace all of this snow and started loaning sleds.
New Kinder Kits at the Medina County District Library contain activities activities for caregivers to complete with preschoolers and are designed to help children get ready for Kindergarten.
Cleveland Public Library is celebrating Black History Month with thought-provoking conversations about race, policing, and civic engagement.
The new StoryWalk at the Dover Public Library features the book “Before She Was Harriet” by Lesa Cline-Ransome.
Cuyahoga Falls Library, Akron-Summit County Public Library, Hudson Library, and Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library have recommended books for all ages for Black History Month.
First Lady Fran DeWine dropped in on a virtual cooking club for tweens at the Rocky River Public Library and shared her family recipe for “Becky’s Brownies.”
Dayton Metro Library has launched two online tools to assist job seekers and veterans.
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Mentor Public Library offered blind dates with books.
Mentor Public Library has also partnered with Mentor Schools to expand access to the library’s digital resources to all students.
Troy-Miami County Public Library collected Valentine’s Day cards for local seniors and homebound patrons.
Cincinnati and Hamilton County Public Library hosted a My Furry Valentine Virtual Adoption Event.
Muskingum County Library System has put together a great list of resources to help people spot fake news.
The Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County created a “Don’t Be Duped” video series along with a webpage on information literacy and recognizing logical fallacies.
Columbus Metropolitan Library hosted a series of online business classes, including a program that explained how to use the library’s business-to-business market research tools.
Worthington Libraries created a Wellness Bingo Game to brighten gray February days.
Stark County District Library has teamed up with other area libraries and organizations to create a culture of kindness throughout the community — with book and movie discussions, kindness inspired crafts, storytimes, contests, and more.
Tiffin-Seneca Public Library started loaning mobile WiFi hotspots this month to help local residents connect to the internet.
Westerville Public Library has installed a hydroponic gardening station and grow lights inside the library.
Akron-Summit County Public Library is hosting a virtual Teen Poetry Café.
Pickerington Public Library hosted its first “Read with Violet” Winter Reading program.
Twinsburg Public Library‘s annual “Coffee for a Cause” event will be held virtually this year and benefits the Burn Center at Akron Children’s Hospital.
The Toledo Lucas County Public Library has 1,200 sets of hats and gloves to distribute at seven of its locations thanks to a donation.
The pandemic has disrupted every aspect of life, but Athens County Public Libraries (ACPL) still found a way to get books to the people that rely on them.
ACPL also partnered with UpCycle Ohio to open a Tool Library.
The Tech Center at The Lane Libraries is helping residents with their DIY projects.