It's time to VOTE for your favorite photos that were submitted in the Photography Contest. Voting is taking place right now, either in person at the library, or on the Library's Facebook page. http://www.facebook.com/londonpubliclibrary/
Beginning March 26, 2017, the Library will no longer be able to accept credit card payments through the website. This is due to changes in PayPal's security requirements. Patrons will still be able to come into the library and have their credit card payments processed on site with the PayPal chip card reader.
Every month the library hosts movie times for the community to enjoy. We have Family Movie Night in which we show a family oriented film (G or PG) on the library's big screen.
For mature audiences, we offer Movie Night Out, which features a popular film that is typically rated PG-13. Free refreshments are provided at each movie.
Governor Kasich introduced his state budget proposal earlier this month for fiscal years(FY) 2018 and 2019. The legislation, House Bill (HB 49) contains over 3,500 pages of appropriations and policy changes for numerous state agencies, local governments and school districts. Several entities and programs would receive state funding cuts under Gov. Kasich’s proposal – including public libraries!
Gov. Kasich’s proposal would cut state funding to Ohio’s public libraries by more than $7 million in FY 2018 by reducing the Public Library Fund (PLF) from 1.7% of the state’s General Revenue Fund (GRF) to 1.66% of the GRF. We need to ensure our voices are heard at the Statehouse in an already crowded state budget conversation.
Legislators are hearing from their constituents on tax policy, education issues and other local government issues in the state budget. We need to make sure legislators hear from public libraries on the PLF – urge them to Protect the PLF!
Want to learn how to use a computer or surf the Web? Need to learn how to download a book to your eReader? London Public Library can help. Starting in February and running through May, the library is offering the following classes for FREE: Basic Computer Skills, Introduction to the Internet, Online Databases Application Class, and Genealogy.
Don Colley, London Public Library's Guiding Ohio Online teacher, will be instructing the classes. Classes are free, but seating is limited. It is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Participants may bring their own laptops, or use the library's computers.