Check out our new look!
We've done some long-overdue maintenance, with a fresh coat of paint and new floors in the Library. While we were at it, we rearranged some furniture, including moving the main desk. If you haven't been in for a few weeks, stop by!
Available Now: Upcoming Titles
Do you like reading books by your favorite authors and series as soon as they come out? The Upcoming Titles list can help!
The Upcoming Titles list is a monthly list of new items that will be available within the next month. Here, you can choose items to place on hold, so you can get them soon after their release. Remember, Louisville Library cardholders get Louisville Library items first.
The list is available at the bottom of this page for printing and there are paper copies in the Library on the New Items shelf. Just check off the items you want, fill in your name and Library card barcode, and turn it in to LPL staff--or even drop it in the book drop!. We'll place the holds for you and contact you when they're ready to pick up. You can even choose to have your holds sent to the 24-hr Holds Pickup Lockers at the Nimishillen Fire Station #1 on Broadway Avenue.
You can also find the Upcoming Titles list on the SEO Libraries app. On the home page you'll see a set of pictures called Popular Titles. Click on the MORE button, and you'll see the Upcoming Titles list. Just click on an image and place it on hold! The list includes many Large Print items, so watch for the medallion on the picture of the book cover that denotes Large Print. From the app, you can also choose to have your holds sent to the Holds Pickup Lockers.
Don't wait for your favorite titles or the next in a series--place these items on hold before they're even available!
Available Now: Holds Lockers
Our new Holds Lockers are installed and ready for you to use!
The Holds Pickup Lockers are ready to go! The lockers are available at the Nimishillen #1 Fire Station at 4560 Broadway Avenue. Here’s how they work: when you place a hold on an item, you can choose to have it sent to the Holds Pickup Lockers instead of the Library building. Once we have notified you that your holds are available, you may pick them up any time, day or night. The kiosk is completely automated and is available 24/7 in the lobby of the fire station. A book drop for returning Library books, DVDs, and other items is also available at the same location. Special thanks to the Nimishillen Township Trustees and the Friends of the Louisville Public Library for their donations to help us complete this project.
Available Now: Free at-home COVID tests
Pick up free COVID at-home tests via contact-free curbside pickup at the Louisville Public Library. Two million tests have been provided by the Ohio Department of Health for no cost for libraries to distribute to citizens in our state. The testing takes about 20 minutes, and you will need two devices, a webcam and an internet connection to take the test with a live proctor through a telemedicine call. Need internet to take the test? Request one of our wifi hotspots!
Tests and hotspots can be picked up using our contactless curbside service. Pull in to one of the front parking spaces, call the number on the sign, and we'll bring your items out to you.
March 1-May 31: StarkFresh Seed Library
Seeds will be available in the Library March 1-May 31, while supplies last. Please use hand sanitizer before looking through the seed packets.
Share photos of you planting, nurturing and harvesting your plants, and share them with us on Facebook @lplibrary or by emailing them to email@example.com.
Stop by the Makerspace to create your own custom laser-engraved plant stakes, only 15 cents each!
April is National Poetry Month!
Stop by our display to learn about different kinds of "Found Poetry" and to enter our contest.
All ages are welcome to participate.
Winners will be selected at the end of the month.
Library and City of Louisville Collaboration
The Library has continued meeting with members of the City of Louisville to consider joint development on the green space. The team’s vision is to, “consider the advancement of the green space to further promote mixed-use (residential, incubator, business) development of the downtown area while considering the inclusion of shared space and infrastructure for municipal (city) and library. Additionally, to create a park area to be used for community events with an outdoor amphitheater on the green.”
As prompted by the Downtown Louisville Action Plan and several past studies, we understand that the community wants to be able to use the green space and we are working hard to make that a reality.
As depicted in our recent timeline, the group is currently developing a visual rendering to give the community a chance to view some possibilities for the space. Once that is finished, we will be conducting a community engagement initiative, which will consist of Zoom meetings, phone calls and surveys. We want to know what you think of this potential project.
Meanwhile, we are studying partnerships and funding opportunities. Both organizations are firmly committed to a no new tax initiative.
The current downtown revitalization makes this a great time for Louisville and we hope that you are as excited about this possibility as we are. We are looking forward to hearing from you.
We will be debuting a brand new Book Bike this spring! If you haven’t seen a book bike before, picture a tricycle with two wheels in the front and a box carrying books in between the two tires. A book bike is a really neat way for us to participate in community events and take the Library outside the walls of our building. We will be able to register library cards, hold programs and even check out materials using our Book Bike. Thanks the Louisville Rotary Club and the Friends of the Louisville Public Library for funding this project.
Activities & Events
Adult Crafts and Activities grab bags are available on the Holds shelf at the Library the first Monday of each month, while supplies last.
Relaxation Reading Club activity grab bags are available the last Monday of each month, while supplies last.