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Public Library shares details of planned improvements for all locations

Community members wanting more details about the planned improvements coming to their neighborhood Library location, as well as the Downtown Main Library, can find them in the second and third parts of the Facility Master Plan (FMP). These new documents outline specifics of the long-term vision for all 41 locations and incorporates community input and recommendations by national and local consultants.
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Public Library named as prestigious Five-Star Library by Library Journal for seventh consecutive year

Public Library named as prestigious Five-Star Library  by Library Journal for seventh consecutive year For the seventh consecutive year, the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County has been designated a Five-Star Library.
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First five projects in Public Library’s Facility Master Plan kick off in 2020

First five projects in Public Library’s Facility Master Plan kick off in 2020 After more than a year of community feedback from over 3,000 Hamilton County residents at 90 listening sessions and meetings, 15 focus groups, and online surveys, Group 4 Architecture, Research + Planning, Inc. made its recommendations for the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County’s Facility Master Plan (FMP) to the Library Board of Trustees at their regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 10. The Board voted to accept the Plan, which provides the Library with recommendations and a strategic direction for upgrading every facility over the next ten years.
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Award-winning journalist Dani McClain named 2020 Library Writer-in-Residence

Award-winning journalist Dani McClain named 2020 Library Writer-in-Residence A reporter and author whose work has been featured in Time, Slate and Ebony.com will serve as the Library Foundation’s Writer-in-Residence for 2020. Dani McClain is a contributing writer for The Nation magazine and a fellow at the Type Media Center in New York. Her work centers on reproductive health, race and activism. McClain has been tapped to serve during 2020 as the Library’s literary ambassador to the community, and receives a $10,000 stipend thanks to the generous support of Naomi Tucker Gerwin and the Library Foundation. She’ll also host a monthly podcast, write blog posts, hold office hours and lead writing workshops.
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‘Unbound’ exhibit at Main Library extends run into January 2020

‘Unbound’ exhibit at Main Library extends run into January 2020 The Unbound exhibit at the Downtown Main Library, featuring the creative writings and visual art of people who have experienced incarceration and are in various stages of returning to our communities, has had its run extended until the end of January.
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Digital version of local counter-culture newspaper now available at Library

Digital version of local counter-culture newspaper now available at Library The Library has digitized the entire collection of the counter-culture newspaper Independent Eye. To honor this digital addition to the collection, a special panel discussion moderated by Reference Librarian Chris Smith is being held at 7 p.m. Wednesday Nov. 13 at the Downtown Main Library. Panelists includeformer Cincinnati City Councilmember and Vice-Mayor Jim Tarbell.
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