Dino Design Contest
Design a dino and send us a photo of your creation by Saturday, November 20. All ages (children, teens, and adults) are invited to enter. The two entries with the most votes will each receive a $50 COSI gift card. (Read More.) Sat, Nov 20th, Mon, Nov 22nd, Tue, Nov 23rd, Wed, Nov 24th, Sat, Nov 27th, Mon, Nov 29th, and Tue, Nov 30th.
Adult Game Night
Play your favorite board game, or learn to like a new one. There will be a limit of 20, so call the library and sign up to reserve your seat. Mon, Nov 22nd, 6-8pm.
Movie Night
Join us as we show a movie on our big screen. (Read More.) Thu, Dec 2nd at 6pm.
Holiday Open House
Enjoy holiday music provided by Jim's Red Pants, horse-drawn carriage rides, and cookies from Cake & Icing! Carriage rides run from 1 - 2:45 pm, and you may get on at either the library or Brownella Cottage. Sat, Dec 4th, 1-3pm.
Tree Decorating Contest
Families, organizations, businesses, and individuals of all ages are invited to enter our tree decorating contest. Trees may be submitted December 6-11. The public may vote for their favorite tree once daily from December 13-18. The 3 trees with the most votes will win prizes ($50, $35, and $25 Barnes & Noble gift cards). Requirements: Trees must be under 2 feet tall and able to stand up on their own. Living trees may be used, but must be in a pot or base. Trees may be created by someone else (artificial trees or craft base) but decorated by the entrants, or the entire tree may be handmade by the entrants out of any materials they choose. You may decorate using any theme you would like, but please keep it family-friendly. If you have any questions, please call 419-468-3203 and ask for the Children's Department.
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Cookbook Club
For details, call the library (419-468-3203). Tue, Dec 7th, 6-7:30pm.
Animation Movie Night
Join us as we watch movies from one of our favorite animation studios on the 3rd Tuesday of every month. All ages are welcome. Curious about the animation studio, movie titles, or ratings? Call the library at 419-468-3203. Doors open at 5:45 pm, and all movies start promptly at 6:00 pm. Space may be limited, so please plan to arrive on time.
Activity Kits
Be creative and enjoy new experiences in the privacy of your home.
Check out a mobile hotspot to access the Internet anywhere; learn how to make your own ice cream with the Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker; see a world of stars with the Orion Starblast Telescope; and more!
How does it work?
  • You must be 18 or older to check out the Orion Starblast Telescope and the Mobile HotSpots. For all other kits, you must be at least 13 years old.
  • Speak to the librarian at the Circulation Desk to request an Activity Kit.
  • To check out, you must have an active library card in our system.
  • If you would like to borrow a mobile hotspot, you must sign a rental agreement.
  • Enjoy for 7-14 days, and return.
Current Activity Kits
  • Baking
  • Blood Pressure
  • Cake Pans (various sizes & shapes)
  • Coloring
  • Gardening
  • Ice Cream Maker
  • Metal Detector
  • Mobile Hotspots (5)
  • Telescope
  • Snow Cone Machine
  • Tools
  • Pumpkin Carving
Activity Kit Guidelines:
  1. Patron must return kits to the Galion Public Library.
  2. Patron is responsible for all contents in the kit. There will be a charge for lost items, including replacement of the whole set if items cannot be purchased individually.
  3. Please clean appropriate items after use.
  4. Most kits circulate for one week. (Mobile hotspots circulate for two weeks.)
  5. Late fees are $1 per day on kits, except for mobile hotspots, which are $2 per day.
  6. Mobile hotspots cannot be renewed. Other kits can be renewed unless there is a hold for another patron.
  7. Library staff will examine the contents with you when checking a kit in or out.
  8. A maximum of two kits may be checked out at a time.
New Hours
We will be changing our hours of operation, starting September 7th. (Read More.)