Summer Reading Finale – Monday, July 25th at 11:00 am

Thank you to out great donors and helpers!  The finale Pizza Party provided by Italo’s of Lisbon starts at 11:00am followed by Tin Foil Boat Races by OSU Columbiana County Extension Services. Summer Reading Children & Teen Prizes will also be given out.   2+ hours program.  Remember to turn in your reading logs by July 21st to be counted for prizes.

What’s That Snake? – Featured Database

This is an online resource on our website that will help you to identify different types of snakes found in Ohio based on a series of questions and pictures. This quick-guide includes myths and truths about snakes. You can find this helpful resource by visiting and clicking on the Digital Materials tab. Then, scroll to the bottom and look for Ohio Web Library Databases. All resources are listed in alphabetical order. Look for What’s That Snake?

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

This is a great way to start the preschoolers by reading with your child and loving books. We will give you the sheets to keep track of the titles as they are being read. Even if you read the same book more than once it counts. Show us the sheets as they are being completed. There is a measuring chart at the library in the children’s room that tracks your child’s progress. Watch as your child’s name climbs after each sheet of 100 is recorded and they’re progress moves up towards the 1000 books goal. Once completed they will receive a free book of their choice. For more information stop by the library.

STEAM Kits for Check Out

We have STEAM kits to check out.  They cover a wide variety of subject, from car engineering and design to construction.  Some are recommended for as young as 2 year olds.  The kids will learn as they play and enjoy them for hours!

Featured Collection: Children’s Audio Books

The children’s Department has two types of audio books.  For the younger children there are books with the CD so they can follow along with the story. Looking at the book while listening reinforces reading skills. For the older children there are chapter books on CD that allows their imagination to flourish. These both make great travel companions.  Also, we have free streaming and downloadable audio books for children of all ages on Overdrive.

Chilton Automotive Library Online!

Check out one of our online databases.  Fix your Vehicle with step by step repair procedures, recalls and maintenance codes. You can even ask an expert for help. Car dates ranges are from 1901-2022. This service is free, just go to our website, click ‘Digital Materials’, next click on ‘Ohio Web Library Databases’, then ‘Chilton Library’ to begin your search.  We hope this helps!


Introducing the Kensington Cozy Card Program!

Introducing a New Year Round Program starting January 3rd

Kensington Cozy Card. Pick up a Cozy Card bookmark from the circulation desk. For each cozy mystery that you read we will stamp the bookmark. Once you have read ten cozy mystery books just mail the card into the publishing company and receive a free advance copy of a new release!


Definition of a cozy book

Cozy mysteries are fun, light-hearted adventures—with a side of murder. With zany characters that follow a twisty trail of suspects to an unlikely killer. They have little blood with their murders, and limited adult situations.

Cozy Mystery Author suggestions:

Donna Andrews               M.C. Beaton          Julia Buckley                 Kate Carlisle

Diana Mott Davidson        Eva Gates             Victoria Hamilton           Barbara Ross




Check out the AWE Learning Station in the Children’s Department

If you’ve never used the computer in the Children’s area, now’s the time to try it.  This computer is intended for PreK-3rd grade (ages 2-8) and feature educational games that cover the seven main curriculum areas:  Reading, Words and Phonics; Math and Problem-Solving; Science and Nature; Social Studies and Geography; Computer Skills; Research; and Music and Art. It has tons of fun games that you do not even realize you are learning!  This Learning station can be accessed by one or two children.


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