Applications for FOL $1,500 Scholarship Deadline May 1st

Mt. Sterling Friends of the Library are offering the Marjorie Hanson Memorial Scholarship for eligible students. Pick up an application to see if you or someone you know may qualify. Sponsored by the Hanson family, this scholarship is for those who either attend Madison Plains High School or live in the school district and are […]

Preschool Storytime Has Returned!

Our Storytime has returned for the first time in over a year! We are so excited to see everyone! However, in order for the library to stay open we must continue to follow any county, state, and federal mandates. Currently gatherings of more than 10 people in a single group are still prohibited in Ohio. […]

Tea Themed Basket Auction Huge Success

Mt. Sterling Friends of the Library would like to thank everyone that donated items, bid on baskets, or helped in any way with our first Tea Themed Basket Auction as part of our first attempt at a Virtual Victorian Springtime Teatime. We had many technical difficulties to work around with our Virtual Tea but we […]

Book Club Updates for April

The ‘Around Town’ Book Club has been approved to meet in-person by the Mt. Sterling Public Library board of directors. In-person meetings will begin in April on the regularly scheduled date and time. If a few would still like to join in the Zoom meetings we will continue these. If you are new to join […]

Friends of the Library In-Person Meetings Return

Mt. Sterling Friends of the Library have returned to in-person meetings as of April. Meetings are held at 6:30 p.m. every 2nd Tuesday of the month unless otherwise noted. Gatherings are still limited to no more than 10 people, meaning we need your RSVP to have an accurate head count prior to the meeting. Facemasks […]

Quilt Proceeds Donated to Friends of the Library

This gorgeous handmade quilt was pieced by Donna Kidd, master quilter and former fiber arts professor, from Bluffton, Ohio. It was donated for a fundraiser to the Mt. Sterling Friends of the Library. The quilt pattern is called “California.” The quilt generated a substantial donation and helps fill the void the FOL have had in […]

Take & Make Crafts Available At the End of Storytime Hour

Mt. Sterling Friends of the Library have created Take & Make crafts once again for our community. There are two separate kits for different age groups. In place of the annual Victorian sweetheart tea this year, Mt. Sterling Friends of the library invite you to celebrate a Victorian Teatime by decorating a teapot or assembling […]

Next Zoom Book Club Meeting

Tuesday, May 4 will mark the next Zoom Book Club meeting. With the return to in-person book club meetings, Mt. Sterling Public Library’s Zoom Book Club meetings will go back to being held on the first Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m., with the discussion covering the same book from the in-person meetings held […]

Library Building Remains OPEN to the Public, Curbside Services Still Optional

The Mt. Sterling Public Library building is open to the public for our regular hours. Please remember to adhere to wearing a facemask to help protect our vulnerable staff and community members, recognize social distancing and practice good hand hygiene. We will continue to disinfect books between returns and re-circulation and maintain keeping our high […]

Facemask Sales

Mt. Sterling Friends of the Library have been selling handmade fabric facemasks as a service and a fundraiser. Sold at Two Hands Coffee & Creative Studio, as well as in the FOL sales display case at the library, facemasks are now reduced to half and less than half the price they were in hopes of clearing […]

Museum Open M-W-F

Mt. Sterling Community Museum has re-opened as of March 1. The Museum closes every year after Christmas until March 1. Regular hours of operation are Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The museum remains closed on federal holidays and anytime the library is closed. For appointments outside these hours please contact […]

Get to Know Our New Library Director & Fiscal Officer

Mt. Sterling Public Library Board of Trustees announced our newest staff additions of 2021. The board appointed Steve Brindza as Library Director and Jeremy VanMeter as the new fiscal officer. The board was especially intent on choosing a good fit for both positions. Mr. Brindza came on board February 1st to replace the former director. […]