Teen Summer Reading Party
Join us on the lawn for a cook-out and games, then we'll go indoors to try out vintage video games, board games, and more! Door prizes and refreshments. Friday, August 11th, 7-10pm. [Photo gallery.]
August Game Nights
6:30pm, August 17th & 31st. Bring a friend and your favorite board game for an evening of fun! Refreshments and chess games will be provided.
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Shifting Materials
As you may have noticed, we've been moving some things around on the shelves a bit, a practice we call shifting. This is something we have to do from time to time, in order to keep the precious little empty shelf space that we have evenly spread out, so that there is room for new items in all areas of the collection. Right now we're shifting the adult non-fiction collection. View more photos of the shifting.
Teen Game Night
Bring a friend and your favorite board game for an evening of fun! Refreshments and chess games will be provided. Thursday, July 27th, 6:30-8:15pm. Teens in grades 7-12: no need to register, just show up.
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175th Anniversary Parade
The Galion community held a parade to commemorate 175 years of Galion history, and the library was represented. The photos are in.
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Crawford County Fair
We were pleased to participate this year in the Crawford County Fair, along with other Crawford County libraries, and the photos are in. A little-known fact about our director is that he sometimes makes balloon animals. This is the first time we've been out to the fair in a couple of years, but we hope to be back again next year.
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Roof Work
You may have noticed that we are having some work done on the library roof. For your safety, the front entrance may be roped off at times. We think this library building is worth repairing. Please bear with us as we do what needs to be done to ensure the long-term health of a building that is beginning to show its age. View photos of the roof work.
[Magic Hat]
Illusionist Andrew Martin will entertain the children on Wednesday, July 12th, at 1:00 and 7pm. [Photo gallery.]
Teen Trivia Challenge & Costume Contest
The 80s and 90s weren't that long ago, but do you know what Pong was? What planet did Alf come from? Who was Zack's dorky friend on Saved by the Bell? Test your knowledge of these crazy decades in our Jeopardy®-style tournament. Come dressed as your favorite celeb of the time and you could win a prize! We'll also have some retro snacks, more contests, music, and prizes! Thursday, July 20th, 6:30-8:30pm. For teens in grades 7-12. Registration is required. Call in to sign up or come to the main desk. [Photo gallery.]
Special Guests
Wednesday, July 19th, 1pm only, Just for the kids, special guests will join us from the Columbus Zoo! [Photo gallery.]
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You Need Your Card
Starting July 1st, 2006, all Galion Public Library patrons must have their library cards with them to check out, or to use the computers. We realize this is inconvenient, but due to a number of incidents we now feel it has become necessary to protect our patrons from identity theft. As before, you must check out on your own card, but now you also must have your card with you. We apologize for the inconvenience this will cause. Please get into the habit of carrying your card with you. Thanks for your cooperation.
Addendum: As of August 2006, the card is no longer required to use the computers.
Summer Reading starts June 1st.
Children's Catalog
Have you seen our Children's Catalog? Designed especially for kids, this fun view of our catalog lets you explore the library's Children's Room collection by clicking on categories.