Cleveland Public Library celebrated the success of the Cleveland READS Citywide Reading Challenge — a year-long initiative to encourage reading among children and adults.
Bossard Memorial Library and the Gallia-Jackson-Meigs ADAMH Board hosted international speaker, mental health advocate, filmmaker, author, and suicide attempt survivor, Kevin Hines. During his visit to Gallia County, Hines presented his message of hope to 2,600 people, with all middle school and high school students in the area having the opportunity to hear his message. Counselors were on hand at each session for those who needed support.
Akron-Summit County Public Library‘s Lit Loot box service is available at all library locations. Kids in grades 4-12 fill out a short online form to request a themed box each month and librarians curate it just for them.
Muskingum County Library System is hosting “Eating Healthy on a Budget” community nutrition classes.
Chillicothe and Ross County Public Library (CRCPL) and Ohio University Chillicothe are working together to enhance access to leisure-reading materials for students, faculty, staff and community members who visit OHIO Chillicothe’s Quinn Library. CRCPL staff have curated a collection of bestselling books and other items for public enjoyment (including a hammock and a disc golf kit).
Cincinnati & Hamilton County Public Library will transform a former CVS into a new library for the Mt. Healthy community.
Putnam County District Library, Mercer County District Public library and Ada Public Library recently partnered with the Lima Symphony Orchestra for Symphony Storytimes.
Marvin Memorial Library teamed up with Shining Lights Preschool for an art show.
Medina County District Library is helping patrons with hearing loss. The library used grant funds to install hearing loop technology at the Medina Library location.
The Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County partnered with the Educational Service Center of Eastern Ohio for an “Hour of Code Week” for all ages.
The Erie Islands Library of the Ida Rupp Public Libraries held its first Book Club for Kids in Grades 3-6.
Cuyahoga Falls Library is expanding services for immigrant, refugee families — and kids with sensory needs. The library is using grant funds to purchase materials such as magnetic letter boards, interactive puzzles, low-vision books, coding robots, weighted stuffed animals and storytime kits designed for English language learners.
Senior lunches are a part of MidPointe Library System‘s weekly programming. Seniors can enjoy lunch at the Trenton, Monroe and West Chester branches through a partnership with the Council on Aging of Southwestern Ohio.
Cuyahoga County Public Library hosted a Library Arcade Day with NASA’s Graphics and Visualization Lab.
Bellevue Public Library teamed up with Ohio Connectivity Champions for a class geared towards seniors on how to be safe online.
The Stark Library Foundation hosted its first ever Holiday Home Tour to support the mission of Stark Library.
Warren-Trumbull County Public Library System teamed up with the United Way of Trumbull County and the city of Warren for a new Storywalk® at Perkins Park.
Mary L. Cook Public Library hosted a Chapters Book Club for first and second graders.
The Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County partnered with the Steubenville Nutcracker Village, Friends of PLSJ, and the Steubenville High School Rotary Interact for a Nutcracker Tea Party.
Shaker Heights Public Library hosted a Kids Art Gallery.
Children entering kindergarten through second grade can strengthen their reading skills this winter with the Reading Rockstars series at Mentor Public Library.
Amherst Public Library hosted Operation Gratitude, a cards campaign for veterans and first responders.
Norwalk Public Library partnered with RISE Regional Incubator for Sustainability and Entrepreneurship to equip innovators and entrepreneurs with the tools they need to succeed.
Willoughby-Eastlake Public Library teamed up with the City of Willoughby for a new, bilingual story walk at Osborne Park.
Ashland Public Library chooses a different location each month for their Traveling Book Club.
Dayton Metro Library is continuing its partnership with WYSO of Yellow Springs and the International College of Broadcasting for its popular Tiny Stacks Music Series.
Euclid Public Library is ready to fight the winter blues with its light therapy lamp.
St. Clairsville Public Library teamed up with Senior Services of Belmont County to deliver more than 100 large print books to St. Clairsville seniors this holiday season.
The Huntington Holiday Train is rolling at the Columbus Metropolitan Library.
Findlay-Hancock County Public Library will kick off its Creating a Healthier Life Wellness Series on January 4.
Three new murals at Mansfield Richland County Public Library show how “Books Move Your Imagination.”
Athens County Public Libraries has added a ‘friendship bench’ to address a growing public health concern.
Toledo Lucas County Public Library is hosting its annual Sounds of the Season Music Series.
Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library created a graphic to show how you can save money with your library card.
Families enjoyed the gingerbread house program at the Tiffin-Seneca Public Library.
Defiance Public Library System will host a Cozy Winter Read-in on December 28 for students in Grades 6-12.
The laser cutter at the Washington-Centerville Public Library‘s makerspace, Creativity Commons is extremely popular, especially at this time of year.
Perry County District Library hosted a Craft Show with a wide variety of local crafters and small businesses at the New Lexington Library.
Huron County Community Library teamed up with the Firelands Genealogy Society for a beginners genealogy workshop.
Clark County Public Library hosted a Willy Wonka’s Pure Imagination Experience and Golden Ticket Hunt.
Can’t stay awake until midnight? Many of Ohio’s public libraries, like London Public Library are celebrating the new year with a NOON Year’s Eve party for families! 🎉
The newest Royal Reader at Wood County District Public Library first began her reading journey at just five days old. Now, at five years old, she has completed the library’s “1000 Books Before Kindergarten” reading program.