Curbside Service
Curbside Service Hours
Mon-Sat1—5pm
Starting Monday, May 11th, we will once again be offering curbside service during the afternoons. Patrons are encouraged to use their accounts through the Galion Public Library online catalog or the Consortium of Ohio Libraries (COOL) mobile app to search for materials and place items on hold.
Once your requested items have been pulled from the shelves for you, we will call to let you know that your items are ready. Please call the library before you arrive and a staff member will leave your materials at a designated spot outside for you to pick up.
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Book Drop Open: Please Return Your Items
If you have library items out that are overdue, now is the time to return them. We have 24-hour book drops by both entrances. Starting July 1st, overdue fines will begin to accrue once again. (Read More.) Tue, Jun 30th.
Limited Opening
Starting July 1st, we will be opening the building to the public on a limited basis, with some restrictions.
  • Only the downstairs entrance will be open. The historic front entrance will remain locked.
  • Hours will be 9:30am-5pm Monday through Friday, and Noon-4pm on Saturdays.
  • The library asks that all children be accompanied by an adult.
  • The wearing of masks or face coverings is strongly encouraged, and we ask that everyone adhere to social distancing guidelines and maintain a minimum 6-foot distance from others.
  • Limited computers will be available (due to distancing requirements and space limitations). Computers will be booked for 30-minute time slots starting every half hour, and will be wiped down after each use. We encourage you to call ahead to reserve a time slot, so you don't have to wait for a computer once you arrive.
  • There will be a limited number of people permitted in the building at any given time, so we ask that everyone keep your visits brief when possible, to allow for others to have a turn.
  • Curbside service will also remain available. If you are not comfortable coming into the building, you can continue to pick up books and movies at the door and return them in the book drop. In fact, it's encouraged.
Thanks for bearing with us during this crisis.
Imagine Your Story: Summer Reading 2020
[Imagine Your Story: June 1 through July 31] Summer reading runs June 1st through July 31st for all ages. See Adult Summer Reading, Teen Summer Reading, or Children's Summer Reading for details.
Overdue Notices, May 2020
If you have recently received an overdue notice from our automated system, please ignore it for now, with our apologies for any confusion. We are currently still closed. You will not be expected to pay any overdue fees as a result of this crisis. (Read More.)
Ancestry Library Now Available Remotely
I have just been informed that our state-provided subscription to Ancestry Library, no longer requires you to be in the library to access the service. (Read More.)
Science Tellers present Dragons
Join us for a video party as the Science Tellers present Dragons! This event will be hosted through Zoom. (Read More.) Wed, Jul 8th at 2pm.
1000 Books Before Kindergarten
Join this free program and read 1000 books to your child before they start kindergarten. (Read More.)
Activity Kits
Be creative and enjoy new experiences in the privacy of your home. (Read More.)
Watch this space for more library programs and news.