Books and Media

Looking for a great book or movie? Browse our genre specific reading lists, access our eMedia channels, or submit your writing as a local author.

eMedia Downloads

Download eBooks, audiobooks and eMagazines or start streaming music, movies and TV series through our eMedia channels, such as Overdrive, hoopla, RBdigital and Flipster! Looking for their Apps?

Access eMedia

Search the Catalog

Were you expecting to search for books directly on this page? Sorry about that! The catalog and search can be accessed in the navigation at the top of the screen or you can click below to start browsing.

Search the Catalog

​Read, Watch, Listen Lists

Looking for something to read, watch or listen to? We offer nearly 40 lists in 16 categories where you can find (and sign up to receive by email) new books, movies and music!

Browse Lists

Book Sales and Donations

Our Friends of the Library hosts book sales throughout the year featuring gently-used music, movies and books for children, teens and adults. They also accept book donations!

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Give 3 Get 3

Name three books/movies/authors that you love, and we'll offer three recommendations in return. Tell us what you’ve enjoyed recently and our expert staff will offer personalized suggestions just for you!

Get Recommendations

Local History

Find resources and services offered through our Local History and Genealogy Department including digital collections and exhibits, obituaries, digitization services and our new community photo album.

Browse Local History

Other Materials to Borrow

We're more than books! Customers can now borrow GoPro Cameras, telescopes, tablets for kids and devices for streaming movies and TV shows even without internet access!

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101 Picture Book Challenge

We picked 101 of our favorite picture books and we want you to read them! Our list includes classics, new titles and everything in between. Sign up online or pick up a challenge book at any Library location

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SPECIAL COLLECTIONS

Explore our Tatum Center Collection containing more than 10,000 materials, our Huebner Collection showcasing original children's book artwork, hundreds of feminist works in our newest Steinem Sisters Collection and more.

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Book Kits

Multiple copies of books are available for your classroom, book group or childcare center. We have almost 200 pre-selected kits of titles and you can also ask for a by-request book kit. If you are with a childcare center, we can deliver books in Childcare Kits for children up to age 11.

Reserve a Book Kit

Suggest a Purchase

Have a suggestion for an item you would like to see included in our collection? Due to the large volume of requests we receive, we ask that you please limit suggestions to 3 per week. If your suggested title is more than a year old, please request an interlibrary loan from Search Ohio or Ohiolink.

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Local Author Submission

We want to recognize local creative efforts by including them in our collection whenever possible! Work must meet our Selection Criteria Policy.

To make a submission, review our guidelines and use the accompanying form. For additional questions, please call 419.259.5282.

BOOKS AND MEDIA BLOGS

After the usual holiday gorge-fest, most of us are ready to get back to healthier (or at least healthy-ish) eating habits. This blog post includes some really great cookbooks for lazy and/or impatient cooks. There's also a lot of tasty recipes to explore for people who hate to cook, but love to eat good food.

Continue Reading: Great Cookbooks for Lazy and/or Impatient People

Fans of dystopian fiction and the classic novel 1984 by George Orwell will appreciate the books in this blog post. There are classics from well-known authors like Margaret Atwood, Ray Bradbury and Octavia Butler along with recent selections by Pierce Brown, Chang-rae Lee, Chuck Palahniuk and many more.

Continue Reading: Books for Fans of 1984: Compelling Dystopian Novels

With NASA firmly setting sights on trips to Mars, what better time to look up and learn more about the universe around us? Fortunately, we have some fantastic books and DVDs to get us going.

Continue Reading: The Final Frontier: Great Books and Dvds on Outer Space