Dr. Samuel L. Bossard Memorial Library’s newest exhibit, “Savage Ancient Seas” is the only traveling exhibition featuring the marine fossil world that existed between 87 and 70 million years ago. The incredible display at the library showcases the ancient sea that once covered most of the Midwest, and the creatures that inhabited its waters.
Mansfield Richland County Public Library lets you preserve your memories with ease. Many of Ohio’s public libraries have do-it-yourself memory labs to digitize and preserve a variety of audio/visual media formats.
Athens County Public Libraries is teaming up with GIRLS WHO CODE to inspire more girls to become computer scientists and engineers.
Due to rising inflation, demand at food banks is high! Ohio’s public libraries are ready to help. Multiple Cuyahoga County Public Library branches are hosting mobile food pantries in partnership with the Greater Cleveland Food Bank.
Guernsey County District Public Library was instrumental in the opening of a new Storybook Trail at the Salt Fork State Park. A donation from the library through the Ohio State Parks Foundation made the Salt Fork Storybook Trail possible.
Clark County Public Library (Main Branch) is hosting “Together We Rise,” a pop-up exhibit with The Gammon House (an Underground Railroad Historic Landmark) and Gem City Selfie Museum.
Marion Public Library installed a permanent Book Walk at the Marion Tallgrass Trail.
Akron-Summit County Public Library is bridging the digital divide and keeping residents connected by loaning hotspots and laptops at all 19 branches.
Chillicothe and Ross County Public Library is hosting a Budding Bookworms Storytime every Wednesday. The program develops a young child’s literacy skills and nurtures a love of reading.
The new children’s play area at Upper Arlington Public Library offers play-based learning that fosters creativity, critical thinking and early literacy skills.
The Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County is loaning museum passes — includes free admission for up to four people to a number of museums and historical sites around Pittsburgh and Steubenville.
Findlay-Hancock County Public Library is partnering with the University of Findlay to host a Human Library on Oct. 11.
Stark County District Library is offering several programs geared towards getting kids to read at an early age.
Coshocton Public Library System is hosting a new “Storytime in the Parks” program.
Tuscarawas County Public Library System is now loaning memory kits.
Westlake Porter Public Library commemorated Sept. 11 this year in a distinctive way.
Marvin Memorial Library is celebrating 125 years of service to the community.
Delaware County District Library is partnering with the Central Ohio Symphony to offer students (ages 17 and under) free tickets to attend symphony performances. Students just have to show their library cards. Additionally, each student’s accompanying adult will receive a ticket at half-price.
New Cleveland school ID cards help parents track students’ bus travel, but the IDs also double as a Cleveland Public Library card.
Muskingum County Library System hosted a small business class on Facebook marketing.
Mount Gilead Public Library hosted a reading and craft program at Whetstone Industries, a non-profit center that serves adults with disabilities.
There’s plenty of non-traditional items for you to explore with your Ohio public library card. For example, Lorain Public Library System lets you check out fishing poles, Nightsky binoculars, blood pressure kits and more!
When Tony lost his wedding ring while he was gardening, who did he call? The library, of course! He borrowed a metal detector from the Grandview Heights Public Library‘s collection of non-traditional items.