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During the month of February only, any non-perishable, non-expired food item donated is worth $1 off your fines.
Family Movie
Join us and watch Ferdinand on our big screen. Feel free to bring a pillow or blanket and get comfortable. Refreshments will be provided. All ages are welcome to attend. Children under 8 must be accompanied. No registration is required. Sat, Mar 31st at 2pm.
Teen & Adult Movie Night
Ages 12+ are invited to join us for a newly released superhero movie. Popcorn and drinks will be provided. No registration is necessary. Children under 12 are welcome to attend with a parent or guardian. No registration is required. Tue, Mar 6th, 5:30-7:45pm.
Movie Night - The Greatest Showman
Join us and watch The Greatest Showman on our big screen. Popcorn and drinks will be provided. All ages are welcome to attend. Children under 8 must be accompanied. No registration is required. Thu, Apr 12th, 5-6:45pm.
Family Movie
Join us and watch Auggie's story on our big screen. Feel free to bring a pillow or blanket and get comfortable. Refreshments will be provided. All ages are welcome. Children under 8 must be accompanied. No registration is required. Mon, Feb 19th at 2pm.
Teen & Adult Movie Night
Ages 12+ are invited to join us for a newly released game-themed adventure movie. Popcorn and drinks will be provided. No registration is necessary. Children under 12 are welcome to attend with a parent or guardian. No registration is required. Wed, Mar 21st at 5pm.
Library Associating Meeting
Members of the Galion Public Library Association will meet in the Community Room. Mon, Apr 9th.
Superhero Saturday
Children of all ages are invited to drop in to the Children's Room between 1 and 4pm for some superhero fun. We will have crafts, activities, and fun challenges. No registration is needed as this is a drop-in event. Sat, Mar 17th, 1-4pm.
Earth Day Event
Join us as we celebrate Earth Day with a Disneynature movie marathon and a special craft in the Children's Room. Crafts for children will be available from 10am to 4pm. All ages are welcome to attend the movie showings. Stop in for one movie or enjoy them all. Movies will begin at 10:30am, 12:30pm, and 2:30pm. Children under 8 must be accompanied. No registration is required: you can just come. Sat, Apr 21st, 10-4pm.
Spring Make-It-Take-It Crafts
Come in any time during library hours for spring crafts that you can make and take home. No registration is required.
Bubbles
Children in grades K-2 are invited to join us for some bubble fun, featuring an art project and a science experiment. Registration is required. Please call or visit the library to reserve your child's spot. Tue, May 15th, 4:30-5:30pm.
Iron Chef
Children in grades 3-6 are invited to join us for a chef battle. Teams will compete against the clock and see who can create the most amazing food dishes. Registration is required. Please call or visit the library to reserve your child's spot. Sat, May 19th, 2-3:30pm.
Poetry Contest
In celebration of National Poetry Month, original pieces of poetry will be accepted April 1st — 2820th. Submitted poetry must be:
Poems will be judged on thoughtfulness, grammar, tone, creativity, style, and appearance. Additional 2D artwork may be accepted if it is discussed with the library prior to entry.
Winners will be announced April 30th. Stop by the main desk and pick up your entry form.
Genealogy Lock-In
Join us as we get to work on building our family trees. We will have plenty of staff and volunteers available to help you, whether you're a history novice or a genealogy veteran. Registration is required for this event. Thu, Mar 8th, 5-8pm.
Decluttering and Cleaning
It's spring cleaning time. Does your house need some clearing out? Come learn about all of the fun methods you could use to get rid of your unneeded stuff. If you have clutter, you hate cleaning, and you need to get a starting push for cleaning out your home, this is the program for you. Sign up is required, as space is limited. Thu, Apr 5th, 6-7pm.
Coffee and Coloring
Looking to relax and spend a night out? Do you love to color? Join us at The Candi Bar. The library will provide coloring pages and pencils, and refreshments will be available for purchase from the host establishment. Registration is required for this event. Thu, Apr 26th, 5-7pm.
Make-It Take-It Mason Jar Craft
Mason jars have long been a popular household item. We will be making Kleenex dispensers out of them. They'll be a great touch to any home or workspace. Space is limited: sign up is required. Thu, May 24th, 6-7:30pm.
Spring Book Sale
All books will be sold by donation. Thu, May 3rd, 9-8pm, Fri, May 4th, 9-5pm, and Sat, May 5th, 9-Noon.
Members-Only Hours for Spring Book Sale
Wed, May 2nd, 6-8pm.
Friends Meeting
Upstairs Book Drop Out for Repairs
The book drop by the main entrance upstairs will be out for repairs starting on Monday, March 4th. Everyone may use the downstairs book drop (in the wall to the left of the Children's Room entrance) until the upstairs one is returned to us. Thanks for bearing with us as we get this important piece of infrastructure repaired.
Family Movie
Join us and watch a movie about young musician named Miguel on our big screen. Feel free to bring a pillow or blanket and get comfortable. Refreshments will be provided. All ages are welcome to attend. Children under 8 must be accompanied. No registration is required. Sat, Mar 3rd at 2pm.
New Computer Classes
Cassie and Nadia will teach you basic and user-friendly computer skills. Use our laptops to get hands-on experience. Registration is required: call or stop by the library to sign up.
Closed
The library will be closed for staff training. In May we will be joining the Consortium of Ohio Libraries and using Evergreen software for our circulation system and catalog. This training day is to help prepare us for this transition. Thanks for bearing with us as we prepare to switch out our main library software. Tue, Apr 3rd.
Storage Building Dedication
The friends and family of Dr. Lauri Rhodebeck are cordially invited to a dedication for the library's new Storage Center. We will be meeting outside by the lower entrance (near the children's room) for the dedication. Refreshments will be served, and the Storage Center will be open for visits. Sat, Mar 31st at 10am.
Take a Tromp Through the Swamp
Join Tom Sieling for fun, humorous, and participatory kids' songs. Tom accompanies himself on guitar, banjo, harmonica, and a drum machine, and all songs include parts for the whole family. No registration is required. All ages are welcome to attend. Wed, Jun 13th at 2pm.
Crawford Park District
Join our friends from Crawford Park District for a fun, family-friendly program. No registration is required. All ages are welcome to attend. Wed, Jun 20th at 2pm.
Chef Battle
Join The Cooking Caravan for a chef battle. Sous chefs from the audience will help the Caravan chefs create amazing edibles using fresh produce, spices, and condiments. The audience will get a chance to taste and vote for the winning team. No registration is required. All ages are welcome to attend. Wed, Jun 27th at 2pm.
Mike Hemmelgarn: Comedy Juggler & Ventriloquist
Join Mike Hemmelgarn for a fabulously funny show full of juggling and ventriloquism. No registration is required. All ages are welcome to attend. Wed, Jul 11th at 2pm.
BUGMAN
Join BUGMAN Mark Berman for a fascinating show all about bugs! No registration is required. All ages are welcome to attend. Wed, Jul 18th at 2pm.
Job Openings: Student Shelvers
We are currently hiring for two student shelver positions. Applications are available at the library. Position details are available on the jobs page.
Library Software Migration
The Galion Public Library will be migrating to new software for our main catalog and circulation system, the week of May 13th—17th. Some library services will not be available during this time. We apologize in advance for the inconvenience, but we believe this migration will allow us to serve you better going forward.
Catalog
Our catalog will not be available. You will not be able to log into your account, check items you have checked out and when they are due, renew online. We will go offline when we close on Saturday, May 12th. These services will remain unavailable until we are on the new system on Thursday, May 17th. At that time, the new catalog will be at galion.cool-cat.org. We told our computer system that we are closed on these dates, so nothing will be due on the days we are offline.
Holds and Returns
Items returned to the library during the migration will be set aside and not checked in (and, therefore, not available for the next person to check out), and new holds cannot be placed, until after we are live on the new system. We apologize for the delays, but this is absolutely necessary.
Checking Out
You will still be able to visit the library and check out materials during the migration.
Ohio Digital Library
We believe you will still be able to use the Ohio Digital Library during the migration but if you are having problems with your account, we will not be able to fix them during this time.
Consortium of Ohio Libraries
Once we are live, we will be joining the Consortium of Ohio Libraries (C.O.O.L.). Beginning on Wednesday, May 30th, we will be able to request items from the other member libraries. You will be able to place holds on materials from any of the libraries in COOL, and they will be shipped here for you to check out. So there is something to look forward to.
Movie Night
Ages 12+ are invited to join us for a newly released superhero movie. Popcorn and drinks will be provided. Children under 12 are welcome to attend with a parent or guardian. No registration is required. Wed, May 23rd, 5-7:15pm.
Family Movie Night
All ages are invited to join us for a newly released movie based on the book by Madeleine L'Engle. Refreshments will be provided. No registration is needed. Children under 8 must be accompanied. Thu, Jun 14th, 5-7pm.
Teen BINGO
Teens ages 12-18 are invited to play BINGO and win books and other prizes. Refreshments will be served. No registration is required. Thu, Jul 12th, 6-7:30pm.
Monday Musicals
All ages are invited to join us on specific Mondays in June & July and watch musicals! Refreshments will be provided. No registration is required. Children under 8 must be accompanied.
Family Movie
All ages are invited to join us for a newly released movie based on Beatrix Potter's classic children's book. Bring a pillow and blanket and get comfy! Refreshments will be served. No registration is required. Children under 8 must be accompanied. Fri, Jun 22nd, 1-2:40pm.
Family Movie
All ages are invited to join us for a newly released sequel about a bear in London. Bring a pillow and blanket and get comfy! Refreshments will be served. No registration is required. Children under 8 must be accompanied. Fri, Jun 8th, 1-2:45pm.
Music Trivia Night
Teens (ages 12+) and adults are invited to join us for pizza and music-themed team trivia. Registration is required by June 25th. You may prepare a team in advance or form a team at the event. Wed, Jun 27th, 5-7pm.
Teen Lip Sync Battle
Teens ages 12-18 are invited to participate in a lip sync battle to win gift cards! Participants must register by July 19. You may lip sync alone or with others. Those who just want to watch do not need to register. Thu, Jul 26th, 5-7pm.
Summer Make-It-Take-It Crafts for Kids
Join us in the children's room this summer any time we are open to make a craft. New crafts will become available each Monday, May 28th through July 28th.
COOL Resource Sharing
Starting on Wednesday, May 30th, you will be able to place holds on items from any of the COOL libraries, and have them delivered here for you to pick up. Also, your Galion library card will work at any COOL library.
Teen Board
Teens in grades 7-12 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.
Baby Time
Babies ages 0 to 24 months old and their parents or caregivers are invited to join us for stories, songs, and play. No registration is required.
Games Night
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.
Lego Club
Kids ages 5-12 are invited to join us and build on the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 4:30-5:30pm. You do not need to register for this program, you can just show up.
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.
Science Geeks
We'll have a different science, technology, engineering, or math theme each month. For ages 8-12. We meet at 4:30pm on the fourth Tuesday each month. No registration is required.
Board of Trustees
The library board meets at the library at 4pm on the third Monday of each month.
Closed
[CLOSED] The library will be closed in observance of the holiday.
Story Time
Enjoy an interactive story time full of music, movement, crafts, and activities that promote early literacy.
Library Board Meeting