Youngstown State University graduate assistant Jose Gonzalez (left) checks on the progress of three students who were working on their projects at the Summer of Solar program at Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County.
The Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County is teaming up with engineering students from Youngstown State University for a Summer of Solar Workshop. Teens and tweens are learning how to use technology to create solar powered homes.
Washington-Centerville Public Library is hosting a Summer Tween Coding Club.
Geauga County Public Library is offering one-on-one tech tutoring sessions with local teens.
Findlay-Hancock County Public Library is hosting a “Stranger Things” Escape Room for teens and adults.
Perry County District Library partnered with Vision To Learn to offer free vision screenings for children ages 5-18.
Kids wrote stories and mascot Swoop acted them out during Marion Public Library’s summer writing sessions.
Marion Public Library hosted interactive writing sessions for kids so they keep their skills sharp during the summer months.
Milan-Berlin Library District and Erie MetroParks have teamed up to bring a Storywalk® to Hoffman Forest MetroPark.
Barnesville Hutton Memorial Library hosted its annual Water Balloon the Librarians event to celebrate summer reading.
Huron County Community Library is teaming up with Willard City Parks to offer Yoga in the Park.
Holgate Community Library hosted an art exhibit and reception with the Soaring Arts Studio, a place where artists of all abilities are encouraged to explore their talents and express themselves through the arts.
Children at the Hubbard Public Library met with their reading pals at the Elmwood senior health facility.
Centerburg Public Library is hosting a Walk and Talk every Friday in June and July.
Selover Public Library teamed up with RAMTEC in Marion to offer a robotics program for kids.
Marysville Public Library teamed up with Marysville Exempted Village School District to distribute free lunches to kids at Partners Park.
Many of Ohio’s public libraries are offering free meals and snacks this summer. Libraries are natural spaces for serving meals to children whose access to lunch disappears when school is out.
East Cleveland Public Library hosted the Black History Mobile 101 Museum.
Hurt/Battelle Memorial Library in West Jefferson is teaming up with Battelle to offer STEM educational programs for kids.
Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is now offering Sensory Kits.
Grandview Heights Public Library is offering Memory Building Kits that contain items and interactive activities that focus on a theme or decade like the “1950s” and “Transportation.”
Bluffton Public Library hosted a Book and Coffee tasting at the Twisted Whisk Café.
Ashland Public Library teamed up with the Ashland Symphony Orchestra for an Instrument Petting Zoo.
Shaker Library hosted “Nighttime in the Neighborhood,” a fun evening program for families that featured a craft, snack, summer reading registration and the opportunity to read to a dog and to each other.
Shaker Heights Public Library hosted an event with Shaker grad Clothilde Ewing, author of Stella Keeps the Sun Up.
Highland County District Library held a local author night at the Hillsboro Library.
Amherst Public Library served up mocktails along with after-hours tours for adults to toast the library’s reopening.
Dayton Metro Library has teamed up with WYSO of Yellow Springs and the Home of Urban Creative Arts for a Tiny Stacks Music Series. This initiative, sponsored by Friends of the Dayton Metro Library, aims to connect musicians, books, and patrons in one spot.
Rocky River Public Library has opened a new permanent storybook walk.
Toledo Lucas County Public Library (TLCPL) hosted the 2022 National Nancy Drew Convention.
North Canton Public Library is teaming up with the City of North Canton to host a variety of programs at the North Canton Civic Center for older adults.
Perry Public Library hosted a Bubbles & Foam party.
Worthington Libraries introduced a new service for patrons who stop in needing assistance, but who speak little to no English.
The King still draws a crowd. Marvin Memorial Library hosted a “A Night with Elvis” as part of its 125th anniversary celebration.
Marvin Memorial Library hosted a “A Night with Elvis.” Elvis Impersonator Lonnie Freeman entertained a crowd of more than 200 people at the Marvin Memorial Library. The event was part of the library’s 125th anniversary celebration.
Fairport Harbor Public Library hosted a storytime with the Fairport Harbor Fire Department.
Cincinnati and Hamilton County Public Library is hosting Teacher’s Nights where teachers, homeschool educators, and daycare workers can learn how to utilize the library’s services for this upcoming school year.
Willoughby-Eastlake Public Library hosted a Self-Defense program for teens.
MidPointe Library held a Christmas in July event.
Upper Arlington Public Library transformed into a giant game of Candyland and more than 400 people enjoyed the sweet adventure.
Public libraries have been a mainstay of the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading since its inception. Several of Ohio’s public libraries were featured during Grade-Level Reading Week 2022, including those in Cuyahoga, Franklin, Lucas, Montgomery, and Summit counties.
Cleveland Public Library partnered with the Cleveland Housing Court to increase accessibility. The new Neighborhood Housing Court Kiosk at the library’s South Branch allows people to appear before the Cleveland Housing Court without traveling downtown.
Cleveland Heights-University Heights Public Library just might have the best song of the summer.