Summer Reading is underway and libraries like Conneaut Public Library are having fun with this year’s Oceans of Possibilities theme.
It’s summer, it’s hot and Ohio’s public libraries are helping people stay cool. For many Ohioans, the local library is the safest and most accessible place to escape the heat.
Washington-Centerville Public Library has opened a new makerspace, Creativity Commons, inside the Washington Township RecPlex.
Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is offering a Summer Reading Program for babies. The Rubber Ducky Club features early literacy activities that parents can do with their babies.
Summer Reading is for adults, too! Many of Ohio’s public libraries like Wadsworth Public Library offer Summer Reading programs for children and adults.
Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library hosted an Astronomy Night at Stow Silver Springs Park.
Akron-Summit County Public Library is offering a Summer Reading program that focuses on the mind, body and sole.
Columbus Metropolitan Library has teamed up with the Gateway Film Center this summer for free showings of movies inspired by books.
Perry County District Library kicked off its Summer Reading program with a Baby Shark theme.
Medina County District Library teamed up with Medina City Schools, Medina City Parks, and Boy Scout Troops 507 and 7507 for a new Storybook Walk at the Northrop-Reagan Park Trail Connector behind the local elementary school.
Minerva Public Library‘s Elementary Explorers program offers hands-on learning for children including science experiments, treasure hunts and obstacle courses.
Chillicothe & Ross County Public Library has teamed up with YMCA of Ross County, Ross County Health District and Chillicothe Transit System for a bicycle-lending program.
Cuyahoga County Public Library‘s Kindergarten Club helps children get ready for school this fall.
The Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County is loaning passes to museums and historical sites that are just a short drive away.
Findlay-Hancock County Public Library is hosting a program on eating healthy on a budget.
Mentor Public Library hosted an evening of Quidditch and Butterbeer during its Magic for Muggles program.
St. Clairsville Public Library partnered with the City of St. Clairsville for a new StoryWalk® along the National Road Bikeway.
Stark Library teamed up with Stark Parks for a new storybook trail at at Sippo Lake.
Children gathered at the Defiance Public Library to pet a Tyrannosaurus Rex.
Toledo Lucas County Public Library is hosting a concert series this summer on the library’s north lawn during lunchtime.
As demand rises, libraries like Greene County Public Library are gearing up for summer food programs.
Through partnerships with local food banks, libraries across the state are serving meals to children.
Just in time for Father’s Day, Dayton Metro Library is hosting a “Daddy & Me” Hair Program.
The librarians at Bellevue Public Library turned into pirates and came up with this catchy pirate song to promote summer reading.
A Culinary Literacy Center is one of the many new features at the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County.
Troy-Miami Public Library just added book lockers.
Huron County Community Library is offering Yoga classes this summer at Willard City Park.
Gnadenhutten Public Library‘s Summer Reading program features two area writers.
Kingsville Public Library has opened an Education & Exploration Garden.
Wood County District Public Library has new STEAM kits available for kids.
Elyria Public Library System has partnered with the Lorain County Community Action Agency, OUR F.A.M.I.L.Y., and Hope for Futures for a community garden.
Selover Public Library opened a new Storybook Trail at Highland Community Park in Marengo.
Over 1 million books have been distributed to children in Hamilton County as part of the Ohio Governor’s Imagination Library. First Lady Fran DeWine celebrated this milestone at the Cincinnati & Hamilton County Public Library‘s Deer Park Branch.
Clermont County Public Library is partnering with the local League for Animal Welfare this summer to offer kids a chance to practice their reading skills with adoptable cats. This first event garnered five new library cards, a bunch of book check-outs, summer reading sign-ups, and 2 cat adoptions!