April 2014

Library Partners

The Library collaborates with a multitude of diverse community partners to make great programs and services more widely available. Below are some of the organizations the Library has worked with on shared goals during the past few years. We would be happy to discuss ways in which we can partner with your non-profit group or organization. For more information, contact Content Team Leader Angela Hursh by email or phone (513-369-6967).

Partners Providing Ongoing Support for the Library

  • Anderson Township Library Association. Raises money to support and strengthen the Anderson and Mt. Washington branch libraries
  • Friends of the Public Library. Supports and strengthens the Library system through fundraising and advocacy
  • Library Foundation. Helps strengthen the collections, expand programs, and enhance services through fundraising

Area Libraries

  • Boone County Public Library
  • Clermont Public Library
  • Franklin-Springboro Public Library
  • Kenton County Public Library
  • The Lane Libraries
  • Lebanon Public Library
  • Mary L. Cook Public Library (Waynesville)
  • Mason Public Library
  • Mercantile Library
  • MidPointe Library System
  • Northern Kentucky University Steely Library
  • Salem Township Public Library
  • University of Cincinnati Libraries

Other Recent Library Partners

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  • Anderson Community Television. Librarian hosts regularly scheduled show
  • Architecture by Children (ABC). Exhibit children’s projects and host awards ceremony
  • Art Academy of Cincinnati. Official Library for the Art Academy
  • ArtsWave. The Library is a Sampler weekend presenter location and conducts an employee solicitation campaign


  • Better Business Bureau. Programs
  • Beyond Civility: Communication for Effective Governance. Consumer education programs


  • Center for Closing the Healthy Gap. Community garden at Avondale Branch
  • Center for Holocaust & Humanity Education. “The Wartime Escape: Margret and H.A. Rey’s Journey from France” exhibit
  • Centerpoint Health. On the Same Page 2009, Teen On the Same Page 2011
  • CET. Content provider for CETconnect; CET co-sponsors programs including On the Same Page, Books by the Banks, and Lincoln Legacy
  • Charles H. Dater Foundation. Supports children’s programs and resources at the Westwood Branch
  • Children's Theatre of Cincinnati. Programs
  • Cincinnati Art Museum. Book clubs and programs at the Art Museum
  • Cincinnati Ballet. “Frisch’s Presents The Nutcracker” and other exhibits
  • Cincinnati Book Arts Society. Annual exhibit of artists books and co-sponsors programs
  • Cincinnati Center City Development Corporation (3CDC) Collaborating on events to enliven Fountain Square
  • Cincinnati Chapter of the American Chemical Society. Presents programs at Library celebrating annual National Chemistry Week
  • Cincinnati Chapter of the American Red Cross. Provide exhibit space at Main Library, librarians teach Red Cross babysitting instruction for the chapter, and Library hosts Red Cross pet first aid
  • Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Conducted programs at the Library and provided training for children’s and teen librarians
  • Cincinnati Enquirer. Programs
  • Cincinnati Family Magazine. Sponsored Big Read, partner on Downtown Dazzle Days and El Dia, and the Library distributes the magazine and provides a column for the publication
  • Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon. Participate in the Hog Log for youth
  • Cincinnati-Hamilton County Community Action Agency (CAA). Consolidation of two branch libraries into new Bond Hill Branch in CAA
  • Cincinnati Kings. Provided prizes for the 2006 Summer Reading Program and programs for the 2011 Summer Reading Program
  • Cincinnati Magazine. Partner on Books by the Banks and On the Same Page
  • Cincinnati Masonic Library. Collection cataloged by the Library
  • Cincinnati May Festival. Programs
  • Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority. The Library reserved computers designated for applicants for the Housing Choice Voucher Program
  • Cincinnati Museum Center. America I AM Reading Program and annual Read Across America
  • Cincinnati Opera. The Library houses its archives and presents exhibits
  • Cincinnati Parks. Lincoln Legacy, the Big Read, and presents nature programs
  • Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park. “A Cincinnati Christms Carol” Exhibit
  • Cincinnati Public Schools. GED collaboration, SPARK initiative, Shared Reading locations, annual art exhibit, KRA-L testing
  • Cincinnati Recreation Commission. Dazzle Days, Reds Opening Day, Summer Reading and other programs
  • The Cincinnati Reds. Prizes for programs, promotion partner, programs, and READ posters
  • Cincinnati Reds Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum. Negro League Players programs leading up to Civil Rights Game and 2011 Summer Reading Program
  • Cincinnati State Workforce Development Center. Jobseekers programs
  • Cincinnati Symphony and Pops Orchestras. Archives are being added to the Library’s collection, partner on 2012 Summer Reading Program, One City, One Symphony, and other programs
  • Cincinnati USA Regional Tourism Network. Cross promote major programs and events
  • Cincinnati Youth Collaborative. College Resource Center
  • Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden. Summer Reading, On the Same Page, Annual Zoo Expo, library card challenge, and programs
  • Cincy Magazine. InventorFest 2009
  • Cin-Liu Sister Cities. Bi-annual Chinese exchange teachers visit and programs
  • CincyAfterSchool. Promote Homework Now
  • College of Mount St. Joseph. On the Same Page 2014
  • Community Shares. Conduct employee solicitation campaign
  • Consumer Credit Counseling Services. Present Library programs
  • Contemporary Arts Center. Library prepares lists of books to accompany exhibits and programs
  • Council on Aging of Southwestern Ohio. Provides resources listing services they provide


  • Downtown Cincinnati Inc. Collaborate on downtown issues and assist with cross marketing, annual Downtown Dazzle Days
  • Downtown Residents’ Council. Meet at the Library, support children’s summer art classes downtown, and promote programs


  • Easter Seals Work Resource Center. The Library participates in its Summer Youth Employment Program funded by the City of Cincinnati
  • Executive Women’s International, Cincinnati Chapter. Provided bicycles as grand prizes for the Summer Reading Program for children


  • Federated Garden Clubs of Cincinnati & Vicinity. Decorates Main Library with holiday wreaths and storybook tree, supports Free Tree Day, and plants annuals in garden
  • Fernald Preserve Visitor Center. Astronomy and science programs.
  • Financial Planning Association - Cincinnati Chapter. Provides free financial planning programs during Financial Planning Week
  • Findlay Market. Cross-promotion of each other’s programs including National Poetry Month and the Summer Reading Program


  • Game Day Communications. Promotion and sports programs
  • Girl Scouts of Western Ohio. Programs and initiatives
  • Gold Star Chili. 2012 Summer Reading Program
  • Great Oaks. GED, ABLE classes and return to work programs
  • Greater Cincinnati Alliance for Arts Education. Library Card Campaign targeting K-8th grade
  • Greater Cincinnati Behavioral Health Services. On the Same Page 2009


  • Hamilton County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society. Presents programs and library staff serve on its committees
  • Hamilton County Department of Job and Family Services. The Library faxes material for its clients and it partners on Early Learning Express
  • Hamilton County Parks. Present children’s programs in the summer
  • Hamilton County Sheriff. Aviation and K-9 Units present children’s programs
  • Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District. Present children’s programs about the environment
  • Harriet Beecher Stowe House. The Library cataloged its collection
  • HF Group. Digitization project for Sanborn maps for the Free Library of Philadelphia
  • Humana Foundation. Healthy Kids Zone fitness and nutrition program sponsor


  • InkTank. Writers Day programs
  • Inventor’s Council of Cincinnati. Co-sponsor Inventorfest and hold monthly meetings here


  • Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives. Exhibit and Lincoln Legacy events
  • Joseph-Beth Booksellers. Books by the Banks 2009-2012, On the Same Page, Summer Reading Program, author visits
  • Junior League of Greater Cincinnati. Hosted events and children’s book giveaways at branch libraries
  • Junior Woman’s Club of Wyoming Foundation. Helped support Summer Reading Program


  • Learning Through Art, Inc. Programs and exhibits
  • Library of Congress, Veterans History Project. The Library provides content for national archive


  • MacDowell Society. Programs and CD commemorating Oscar Treadwell and Jazz with O.T.
  • Madeira Historical Society. Presents programs in conjunction with the Madeira Branch and the Library cataloged its collection
  • May Festival. “The City That Sings” exhibit and related programs
  • Media Bridges. Teen Tube
  • Mental Health Arts Collaborative. Exhibit and program
  • METRO. Ride & Read Campaign to encourage bus riders to read while in transit, Haunted Bus, bus schedule distribution, and meeting room for Metro forums
  • Miami-Jacobs Career College. Official library for the college
  • Miami Whitewater Forest Visitor Center. Nature programs.


  • National Alliance on Mental Illness - Hamilton County. Exhibit and program
  • National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. Collection housed in the Library and Lincoln Legacy partner
  • Northern Kentucky University. Inventorfest and Books by the Banks
  • Norwood Community Television. TeenTube, Beach Blanket Book Bash, Books by the Banks poster debut and airs Library PSAs
  • Nutrition Council of Greater Cincinnati. Hog Log


  • Ohioana Library Association, State organization & Hamilton County Chapter. Annual reception hosted here and Library partners on Ohioana’s Book Fair
  • Ohio Genealogical Society. Presents and cross promotes Library genealogy programs
  • Ohio State University Extension. Presents programs for the Library
  • Ohio Valley Forestry Fellowship. Provides tree seedlings for annual Arbor Day/Earth Day
  • OLLI (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute). The Library presents classes and distributes OLLI’s class schedules


  • Photography Club of Greater Cincinnati. Present exhibits and programs
  • Pleasant Ridge Community Council Library Committee. Raises funds to support the Pleasant Ridge Branch
  • PNC Foundation. Financial literacy program for preschoolers and their parents
  • Price Hill Will. Price Hill Branch Centennial Celebration, and provides programs, literacy advice, participates in school fairs and in Latino Night


  • Read Aloud. Cross promotion of shared goals
  • Read On. Programs and services to meet goals of grade level reading initiative
  • Regional Association of Adult Higher Education. Education fair for working adults
  • Return to Work Resource Center. Great Oaks programs


  • Santa Maria Community Services. The Library provides teacher collections, Latino services, bi-lingual storytimes, Early Literacy parent training, SPARK and El Dia celebration
  • SCORE. Programs on Small Business Development, funding for entrepreneurial resources
  • Services to Area Youth (STAY). Worked together on the “Shared Reading Is Fun program”
  • Spanish Journal. Promotes and participates in El Dia and educating the Latino community about Library services
  • STRIVE. Homework Central and College Resource Center
  • Success by Six®. Shared Reading and Early Learning Express, staff on its Council
  • SuperJobs. Presents programs for jobseekers
  • SWON Libraries. Member of consortium, staff on its Board


  • Taft Museum of Art. The Library is cataloging its collection, prepares book lists and loans books for its exhibits and hosts its Artists Reaching Classrooms exhibit
  • Time Warner Cable. Co-sponsored library card challenge and 2008 Summer Reading Program


  • United States 2010 Census. Partnership Support Program, location for training meetings and distribution point
  • United Way of Greater Cincinnati. Conduct employee solicitation campaign, Success by Six®, Shared reading, KRA-L testing, and SPARK
  • University of Cincinnati—Athletic Department, Student Affairs & Services, Libraries, Classics Department, College of Pharmacy and College Conservatory of Music. Exhibits and programs
  • University of Cincinnati—University Libraries. Co-organizer of Books by the Banks, joint UC/Library Conservation Lab
  • Urban League of Cincinnati. Funded two Centers for Excellence to provide homework help


  • Visionaries & Voices. 2006 On the Same Page exhibits and programs


  • Waycross Community Media. TeenTube, and records Library Board Meetings and Veterans Day Commemoration for on-demand viewing
  • WCPO-TV9. Provided public service announcements, author interviews and coverage during 2009 Books by the Banks poster debut and book festival
  • Whole Foods (formerly Wild Oats). Cooking classes
  • William Howard Taft National Historic Site. The Library cataloged its collection
  • WINGS. Preschool literacy programs
  • WKRC-Local 12. Sponsored Library Card Challenge 2011 and 2012, provided public service announcements for 2010 Summer Reading Program
  • WVXU/WMUB/WGUC. On the Same Page, Books by the Banks, Library Author Series & Book of the Month, and as one of the community partners for Play Me, I’m Yours! 150th anniversary celebration for WMUB/WVXU and WGUC


  • Xavier University. Michael Pollan and Greg Mortenson lectures and work study tutors in Homework Central


  • YWCA. Provides GED referral, literacy tutoring, and staff discounts and the Library presents programs


  • 4C…for Children. Early Learning Express literacy program, Library staff on its Board
  • 89.7 FM WNKU. Books by the Banks, InventorFest and King Records programs and exhibits
  • 101.1 WIZF/1230am /WDBZ/100.3 MOJO. Bond Hill's grand opening & first year anniversary celebration, Main Library's first year success party, Civil Rights Game and Negro League Players