The library will be closed in observance of the holiday.
Closed for Staff Training
The library will be closed all day so that our staff can receive Red Cross training.
As usual, any items returned in the book drop while we are closed will count as having come back before we closed the previous evening.
Thu, Jan 12th
Food For Fines
We will be running a Food for Fines
promotion during the month of February.
We must insist that all donated items meet all of the following criteria:
- not expired (sell-by or best-by date)
- suitable for donation to a local food pantry
For each qualifying item you donate, we will knock a dollar off your library fine. Offer good only during the month of February, 2017.
- Wed, Feb 1st,
- Tue, Feb 28th,
Join us for chess, other board games, and card games.
Bring your own game or play one of ours. New members in grades 6-12 are invited to join at any time. Refreshments are provided. You do not need to register for the games club: you can just show up.
- Thu, Jan 19th, 6:30-8pm
- Thu, Feb 16th, 6:30-8pm
- Thu, Mar 16th, 6:30-8pm
- Thu, Apr 20th, 6:30-8pm
- Thu, May 18th, 6:30-8pm
We'll have a different science, technology, engineering, or math theme each month.
For ages 8-12. We meet the fourth Tuesday each month. Call or stop by the Children's Room to sign up.
Watch a movie
on our big screen.
Mon, Feb 20th at 2pm
Care for Aging Pets
Do you have an aging pet? Join us as John Lizotte of Rescued Rollers presents tips and advice about caring for and communicating with senior and special-needs pets.
Topics include dogs that are blind or losing sight, deaf or losing hearing, paralyzed or mobility challenged, or incontinent. Rescued Rollers will bring a selection of items commonly used in the care of senior or special needs pets, including a wheelchair for dogs, lifting harnesses, boots, incontinence products, and more.
Thu, Feb 9th at 6pm.
Masquerade Party: Masks, Mystery, and Music
All attendees should wear a mask.
Masks should not cover the entire head, and the eyes must be visible. Costumes are highly encouraged as well. For ages 12-18. Registration is required: call or stop by the library by Friday, February 10th to reserve your spot.
Sat, Feb 11th, 6-8pm.
Teen Mask Making
Need a mask for the party? Just want to decorate a mask?
Materials will be provided (though you are welcome to bring additional materials as well). Registration is required: call or stop by the library to sign up. For ages 12-18.
Fri, Feb 10th, 4-5:30pm.
Bounces, songs, rhymes, and language activities.
Ages 0-18 months only. Starts March 14th Sign-up is required. Ask in the children's room for more information.
Family Lego Morning
Join us for fun building things out of little bricks.
Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. Children are invited to work individually or with their families for a building challenge and free play using our Lego kits. All building supplies will be provided. Space is limited. Call to sign up or stop by the library to reserve your spot.
Sat, Mar 4th, 10-11am.
Play to win teen books or other prizes.
Refreshments will be served. For grades 6-12. Call or stop by the library to reserve your spot.
Fri, Apr 7th at 4:30pm.
Teen Board Meeting
5:30pm on the third Thursday each month.
The teen board will meet to discuss teen matters and plan future events.
The Galion Public Library Association will meet at the library building.
Mon, Apr 10th at 7pm.
Stuffed Animal Sleepover
You and your stuffed animal friend are invited to the library for pajama party fun. Afterward, your stuffed friend can stay and spend the night.
We'll have teddy-bear-themed stories, crafts, and activities. All participants will get pictures of their stuffed friends having fun at the library after hours. Stuffed animals will need to be picked up on Saturday between 9 and 5. For grades K-2. Registration is required: sign up now.
Fri, Jan 13th at 4pm.
Life Size Pac Man
Think you can make it through our maze without getting caught by any ghosts?
Come and find out. For grades 3-6. Registration is required: sign up now.
Sat, Jan 21st at 2pm.
Elephant and Piggie Party
Come in for an afternoon of fun stories, crafts, and games all about our favorite best friends, Elephant and Piggie
For grades K-2. Call or stop by the library to sign up.
Sat, Feb 4th at 2pm.
Spend the afternoon enjoying chocolate-themed crafts and games, and create some chocolate treats of your own to take home.
For grades 3-6. Call or stop by the children's room to sign up.
Sat, Feb 18th at 2pm.
The Friends would like to issue a big
Thank You to Galion and the surrounding area for your support and donations, which made our Fall Book Sale a tremendous success.
The Friends of the Library use these funds for various projects and efforts to increase the services available at the library. We truly appreciate the generosity of the community.
Sign up in the children's room to join our lego club.
For ages 5-12. The club meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month
- Tue, Feb 14th
- Tue, Mar 14th
- Tue, Apr 11th
- Tue, May 9th
Join us for anime, manga, cosplay, and Japanese culture.
Note that we have switched to Tuesdays
Teens in grades 6-12 do not need to register for the anime club: you can just show up.
- Tue, Jan 10th, 6:30-8pm,
- Tue, Feb 14th, 6:30-8pm,
- Tue, Mar 14th, 6:30-8pm,
- Tue, Apr 11th, 6:30-8pm,
- Tue, May 9th, 6:30-8pm,
Special events for young children are held on Mondays at 6:30pm
and on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10:30am
These events feature stories, games, crafts, and all sorts of fun. Registration is not required: you can just show up. See the calendar for each week's theme.
Board of Trustees
The library board meets at the library at 4pm on the third Monday of each month.