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Memorial Day

All branches will be closed Monday, May 25, in observance of Memorial 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 Tuesday, May 26, 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.






Bookbinding 101

Learn to bind a book during this beginner's tutorial at the Amelia Branch Library, Monday, June 1, 6:00 p.m. You'll learn about the Japanese-style of stab-stitch bookbinding. Use it to create your own journal, make a chapbook of your writing or craft a unique notepad for yourself. All materials provided by the library. Learn this new skill and be inspired!

For more information or to receive about the event, visit or call the library at 752-5580 or RSVP online. This program is for ages 12 and up.


Ice Cream Extravaganza

Ice cream is nice! Join us at the Milford-Miami Township Branch Library for Pajama Night: Ice Cream Extravaganza at 6:30 p.m., Monday, June 1. Celebrate summertime by listening to stories about ice cream. We'll even be making our own ice cream to try! Remember to wear your PJs for this sweet storytime.

For more information, visit or call the library at 248-0700. This program is for ages 3-10.


Learn about the Titanic

Join us at the Amelia Branch Library, Friday, May 29, 11 a.m. to learn about the historic ocean liner Titanic. Discover why this "unsinkable" ship sank April 15, 1912. Using a variety of everyday items, participants will build a boat and test it to see whether it sinks or floats. Come put your design skills to the test!

For more information or to receive a reminder about the event, visit or call the library at 752-5580 or RSVP online. This program is for all ages.


Local Native American History

This month the Union Township Branch Library's Stranger than Fiction Book Chat, Tuesday, May 26, 6 p.m. welcomes Bruce Lombardo. Mr. Lombardo, the executive director of Heartland Earthworks Conservancy will speak about the rich history of Native Americans unique to southwestern Ohio, the Hopewells. Light snacks provided.

For more information or to receive a reminder about the event, visit or call the library at 528-1744 or RSVP online. This presentation is for ages 12 and up.


Splish, Splash! Fun with Water!

Bedtime Stories: Splish, Splash! Fun with Water! starts at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 26 at the Amelia Branch Library. Join us for this special storytime for children ages 0-8 as we have fun with water. We'll enjoy water-themed stories, songs and a craft. Don't forget to wear your pajamas!

For more information or to receive a reminder about the storytime, visit or call the library at 752-5580 or RSVP online.


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.


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.