General Information
 

 

 

 


Hours and Location:
The library is open Tuesday through Saturday from 1pm to 7:30 pm.  Closed Sunday, Monday and all National Holidays.  We are located in Chesterville, Ohio o the corner of State Routes 95 & 314.  To view a map of our location, click here.

To take a "virtual tour" of the library, click here.

Questions regarding this web page may be directed to lylesu@oplin.org.

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Library Card:

All Ohio Residents are eligible for library service.  You may register free of charge by completing the required form.  The signature of a parent or legal guardian is required for all patrons 15 and under.   Replacement library cards are available for a cost of $1.00.
 

Responsibility of Library Card Holders:

  • Presenting card when checking out materials or accessing library computers.

  • All material selected or borrowed with card, including choice of materials.

  • Information found on the Internet.

  • Charges for late, .lost or damaged materials.

  • Notification of loss of card, or change of name, phone and/or address.

  • Not lending the card to others.

  • Complying with all library policies.

  • The responsibility for a minor, rests with the parent or guardian.

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Circulation:
Most library materials circulate for two weeks and are renewable twice by phone or in person.

  • Books ~ 2 week checkout, renewable 2 times

  • Audio Books ~ 2 week checkout, renewable 2 times

  • Music CDs ~ 2 week checkout, renewable 2 times

  • CD-ROMs ~ 2 week checkout, renewable 1 times

  • Magazines ~ 1 week checkout, renewable 2 times

  • Family Kits ~ 2 week checkout, renewable 2 times

  • Leap Pads ~ 2 week checkout, non-renewable

  • Scene It Games ~ 1 week checkout, non-renewable

  • Videos and DVDs-Children's and Entertainment ~ 7 day checkout, non-renewable

  • Videos and DVDs-Educational ~ 2 week checkout, non-renewable

A book drop is located by the front entrance and may be used to return books, magazines and VHS tapes. CDs, DVDs, CD-ROMs, can now be returned in out new Media Drop Box, which is located to the left of the front door.  Both drop boxes are available when the library is closed.  Leap Pads, Scene It Games and Family Kits can not be returned in the drop box.

We also have, available for your in-library usage, a large selection of reference material.  These items include:
Internet Terminals
Encyclopedias
Highland High School Yearbooks 1946-1990, 1992-1996 & 1998-2000
Morrow County Historical Documents and Books
and many other items

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Video & DVD Policy:

DVDs and Videos may not be renewed and they cannot be reserved.

Adults - Limit 4 per patron

Children thru age 17 - Limit 2 per patron, with a pre-signed parental/guardian consent form

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Fines:
 

Books

$.05 per day  

Audio Books

$.05 per day  

Magazines

$.05 per day  

Music CDs

$.05 per day  

Videos & DVDs

$1.00 per day each  

Playaways

$1.00 per day each  

Un-rewound Videos

$.50 per video  

DVDs, CDs & CD-ROMs in the drop box

$.50 per item  

The charge for lost or damaged items will be the cost of replacement plus a 10% processing fee.  Library materials will be dined to patrons with lost, damaged or over-due items.

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Library Services:

  • Adult programs

  • Books for all ages

  • Books on tape/CD for Adults and Children

  • CD-ROMs

  • Children's Little Tykes computer

  • Children's programs

  • Copier
     

    1-49 copies

    $.15 per page  

    50+ copies

    $.10 per page  

  • Craft and art displays

  • Drop Box return

  • Ellison Cutting Machine

  • Every Child Ready to Read storytime

  • Family Backpacks & Kits

  • Fax Services

    To Receive

    $.50 per page  

    To Send

    $1.50 first page
    $.50 ea. additional page

  • Golden Buckeye Card Applications

  • History - county and local

  • Home School programs

  • Hooked on Phonics

  • Interactive games

  • Inter-Library Loan

  • Know-it-now, 24/7, an online reference service

  • Large print materials

  • Library Learning Express, testing access

  • Meeting room with kitchenette (TV, VCR, DVD available)

  • Magazines

  • Movies - Children's, Educational, Entertainment

  • Morrow County Maps

  • Music CDs

  • Newspapers - local and regional

  • Ohio Public Library Network - OPLIN

  • Patron card access 24/7

  • Parent, Teacher, Home School resources

  • Public access computer terminals

  • Reference material

  • Reserve materials 24/7

  • Senior Potluck Luncheon

  • State Library Services

  • Summer Reading Program

  • Telephone books - local and regional

  • Typewriter

  • Voter registration

  • Wireless internet access at the library

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Children's Programs:


Animal Crackers:

***Due to budget issues, this program has been canceled until further notice.***
Animal crackers is a story time for little ones and their adults.  We'll have stories, songs, rhythm & rhyme, finger plays and lots of fun!  This interactive story-time is for all little ones 18 months to 3 years old, along with their adult companion.  Come have fun, play, learn and relax!

 This event takes place at the Marengo Methodist church, Wednesdays at 11:15am.

 

Every Child Ready to Ready Story-time:

Based on current research that show children who learn six critical pre-reading skills before they start kindergarten become better readers.  This story-time teaches parents and caregivers about these six skills and how to develop them in their children from birth to age five.  The story-time is run by Miss Ruby, a retired first grade teacher, who has attended three days of intensive training to implement this statewide initiative.

This story-time is for all children ages 3-5 yeard old, Wednesdays at 1:00pm.

 

Summer Reading Program:

Summer Reading Programs are held each year with activities and reading promotions each week.  All patrons are eligible.  There are special activities for teens 12-17 throughout the summer. 

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Adult Programs:

 

Senior Potluck Luncheon is held each third Tuesday of the month at 12:00 non.  Seniors enjoy entertainment or informational programs following the luncheon.  All seniors are invited to enjoy this fellowship. Please bring a covered dish, table service, main dish and drinks are provided.

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Patron to Patron

To request a book:
If you want a book, movie or music CD but the library doesn't have it, you may request it by letting one of our librarians know or by submitting an Item Request Form.  We will post your request on a list on the front desk so that other patrons may consider donating the item to the library.It's okay to request items that are already o the list that have not yet been donated - in fact, the number of requests allows us to gauge the demand for items.

To donate a book:
Review our Requested Items List.  If you wish to pass on your copy of the item for the use by other library patrons, either give it to a librarian or put it in the drop box with a note indicating that it is being donated.

Note: If you plan to donate a requested item but have not yet brought it in, please tell a librarian so that he or she can make a note of that on the current list.

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Workshops:

Workshops are held periodically through-out the year.  Previous workshops offered have been on:

  • Quilting

  • sign language

  • calligraphy

  • basket weaving

If you would like to attend or teach a workshop, please contact the library director at lylesu@oplin.org.
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Gifts to the Library:

Monetary gifts are accepted and will be used according to the donor's request.  The library also accepts gifts of materials, such as books and DVD's.  Please click here for our Donation policy.

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Community Room:

The library community room is available for public use at no charge.  Patrons must agree to all terms of the Community Room Policy.  Reservation forms are available at the circulation desk or online.  If using the online form, please fill in the appropriate information, print the form, sign and either bring to the circulation desk or fax to 419-768-2249. 

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