Coming Soon: Historic Walking Tour of Downtown Lima

We are proud to announce that through a partnership with Altrusa International, Inc of Lima Ohio, a local service organization, we will have MP3 players with a narrated walking tour of downtown Lima available for check out beginning Saturday, May 13th at 11am. Altrusa developed the tour to highlight Lima's downtown historical buildings, businesses and even local figures. The tour will be available on a continuous basis through the library, which is the tour’s starting and ending location.

Escape the Library

Are you up for a challenge this National Library Week? Try to Escape the Library! This escape room begins with the library ghost locking you and a group of friends in an out of the way room. Use the clues and puzzles in the room to escape before you're trapped in the library overnight. Please reserve a spot for your group by calling the library at 419-228-5113 ext.128. Time slots are available on Saturday, April 15th between 10am and 12pm for teens only and from 12pm- 4pm for all age ranges.

Manuscript Road Show with Lisa Fagin Davis

Lisa Fagin Davis, executive director of the Medieval Academy of America, will be at the main library on Thursday, March 30 and Friday, March 31, to answer questions and offer free verbal evaluations/appraisals of illuminated manuscripts.  Davis is especially interested in manuscripts that were sold by Lima Public Library during the 1930s-50s. 

 One-on-One Manuscript Evaluations

Does your family have a manuscript page in their possession?  Are you interested in learning more about it and, possibly, what it might be worth? 

The Great Backyard Bird Count

Tri-Moraine Audubon Society currently has a display at the main library that promotes the 20th Annual Great Backyard Bird Count, which takes place February 17-20 this year.  Participating in the count is easy and fun, both for individuals and families, and the society is always looking for local participation.  To find out more about counting birds in your own backyard, go to www.birdcount.org

New SelectReads Service

 SelectReads is a book lover's dream! Have trouble deciding what to read next? SelectReads can help!  SelectReads allows you to pick categories of books you enjoy (like cookbooks, history or fiction) and receive a monthly e-mail where 10 titles in our collection are suggested to you. You can link to our catalog directly from your e-mail to place the items you want on hold.

2016 Tax Forms

The library now has tax forms for 2016 available. In the lobby of the main library you'll find a bookshelf filled with the forms that we currently have available. The State of Ohio is not sending out printed forms this year, but we do have their instruction booklet available. Please note: the instruction booklets for IRS forms are not yet available, but we expect to receive them soon.

Mobile Hotspots Available Now

Thanks to the generous sponsorship of the Lima Library Association, Mobile Hotspots are now available to check-out at Lima Public Library. Hotspots provide internet access to those that may not have it at home. These devices are excellent for students to complete homework while the library is not open, and for job seekers to continue the search! And of course they are perfect for those looking to build their internet skills in the comfort of their own home- practice makes perfect!

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