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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]