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The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County Introduces a State-of-the-Art MakerSpace

The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County opens a MakerSpace on the second floor of the Main Library. The MakerSpace, a shared workspace where people create collaboratively, will house state-of-the-art software and equipment and will be free for public use. Included will be a Mini MakerSpace where kid-friendly tools such as a button maker, a Crayola Melt-n-Mold factory, cameo vinyl cutter and more will allow kids to bring their dreams to life.
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On the Same Page expands to two titles focused on The Great Gatsby

Now in its fourteenth year, On the Same Page brings together readers who share in thought-provoking discussions centered on a love of literature. The program at the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County is one of the most successful of its kind in the nation. This year, On the Same Page expands to include two titles: The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald and So We Read On: How The Great Gatsby Came To Be and Why It Endures by Maureen Corrigan.
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Library Board elects new officers for 2015

At its Dec. 9 Annual meeting, the Board of Trustees of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County elected new officers for 2015: Paul G. Sittenfeld, President; Elizabeth H. LaMacchia, Vice President; and Allen G. Zaring IV, Secretary.
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Friends’ Winter Warehouse Used Book Sale Set for Jan. 15-18

The Friends of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County will kick off 2015 with its Winter Warehouse Used Book Sale Jan. 15-18 at 8456 Vine Street in Hartwell.
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Smithsonian traveling exhibit offers fascinating look at military mail and communication at Main Library

A name is shouted out, and a parcel is handed through the crowd to its eager recipient—mail call is a moment when the front line and home front connect. Letters, news and packages from home unite families, boost morale and in wartime, elevate the ordinary to the extraordinary. The traveling version of the National Postal Museum’s permanent exhibition Mail Call will be on display in the Main Library’s Atrium Nov. 8 – Jan. 18. The exhibition, now in the midst of a 15-city national tour, tells the fascinating story of military mail and communication from the American Revolution to current wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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Public Library Maintains Prestigious Five-Star Rating from Library Journal For Second Consecutive Year

Every day when the doors open, the staff of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County recommit themselves to a mission: connecting people with the world of ideas and information. That daily commitment was recognized today when the Library learned it has maintained a Five-Star Rating for service for a second year in a row. The honor is bestowed by the library field’s leading professional publication, The Library Journal.
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