Construction on Entrance Ongoing

Jay-Car Construction is replacing the sidewalk and ADA accessible ramp along Water Street.. The project should take 3-4 weeks, depending on the rain. The Columbus St. entrance will serve as the main access point for the library during this time. Parking will be available off the alley next to the library and in the empty […]

Ladies Night Out Information 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 for the remainder of the 2020 calendar year. We will revisit putting this popular and long standing program of 10 years back on our schedule again at […]

Doors Are Open to the Public With New Procedures

The library has re-opened our doors to the public as of Monday, June 1st. There are new rules in place to follow in order to use the library. 1. No matter how much you missed your librarian, do not hug your librarian. 2. The hours from 10-11 a.m. are set aside for senior citizens and […]

Summer Reading Club Runs June 1st -August 1st

The 2020 Summer Reading Club theme is “Imagine Your Story.” Children, teens, and adults read or listen to 10 books, record the titles, and turn their completed list in for prizes. Every ten titles turned in will give participants a raffle ticket for the grand prize drawings at the end of summer. Some of the […]

Governor’s Office Announces Help for Small Business

Lt. Governor Husted announced the creation of three programs to help small and medium-sized businesses in Ohio during the COVID-19 pandemic. The programs will be administered by the Ohio Development Services Agency. Programs include the Ohio PPE Retooling and Reshoring Grant Program, Ohio Minority Micro-Enterprise Grant Program, and the Appalachian Region Loan Program. Ohio small businesses […]

Facemask Sales

Mt. Sterling Friends of the Library are selling handmade fabric facemasks as a service and a fundraiser. Sold at Two Hands Coffee & Creative Studio, facemasks are $4 for ties and $5 for elastic, or by donation. A variety of patterns and prints are available. It is recommended to wash by hand or machine washing in lengerie bag […]

Ancestry Library Edition Free at Home with Your Library Card

Ancestry is now available for free with your library card during the pandemic. Usually, this service is free only within the library. However, it can now be accessed along with HeritageQuest at home. Why not try it? Genealogy can become an obsessive hobby that will help pass the time. Fold3 and the Sanborn Fire Insurance […]

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 […]

Hoopla Gives Patrons Free Movies, etc.

Mt. Sterling Public Library is excited to introduce hoopla, a brand new, revolutionary, library-lending service! Patrons can now borrow thousands of videos, music albums, books, audio books, and comics right from a smartphone, tablet, or web browser. This easy-to-use digital lending platform is available to all Mt. Sterling Public Library patrons using web browsers or Apple […]

Get FREE Acorn TV Through Our Library

The Mt. Sterling Public Library now offers world-class mysteries, dramas, and comedies from Britain and beyond for library patrons through a streaming video service to any web-connected device. Watch some of your favorite shows commonly found on BBC America and PBS by clicking on the Acorn TV link, registering with your library card, and start […]