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!

Roving Readers Book Club

Our new book club, Roving Readers, was designed by the Lima Public Library in partnership with: The Met, The Meeting Place on Market, & Vino Bellisimo.*  We choose the book, you choose the meeting day, time, & place that best suit you. Come to the same meeting each month or change it up. You don't need to register to participate, just read that month's book and join one of the meetings! The book selections are available at the library, or check Hoopla Digital and The Ohio Digital Library.

ALEX K. WARREN at Lima Library on Saturday, December 10, for Book Signing

Author Alex Warren will hold a book signing at Lima Public Library on Saturday, December 10, from 1-4 pm.  Warren is the author of The Sovereign Heart.

The Sovereign Heart reveals the importance of knowing your true self, along with the necessity to reevaluate what keeps you motivated.  This book will take you to the depths of what matters and what doesn't, what is optional and what is necessary to living a full life.


Main Library in Lima Open Regular Hours on Thursday, December 1, 2016

Lima's main library will reopen this morning at 9:00 am  and be back on its regular schedule.  Some areas of the library are still in the process of drying out and/or being restocked, and might not be accessible to the public.  Please see a librarian if you need assistance.  Thank you for your understanding and patience as we continue to clean up from yesterday's burst water line. 

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