Books in the Alley Sale
The Friends of the Library will be holding a book sale in the alley east of the library building. (Read More.) Sat, Jul 10th, 10-2pm and Sat, Jul 17th, 10-2pm.
Movie Matinee
[stock photo of a movie projector] (Read More.) Sat, Jul 10th at 11am and Sat, Aug 14th at 11am.
Vaccine Availability
According to our sources, Ohioans age 40 and over, as well as those with certain medical conditions, will be eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccine starting Friday, March 19th, and all Ohioans age 16 and older starting on Monday, March 29th. Eligible Ohioans can book an appointment at
COVID-19 Test Kits
Call the library (419-468-3203) if you are interested in receiving a COVID-19 test kit. We will take your information and make a test kit available to you for curbside pickup.
Book Donations Accepted
Routine used book donations will once again be accepted beginning Monday, April 5th.
2021 Adult Summer Reading Challenge
Raise money for local non-profit animal rescues by completing reading challenges. (Read More.)
Job Opening: Children's Room Assistant
We have a job opening for a Children's Room assistant. This is a part-time position with programming duties for grade school children. Two years of working with children and/or library experience preferred. Approximately 20-25 hours a week on average. Must be able to work days, evenings and Saturdays. Applications will be taken until July 28th.
Grab-N-Go Craft Kits
A new craft will be available every other Monday and will include craft supplies and instructions. Call the library to reserve a craft kit, or simply stop by the main desk to pick one up.
DIY Craft Night
For ages 18 and up. There will be a limit of 20 each time, so call the library to reserve your seat. Crafts will also be available as a Grab & Go kit.
  • Mon, Jul 19th, 4-5pm, T-Shirt Rope Toys
  • Mon, Aug 16th, 4-5pm, Hummingbird Swing
Adult Game Night
Play your favorite board game, or learn to like a new one. There will be a limit of 20, so call the library and sign up to reserve your seat. Fri, Jul 30th at 4pm and Fri, Aug 27th at 4pm.
Bird Bingo
See how many of the listed birds you can find. Pick up your card starting June 1st, and return it by 4pm Saturday July 31st for a bird button and a chance to win one of these prizes:
  1. Binoculars and Field Guide
  2. T-shirt, Hummingbird Feeder, & Stuffed Bird
  3. Ohio Bird Sanctuary household membership
Fall Book Sale
Watch this space for more information. Thu, Oct 7th, Fri, Oct 8th, and Sat, Oct 9th.
Activity Kits
Be creative and enjoy new experiences in the privacy of your home.
Check out a mobile hotspot to access the Internet anywhere; learn how to make your own ice cream with the Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker; see a world of stars with the Orion Starblast Telescope; and more!
How does it work?
  • You must be 18 or older to check out the Orion Starblast Telescope and the Mobile HotSpots. For all other kits, you must be at least 13 years old.
  • Speak to the librarian at the Circulation Desk to request an Activity Kit.
  • To check out, you must have an active library card in our system.
  • If you would like to borrow a mobile hotspot, you must sign a rental agreement.
  • Enjoy for 7-14 days, and return.
Current Activity Kits
  • Baking
  • Blood Pressure
  • Coloring
  • Gardening
  • Ice Cream Maker
  • Metal Detector
  • Mobile Hotspots (5)
  • Telescope
  • Snow Cone Machine
  • Tools
  • Pumpkin Carving
Activity Kit Guidelines:
  1. Patron must return kits to the Galion Public Library.
  2. Patron is responsible for all contents in the kit. There will be a charge for lost items, including replacement of the whole set if items cannot be purchased individually.
  3. Please clean appropriate items after use.
  4. Most kits circulate for one week. (Mobile hotspots circulate for two weeks.)
  5. Late fees are $1 per day on kits, except for mobile hotspots, which are $2 per day.
  6. Mobile hotspots cannot be renewed. Other kits can be renewed unless there is a hold for another patron.
  7. Library staff will examine the contents with you when checking a kit in or out.
  8. A maximum of two kits may be checked out at a time.
Circulation Policy Changes Q and A
Changed policies at Galion Public Library: books and many other items now have no overdue fines; long-overdue items and replacement costs can block you from checking out; replacement fees for lost items can be canceled if the items are returned within six months; existing overdue fines are being wiped; and renewals are now automatic, as long as nothing blocks them. Read on for details.
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