Ohio Library News 02.22
Columbus Metropolitan Library hosted a program on Columbus artist Elijah Pierce as part of the library’s Black History Month programming. Kids created wooden sculptures in Pierce’s style.
Bellevue Public Library is teaming up with the Sandusky County Young Professionals Group to give birthdays to foster children. The party in a box includes a birthday cake, candles, party plates, a present and party decorations.
Valentine’s Day was all about puppy love at the Toledo Lucas County Public Library. The Ability Center of Greater Toledo brought its service dogs to the Main Branch library — bringing some attention to the program’s need for volunteers and spreading some joy to library staff.
Hubbard Public Library delivered handmade Valentines to local seniors.
Bliss Memorial Public Library is hosting a “Get Your Mitts On A Book” winter reading program.
Madison Public Library is hosting its Annual Dinner in the Stacks event.
Euclid Public Library celebrated Toni Morrison’s birthday with a Facebook LIVE event.
Mentor Public Library is hosting a series of computer classes on Microsoft Word and Excel as well as introductions to Facebook and eBay.
Rodman Library celebrated National Pizza Day with a taste test for kids.
The children’s department at Salem Public Library is turning into a mini-golf course on Feb. 19.
Dayton Metro Library‘s newest branch just opened in the historic area of West Dayton. New services include a laptop lending program.
Clark County Public Library is hosting Community Conversations, Community Gardens which helps residents identify common concerns and effective actions.
Findlay-Hancock Public Library hosted an evening Family Pajama Party Storytime.
Dayton Metro Library hosted a “Who’s That Lady” program to discuss women of Africana Diaspora descent who made incredible accomplishments in diverse fields of endeavors.
Lima Public Library is partnering with the Lima Symphony Orchestra to host “Morning with the Maestro” programs for children.
Akron-Summit County Public Library is offering support with its new Dementia-Inclusive Library. The collection contains a variety of resources and memory kits. All Akron-Summit County librarians are now trained “Dementia Friends,” which is part of a national movement to provide assistance and change people’s perceptions of dementia.
Shelby County Libraries partnered with Sidney City Schools to host an interactive movie night at the Historic Sidney Theatre.
Geauga County Public Library teamed up with Fieldstone Farm Therapeutic Riding Center to encourage kids to practice their reading skills. The farm is just down the street from the Bainbridge Library Branch.
Toledo Lucas County Public Library’s Youth Ambassador Program brings teens and mentors together.
Guernsey County District Public Library is hosting a Tiny Art Showcase for teens.
Cuyahoga Falls Library is loaning VHS-to-digital converters so families can save their memories on their computer.
Dover Public Library is hosting an open house on Feb. 18 to showcase the library’s new collection of memory and sensory kits.
‘Warm-Up Cleveland,’ which now receives hundreds of hand-knitted donations annually from volunteers, community groups and library staff, started as a tribute to a former Cleveland Public Library librarian.
Chillicothe and Ross County Public Library has student hotspots available for long-term lending. These devices can be check out for the entire school year.
Clermont County Public Library hosted an Armchair Travel Series on Zoom. Six staff members shared their travel experiences and photos from places like Alaska, Japan, Wyoming, Germany, New Orleans, Minnesota, and more.
The Digital Navigator program at the Cuyahoga County Public Library offers one-on-one assistance to help people connect to the internet, get a device, set up a telehealth appointment and more.
Way Public Library teamed up with Owens Community College to deliver blankets, hats and mittens to a family shelter in Toledo.
Cleveland Public Library is launching a new educational initiative, The People’s University 2030. The People’s University will empower Clevelanders to learn, grow, and discover new skills through peer-to-peer education.
Canal Fulton Public Library is hosting a pizza and game night for teens on Feb. 22.
Athens County Public Libraries is partnering with Integrated Services for Behavioral Health to bring a social worker to the library.
Avon Lake Public Library hosted a Family Fort Night.
Portsmouth Public Library has added special prizes like library blankets and coffee cups to its Book Bundles.
When it comes to friendly sports rivalries on social media, the real MVP is the Cincinnati and Hamilton County Public Library!