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.
Join us Saturday, July 15th as Imagination Station wows us with science experiments. Learning has never been so fun! You'll be blown away by water that defies gravity, metal sparks and a liquid that is – 320° F and displays incredible abilities.
Summer is in full swing, and what better way to celebrate than by grabbing a great book to enjoy! We have excellent events all summer for adults, kids and teens including our Summer Reading Program:
Kids: Sign up for the Summer Library Club in Youth Services and receive your goody bag. Complete the tasks on the game board and you'll receive a prize. There are also chances to win additional prizes, get more details when you sign up!
All Lima Public Library locations will be closed on Monday, May 29, in observance of Memorial Day.
Food is not permitted in any Library location, including the main library in Lima, and branch libraries in Cairo, Elida, Lafayette and Spencerville. Drinks with lids are permitted.