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[closed] The library will be closed in observance of the holiday.
Closed for Staff Training
[closed] 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: For each qualifying item you donate, we will knock a dollar off your library fine. Offer good only during the month of February, 2017.
Games Club
Join us for chess, other board games, and card games. Bring your own game or play one of ours. For ages 11-18. Refreshments are provided. You do not need to register for the games 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 the at 4:30pm on the fourth Tuesday each month. Call or stop by the Children's Room to sign up.
Movie Day
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.
Baby Bounce
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.
Movie Night
We'll be showing a strange movie about a neurosurgeon. For ages 12 and up. Call or stop by the library to sign up. Tue, Feb 28th at 6:30pm.
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.
Movie Night
Join us for a movie about a secret community of wizards. Ages 8 and up are welcome. Refreshments will be served. Call or stop by the library to reserve your seat. Thu, Mar 30th at 6pm.
Bingo
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.
Movie Day
The children's department will be showing a movie about the daughter of an island chieftain. Popcorn and drinks will be provided. Remember to bring your own blanket and pillow. Call or stop by the library to sign up. Sat, Mar 18th at 2pm.
Bad Kitty Day
What kind of trouble is Bad Kitting getting into now? Join us for stories, crafts, and activities. For grades K-3. Call or stop by the library to sign up. Sat, Apr 1st, 2-3:30pm.
Giant Battleship Tournament
Think you have what it takes to win our giant Battleship tournament? Sign up and find out. For grades 4-6. Prizes for all participants. Sat, Apr 29th, 2-3:30pm.
Pet Show
Children of all ages, along with their families, and pets of all types, are welcome. Contact the children's room for more information. Sat, May 20th, 10-11am.
Teen Board Meeting
5:30pm on the third Thursday each month. The teen board will meet to discuss teen matters and plan future events.
When You Don't Know Where the On Button Is
Confused about basic computer topics? Bring us your questions. Call or stop by the library to sign up. Thu, Mar 23rd at 6:30pm.
Family Movie Day
Join us for a movie about animals having a singing competition. Refreshments will be served. Call or stop by the library to reserve your seat. Fri, Apr 14th at 2pm.
Membership Drive
During the month of March, The Friends of the Library are holding a special membership drive.
Throughout this organization's history thousands of active volunteer hours have been proudly devoted to assisting the library staff with materials and supplies so they may provide the community of Galion with up-to-date programs and activities for both youths and adults.
Through the generous efforts of the Friends this past year, some of the items the library staff was able to purchase were several conference tables, computers, the popular Lego Kits plus several other valuable materials. They were also able to help defray the Director's expenses when she attended a world wide conference held in Columbus.
Most of the Friends proceeds come from various planned events through the year such as the Spring and Fall Book Sales, Twelve Days of Christmas, booths at the Farmers Market and Pickle Run festival, plus other interesting income producing programs and events.
Since the beginning the Friends of the Library have maintained their membership dues at $5.00 per year. A member not only receives a quarterly newsletter listing all the activities of the Friends, but also receives first choice of choosing specific books prior to the biannual book sales. But, most important, the member receives the satisfaction of helping to make the Galion Public Library one of the finest institutions in Central Ohio. If you would like to volunteer some of your time with other like-minded volunteers, please pick up membership literature at the front desk of the library.
The library lets you borrow the beauty and keep the knowledge.
Whenever you read a good book, somewhere in the world a door opens to allow more light.
Pet Show
For children of all ages and their pets. Please ask at the desk for more information. Sat, May 20th at 10am.
Friends Meeting Dates
The Friends will meet at the library.
Friends of the Library Used Book Sale
Besides books, there will also be CDs, DVDs, audio books, and puzzles. Thu, May 11th, 9-8pm, Fri, May 12th, 9-5pm, and Sat, May 13th, 9-Noon.
Movie Night
We'll be showing a movie about a secret community of wizards in New York City. Call or stop by the library to sign up. Thu, Mar 30th at 6pm.
Coffee and Coloring
The library will host an adult Coffee and Coloring night at The Candi Bar. Thu, Apr 13th, 5-7pm.
Bingo for Books
Join us for this popular program. Sign up now and reserve your seat. Tue, Apr 18th at 6pm.
Association Meeting
The Galion Public Library Association will meet at the library building. Mon, Apr 10th at 7pm.
Build a Better World: Teen Summer Reading
From June 1st through July 29th, fill out a review for every book you read (or listen to) and enter the $10 gift card drawing of your choice.
Review 3 books and receive a free book. Review 6 books and you may choose a 2nd free book or a certificate worth $5.00 off your library card's overdue fines. If you review 2 books by June 30th, you will also be entered into a drawing to win 2 tickets to King's Island.
Drawing DateGift Cards
Friday, June 9th Game Stop Arby's
Friday, June 16th Cinemark Wendy's
Friday, June 23rd Barnes and Noble Speedway
Friday, June 30th Amazon Subway
Friday, July 7th Cinemark Tim Horton's
Friday, July 14th Barnes and Noble Taco Bell
Friday, July 21st Amazon Hot Topic
Friday, July 28th Game Stop iTunes
Saturday, July 29th Barnes and Noble ($25) Barnes and Noble ($25)
Thursday Night Movie
Watch a movie about reliving a terrible death every day for a week on our big screen. For ages 11 and up. Thu, Jun 1st at 6pm.
Star Wars Marathon
Come watch four movies on our big screen. For ages 11-18. A light lunch and dinner will be served after the 1st and 3rd movies. Moviegoers are encouraged to bring comfortable seating and any favorite snacks. Showtimes are at 10am, 12:30, 2:45 pm, and 5:15 pm. Thu, Jun 22nd.
Summer Reading: Build a Better World
Children ages up through age 12 can register beginning June 1st, and pick up a reading log.
use your reading log calendar to mark any day that you read (or someone reads to you) for at least 20 minutes, from June 1st through July 29th. After you have read for 5 days and marked them on your calendar, bring your reading log back to the library to receive a prize and to get your reading log stamped.
When you read You will receive
5 days temporary tattoo
10 days free book
15 days* construction helmet
20 days 2017 reading button
25 days
building block vehicle
and pool party invitation*
50 days* free book
* Complete 15 days by June 30th for a chance to win 2 King's Island tickets.
* Pool Party at Heise Park Pool, July 29th from 5-7pm.
* Reading for the 50 day prize can be extended through August 12th.
Juggler / Ventriloquist
Mike Hemmelgarn will present a children's program featuring juggling and ventriloquism. No registration is required. All ages are welcome to attend, though the program is mainly intended for ages 5 and up. Wed, Jun 7th at 2pm.
Raptors
The Ohio Bird Sanctuary will present a children's program. No registration is required. All ages are welcome to attend, though the program is mainly intended for ages 5 and up. Tue, Jun 13th at 3pm.
Bats
Ohio Nature Education will present a children's program. No registration is required. All ages are welcome to attend, though the program is mainly intended for ages 5 and up. Wed, Jun 21st at 6pm.
Storytelling
Lindsay Bonilla will present a children's program. No registration is required. All ages are welcome to attend, though the program is mainly intended for ages 5 and up. Wed, Jun 28th at 2pm.
Cartooning
Jeff Nicholas will present a children's program. No registration is required. All ages are welcome to attend, though the program is mainly intended for ages 5 and up. Wed, Jul 5th at 2pm.
Whizz Bang Science
Dr. Dave will present a children's program. No registration is required. All ages are welcome to attend, though the program is mainly intended for ages 5 and up. Wed, Jul 12th at 2pm.
Sing and Sign Babytime
For ages 0-2 years with a parent or caregiver. Thursdays at 9:30am, June 8th through July 27th.
Paint Night After Hours
Sign up for a fun night of painting after library hours, led by Nancy Foss. There is a $5 fee due the night of the event. Class size is limited, so sign up now. Sat, Jun 3rd at 5:30pm.
Daniel Boone
Join us as Living History Productions lecturer, author, and historian Ken Hammontree brings the legendary frontiersman to life. The event will be held on the library lawn, weather permitting. All ages are welcome, but registration is required: call or stop by the library to sign up. Mon, Jun 26th at 6pm.
Build A Better World: Adult Summer Reading
Summer Reading will kick off June 1st and run through July 29th. You can sign up any time between those dates. It's super easy to participate: every book you read earns you a ticket for your choice of our weekly prize drawings. The first 100 people to sign up will receive a free reusable book tote.
Astronomy 101
Interested in the upcoming solar eclipse, or the night sky in general? Dan Everly will be giving an informative presentation on the wonders of the night sky and how to view the solar eclipse safely. Solar eclipse glasses will be provided to everyone who attends. Registration is required: call or stop by the library to sign up. Thu, Jul 6th at 6pm.
Travel Tips
Travel blogger Tonya Prater will present her travels and share her tips for budget-friendly travel in Ohio and beyond. Registration is required: call or stop by the library to sign up. Thu, Jul 27th at 6pm.
Heroes and Villains Fest
Dress up as your favorite hero or villain and join us for games, fun, and a costume contest. For ages 11-18. Registration is required: call or stop by the library to sign up. Thu, Jun 29th at 6pm.
Card Crafting with Kendra
Kendra will provide all supplies and help participants make two cards. For ages 11 and up. Registration is required. Space is limited, so sign up now to reserve your spot. Thu, Jul 13th at 6pm.
Recycled Art
Come make art using materials that might otherwise end up in your recycling bin. For ages 11-18. Registration is required: call or stop by the library to sign up. Mon, Jul 17th, 3-5pm.
Bingo for Books
Our July game night will be pre-empted in favor of bingo. Play to win books and other prizes. For ages 11-18.
Movie Day
Join us for these afternoon movie showings on our big screen.
Blanket Tying Service Project
Individuals of all ages are invited to drop in to the Children's Room every Saturday this June and July to tie fleece blankets. Completed blankets will be donated to local nursing homes.
Summer Reading: Build a Better World
Summer reading starts June 1st for all children, teens, and adults.
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.
Chocopalooza
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.
Thank You
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.
Lego Club
Sign up in the children's room to join our lego club. For ages 5-12. The club meets at 4:30pm on the 2nd Tuesday of each month.
Anime Club
Join us for anime, manga, cosplay, and Japanese culture. Ages 11-18 are welcome. You do not need to register for the anime club: you can just show up.
Preschool Time
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.