Library events


(Posted March 31, 2022)


Hurt/Battelle Memorial Library, 270 Lilly Chapel Rd., West Jefferson, offers the following activities and services. For details, call (614) 879-8448 or visit

  • Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt. Through April 16, look for colorful eggs hidden in the children’s area. When you find all of them, you get to pick a prize from a selection of pre-filled goodie eggs. If there’s a gold coin in your egg, you win another surprise.
  • Booklovers. The group will discuss “The Most Beautiful Girl in Cuba” by Chanel Cleeton at 4 p.m. April 4.
  • Plant Swap. At 11 a.m. April 23, the Master Gardeners of Madison County and the Madison County Herb Society will host a plant swap at the library. Bring in any plants you would like to exchange with others and enjoy some small presentations and door prizes.
  • Prom Dress Drive. The library is collecting donations of formal wear, including dresses and suits. Anyone who needs formal wear is invited to stop by the library to browse for a free selection.
  • Storytimes. Wednesdays and Fridays, 10:30 a.m.
  • Free After-school Meals. Meals (for children ages 2 years old through high school seniors) can be picked up between 3 and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.


Mount Sterling Public Library is holding a silent basket auction. Check out the display. Bidding closes on May 14. Proceeds go to the summer reading program.

Mount Sterling Library

Mount Sterling Public Library is located at 60 W. Columbus St. Call (740) 869-2430 or visit

  • Scholarship. Mount Sterling Friends of the Library is offering the $1,500 Marjorie Hanson Memorial Scholarship to a graduating senior of the Madison-Plains Class of 2022 or a homeschooled student residing in the Madison-Plains school district who will be graduated from an accredited school in 2022. Applications are available at the library and the high school and are due to the library in a sealed envelope, addressed to Mount Sterling Friends of the Library Scholarship Committee, by May 7.
  • Scented Soap Fundraiser. Honeyrun Farm, owned by Isaac and Jayne Barnes of Pickaway County, has created a bar soap named “Library.” Each bar costs $4.75; Mount Sterling Friends of the Library will receive $3 from each bar sold. Orders can be made on the Honeyrun Farm Etsy page or through their website, The soap also is sold at their farmstand at 9642 Randle Rd., Williamsport, at the Worthington Farmers Market, and other retailers in Columbus and around Ohio.
  • Preschool Storytime. Mondays at 10:30 a.m.
  • Kids’ Cooking Club. The Batters, Splatters & Platters Kids’ Cooking Club for ages 9-12 meets from 6 to 7:30 p.m. the first and third Mondays of each month to learn basic kitchen and cooking skills. Pre-registration is required. The class is free.
  • Cook Book Club. Members choose a recipe from a cookbook of the month, then make and bring the dish to the meeting. The group meets the third Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m.
  • Silent Basket Auction. The Friends of the Library have themed baskets on display at the library. Bids can be placed in-person at the library, by private message via the library’s Facebook and Instagram pages, or by text to (614) 315-7939. Bids can be placed through May 14. All proceeds go to the summer reading program.
  • Victorian Springtime Tea. This Friends of the Library event is in-person this year May 14, 2-4 p.m., at First United Methodist Church, 110 S. London St., Mount Sterling. Attendees will receive tableside tea service with a variety of tea sandwiches, fruit, scones and desserts. Music and a brief reader’s theater are planned. This year’s theme is Little Women. Come as you are or dressed in Victorian-inspired clothing. Hats will be available to borrow on site. If you’d like to be outfitted in costume or reserve a table for six or more people (both are optional), contact Casey at (740) 869-3548. There will be no advance sale of tickets. Admission at the door is $10 for adults and $5 for children 10 and younger. Proceeds go to library programming, sponsorships, materials, and equipment and technology upgrades.


London Public Library

London Public Library is located at 20 E. First St. Call (740) 852-9543 or visit for details.

  • Story Times. Story Time for toddlers (ages 0-3 years old) takes place on Tuesdays from 10 to 10:30 a.m. Story Time for preschoolers (ages 3-6 years old) takes place on Tuesdays from 11 to 11:45 a.m. Each week focuses on a different theme using books, songs and finger plays. Some weeks include musical instruments, scarves, balls and parachutes. Face masks are required for everyone 3 and older.
  • Kindergarten Club. Prepare your preschooler for kindergarten on Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. This program is recommended for children ages 3-6 and covers letter sounds and writing letters, numbers and counting, fine and gross motor skills, scissors, sorting, patterns and more. Face masks are required for everyone 3 and older.


Plain City Library

For up-to-date information about library services, visit or call (614) 873-4912. The library is located at 305 W. Main St. and online at

Learn About Screen Printing. Have you ever wanted to learn how the screen printing process works? Visit the library on April 13 to find out. The library will print a single color T-shirt inspired by Stranger Things’ “The upside down” and designed by a local artist. This program is for adults only. Registration is required and space is limited, so visit and click on Events to sign up soon.

  • Storytime at the Park. Join us at Plain City’s Pastime Park, 370 N. Chillicothe St., on Mondays at 10:30 a.m. for stories, rhymes, songs and other learning activities appropriate for ages 6 and younger. Storytime kits containing scarves, shakers, beanbags, and other manipulatives used in storytime will be available while supplies last. Have a Storytime from Home kit from Online Storytime? Bring it with you; it contains all the supplies you need. Caregivers must attend. No registration is required.
  • Online Storytime. The program takes place on Facebook, Youtube, and Twitter on Mondays at 10:30 a.m. Enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, and more with a new theme each week. These storytimes are intended for children ages 6 and younger, but anyone can tune in. For dates and direct links, visit
  • Bedtime Storytime. Join the library on Facebook, Youtube or Twitter for a live Bedtime Storytime every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. Enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and more. These storytimes are intended for children ages 6 and younger, but anyone can tune in. For dates and direct links, visit
  • Storytime Kits. Participants of Online and Bedtime Storytimes are encouraged to pick up a Storytime Kit to make their experience more engaging by introducing interactive early learning activities. These kits are appropriate for children ages 2-5 and include instruments and manipulatives that will be used throughout the library’s winter and spring storytime sessions. The kits are available on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last. Visit for more information.


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