Many of Ohio’s public libraries, like Jackson City Library continue to help bridge the digital divide by providing free Wi-Fi and lending mobile hotspots for use at home.
Geauga County Public Library has opened a new makerspace inside Chardon High School.
Akron-Summit County Public Library has launched The Accessibility Library, a resource center dedicated to enhancing accessibility at festivals, performances, community gatherings, and cultural shows.
Children practiced their reading skills by sharing stories with therapy dogs and bunnies at Twinsburg Public Library.
Birchard Public Library has teamed up with the Connecting Kids to Meals organization to offer after-school meals and snacks at the library.
Lorain Public Library System has a Telehealth Room inside its Main Library. The space is dedicated to virtual appointments with healthcare professionals and is perfect for those who don’t have reliable broadband access at home.
Perry Public Library hosted a “Scary Public Library Haunted Walkthrough.” The library didn’t require registration, but they asked attendees to bring a canned good for the local foodbank.
Selover Public Library showed kids how physics can be fun using pendulums, wind-up robots and cars, spinning tops and gyroscopes, and more. The kids also received some physics toys to take home!
Dayton Metro Library is hosting its 4th Annual Career Adventures Day program on November 28-30. The Main Library will welcome 900 middle school students for three half-day sessions with representatives from in-demand career sectors such as healthcare, skilled trades, computer science, manufacturing, public service, logistics, manufacturing, and more.
Scioto County Public Library is honoring veterans with a display at its Portsmouth Library now though November 30th.
K-8 students continue to take advantage of the free in-person homework help at Cincinnati and Hamilton County Public Library.
Westlake Porter Public Library is teaming up with Connecting for Kids to offer support to families who are seeking information on child learning disabilities, such as dyslexia. Thanks to funding provided by the Ohio Department of Education and Workforce through the Libraries Accelerated Learning Grant, the library is hosting a free Learning Disability Provider Showcase on Nov. 29.
More than just long picture books, graphic novels are a great way to encourage young readers. The Wagnalls Memorial Library hosted a Graphic Novel Saturday for families.
Upper Sandusky Community Library hosts a weekly Tech Connect program where staff assist patrons with their technology questions.
Adams County Public Library is hosting a Family Board Game Challenge.
What do you do when you go from a peer to the boss? A Better Toledo session at the Toledo Lucas County Public Library showed participants how to handle the transition.
Orrville Public Library used a grant from the Orrville Area United Way to purchase Spanish and bilingual books for all ages.
Stark County District Library hosted a Little Local Authors event for children in grades K-5.
Lorain Public Library System hosted a program for seniors on how to protect their online presence.
Greene County Public Library welcomed Ohio First Lady Fran DeWine to celebrate 10 years of Greene County’s Imagination Library. Nearly 600,000 Imagination Library books have been given to children in Greene County since 2013 went it first became available.
Ashtabula County District Library will host a Kids for Positive Change program on Nov. 29.
Troy-Miami County Public Library hosted Wacky Wednesday programs for kids with the library’s new STEAM programming specialist.
Willoughby-Eastlake Public Library is hosting a PCs for People Distribution Event on Nov. 18.
MidPointe Library System teamed up with Lakota West High School students to present an American Sign Language Storytime.
Defiance Public Library System is hosting a Fix-It Clinic to help people repair their broken household items.
Brown County Public Library is hosting a Tween Book Club.
Cuyahoga County Public Library hosted a Library Arcade Day with NASA’s Graphics and Visualization Lab.
Perry County District Library is hosting STEAM Saturday events.
The Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning Valley is hosting Beginning English Classes every Tuesday and Thursday.
It’s National StoryWalk® Week! Elyria Public Library System recently updated its storybook stroll at LaGrange Community Park.
Rodman Public Library recently added a new storybook trail at Butler-Rodman Park.
Cuyahoga County Public Library and the City of Maple Heights teamed up for a new StoryWalk® Trail at Stafford Park. Ohio is home to many beautiful story trails which promote literacy, reading together, and the benefits of outdoor, physical activity.
Medina County District Library has partnered with RePlay for Kids to bring Adapted Toy Packs to local families. The new, inclusive toys are matched with themed books for children. Forty packs are now available at all six library locations and the Bookmobile.
Muskingum County Library System is partnering with Ohio University Zanesville for an Adulting 101 program.
Findlay-Hancock County Public Library is hosting an adaptive storytime.
Mentor Public Library is hosting a talk on critical issues facing Lake Erie.