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Media Contact

If you are a member of the media and need assistance, call:

Theresa L. Herron
Community Engagement Manager
Phone: (513) 543-9971, cell, or (513) 735-7162, office

Legislative infographic

The Clermont County Public Library has been open with full hours since July 2020. Staff are offering new services – as a result of the pandemic – that will continue afterwards. Take a look at the infographic to see how the Library works to serve the residents of Clermont County.

Library history

The Clermont County Public Library began serving the public in 1955 with a bookmobile and a small office as its first facilities. Since then, the library system has expanded to 10 locations, achieving a goal of the library board to have a branch within 15 minutes drive time of all Clermont County residents. The library is governed by a seven-member Board of Trustees appointed by the Clermont County commissioners and the judges of the Clermont County Court of Common Pleas. The board, in turn, hires the library director who implements policies and oversees operations.

Library funding

Clermont County Public Library receives its revenue from three main sources. The state legislature provides the majority of the funding from its biennial budget, while additional money comes from local property taxes. The library passed a .9 -mill operating levy in 2008. Library fines and fees provide the smallest portion. The library also receives donations periodically.

Community partnerships

Library staff members work with and are members of many community organizations across Clermont County. Although not a complete list, the organizations include:

  • 4C for Children
  • Amelia Business Association
  • Bethel Business Association
  • Books by the Banks
  • Child Focus
  • Clermont Chamber of Commerce
  • Clermont Chamber of Commerce Foundation
  • Clermont Coalition for Activity and Nutrition (Clermont CAN)
  • Clermont County Community Services
  • Clermont County Genealogy Society
  • Clermont County Historical Society
  • Clermont County League of Women Voters
  • Clermont County Park District
  • Clermont County Recovery Center
  • Clermont Northeastern Business Advisory Council
  • Clermont Senior Services Inc.
  • Coalition for a Drug Free Clermont County
  • Connect Clermont
  • Felicity Community Engagement Committee
  • Felicity-Franklin Local School District
  • Franklin Township Bicentennial Committee
  • Franklin Township Historical Society
  • Goshen Local School District Spaulding Elementary Parent Advisory Committee
  • Greater Milford Historical Society
  • Historic New Richmond
  • June in Olde Williamsburgh Planning Committee
  • KlicWOW
  • LEAD Clermont
  • Literacy Council of Clermont & Brown Counties
  • Milford Exempted Village School District
  • Milford-Miami Township Chamber of Commerce
  • New Richmond Business Association
  • New Richmond on the Ohio Business Association
  • Ohioana Book Awards
  • Place Matters, United Way
  • Safety Net Alliance
  • Success by 6, United Way
  • SWON Royal
  • Veterans History Project
  • Williamsburg Christmas Walk Planning Committee
  • Williamsburg Local School District
  • Workforce Readiness Initiative
  • YMCA Circle of Women