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Book a Librarian
Do you have a question that needs more than a quick answer? Schedule a one-on-one session with one of our skilled librarians and receive personalized instruction on a variety of subjects. Make an appointment by visiting or calling a branch or filling out this online form.
We offer instruction about:
- Computer help: We can answer questions about basic computer use, using the internet, setting up an email account, or using Microsoft Word.
- Online resources: We can show you a variety of resources such as databases available via the library's website. You can use them to find magazine articles, research medical issues, search for your ancestors, do market research, repair your car, or even take online classes.
- Digital and downloadable materials: Your library card provides access to thousands of eBooks, eAudiobooks, digital magazines, streaming videos and music. Learn how to find and checkout items.
- Library Tour: Get a personal tour of the library. Learn about our collections and services. We can teach you how to search the catalog, use the MORE system to request materials from outside the county, and access our computers and printers. Perfect for new patrons, homeschoolers, and anyone else interested in learning more about the library.
- Resources for educators: We can show you online resources that will help your students with research or test taking. We can explain our classroom outreach and our Special Collection service.
Celebrate Bike Month in May
Established in 1956, National Bike Month is a chance to showcase the many benefits of bicycling — and encourage more folks to try biking. Whether you bike to work or school; ride to save money or time; pump those pedals to preserve your health or the environment; or simply to explore your community, National Bike Month is an opportunity to celebrate the unique power of the bicycle and the many reasons we ride.
Some of our books about biking:
- Holy Spokes! by Rob Coppolillo. Provides an introduction to bicycles and bicycling and includes a history of bicycles, advice on choosing a bicycle, and tips on bicycle maintenance and safety.
- Bicycling Magazine's New Cyclist Handbook edited by Ben Hewitt. Guidelines for choosing the right bike and accessories. Plus important safety information and health tips.
- Safety on your Bicycle by Joanne Mattern. Offers tips to keep young riders as safe as possible when riding a bike.
- Road biking Ohio by Celeste Baumgartner. This is a guide to the state's best bike rides in Ohio.
- Bicycle! by Sam Tracy. Providing cyclists the know-how to take bicycle repair into their own hands, this manual covers bike care without technical terms.
Car Repair Info
With warmer weather here and summer vacations not so far off, it's the perfect time of year to work on your car. Get the detailed information you need to tackle vehicle maintenance and repairs by using the Chilton Library. All of the information from the books is now easily accessible online.
- Maintenance and specification tables that provide the unique data you need for each specific vehicle.
- Step-by-step service and repair procedures supported by close-up graphics which give you the ability to determine your next move with expertise and confidence.
- Vacuum diagrams to simplify troubleshooting.
- Wiring diagrams to help explain system operation.
- Close-up photographs and illustrations for visual support.
- A print button which allows you to easily print out what is needed.
Social Security Workshop and Brunch
Join us at the Union Township Branch on Saturday, May 3 at 11:30a.m. for a workshop about Social Security presented by Richard H. Bishop, licensed insurance agent and investment adviser. A recent study showed that 73% of Americans are unaware of how Social Security works and the best way to draw benefits. Don't miss this opportunity to learn how to maximize benefits. With more than 300 ways that a married couple could claim benefits, now is the time to learn all the options.
Register for this program by visiting the branch, calling 528-1744, or registering online.
60 Hikes within 60 Miles
Join us at the Milford-Miami Township Branch on Tuesday, May 6 at 6:30p.m. to hear Tamara York, the author of 60 Hikes within 60 Miles, speak. Ms. York The author will cover where to hike around the area and how to hike basics - gear, water, food safety, etc. Learn what gear to pack and how to pack simple, inexpensive and light for your hikes. Copies of her book, 60 Hikes within 60 Miles, will be available for purchase.
To learn more about the program or to register, visit the branch or call 248-0700 or register online. This program is for ages 10+.
Poetry Contest Winners
Join us on Monday, May 5 at 6:00p.m. at the New Richmond Branch for an evening of poetry. Our library writing group, River City Writers' Group is hosting a poetry reading to announce the winners of our second annual poetry contest. We'll be announcing winners in the teen and adult categories as well as honorable mentions. For more information or to register for the event, visit or call the library at 553-0570 or register online. This event is for ages 15+.
Happy Birthday, Shakespeare!
Bring the family to the Goshen Branch on Tuesday, May 6 at 6:30p.m. as we celebrate William Shakespeare's birthday. Special guests from the Cincinnati Shakesepeare Festival will be joining us for a comedic performance about the Bard and his relevance today. Enjoy cake and punch after the performance! For more information call the library at 722-1221.
Flowers for Mother
Show your mom how much you love her this Mother's Day. Join us at the Bethel Branch on Tuesday, May 6 at 4:30p.m. to handcraft a bouquet of beautiful spring flowers. We'll feature several types of flower crafts for children to make. We'll have easier crafts for the younger ones and crafts with a bit more challenge for teens.
For more information about the program or to register, visit the branch or call 734-2619. This program is for ages 5-17.
Children's Book Week
Children's Book Week (CBW) is the annual celebration of books for young people and the joy of reading. Established in 1919, CBW is the longest-running national literacy initiative in the country.
The literacy initiative originated in the belief that children's books and literacy are life-changers. In 1913, Franklin K. Matthiews, the librarian of the Boy Scouts of America, began touring the country to promote higher standards in children's books. He proposed creating a Children's Book Week, which would be supported by all interested groups including librarians.
The need for the initiative today is as essential as it was in 1919, and the task remains the realization of Frederic Melcher’s fundamental declaration: “A great nation is a reading nation.”
Some of our resources to help your child become a reader:
Homeschool Hangout: Egg Drop Challenge
Families, join us on Friday, May 16 at 11:00a.m. at the Amelia Branch for our Homeschool Hangout. Can you drop an egg without breaking it? Take the Egg Drop Challenge and find out. Build a device to protect the egg from breaking when you drop it. Amaze your friends and family with your creativity and building skills.
To register for the challenge, visit the branch, call 752-5580 , or register online. This program is for all ages.
Cookies with a Policeman
Bring your child, ages 3+, to the Owensville Branch on Tuesday, May 13 at 6:00p.m. We're celebrating "National Police Week" with Police Officer Justin Moore. Officer Moor will talk about his exciting job. He'll share milk and cookies because we're also celebrating "Chocolate Chip Cookie Day"! For more information or to register for the program, visit or call the library at 732-6084.
Your Digital Library
Your library card provides access to a digital library of thousands of eBooks, eAudiobooks, magazines, music albums, videos, and databases. Come to the Milford-Miami Township Branch on Tuesday, May 20 at 6:30p.m. to learn about your options for using these resources via computer or mobile device. We'll provide an overview of:
For more information or to register for the program, visit or call the library at 248-0700 or register online. This program is for 18+.
Join us for Craft Night at the New Richmond Branch on Tuesday, May 20 at 6:30p.m. We're jazzing up battery operated candles by decoupaging designer napkins on them. We provide all of the supplies and show you how it's done; you bring your creativity and sense of fun! For more information or to register, visit the library or call 553-0570. This program is for ages 13+.
Wear Your Wings
Bring your children ages 3-8 to the Milford-Miami Township Branch on Saturday, May 24 at 11:00a.m. for a magical fairy tea party. Children can make fairy wands, crowns, and other crafts. Then they can march in an enchanted fairy parade! Our fairies will be served "tea" and treats. Costumes are encouraged! For more information or to register, visit the branch or call 248-0700, or register online.
Presents for Mom
All ages can join us at the New Richmond Branch on Saturday, May 10 at 10:30a.m. to decorate a bag or a pillowcase for Mom! We'll provide all of the supplies for this craft; you bring your creativity. For more information or to register for the program, visit the branch or call 553-0570 or register online.