Ohioans ❤️ their eBooks from the library.
In 2022, a record-setting 129 library systems nationwide surpassed one million digital checkouts, including:
- The Ohio Digital Library – 8 million checkouts
- Digital Downloads Collaboration – 5 million checkouts includes Columbus Metropolitan Library
- CLEVNET – 4 million checkouts includes Cleveland Public Library
- Cincinnati & Hamilton County Public Library and Cuyahoga County Public Library – 3 million checkouts
- Dayton Metro Library and Toledo Lucas County Public Library – 1 million checkout
Ohio’s public libraries, like Wood County District Library are helping patrons improve their technology skills through the use of Northstar Digital Literacy tools.
For years, North Canton Public Library has been delivering materials to patrons who cannot visit in person due to physical limitations. Now the library has expanded home delivery service to new parents!
Medina County District Library hosted a Day of Service in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Library customers of all ages spent the holiday working on several service projects that will go directly toward helping others in the community.
Dover Public Library hosted a 100 Book Club Reception for patrons who met the goal of reading 100 books in one year.
Mansfield/Richland County Public Library will host its annual Black History Celebration on Feb. 4.
Cleveland Public Library is bringing mobile services and learning to early childhood education sites like preschools, daycares and pediatric settings through its “On the Road to Reading” program.
Washington-Centerville Public Library is inviting high school students to apply for a new teen leadership program.
Cuyahoga County Public Library is hosting a series of virtual workshops on searching for jobs and launching new careers in 2023.
MidPointe Library System is now lending educational toys for kids to enjoy at home.
Stark County District Library is hosting an African American Art Expo during the week of February 6 at the DeHoff Memorial Branch.
St. Marys Community Public Library is partnering with the Lima Symphony Orchestra for a Symphony Storytime.
Briggs Lawrence County Public Library is hosting a Take Your Child to the Library Day on February 4 with family activities and events at all library locations.
Dayton Metro Library is offering ACT/SAT Practice test programs and other events to prepare students and their families for the college.
Lima Public Library brought in a retired engineer to give a hands-on lesson about circuitry to students. They learned about different electrical components, examined them under a magnifying glass, and built their own transistor circuits to take home.
The Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County and Salem Public Library will offer healthy cooking classes that develop stronger literacy and math skills – and focus on teamwork.
St. Clairsville Public Library is now offering Esports for teens through a community grant it received last year.
Trade jobs are in high demand. The Toledo Lucas County Public Library is connecting people to new job opportunities.
Scioto County Public Library hosted a Colossal Game Night for families.
Findlay-Hancock County Public Library is hosting a Mystery Maker Challenge to help kids develop STEM skills.
Lorain Public Library System‘s family photo program was a huge success.
Fairport Harbor Public Library is hosting a Young Adult Book Tasting for teens.
Families had a blast creating artwork using ‘mystery ingredients’ from the Bucyrus Public Library.
The Cincinnati & Hamilton County Public Library offers free, walk-in, one-on-one homework help in reading and math. Live help is also available online through Homework HelpNow.
Mentor Public Library hosted a Bluey Bash with games, crafts and snacks inspired by the show.
Muskingum County Library System teamed up with The Works: Ohio Center for History, Art & Technology in Newark to give away STEAM kits.
Akron-Summit County Public Library, Columbus Metropolitan Library, Pickerington Public Library and Troy-Miami County Public Library and more have added free period products in restrooms thanks to a partnership with a national organization.
Columbus Metropolitan Library has added tech hubs for teens at several branches.
The Chillicothe and Ross County Public Library created a warming station for those who need a comfortable place during the day.
Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is lending tablets preloaded with apps, newspapers, magazines, games, and more.
Author Erin Sernoffsky was inspired after a recent visit to the Akron-Summit County Public Library. She wrote an article on how to use your local library’s resources to plan a wedding.
A lost stuffed animal is having quite an adventure at the Avon Lake Public Library.