Ohio Library News
Forest-Jackson Public Library is offering “Elf” movie take-home kits. Kids can make a sparkly Buddy ornament, enjoy some hot cocoa and Buddy’s favorite “foods” while watching the movie.
Avon Lake Public Library‘s “Knockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” project helps women recovering from breast cancer surgery. The project connects volunteer knitters to help create comfortable breast prosthetics for breast cancer survivors.
The Library of Things at the Akron-Summit County Public Library lets patrons borrow cake pans, kitchen tools, bongos, wall art and more!
Kingsville Public Library has installed a Blessing Box that lets people donate items and or take items as needed.
Dover Public Library‘s Blessing Box is also stocked with basic toiletries, baby supplies, anything that might be considered a blessing to someone in need.
The new Digital Navigators service at the Cuyahoga County Public Library provides one-on-one tech assistance that help people connect to the internet, get a device, set up a telehealth appointment and more.
Wood County District Public Library has added Bookmobile Passports. Each time someone visits the bookmobile, they get their passports stamped. After five stamps – they can pick a prize from the bookmobile treasure chest.
The Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County teamed up with the Mahoning County Law Library to bring the Ohio Justice Bus to Youngstown’s Newport Library. The bus serves a mobile legal aid office that allows pro bono attorneys to provide legal services to Ohioans.
Troy-Miami County Public Library honors those who fought and served our country with personalized thank you cards.
Shaker Heights Public Library’s “Caps for Kids” project brings community members together to knit or crochet caps for homeless children in the Cleveland Municipal School District.
The Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County partnered with a local coffee shop for a Nutcracker Storywalk that winds along business storefronts in downtown Steubenville.
Cleveland Public Library installed new Grab & Go Book Lockers at the Newburgh Heights Village Hall.
Wadsworth Public Library is hosting ACT Exam Review sessions and free practice tests for students.
Huron County Community Library is helping people get ready for holiday entertaining with a “Charcuterie Board 101” class in Willard.
Kent Free Library held its annual “Elf School” for children in kindergarten through second grade to see if they have what it takes to be an elf.
Ohio’s public libraries continue to receive national attention for helping to distribute COVID testing kits from the Ohio Department of Health. American Libraries Magazine showcased this innovative partnership in this month’s issue.
Defiance Public Library is offering monthly LitKits.
Athens County Public Libraries‘ new wall mural showcases coloring sheets by children who visited the library over the summer.
Students at Minerva Elementary School were all about Junie B. Jones during a recent visit to the Minerva Public Library.
Chillicothe and Ross County Public Library librarians served as guest bartenders and read selections from some of their holiday books at the Fifty West Brewing Company in Chillicothe.
Findlay-Hancock County Public Library has installed another new StoryWalk.
Logan-Hocking County District Library is collecting hats and gloves to make sure area residents can stay warm this winter.
Columbus Metropolitan Library is displaying the Huntington Holiday Train in Main Library’s Grand Atrium.
How much money can you save with your library card? One happy customer at the Tuscarawas County Public Library found out!