The Auglaize County Libraries have made it easier for you to find your favorite books, DVDs, and more! The library has joined the SEO library consortium and expanded our collection to give you access to over 224 libraries throughout 46 counties in Ohio. If you do not find the item you wish to borrow in our catalog, just click on the link to fill out the request form for SEO Interlibrary loans. When your item arrives at the library you will be notified.
The Auglaize County Libraries will be hosting skills classes for patrons with Apple devices during the month of April. You can register for a Basic or Advanced class if you would like to receive some FREE help from our IT Service Manager on understanding your Apple product better. Click on the "See Full Calendar" link on this page to see our Online Calendar and complete the registration process. Don't forget to bring your Apple Device.
Mobile Hotspots - Borrow the Internet from Your Library
Welcome to our Hotspot lending service. To further the Library’s mission to provide resources to serve the informational, educational, and recreational needs of the public, we are introducing our Hotspot lending program to make information – and more specifically the Internet – accessible to everyone. Auglaize County Libraries now offers mobile Hotspots available for borrowing. You may borrow the device to access the Internet for free at home, in the car, or anywhere else you receive a cellular signal!
Did you look at your tablet and say to yourself "How does this thing work". If you received a tablet or e-reader for Christmas or even if you already owned one and would like to know more about borrowing FREE e-books, audiobooks and more through the library then this class is exactly what you need. During the month of January, we will be doing lectures on the whole process of getting digital content through the Ohio Digital Library using the Overdrive App and all new Libby App. Each of our 6 libraries will be hosting classes on a new way to read books. If you 're stumped trying to figure out your new device, stop by the library or visit our Online Calendar to register for this class.
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This holiday season, give the gift of homemade!
No matter your age or skill level, there is a crafting event for you at your local library this November or December. Here are just a few that you can choose from:
DIY Christmas: Lighted Canvas - Offered at all locations between November 7 and December 14. Check the online calendar for dates near you. (adults)
Wine Glass Charms - Cridersville, Wednesday, November 9 @ 6:30pm (adults)
Holiday Wine Glass Candleholders - Wapakoneta, Wednesday, November 16 @ 1:00pm and Thursday, November 17 @ 6:30pm (adults)
Wine Cork Board - New Bremen, Thursday, November 17 @ 1:00pm (adults)
Framed Christmas Ornaments - New Knoxville, Thursday, November 17 @ 6:00pm (adults)
12 Days of Christmas Crafts - various dates at New Bremen and New Knoxville, beginning Monday, November 28 (all ages)
Holiday Stacked Books Decoration - Minster, Wednesday, December 7 @ 10:30am and 6:00pm (adults)
Paint a Cocoa Mug - Waynesfield, Thursday, December 8 @ 6:00pm, and Wapakoneta, Thursday, December 15 @ 6:00pm (teens & tweens)
Visit our online events calendar to see more and to register for these events. Happy crafting and happy giving!
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If you're struggling with Microsoft Excel, then signup for a FREE training session at one of our 6 library locations during the month of May. The first Microsoft Excel Part I class will be held the first two weeks of the month and will cover basic settings, ribbon, cell management and techniques. The second Microsoft Excel Part II class will be held the last two weeks of the month and cover charts, formulas, autofill, and other functions. You can visit our Online Calendar to sign up for the best time that fits your schedule.
It’s finally time to OPEN OUR DOORS!
We are thrilled to welcome you back IN the library starting July 6th
Starting Monday, July 6th, all Auglaize County Library locations (Wapakoneta, Cridersville, Minster, New Bremen, New Knoxville, Waynesfield) will reopen with new, limited hours for you to browse our collection.
We are excited to announce our lineup of Virtual Events for July 2020! We will be hosting the events on the Zoom videoconferencing site. See an event that looks like fun? Register on our online calendar in order to reserve your spot. Once you are registered, you will receive an email on the day of the event with instructions including the Zoom link and password to enter the meeting.
[Update: May 13, 2020] — Reopening Plan
Dear Library Customer,
We are anxious and ready to see you again soon. As the state begins a slow and responsible reopening process, trust that Auglaize County Public District Library System will be busy putting our staff through training, retrofitting our spaces to meet social distancing guidelines, ensuring we have the necessary PPE and policies in place to keep people and staff safe, and maturing new low- and no-contact service models for meeting community needs.
We will begin our phased reopening plan on Monday, May 18th with curbside/drive-thru pick up by appointment. The following phases will depend on several factors, including guidance from local, state, and national health officials and the availability of appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) for our staff. We will provide advance notice and specifics of locations and services as soon as it is available.
While our locations are closed, the Library is not closed for business. You can access so many resources at www.auglaizelibraries.org, including downloadable eBooks and audiobooks, streaming movies and music, magazines, and using online learning tools such as Lynda.com.
We are glad so many of you are staying connected to us digitally and it is our pleasure to support you. Please stay safe and hopeful until we can welcome you back to our locations.
Auglaize County Public District Library System