Closed
[CLOSED] The library will be closed in observance of the holiday. See our Holiday Hours for a complete list of all the holidays we observe.
Bluey in a Snowstorm!
Join us for winter themed activities within the library! Come in and skate, take on our obstacle course, and even see Bluey herself! Mon, Feb 19th at 2pm.
Closed
[CLOSED] The library will be closed in observance of the Total Solar Eclipse. Mon, Apr 8th.
Artfully Casual Craft Club
Join us for our Artfully Casual Craft Club! Ages 16+ are welcome to join us on Thursdays, bi-weekly, for a chill creative session from 10:00AM to 12:00PM. Bring any medium you prefer--a sketchbook with pencils, crayons, or pastel; a laptop with a digital drawing tablet, a tabletop easel, canvas, paints; paper, scissors, glue; even a chunk of clay and your carving supplies! We'll chat, listen to music, audiobooks, or even a podcast while we craft! Simple prompts will be provided for those who don't come with a specific project in mind.
Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale
Please join the Friends of the Library for their semi-annual sale. Materials for sale include books, movies, music, and puzzles. All items are sold on a donation basis (without specified prices). Thu, May 2nd, 9:30-8pm, Fri, May 3rd, 9:30-5pm, and Sat, May 4th, 10:30-1:30pm.
Ghostbusters Movie
Celebrate the 35th anniversary and newest installment of the classic movie franchise, the Ghostbusters at the library as we do a special viewing of the first movie in the series. Refreshments will be available. Mon, Mar 25th at 3pm.
Space Movie
Learn all about Space just in time for the total solar eclipse this April! We will be showing an informative film all about outer space. There may also be a chance for a challenge afterward to test your knowledge of our solar system. Fri, Mar 29th at 1:30pm.
Eclipse Field Day
A Field Day of Eclipse themed activities! We will be having a ton of fun with Sun & Moon Tug-of-War, Tie-Dye Eclipse T-Shirts, Rockets, and More! Open to Youth of All Ages. Some programs will be while supplies last. Mon, Apr 1st at 1:30pm.
Popcorn Taste Test
We will be tasting mystery flavors of popcorn, take a guess, then vote for your favorite! All ages welcome. Fri, Apr 26th at 2pm.
Friends of the Library Meeting
The Friends will meet in the Community Room.
  • Tue, Apr 2nd at 5:30pm
  • Wed, May 8th at 5:30pm
  • Tue, Jun 4th at 5:30pm
  • Tue, Jul 2nd at 5:30pm
  • Tue, Aug 6th at 5:30pm
  • Tue, Sep 3rd at 5:30pm
  • Wed, Oct 9th at 5:30pm
  • Tue, Nov 5th at 5:30pm
  • Tue, Dec 3rd at 5:30pm
Easter Bunny's Egg Hunt
The Easter bunny will be at the Galion public library for a special egg hunt! Meet the easter bunny and search for eggs around the children's room. Wed, Mar 27th at Noon.
Teen Anime Club
Individuals in grades 6-12 are invited to join us for fun anime themed activities, games, and occasional movies! Occurs on the 2nd Tuesday of the month from 6:30pm to 8pm. No registration is required.
Teen Advisory Board
Individuals in grades 6-12 are invited to help us make decisions for future teen programs and teen book purchases. Occurs on the 3rd Tuesday of the Month from 5:30pm to 6pm, and is followed by Teen Game Night.
Teen Game Night
Individuals in grades 6-12 are invited to join us for board games, card games and video games. No registration is required. Occurs on the 3rd Tuesday of the month from 6pm to 8pm, right after Teen Advisory Board (TAB). You are welcome to bring one of your own or come play one of the many games we own.
Lego Club
Children and teens of all ages (and their families) are invited to drop in and build. Occurs on the 2nd Thursday of every month from 4:3pm to 5:30pm. No registration is required.
Studio Ghibli Movie Night
Join us as we watch movies from one of our favorite animation studios on the 3rd Thursday of every other month. All ages are welcome. Movie starts at 5:30pm. Space may be limited, so please plan to arrive on time.
1000 Books Before Kindergarten
Race to 1000 books with our 1000 Books Before Kindergarten reading program! Parents track the amount of books online, and children are given prizes for different milestones! For ages birth through kindergarten, and you need to sign up in person.
Teen Dungeons and Dragons
Individuals in grades 6 - 12 are invited to join us for Dungeons and Dragons on the 4th Thursday of the month! Sign-up is required; and as of March of 2024 all spots have been taken. Game starts at 6pm and runs as late as 8pm. Dice and character will be provided if needed. Snacks and drinks will be available.
Coffee & Coloring
From 12pm-2pm please join us at Three Bean Coffee House for 2 hours of cozy coloring and drinks! All ages are welcome! We have both simple and complex coloring pages available. The only cost to you is your drink of choice! We hope to see you there!
  • Tue, Jan 9th, 10:30-12:30pm
  • Tue, Feb 13th, 10:30-12:30pm
  • Tue, Mar 12th, 10:30-12:30pm
  • Tue, Jun 11th, Noon-2pm
  • Wed, Jul 10th, 2-4pm
  • Wed, Aug 14th, 2-4pm
  • Wed, Sep 11th, 2-4pm
  • Wed, Oct 9th, 2-4pm
  • Wed, Nov 13th, 2-4pm
  • Wed, Dec 11th, 2-4pm
Bingo! for Books
Come in and play bingo, winners leave with a new book of their choice! There will be plenty of opportunities to win too; Cards will be played through until we get three bingo winners each round! We'll be playing from 6pm to 7:30pm. Always free to play! This is a bi-monthly event!
  • Mon, Feb 19th, 6-8pm
  • Mon, Apr 22nd, 6-7:30pm
  • Mon, Jul 15th, 6-7:30pm
  • Mon, Oct 21st, 6-7:30pm
Adult Dungeons and Dragons
A Dungeons and Dragons campaign for players ages 17+! Any amount of experience is welcome, from new adventurers to those who have been on the path since 1e! Sign-up IS required. Adult DnD will be held on the 4th Tuesday of every month from 6pm-8pm. Seats are limited to a total of SIX players. Send an email to nico@galionlibrary.org for inquiry! Please include your first and last name, your age, and your phone number (this is for us to reach out to you in the event of any session cancellations or session specific information). You will receive an email back either confirming your seat at the table, or letting you know that all seats have already been filled. Those who reach out after we've closed sign-ups will be added to a contact list of on-call players. These people will be contacted if a seat opens up for a new player to join!
Adult Craft Night
Come together to flex those creative muscles on the first Thursday* of every month! Ages 16+ are welcome and our programs are always free. Some events may change age limits depending on the craft. You can always check our Facebook page or call the library and ask. Information on what we'll be crafting is available on our Facebook page! *Some craft nights will be held on different days or times depending on scheduling conflicts! Check our Facebook page to stay up-to-date.
Adult Game Night
A game night for adults ages 18+ Reoccurring every final Monday of the month from 5:30pm - 8pm. Snacks and refreshments will be provided, but feel free to bring your own as well! We'll decide what to play as a group or split off into smaller groups if it's a split decision. Anything from cards to board games is on the table!
Teen Hangout
Come hang out with us and other teens! Teens in grades 6 - 12 are welcome to join us as we hang out by playing games, doing activities, watching movies, and more! Occurs on the 2nd Thursday from 6:30pm to 8pm following Lego Club. Drinks and snacks will be provided.
Junior Dungeons and Dragons
Individuals ages 9 - 12 are invited to join us for Dungeons and Dragons on the 2nd Wednesday of the month! Sign is required in person and parents have to sign a permission slip. The game starts at 4:30pm and ends at 6:30pm. Dice will be provided if needed.
Tinkering Time
Come express your creativity and show off your problem-solving skills through out fun little activities! For ages birth to 18. Occurs through the 2nd full week of the Month and goes all day!
Carde Diem!
Every 1st Tuesday from 12pm to 2pm, shuffle your feet on down to our community room to find the answer to the age old question; Who's deal is it? Is it yours? Oh, it's MY deal? No, I thought it was supposed to be yours! We have standard 52-card decks, Dutch Blitz!, standard and Barbie UNO, and a number of variety card games! Have a game you want to introduce new players to? Bring it along! Folks who are fans of non-standard card games such as Magic: the Gathering are also welcome to bring their decks and use our space. Our library programs are always free! This program is open for anybody ages 18+. We love new faces. CARDE DIEM!!! Seize your hand! We'll meet you at the card table!
Homeschool Hangout
Calling all Galion home school families! Youth of all ages (so long as they are being home schooled) are welcome to join in for fun and to meet new friends. We will meet on the first Thursday of the month at 1:00pm. to do hands-on activities and games. Each month's activities will be themed to a different subject. Some of the subjects we will be exploring are: Math, History, Science, English, and Engineering.
Kid's Comic Club
Like to read Graphic Novels or Manga? Have a favorite Superhero? Want to hangout with others who like to love this stuff too? Then join us for Comic Club! Every 2nd Tuesday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm we will be doing different activities, games, and occasionally watch movies, all themed to our favorite comic books! This club is intended for individuals in grades 3 - 5.
New Online Catalog
Our online catalog, that you can use to look up what materials we have, is getting a pretty major refresh. As of now, the main address (galion.cool-cat.org) resolves to the new version, called Aspen Discovery, which is already up and running. Links and the search form on our main website also now point to the new version.

However, the old catalog will also remain available, at galion-evergreen.cool-cat.org

Spring Storytime
Join us for Storytime each week, on Tuesday or Wednesday morning. The Community Room will open for admittance at 10:15am. Storytime may not occur on certain weeks due to being affected by holidays and Library events. In addition, Storytime does not occur in the months of May, August, or December.
Out of Shelf Space Book Club
Our morning book club! We meet every other Wednesday from 12pm to 1:30pm. Our current read has yet to be picked. Sign-up is required for this program! As of January of 2024, there are still 9 spots open. For Ages 18+
  • Wed, Jan 10th, Noon-1:30pm
  • Wed, Jan 24th, Noon-1:30pm
  • Wed, Feb 7th, Noon-1:30pm
Page Turners Anonymous Book Club
Our evening book club! We meet every other Wednesday from 2:30pm to 4pm. Our current read is A Man Called Ove by Fredrick Backman. Sign-up is required for this program! We also have our other book club called Out of Shelf Space which is meant for the morning. As of right now we have no one signed up but we are always open and excited to read with you!
Youth Stitch CLub
Know how to sew, knit, crochet, or any other fiber craft? Don't know how to do any of these crafts but want to learn? We will help you learn how! We meet on the 4th Tuesday of the Month at 5:30pm. For children and teens of all ages. Bring something you are currently working on and join others just like you! We will talk about our latest challenges and triumphs in our craft, trade patterns, and meet new friends.
Summer Storytime
Join us for Storytime each week, on Tuesday or Wednesday morning at 10:15am. This year Storytime will be held at the Galion Nazerene church located at 777 Fairview Ave, Galion, OH 44833. Storytime may not occur on certain weeks due to being affected by holidays and Library events. In addition, Storytime does not occur in the months of May, August, or December.
YA Game Night
Come to the library for YA Game Night, we've got card games, board games, video games. It's a great chance for us to meet new people who love gaming too! Players ages 16+ are welcome to join. Bring any game you like, or play one of ours!
Chess Club
Wish to play chess or learn how to play, then join Chess Club! The club starts at 1pm, every other Saturday! Youth of all ages are welcome! No experience necessary.
Fantasy Map Making
Join us as we'll use our own tools and guides to create a map of land never before explored! We'll define land masses, geological features, and significant locations using rice. dice, and a key to guide us. Ages 13+ Limited seats, so sign-up required. Maximum capacity of 10. Call us at 419-468-3203, or Email nico@galionlibrary.org Wed, Jun 5th, 1:30-3:30pm.
Team. Versus. Puzzle. Race
GO HEAD TO HEAD and be the first team to complete a 500 piece book themed puzzle! In the event that no puzzles are completed, the team with the most pieces in will be declared the winner. SIGN-UP IS REQUIRED, LIMIT OF SIX TEAMS! Ages 16+ are welcome to sign-up as a solo competitor, or with a team of up to four individuals. Remember to pick a team name! Ages 13-15 are welcome to participate as well, but must be accompanied by a responsible adult! Sat, Jun 15th, Noon-3pm and Thu, Jul 18th, 3-6pm.
Summer Reading for All Ages
Our summer reading theme this year is Adventure At Your Library. We have programs for Adults, for Teens, and for Children. The adult summer reading program begins on June 1st, the youth library program starts on June 5th and both lasts through July 31st.
Ohio Candid Center
The Ohio Canid Center will be visiting Galion at the Nazarene Church with one of their Foxes. Come and learn about the myths and legends surrounding this cool creature! All ages welcome. This program will be located at the Galion Nazarene Church located @ 777 Fairview Ave, Galion, OH 44833. Thu, Jun 6th at 1pm and Thu, Jun 27th at 1pm.
Bubble Bonanza
Have fun on the library lawn with foam and bubbles! You can try painting with squirt guns, and even play bubble tag! Youth of all ages are invited. Thu, Jun 20th at 1pm.
Teen Craft Afternoon
Join us for a fun and creative afternoon as we transform ordinary strips of paper into a swirling one of a kind masterpiece. Youth in grades 6 - 12 are invited. Fri, Jun 21st at 1:30pm.
Drummunity
Join the library at the Nazarene Church to be part of a fantastic interactive and musical event. All ages invited. This program will be located at the Galion Nazarene Church located @ 777 Fairview Ave, Galion, OH 44833. Thu, Jun 13th at 1pm.
Bubble Bonanza
Have fun on the library lawn with foam and bubbles! You can try painting with squirt guns, and even play bubble tag!
Youth No-Cook Cooking Competition
Do you have what it takes to cook your way against other kids...Without actually heating or cooking. Test your stuff as you try to come up with the tastiest dish with the provided ingredients. For youth ages 9 and up. Please note, due to limited ingredients we are only allowing the first 10 participants to arrive to "cook". The rest are welcome to sit and watch the competition. Mon, Jun 24th at 1:30pm.
Didgeridoo Down Under
Join the library at the Nazarene Church in Galion to hear the sounds of the outback. It is a musical sensation from almost half way around the world. For all ages! This program will be located at the Galion Nazarene Church located @ 777 Fairview Ave, Galion, OH 44833. Thu, Jul 11th at 1pm.
Youth Bingo for Books
Win some nifty books by playing Bingo! For youth of all ages. Mon, Jun 17th at 3pm.
Toilet Paper Olympics
Can't get enough of some fun, clean potty humor? Then come to the library for an activity-filled afternoon. Toilet paper will be flying! For youth of all ages. Mon, Jul 15th at 1:30pm.
Erica Carlson's Balloon Animal Workshop
Join the library at the Nazarene Church for this wonderful workshop that combines fantastic tricks and techniques, and lots of fun surprises! All ages welcome! This program will be located at the Galion Nazarene Church located @ 777 Fairview Ave, Galion, OH 44833. Thu, Jul 18th at 1pm.
Tigers Den Skating Ring
Stop in at the Tiger's Den between 1:00 - 3:30 p.m. to have some fun. We may even play some games while we skate around. For youth of all ages. You will need to fill out a permission slip for your child to skate. This program will be located at the Tigers Den located @ 232 Portland Way N, Galion, OH 44833. Thu, Jul 25th at 1pm.
Teen Craft Night
Join us for a fun and creative afternoon as create our own map with various mediums and utensils. For youth in grades 6 - 12. Tue, Jul 30th at 6pm.
Literature Lovers Lunch
The Galion Public Library will be opening a one-day-only Literature Lovers Lunch spot, serving up fresh reads from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM! A tasting menu has been put together consisting of a variety of books spanning across multiple genres, themes, authors, and page counts. Sample the first paragraphs and review its contents! To-go orders (holds) may then be placed. Books on our tasting menu will have meat to them; themes and topics covered in these titles will give you something to really chew on and think about, and are likely to contain mature content and themes. Due to this, this program is for adults ages 18+! Our lunch service has a maximum capacity of 20 total diners, with seating of 4 per table. Note, parties greater or less than 4 may be split or seated with those outside of your party to accommodate seating if necessary. Sign-up for this program is REQUIRED. Non-registered patrons will be turned away from lunch service. Call us at 419-468-3203, or email nico@galionlibrary.org too reserve your table. Light refreshments and snacks will be served. Mon, Jun 3rd, 3-5pm.
Adult Storytime
Go on an adventure in your imagination and join us to explore classic children's books with themed coloring pages and crafts to do while you listen. Ages 13+ We'll be reading the Frog & Toad Treasury, three books written and illustrated by Arnold Lobel. Each book contains five simple, often humorous, sometimes poignant, short stories chronicling the exploits of an anthropomorphic frog and toad, named Frog and Toad. The situations in which they find themselves are a cross between the human and animal worlds. Lobel loved his work, saying "I cannot think of any work that could be more agreeable and fun than making books for children" and described his job as a daydreamer. Tue, Jun 25th, Noon-1:30pm.
Library Board Meeting
Library Board Meeting
  • Mon, Jan 15th at 4pm
  • Mon, Feb 19th at 4pm
  • Mon, Mar 18th at 4pm
  • Mon, Apr 15th at 4pm
  • Mon, May 20th at 4pm
  • Mon, Jun 17th at 4pm
  • Mon, Jul 15th at 4pm
  • Mon, Aug 19th at 4pm
  • Mon, Sep 16th at 4pm
  • Mon, Oct 21st at 4pm
  • Mon, Nov 18th at 4pm
  • Mon, Dec 16th at 4pm
  • Mon, Jan 20th at 4pm
Join the Children's Department as we enjoy a magic program put on by Magician Erica Carlson and her adorable hedgehog!
Closed
[CLOSED] The library will be closed in observance of the holiday. See our Holiday Hours for a complete list of all the holidays we observe.
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