Curbside Service
Curbside Service Hours
Starting Monday, May 11th, we will once again be offering curbside service during the afternoons. Patrons are encouraged to use their accounts through the Galion Public Library online catalog or the Consortium of Ohio Libraries (COOL) mobile app to search for materials and place items on hold.
Once your requested items have been pulled from the shelves for you, we will call to let you know that your items are ready. Please call the library before you arrive and a staff member will leave your materials at a designated spot outside for you to pick up.
Please check that your location is set to Galion Library when searching for materials. Other libraries within our Consortium may not be operating yet, and deliveries may not be happening, so unfortunately we are not confident that we can offer interlibrary loan service yet. We will post further announcements here as more information becomes available.
For help setting up a Galion Library or COOL account, please contact the library. If you do not have access to the Internet and would like to request library materials, please also contact the library at 419-468-3203, during our afternoon Curbside Service operating hours.
Overdue Notices, May 2020
If you have recently received an overdue notice from our automated system, please ignore it for now, with our apologies for any confusion. We are currently still closed. You will not be expected to pay any overdue fees as a result of this crisis. We do hope to start providing curbside service again soon. Watch this space for more details.
Ancestry Library Now Available Remotely
I have just been informed that our state-provided subscription to Ancestry Library, no longer requires you to be in the library to access the service. You can access it from home using this link.
Imagine Your Story: Summer Reading 2020
[teenager reading, on a grassy lawn] Individuals who have finished 6th through 12th grades can participate in our teen summer reading program! This year, all you have to do is play BINGO! Anyone who completes at least 1 BINGO will win a book and a prize. Prizes will be available beginning July 20. Each BINGO will also earn you an entry into a gift card drawing at the end of the summer.

You can pickup your BINGO sheet at the library or download the bingo sheet here. If you print your BINGO sheet online, please register. Please put your age in the "library card #" box.

Teens are also welcome to request/download the adult summer reading packet and participate in any of the weekly tasks, but instead of being entered in the adult prize drawings, they will earn entries into the teen gift card drawings.

Mr. Puppet
Join us for a virtual show with the fabulous Mr. Puppet! Four short sketches will be available to view online the day of the event. Links will be posted here and on our Facebook page. If you prefer to watch via Facebook, sketches will appear at 11 am, 12 pm, 1 pm, and 2 pm. These videos will be available to watch for the duration of the summer. A huge thank you goes out to the Friends of the Library and the Galion Community Foundation for sponsoring this show! Wed, Jun 10th.
Science Tellers present Dragons
Join us for a video party as the Science Tellers present Dragons! This event will be hosted through Zoom. Please email to receive the event link and password. If you cannot download Zoom or are unable to attend, we will be able to post a video of the presentation at some point after the event. A huge thank you goes out to the Friends of the Library and the Galion Community Foundation for sponsoring this event! Wed, Jul 8th at 2pm.
Storyteller Lyn Ford
All ages are invited to join us on Zoom as storyteller Lyn Ford "throws stories!" Please email if you are interested in participating. We do not have the Zoom link and password yet, but will email it as soon as we do. Wed, Jun 24th at 2pm.
Imagine Your Story: Summer Reading 2020
[Imagine Your Story: June 1 through July 31] Summer reading runs June 1st through July 31st for all ages. See Adult Summer Reading, Teen Summer Reading, or Children's Summer Reading for details.
Adult Summer Reading
[imagine your story] [woman reading, on a park bench] Adults of all ages are invited to participate in our Summer Library Program.
All adults who register will receive an Imagine Your Story reusable bag. You can download the weekly activities packet and BINGO boards, or you can call the library to sign-up and pick up your activities packet.
If you decide to print your activities packet and BINGO boards at home, please register here. Be sure to include your phone number so we can contact you about picking up your bag, activities packet, and any prizes you win! Winners of each weekly drawing will be announced on Saturdays, beginning June 6th.
Imagine Your Story: Summer Reading 2020
[Several children sitting on a sofa with their mother, reading a book together.] Children ages 0-12 are invited to participate in our Summer Reading Program! Get a reading log at the library or print one here. Children who complete at least one "operation" will receive a book and goodie bag. Prizes will be available beginning July 20th. You can download page one and page two of the summer reading log here or call the library to pick up your copy. You can also get three Mad Libs: Choosing New Books, Here There Be Dragon, and Fairy Tale Forest. If you pick them up at the library, you will also receive magic beans to grow and scales to decorate for our dragon, which will help with two of your tasks! If you print your reading log online, please register your child. Please put their age in the library card # box.
Book Chat
Note that these book chats are held off-site.
Yoga on the Lawn
Book Bingo
Anime Club
Join us for anime, manga, cosplay, and Japanese culture. Teens in grades 6-12 are welcome. You do not need to register for the anime club: you can just show up.
Games Club
Join us for board games and card games. Bring your own game or play one of ours. Grades 6-12 are welcome to attend. Refreshments are provided. No registration is needed.
Teen Board Meeting
Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to participate in the library's Teen Board. The Teen Board meets monthly to plan teen programs and select materials for the YA collection. Teens do not need to register before attending.
Family Learn and Play Monday
Play, build, and manipulate open-ended materials into any creation you can imagine. This program is for families. Adults are requested to stay and participate with their children. You do not need to register for this program: you can just show up.
[CLOSED] The library will be closed in observance of the holiday.
Library Board Meeting
Library Board Meeting
  • Mon, May 18th
  • Mon, Jun 15th
  • Mon, Jul 20th
  • Mon, Aug 17th
  • Mon, Sep 21st
  • Mon, Oct 19th
  • Mon, Nov 16th
  • Mon, Dec 21st
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