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[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, including downloadable eBooks and audiobooks, streaming movies and music, magazines, and using online learning tools such as

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.



Beth Steiner


Auglaize County Public District Library System

[Update: April 23, 2020] — Free Services
If you haven't been following our Facebook page, you may want to start. Each day we are posting about FREE services that are being offered during this time as well as fun activities for the entire family and special messages from our staff. This week we celebrate National Library Week. It's definitely not the way we would choose to celebrate but we are celebrating all the same. Below are a few of the free services being offered. Click on the image to be directed to the service. 
[Update: April 1, 2020] — It's this simple! Please help do your part.
[Update: March 16, 2020] — Auglaize County Public District Library System will remain CLOSED through April 5th. We have introduced a NEW eCard​ to provide access while we are away. 
Already have a library card? Great! That is your eCard. If you don't remember the card number or pin then just follow the instructions below. 
[Update: March 16, 2020] — Auglaize County Public District Library System to Temporarily Suspend Library Services


LOCATIONS: Wapakoneta, Cridersville, Minster, New Bremen, New Knoxville, Waynesfield

Auglaize County Public District Library System will be closed through April 5th. We will reevaluate the situation on April 3rd. If you currently have library items checked out, please keep them until April 6th. All library card holders now have access to our online resources regardless of fines on your account. If you do NOT have a library card, please watch our website and Facebook page for more information about our new eCard becoming available later this week. Once again, thank you for your understanding.


[Update: March 15, 2020] — Auglaize County Public District Library System to Temporarily Suspend Library Services
LOCATIONS: Wapakoneta, Cridersville, Minster, New Bremen, New Knoxville, Waynesfield
After much consideration, we have made the decision to CLOSE all locations tomorrow, Monday, March 16, 2020. We will take the day to determine the services we are able to offer going forward during this limited service time. Please watch our Facebook page, website, and emails for more details about what those services will be. If you have items checked out, please feel free to keep them until April 3rd. Thank you for your understanding.


[Update: March 13, 2020] — 


    [Update: March 9, 2020] — There are three confirmed cases of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Ohio. For more information, check the Ohio Department of Health website.

    The OLC (Ohio Library Council) is continuing to monitor the latest information related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and is working with the Ohio Department of Health (ODH).

    To keep yourself healthy
    ODH advises that people follow the usual recommendations for reducing their risk of infection for other illnesses, such as influenza. These recommendations include:
    • Wash your hands for 20 seconds or more with soapy water. If unavailable, use hand sanitizer.
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
    • Avoid contact with people who are sick.
    • Stay home while you are sick (except to visit a health care professional) and to avoid contact with others.
    • Cover your mouth/nose with a tissue or sleeve when coughing or sneezing.
    • Get adequate sleep and eat well-balanced meals to ensure a healthy immune system.