Summer Reading Club Starts June 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 […]

Library Reopens Doors to the Public June 1st

The library will reopen on Monday, June 1st. There will be 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 vulnerable patrons only. 3. You may still opt […]

Applications for FOL $1,500 Scholarship Still Available

Mt. Sterling Friends of the Library are once again offering the Marjorie Hanson Memorial Scholarship. Sponsored by the Hanson family, it is no longer a book scholarship. Applications have been available this year at the Madison Plains high school library and Mt. Sterling Public Library. If you had not already picked up a copy, you […]

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. A variety of patterns and prints are available. It is recommended to wash by hand or machine washing in lengerie bag on delicate cycle. Facemasks […]

Online Resources, Curbside Pick-up, & Other Current Options

A message from our director: Hello everyone. I hope all of you are safe and healthy. The library will be offering the following limited services between (10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday Tuesday, Thursday), (Wednesday 10:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m.) and (10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday): Library card registration over the […]

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 […]

Free Job Training Lessons Through on Library Webpage

Take advantage of an Ohio statewide initiative to partner with libraries on workforce development, you can use your library card with your LinkedIn ID to access vocational education and computer assisted instruction on thousands of courses.  The link to is under Employment Resources and Adult Learning. provides over 600 courses in software development, 700 courses each of […]

Birds of Prey Cancelled for South Solon and Midway

The following program is cancelled until later notice: Ohio Nature Education and the Mt. Sterling Public Library will be presenting a free family-friendly program that teaches about Ohio hawks and owls. There will be live birds and study skins on site. The two programs will be held on April 8th. The first event will be […]