Library events

(Posted March 28, 2024)

London Public Library

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

  • Guess the Number of Lids. Stop by the library between April 1 and April 30 and guess the number of lids in the jar for a chance to win an eco-friendly prize. Jars and prizes are stationed in the children’s room, teen area, and circulation desk.
  • Summer Reading T-Shirt Contest. Library patrons are invited to submit designs for this year’s Summer Reading Program t-shirts. The deadline to submit entries is April 30. Rules can be found on the library’s website or at the library.
  • Toddler Time. Ages 0-3 are invited to engage in stories, songs, and finger-plays April 2, 10-10:30 a.m.
  • Preschool Storytime. Ages 3-6 are invited to engage in stories, songs, finger-plays, and a weekly letter activity on April 2, 11-11:45 a.m. Pre-schoolers can practice the alphabet with a letter activity after the regular storytime.
  • Lotus Lantern Craft. On April 2 from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m., the Korean Spirit and Culture Promotion Project will teach the meaning of the lotus and lotus lantern lighting festival in Korea, teach attendees how to make a lotus lantern craft, then show a short documentary film about Korea. Spaces are limited; pre-registration is required. The craft is for ages 10 and older.
  • Teen Advisory Board. The group will meet on April 3 from 6 to 7 p.m. to talk about potential library programs for teens. Any teen interested in joining can fill out a form or call the library for details.
  • Closed. The library will be closed on April 4 for a staff development day.
  • Recycled Art Show and Reception. The London Visual Arts Guild is celebrating their 9th Annual Community Art Show. A reception is planned for April 6 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the London Arts Center, 121 E. First St. Those who participated in the library’s Recycled Art Contest also will have their pieces displayed in the show. During the reception, Arts Guild members will vote on the best entries and award prizes.
  • Monster Jam Reading Program. Through April 27, children ages 2-12 can earn a free ticket to Monster Jam, happening April 26-27, just by reading five  books. Participants must pick up a reading voucher at the library and have it stamped by library staff. It is only valid for show times listed on the back of the voucher. Reading vouchers may only be redeemed at Schottenstein Center prior to the performance date. A free ticket comes with the purchase of a full-priced adult ticket.
  • Ringling Bros. Reading Program. Through May 11, children ages 2-12 can earn a free ticket to Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey, happening May 10-12, just by reading five books. Participants must pick up a reading voucher at the library and have it stamped by library staff. It is only valid for show times listed on the back of the voucher. Reading vouchers may only be redeemed at Schottenstein Center prior to the performance date. A free ticket comes with the purchase of a full-priced adult ticket.
  • Technology Help Sessions. Have questions about your phone, laptop, or tablet? Register for a one-on-one 45-minute help session. Possible topics include how to search the internet, how to use email, how to use your phone, and how to use social media. Bring your device to your session. To register, call the library. Available every day by appointment only.

HBMLibrary

Hurt/Battelle Memorial Library is located at 270 Lilly Chapel Rd., West Jefferson. Call (614) 879-8448 or visit hbmlibrary.org.

  • Storytime. Wednesdays and Friday at 10:30 a.m.
  • Princess Tea. All maidens are invited to enjoy this event set for 11 a.m. April 6.
  • Bookmark Contest. The library is hosting this contest April 1-30 in coordination with its upcoming Family Summer Reading Program. Call or visit the library for details.
  • Booklovers. The group will discuss “West With Giraffes” by Lynda Rutledge on April 8 at 4 p.m.
  • Library Board. The board will meet on April 9 at 6 p.m. For details, contact Library Director Chris Siscoe at csiscoe@hbmlibraryorg.
  • Prom Dress Drive. A free selection of prom dresses, suits, and accessories are available for students in the library lobby. Donations of new or gently used dresses are accepted at the information desk.

Mount Sterling Library

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

  • Storytime. 10:30 a.m. Mondays for ages 2-5 years old.
  • Friends of the Library. The group will meet at 6:30 p.m. April 9 in the library. New members are always welcome.
  • Library Board Meeting. The board will meet at 6:15 p.m. April 11, immediately following the Mount Sterling Community Museum meeting. Meetings are open to the public and are held in the library’s community room on the lower-level floor of B2. To be added to the agenda, reach out to the library director, Steve Brindza, by calling (740) 869-2430.
  • April Painting Event at the Library. The Friends of the Library will host a canvas painting event for the first time at the library. The event is set for 2-5 p.m.  April 21. Admission is $35 per person and includes all supplies. Snacks and refreshments will be available for a donation. All proceeds benefit library programs, events, activities, materials, equipment, supplies, updates, and more. Register by texting or calling (614) 315-7939.
  • Little Free Library Pantry. Anyone is welcome to donate or take books, non-perishable canned and boxed food items (unexpired and undamaged), pet food, and unopened hygiene items. The pantry is located across from the library and accessible around the clock, year-round.

Plain City Library

Plain City Public Library is located at 305 W. Main St. and online at www.plaincitylib.org. Call (614) 873-4912.

  • All Ages Storytime. Children ages 6 and younger are invited to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, and learning activities April 1, 10-10:30 a.m.
  • Library Board of Trustees. The group’s next monthly meeting is set for April 1 at 6:30 p.m.
  • Bedtime Storytime. Join the library for a live, streaming storytime from the comfort of your home on April 4, 7-7:15 p.m. For preschoolers.
  • Sketchbook League Meet-Up. All ages are invited to bring sketch pads and pencils to this casual club on April 6 at 10:30 a.m. No art supplies? No problem. Borrow one of the library’s sketchbooks and try other supplies on-hand.
  • Closed. The library will be closed on April 8 for the total solar eclipse.
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