Think of Your Library

Plant Exchange

Our Goshen Branch Library and our New Richmond Branch Library are hosting plant exchanges in May during regular library hours. Find something new for your garden! Bring a plant cutting and exchange it with another to help build your perennial garden. This is a great, free way to get a variety of plants for this spring.

For more information, visit or call the Goshen Branch at 722-1221 or the New Richmond Branch at 553-0570.


May the 4th Be with You

Come you must! Receive your Jedi training at the Batavia Branch Library, Monday, May 4, 6:30 p.m. Trainees ages 8-14 are invited to create their own lightsabers and create their own home world. We'll also have snacks!

For more information or to register for the program, visit or call the library at 732-2128 or register online.



Foster Parenting

May is National Foster Care Month. Learn about becoming a foster parent at the Amelia Branch Library, Tuesday, May 5, 6:30 p.m. Trina Farrell from Clermont for Kids will explain how you can become a foster parent. A Q&A session will follow her presentation.

For more information or to register for the program, visit or call the library at 752-5580. This program is for adults.



Mother and Child Paint Along

Just in time for Mother's Day, the Willliamsburg Branch Library is offering a painting program designed just for mothers and their children, Tuesday, May 5, 6 p.m. Patrons will be given step by step instruction so that anyone, no matter how artistic, can take home their own piece of art. Come paint with us, anyone can do it! Painting will be done on a canvas board with acrylic paints. Brushes, paint, and canvas board will be provided. Patrons should wear old clothes that they won't mind getting messy.

For more information, visit or call the library at 724-1070. To register, go here. This program is for ages 10 and up.


May Day, Play Day!

Get moving in May! Families are invited to join us at the Union Township Branch Library for Family Night, Tuesday, May 5, 6:45 p.m. We'll read stories encouraging everyone to play and be active. We'll also have fun with songs, rhymes and games. Try the library's parachute and other hands-on activities. Be sure to wear your PJs!

For more information or to register for the program, visit or call the library at 528-1744 or register online.


Mom and Me @ the Library

Moms, bring your little ones, ages 3-10, to the Milford-Miami Township Branch Library, Saturday, May 9, 11 a.m. for a special Mother's Day themed storytime. We'll tell stories about moms and create butterfly hand print crafts. Then enjoy a snack and participate in our scavenger hunt.

For more information or to register for the program, visit or call the library at 248-0700 or register online.


Seed Bombs for Butterflies!

The monarch butterfly is rapidly becoming one of the most endangered butterfly species due to the reduced amounts of milkweed growing along their migration routes. Come to the New Richmond Branch Library, Saturday, May 9, 2 p.m. and learn what you can do to help. We'll talk about the butterflies, their migration and life cycle. Then we'll make seed bombs that you can take home and use to help repopulate the milkweed. You'll be providing an important habitat and nutrition for the butterflies!

For more information or to register for the program, visit or call the library at 553-0570 or register online. This program is for ages 6-12.


Vintage Book Sale

Come explore the mix of old, semi-rare, specialty items, signed books, vintage paperbacks, records, magazines, comics, nice condition modern books, DVDs and CDs at the Milford-Miami Township Branch Library's Vintage Book Sale. Daily door prizes! All funds raised help support the library. For more information, visit or call the library at 248-0700.

Sale days and times:

  • Friday, May 15, 10 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 16, 10 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
  • Monday, May 18, 3-7:45 p.m.

Meet a K9 Officer

Meet a police dog at the Goshen Branch Library, Wednesday, May 13, 10:30 a.m. Enjoy cookies and milk with Goshen Township K9 Officer Bucksath and his partner Jynx. We will celebrate National Police Week and National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day. Make your own police hat. Bring the family!

For more information or to register for the program, visit or call the library at 722-1221 or register online. This program is for all ages.


Red Cross: Be Prepared

Join us at the Goshen Branch Library as Cassia Patten of the American Red Cross, Cincinnati Area Chapter, speaks about being prepared, Monday, May 18, 6:30 p.m.. She'll share information about creating a survival kit and how to cope with disasters, natural and man-made.

For more information or to register for the program, visit or call the library at 722-1221 or register online. This program is for ages 5 and up.


Drive-In Fun!

Coming to a library near you: A drive-in movie! Join us for a special storytime at the Batavia Branch Library. Kids, ages 6-10, can make their own cars out of cardboard at 6:30 p.m. May 18. Then they'll "drive" them at 6 p.m. June 8 to the big screen in the library's meeting room just in time to watch a movie. It wouldn't be the drive-in without a visit to the (free!) concession stand to stock up on popcorn, candy and juice boxes. Enjoy the movie and snacks!

For more information or to register for the program, visit or call the library at 732-2128 or register online. This program is for ages 6-10.