Students of all grade levels are invited to attend Kenneth Malcolm's Chess League at the main library. The league meets on Saturday mornings at 10 AM in Meeting Room 2. Any student interested in learning and playing chess is welcome to join. For more information or to sign-up, email Ken Malcolm at email@example.com, or Judy Chaffins at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bring the kiddos to KidStuff for a fun-filled program of music and activities!
Our first KidStuff of the season is on Saturday, October 28, at 10 AM in the Memorial Book Room at the main library. The program is called "It's as American as Apple Pie" and will feature a performance by Lima Symphony Orchestra musicians, along with interactive and multi-sensory activities. As always ---it's free!
The 10/24/17 meeting of the Roving Readers Book Club is canceled this month. The meeting was scheduled to take place at Vino Bellissimo, but they are holding a Wine & Whiskers fundraiser tonight, to support homeless animals in Allen County. Our RR group will be back to their regular schedule in November.
During October, the main library is helping local meteorologist Jason Mikell raise money for the American Cancer Society. Donation cans are located at the Check Out desk; any amount is welcome. Donate $5 or more to REAL MEN WEAR PINK and we'll give you a pink drawstring tote bag!
Have you heard about our new app? This mobile app allows you to search our catalog from anywhere, view and renew items you have checked out, keep track of library card numbers for your whole family, access our digital resources and more. Out shopping and see a great title you'd love to read? Use our app to see if the library owns that title before you buy; AND place a hold on it directly from the app!
The Market Street entrance to the main Library is closed while we work on removing the concrete pad under the brick archway. This work will allow us to widen the lanes under the archway, making it easier to drive through as you are dropping off books and/or driving through.
Please use the High Street entrance to the parking lot while this work is being completed.
We apologize for the inconvenience.
UPDATE: We no longer have eclipse glasses available. We had a limited supply and they went very quickly. You can view the eclipse safely from the Schoonover Observatory; they will be open from 12-4 the day of the eclipse.
Our Stingray Way event has been rescheduled! Join us on Saturday, September 30th as the Newport Aquarium brings stingrays to the main library. Learn all about these awesome sea creatures. It's not quite a trip to the beach, but it's pretty close! No need to reserve your spot, just stop by for one of our 2 sessions in the Memorial Book Room.
We are pleased to announce that we will once again be participating in the Guiding Ohio Online program for the 2017-2018 program year. If you are interested in the position, please see the position description below, and send resumes with cover letters to Dani Hollar, Head of Reference Service at email@example.com; or fill out an application at the main library location (650 W. Market St. Lima, OH 45801). Guiding Ohio Online allows public libraries to offer technology training and computer classes to the community.