Library Building NOW OPEN to the Public for Regular Hours

Mt. Sterling Public Library has re-opened our building to the public as of Wednesday, February 17 at 10:00 a.m. 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 quarantine books between […]

February Zoom Book Club Meeting

Mt. Sterling Public Library’s Zoom Book Club meeting will be Thursday, February 25 at 7:00 p.m. Those who have never participated before should send an email to the facilitator at or send a private message to the library Facebook or Instagram pages. You will need to have Zoom downloaded prior to the meeting. For […]

Take & Make Crafts Available

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 […]

Welcome New Library Director & Fiscal Officer

Mt. Sterling Public Library Board of Trustees are pleased to announce the newest staff additions. 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 […]

Applications for FOL $1,500 Scholarship Available

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 […]

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, facemasks are now reduced to half and less than half the price they were in hopes of clearing out the remaining stock. Currently the facemasks are marked down to $2 […]

Library Closure Policy

CLOSING POLICY The library will close if the Madison County Sheriff declares a snow emergency level of 2 or higher. The library director may also close or delay opening the library if the weather is deemed to be hazardous. If Madison Plains closes, the library may opt to cancel its scheduled programs during the school day. […]

New Activities Daily for Young Children Just a Click Away

Made available since shortly after the beginning of the Covid-19 Pandemic, the State Library of Ohio in collaboration with Ohio Ready to Read has been sharing Day By Day Ohio, which supports early literacy skills, helps young children get ready for school, and is available 24/7. We recommend you take advantage of this free resource […]

Free Books Mailed to Your Children from Birth to 5 Years Old

It sounds almost too simple to be true, but by reading regularly with your children during their preschool years, you are giving them the biggest boost toward a successful education they will ever get. To help achieve this goal, the Mt. Sterling Public Library, the Ohio Governor’s Imagination Library, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, and the United […]

Overdrive has acquired RBDigital

As of the beginning of December, RBDigital has been acquired by Overdrive. All eBooks and audiobooks from RBDigital have been moved to Overdrive. Use Overdrive or your Libby App to find what you are looking for. If you need assistance with your Overdrive account or Libby app please call the library. You need your library […]

Ladies Night Out Covid-19 Update

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic we feel it is in the best interest of our participants and staff to cancel the Ladies Night Out Movie of the Month until further notice. We will revisit putting this popular and long standing program of 10 years back on our schedule again later in 2021 as the community […]