At the State Library, we believe that collaboration and information sharing within the library community is essential to building a Smarter Ohio. Check out the different resources available to your library by visiting the links below.

Resources

Public Libraries Submit Online Programs During COVID-19 Pandemic

The State Library of Ohio recently launched a calendar of Online Programs from Ohio’s Public Libraries that features links to programs and live events such as Book Chats, Virtual Storytimes, Ask a Librarian Live Reference, and Crafts and Makerspace activities. With the calendar, you can easily discover and then experience programs and events in public libraries throughout Ohio.

Libraries are encouraged to continue submitting their events by selecting submit at the bottom of the calendar page.

Training & Professional Development

Interested in continuing your education? We offer training and professional development opportunities for Ohio library staff.  You will also find continuing education resources offered by other organizations by visiting the Training Opportunities page.

Training  Opportunities

Library Programs & Development

We also help Ohio libraries develop training and programs for staff and patrons on a variety of topics.  Visit our Library Programs and Development page for details about Choose to Read Ohio, Connecting to Collections, Government Documents Depository Program, Guiding Ohio Online, Ohio Digital Library, Summer Reading Program, Talking Books Program, Youth Services and more.

Library Programs & Development

Government Documents Depository Program

The State Library is the only regional federal depository in Ohio and is also a depository for state information. We help Ohio libraries and librarians understand and effectively leverage government information and resources.

Government Documents

Promotional & Instructional Material

Download Ohio READ Posters, promotional graphics, flyers and more.

Logos & Promotional Materials

Statewide Delivery

At the State Library, we coordinate the statewide delivery network. Learn more about this offering and how it can benefit your library.

Statewide Delivery Services

LSTA Grants

Your library program or initiative may be eligible for the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant.

Apply For LSTA Grants