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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Mini Pumpkin Paint Contest Winners Announced!

To celebrate National Friends of the Library week from October 18-24, Mt. Sterling Friends of the Library provided Fall Grab-N-Go bags for adults and children with a miniature pumpkin, paint set, and a pumpkin shaped sugar cookie while supplies lasted. All Grab-N-Go bags that were picked up and these are our winners from the mini-pumpkin […]

Help Prepare Your Preschooler With Our Super Reader Club

Helpful Activity During Pandemic Times Now more than ever our young children need our help and encouragement to give them every resource possible to instill and nurture the love of reading. Many children are falling behind between quarantines and home schooling. Help your preschoolers ready with our 100 books to read before starting school. Give […]