A major focus of the Library is to support literacy. One way the Library does this is by preparing children to succeed and continuing their education after school hours. To gain a better understanding of how our Library is working to enhance literacy and education, state legislators from Hamilton County recently visited several branch libraries.
9th District Ohio Senator Eric Kearney met children attending a storytime in the Main Library's Children's Learning Center October 20, 2014.
8th District Ohio Senator Bill Seitz and the Eva Jane Romaine Coombe Director of the Library Kimber L. Fender met with Storytime participants at the Price Hill Branch October 15, 2014.
29th District Ohio Representative Louis Blessing III met with Toddler Storytime participants and Children’s Librarian Lacey Wehrle at the Groesbeck Branch Library September 10, 2014.
31st District Ohio Representative Denise Driehaus shakes hands with adults who brought children in for the free Summer Lunch Program at the Madisonville Branch Library August 4, 2014. Through the end of July 2014, more than 16,470 summer lunches were served -- a 20% increase from 2013.
32nd District Ohio Representative Dale Mallory speaks with a student taking advantage of the summer programs in Teenspot at the Main Library July 24, 2014.
27th District Ohio Representative Peter Stautberg and the Eva Jane Romaine Coombe Director of the Library Kimber L. Fender talk with students participating in a Summer Learning Brain Camp at the Loveland Branch Library on July 23, 2014. 2,500 children attended Brain Camps this summer.