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Take Your Child to the Library Day

Stop by anytime during the day on Saturday, February 5th and have fun with your child during this special event. Go on a winter scavenger hunt to win a prize! Guess the shredded book for a chance to win the new Caldecott book! Take home a craft kit to make a snowman craft!

Story Times

Beginning February 1st, join us for Story Time on Tuesday mornings.  Toddlers (0-3 years) and their caregivers meet Tuesdays from 10:00 – 10:30 am.  Preschoolers (3-6 years) and their caregivers meet Tuesdays from 11:00 – 11:45 am. Each week focuses on a different theme using books, songs, and finger plays to reinforce the topic and boost early literacy. We incorporate lots of music and […]

Kindergarten Club

Beginning February 3rd, join us Thursdays at 6:30 pm to prepare your preschooler for kindergarten!   Children ages 3 – 6 can practice the alphabet, numbers, and motor skills to prepare for kindergarten!   We will practice letter sounds and writing letters using a variety of multisensory literacy activities. Children will also practice the important […]

Crayon Tower Challenge

Try our new Crayon Tower Challenge!   Check out a tub of crayons from the library and build a tower as high as you can!   Rules • Do not color with the crayons. • Do not break the crayons. • Only build with crayons. No outside forces, such as tape or glue, are allowed. […]

Winter Reading Challenge

Earn tickets toward the grand prize drawing for every 10 hours of reading and 10 physical activities completed.   Grand Prizes include: snowball kit, hot chocolate kit, marble run, science magic kit, liquid motion toys, burrito blanket, Yeti mug.   Register at https://mylondonlibrary.beanstack.org/reader365

What Doesn’t Belong?

While you’re at the library looking for a book, also look for a random object that has no business being in a library. It will be sitting in plain sight, but doesn’t belong. Leave the object where it is and tell a staff member what the random object is and you win a piece of […]

New Library App

We have exciting news! The library has a new mobile app available in the Apple App Store and Google Play. Search “London Public Library (Ohio)” in your app store to download. With our new free mobile app, you can access your account, our physical collections, e-books, e-audiobooks, and research and learning tools.  

Gnome on a Tome

Gnorbert the Gnome is somewhere in the library reading his books. Patrons of all ages can find him, tell a staff member, and earn a piece of candy. Gnorbert moves to a new spot every Monday, so come back each week to find him!

BATTLESHIP

Kids ages 3 – 17 can play a community game of Battleship. Come to the library any day, any time and check out a book to make a guess. Get a “hit” and win a prize! “Sink” a ship and get a bigger prize! 

Library Returns to Full Operating Hours

This Monday, May 3rd,  the London Public Library will go back to our full operating hours.     Our hours will be: Monday-Thursday 9:00-8:00 Friday 10:00-6:00 Saturday 10:00-5:00   Appointments will no longer be needed to enter the building.     Our Summer Reading Program will be starting on June 1.   Stay tuned for […]