Columbus Metropolitan Library, U.S. Figure Skating and the Greater Columbus Sports Commission hosted several fun experiences leading up to the U.S. Figure Skating Championships last weekend in Columbus.
A record number of libraries hit ONE MILLION digital lends in 2023
The results are in and 2023 was another record-setting year for Ohio’s public libraries and digital book checkouts (eBooks, audiobooks, digital magazines and more).
- The Ohio Digital Library – 9 million checkouts
- Digital Downloads Collaboration – 6 million checkouts
- CLEVNET – 5 million checkouts
- Cincinnati & Hamilton County Public Library – 4 million checkouts
- Cuyahoga County Public Library – 3 million checkouts
- Dayton Metro Library – 1 million checkouts
- Toledo Lucas County Public Library – 1 million checkouts
How much money can you save in one year using your library card? Check out how much one customer saved in 2023 at Worthington Libraries.
The Library Card Connect Program at the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library System is a new partnership with local businesses to offer library cardholders special discounts on purchases made at those businesses. Each participating business sets its own discount that they are offering – such as 10% off, $1 off purchase of one item, or buy one, get one half off. Patrons just have to show their library card to get that discount.
Pickaway County Library partnered with Hope Valley Recovery for a program about Seasonal Affective Disorder and coping techniques for the winter.
Willoughby-Eastlake Public Library teamed up with University Hospitals’ EMS Training and Disaster Preparedness Institute to host a hands-on CPR class for teens.
St. Clairsville Public Library‘s “Lego To Go” program has more than 40 kits and is a big hit with families.
Muskingum County Library System has added Binge Bundles on themes such as Friendship, Family Game Night, New Year – New You and more.
Mentor Public Library can help you digitize and preserve your photos, slides and negatives with their new Legacy Lab.
Dayton Metro Library is hosting a Military History Series. The next program will focus on the courageous service of African Americans in the military during the Civil War.
Wood County District Public Library is hosting a computer class on how to use tablets and iPads.
Toledo Lucas County Public Library partnered with the Area Office on Aging for a free legal program for those 60+ and their families. More than 100 people attended the Getting Your Affairs in Order Workshop which focused on living wills, estate planning, funeral planning and insurance information.
The Lake County Board of Developmental Disabilities created a window display at the Willoughby-Eastlake Public Library.
Delaware County District Library staff served as judges of the Delaware City Schools spelling bee.
Last week’s Movers & Shakers storytime program at the Madeira Branch of the Cincinnati and Hamilton County Public Library (CHCPL) was attended by 107 people!
Plus — Some of the CHPL’s youngest customers wrote and recorded a song about their favorite branch library.