Think of Your Library
All branches will be closed Saturday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day. Remember, you can renew and reserve items in the catalog at any time. All digital and downloadable items, such as eBooks, streaming video and digital magazines, are available 24/7 on our Downloads & Digital page with an up-to-date library card. All branches will be open regular hours Monday, JUly 6, 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Jewelry in July
Make your own semiprecious gemstone jewelry at the Williamsburg Branch Library, Tuesday, July 7, 6 p.m. This is a basic tutorial introducing beading terms and tools. You'll learn the fundamentals of stringing beads. Gemstones and silver-plated steel spacer beads will be provided. Some tools are available. If you have them, bring flat-nosed or round nosed pliers to use.
For more information or to receive a reminder about the event, visit or call the library at 724-1070 or RSVP online. This event is for ages 13 and up.
Family Movie Night
Join us at the Amelia Branch Library for Family Movie Night: High-Tech Heroes, Tuesday, July 7, 6 p.m. We'll watch a movie about a boy and his high-tech robot who team up to save their city. Enjoy popcorn and drinks while kids can make a craft to take home.
For more information or to receive a reminder about the event, visit or call the library at 752-5580 or RSVP online. This event is for families of all ages.
I Scream, You Scream
It's National Ice Cream Month. Help us celebrate during Family Night at the Union Township Branch Library, Tuesday, July 7, 6:45 p.m. We'll share some fun summer stories, songs and rhymes. Then let's make some ice cream and do a cool shaving cream ice cream cone craft to beat the summer heat.
For more information or to receive a reminder about the event, visit or call the library at 528-1744 or RSVP online. This event is for families.
Pajama Night: Paint It Up!
Join us for a special paint-themed Pajama Night at the Milford-Miami Township Branch Library, Monday, July 6, 6:30 p.m. Instead of boring ways to paint, try painting with spray bottles and ice cubes of frozen paint! It might be messy, so wear your old pajamas! For ages 3-10. Call the library at 248-0700 for more information.
Class about eBooks and More
Discover your digital library with help from the staff of the Owensville Branch Library, Monday, July 6, 6:30 p.m. Your library card provides access to thousands of eBooks, eAudiobooks, digital magazines, music, movies and databases. Learn about all your options for using these resources on your computer or mobile device. We'll provide an overview of the Ohio Digital Library, Freading, One Click Digital, Hoopla, Zinio, Tumblebooks and the library's databases. Learn more about just how much the library has to offer online 24/7 from anywhere!
For more information or to receive a reminder about the class, visit or call the library at 248-0700 or RSVP online. This class is for ages 12 and up.
Summer of Herbs
Growing herbs? Learn what you can do with them. Join us at the Goshen Branch Library, Monday, July 6, 6 p.m. as Jan Anderson from Herbs & Such Enthusiast teaches a class about pruning, gathering, drying and storing herbs.
For more information or to receive a reminder about the event, visit or call the library at 722-1221 or RSVP online. This program is for ages 10 and up.
Patriotic Parade Party!
Be patriotic at the New Richmond Branch Library, Friday, July 3, 2 p.m. Bring your patriotic spirit for a day of stories, crafts and fun. We'll get ready for the annual New Richmond 4th of July parade by making custom candy bags, patriotic pompoms to wave at your favorite floats as well as a red, white and blue hand-print T-shirt. Bring a pre-washed white T-shirt and wear clothes that can get messy!
For more information or to receive a reminder about the event, visit or call the library at 553-0570 or RSVP online. This event is for ages 3-9.
Be a Hero - Donate Food!
Be a hero this summer! Donate canned and boxed items to help our local food pantries. Food donated at branches will be donated to an agency in your own community. Donations will be accepted June 6 through Aug. 1. Your help is appreciated!
Please use this list when making your donation:
Superheroes unite! Join us for Superhero School this summer at the Bethel Branch Library, Tuesdays, June 16 - July 28, 12:30 p.m. We'll explore superhero powers like magnetism, lightning and flight. We'll talk about what it takes to be a community hero. What good deeds will you do as a hero?
For more information or to receive a reminder about the event, visit or call the library at 734-2619 or RSVP online. This event is for ages 6-12.
Super Hero School
Are you super fast or super strong? Attend Super Hero School at the Batavia Branch Library, Thursdays, June 11 - July 2, noon. Join us each week and discover your super powers! Listen to super stories, make super crafts and play games based on super powers.
For more information or to receive a reminder about the event, visit or call the library at 732-2128 or RSVP online. This event is for super heroes ages 7-12.
Teen Volunteers Needed
Each summer our Goshen Branch Library organizes the Book Buddies, a program that matches up teen mentors with local children to improve their reading skills. We need teens, ages 13-17, who want to become mentors. The program runs from June 9 - July 16. Mentors meet with their students once a week. To volunteer, call or visit the branch, 722-1221.
The Book Buddies Introduction Meeting is Tuesday, June 2, 6:30 p.m. at the branch. Mentors, students and parents who have registered will meet and greet one another and learn more about the Book Buddies program. If you would like to sign-up your child for the program, call the library at 722-1221.
Superhero Training Camp
Calling all potential superheroes! Join our Explorer's Club at the Goshen Branch Library, Wednesdays, June 3 - July 8, 2 - 4 p.m. for Superhero Training Camp. Each week we'll explore training activities to improve your superhero skills. The Dreamweavers Storytelling Troupe will visit for a special show on July 1.
For more information or to receive a reminder about the event, visit or call the library at 722-1221 or RSVP online. This event is for superheroes ages 6-11.