September is Library Card Sign-up Month! Ohio’s public libraries are working hard to get the school year off to the best possible start and reminding parents, caregivers and students that signing up for a library card is the first step on the path to academic achievement and lifelong learning.
Mentor Public Library teamed up with Mentor Public Schools to get all students library cards.
In addition to after-school homework help, the Columbus Metropolitan Library is offering virtual reading buddies.
The Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County has opened a Family Engagement Area.
Lorain Public Library is hosting Browser’s Reading Buddies where children (ages 5 to 10) are invited to read to a therapy dog in the library.
“Library Champion” signs at the Defiance Public Library were a big hit with families this summer.
Athens County Public Libraries is now loaning Fitness Kits. Each kit contains a piece of equipment and a DVD or pamphlet.
Cleveland Public Library added new sculptures by Darius Steward in the Eastman Reading Garden.
Troy-Miami County Public Library partnered with Adventures on the Great Miami for a unique book club that combined reading and kayaking.
Cuyahoga Falls Library has added SCRIB3D pens to its collection.
Fairport Harbor Public Library added an Amazon locker hub outside its building.
Marysville Public Library is hosting an informational presentation on LinkedIn Learning.
Toledo Lucas County Public Library teamed up with OhioMeansJobs Lucas County to connect job seekers with the resources they need to find employment.
Dover Public Library hosted a storytime with Dover native and Olympic Gold Medalist Hunter Armstrong.
Ohio’s First Lady Fran DeWine stopped by the new bookmobile at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library.
Wickliffe Public Library opened a sensory garden this summer.
Akron-Summit County Public Library is making it a little easier for their patrons to get reliable information on sensitives topics.
Greene County Public Library has added a Little Fiber Library.
Cincinnati and Hamilton County Public Library partnered with the College Hill Community Urban Redevelopment Corporation to provide storytime events all summer long.
Delphos Public Library is now loaning WiFi hotspots.
Shaker Heights Public Library hosted a Kid Carwash.
Montpelier Public Library hosted a 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten graduation ceremony for little readers.
Cuyahoga County Public Library teamed up with PCs for People to collect donations of functioning and non-functioning computers, smartphones and tablets at four branch locations.
COVID testing kits from the Ohio Department of Health are available at more than 240 public library locations across the state. The Toledo Blade ran an article this week on how Ohioans are turning to their local libraries to obtain coronavirus testing kits.
This little guy enjoyed his first visit the Pickerington Public Library!