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About the Library
[log cabin]
The log cabin that originally housed the library collection is now located in Heise Park.
Galion Public Library was founded in 1901. Since that time our collection has grown to around 100,000 items.
Library Building
Initially the library was housed in a small log cabin, which is now located in Heise Park.
[library building]
The current Galion Public Library building dates from 1904.
The current library building was built in 1904, partly with Carnegie funds. In 1990, the building was expanded to create room for an ever-growing collection of materials and services. Additional building maintenance is performed on a regular basis as needed.
library hours
Monday — Thursday9 am — 8:30 pm
Friday9 am — 6 pm
Saturday9 am — 5 pm
See here for holidays and other exceptions.
Library Services
Loan periods are two weeks for printed and audio materials with a fine of ten cents per day. Videos circulate for seven days (three days for new releases), with a one dollar late fee per day. Use the catalog to see what items the library has available, or see our services section for more information about what the library offers you.
Library Organization
Besides a dedicated professional staff, the Galion Public Library is also blessed with an active Friends of the Library group. The friends hold seasonal bake sales and bazaars, as well as managing the library's running book sale. The funds raised by the Friends are used to better the services provided by the library.
The library is governed by an independent board.