September 24, 2001


Dearborn County, Indiana & Ohio Residents Benefit from Reciprocal Agreement Allowing Access to Both Library Systems

Residents of Dearborn County, Indiana will now be able to access millions of books and hundreds of resources at the Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County, thanks to a reciprocal agreement worked out in anticipation of the opening of the new Harrison Branch Library on October 16.�

Effective October 1, any Dearborn County resident with a library card from the Lawrenceburg Public Library District or Aurora Public Library District can receive a library card good at all 41 branches and the Main Library of the Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. And Hamilton County residents with a valid library card from the Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County will also be able to use the Dearborn County systems.

��We�re really excited about being able to offer services to our nearby neighbors in Indiana,� said Kimber L. Fender, Director-Librarian for the Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. �We are also hoping that our customers throughout greater Cincinnati will take advantage of this reciprocal agreement and get a free library card from either Dearborn County system.�

Currently, any resident of Ohio, and residents of Boone, Campbell, and Kenton Counties in Kentucky with a library card from their local library, can receive a Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County library card free of charge.

�This agreement will enhance the reciprocal agreement we already have in place with the Lawrenceburg Public Library District,� said Mary Alice Horton, Library Director for the Aurora Public Library District. �It will offer our readers one more valuable resource in a state-of-the-art facility.�

�It�s a wonderful cooperative arrangement that will benefit both Harrison, Ohio residents and residents in Dearborn County,� said Sally Stegner, Director for the Lawrenceburg Public Library District. �We�re really excited to have one more option for our patrons.�

To encourage Dearborn County residents to sign up for a Cincinnati library card, the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County has extended the deadline for its September �Getting Carded Has Its Privileges� sign-up campaign until October 6. The campaign is geared toward the entire family, children, teens and adults.� Anyone who signs up for or renews a Cincinnati library card during the campaign is eligible to win great prizes.

        42 Grand Prize Winners will win four tickets to Disney ON ICE presents TOY STORY 2 and be invited to attend a party and receive special prize packagesdonated by Feld Entertainment.

        50 other winners will also be awarded four tickets.

��Get Carded� at any of the Cincinnati library�s 42 locations and sign up by completing an application. (Applicants 18 or older need some form of identification to verify their address and the signature of a parent or guardian is needed for anyone under 18. Dearborn County residents also need their local library card.)

Some of the many benefits of a having a Library card include:


        Access to the Internet for free

        Borrowing for free

Feature films on DVD & video

Audio books on CD or cassette

Current magazines


Latest bestsellers

        Reserving items from any Library in the county

and have it sent to your local branch

        Renewing borrowed items online

        Accessing hundreds of research databases 24/7 from home for free

        Returning borrowed materials to any 42 Library locations

        Getting answers fast by phone, fax, email or in person for free

        Enjoying free programs designed for all ages and interests from meeting the hottest authors to watching marionettes perform


For more on Getting Carded visit or

call 513/ 369-6970.