The Galion Public Library maintains a collection that encompasses a broad
assortment of fiction, non-fiction, and audio-visual materials for all ages.
The upper floor houses (mostly) materials suitable for adults.
The book collection includes fiction from various genres
(mystery and thriller, sci-fi and fantasy, westerns, mass-market
paperbacks, ...) and non-fiction books on a wide variety of
topics, as well as a number of special collections:
reference, large print, oversized books, holiday books,
and so forth.
The library also maintains and lends from collections of
audio books (on cassette tape, CD, or digital player),
music (on CD),
and videos (both Hollywood movie productions and a broad
assortment of other types of videos — television
episodes, documentaries, special features, instructional
videos, travel and exercise videos, and more) in both VHS
(videotape) and DVD (video disc) formats.
The library also keeps current and recent issues of
a number of newspapers and magazines. Back issues may
be checked out, but current issues should remain
in the library.
One corner of the main floor is devoted to the YA collection,
consisting of materials selected for teens. This young and
continuously-growing collection includes fiction and non-fiction
books, biographies, magazines, graphic novels, and other items,
selected for the interests of young people.
The Children's Room, located on the lower floor, contains
a large assortment of materials selected for children.
The children's fiction collection takes in all ages and
includes various types of books, from board books,
picture books, and easy readers up through children's
classics and award winners, to mysteries, sci-fi, fantasy,
and so on.
The children's non-fiction books are selected both
for children's interests and also for their needs
(e.g., for common school report topics) and cover
a full range of topics. There are also special
collections: oversize books, holiday books,
reference books, and so forth.
The Children's Room also maintains a collection of
audio-visual materials, including audio books,
music, and a large assortment of videos, as well
as a number of magazines.
Genealogy and local history materials are maintained
in the Ohio Room
located on the lower floor. This
collection includes back issues of the Galion Inquirer
going back to the early 20th
county history books, cemetary plot records, and other
items of local interest. The microfilm reader is here, as well.
We also have an extensive Crawford County obituary file
available: ask for it at the Children's Room desk.