Think of Your Library

Scrap ’n Crop

Enjoy an afternoon scrapbooking at the Milford-Miami Township Branch on Saturday, Jan. 3 at 1 p.m. Bring your own supplies and projects to work on. Meet other scrapbookers and share ideas. Check out some books on scrapbooking techniques. Snacks will be provided.

For more information or to register for the program, visit or call the library at 248-0700 or register online. Register early because space is limited.

New Service

The Clermont County Public Library now offers a new service to help patrons borrow materials that are not available in one of the system’s 10 branches.

SearchOhio will replace the current OLS:MORE service in December. Patrons who use this service regularly will find the new process easier to use. They will be able to follow their request directly from their Clermont County Public Library account. Patrons also can expect to receive their materials faster than before and the amount of materials available is larger. Patrons can use the service via the library’s online catalog or at any branch.

Lego Creations Contest

Show us your creativity! Bring your best LEGO creation to the Batavia Branch during library hours December 27-January 3. We'll display your creation in our display case during January for voting. Everyone who participates will be entered into a random drawing for a grand prize. Library patrons can vote for their favorite until January 31st. The winner gets a prize and bragging rights.

Contest Rules: Open to all ages. LEGO not provided. Please use your own LEGO for the design. Participants and or parents or guardians must sign a release of liability form. All creations are limited to 12"x12"x12" in size for display purposes.

For more information, visit or call the branch at 732-2128.

Short Story Contest Winners

Congratulations to all of our winners for our annual short story contest! For ages 11-17, our first place winner is Lauren Schnegelsberger and our second place winner is Madie Dewar. Our adult first place winner is Judy Carpenter and our second place winner is Michelle Bellamy. Thank you to all of the excellent submissions this year! Click on the names of the winners to read their entries.

Discover Your Digital Library

Do you have an eReader, laptop, tablet or smartphone? Are you thinking of getting one this holiday season? You can use your device to download and stream eBooks, digital audiobooks, music, magazines and movies from the library. Discover how with a hands-on presentation from our staff. It's easy and fun! And, just like when borrowing materials from the library, digital copies also are free!

The first session is offered on Monday, Dec. 15, 6 p.m. at the Union Township Branch. For more information or to register for the program, visit or call the library at 528-1744 or register online. This program is for ages 12+.

The next session is offered on Monday, Dec. 29, 6:30 p.m. at the Milford-Miami Township Branch.For more information or to register for the program, visit or call the library at 248-0700 or register online.

Felicity Branch Gingerbread

Make a magical gingerbread house at the Felicity Branch on Saturday, Dec. 20. We’ll supply the gingerbread house and all the sweets needed for a unique masterpiece. Bring your imagination and your friends. Create your own holiday tradition!

For more information or to register for the program, visit or call the library at 876-4134 or register online:

Mitten Drive!

Donate mittens, hats and scarves! The Clermont County Public Library will accept donations of new scarves, mittens and hats for the annual Mitten Drive Nov. 1 to Jan. 3 at any of our branches. These items will be donated to the YWCA House of Peace and to the James Sauls Homeless Shelter. Your donations are appreciated!

Letters to Santa

Santa letters bring back happy memories for many people. This year, the Clermont County Public Library would like to share your family’s Santa Letters by posting them online.

Email copies of the letters to and we’ll post them on our website, Include a small photo. Only emailed letters will be posted to the website.

The library is accepting letters now and will start posting them to the website Dec. 1. Letters will be accepted through Dec. 22. Letters considered inappropriate by library staff will not be posted.