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Library Hours

Monday - Thursday: 10:00 am to 8:30 pm
Friday and Saturday: 10:00 am to 5:30 pm
Sunday: Closed

FOSPL Used Book & Media Sale

The Friends of the Swanton Public Library will hold the annual August Used Book & Media sale at the library on Friday, August 22, Saturday, August 23, and Monday, August 25. Stop in during library hours on these days and see what treasures you can find at a great value – and support the library with your purchases!

If you have items to donate, please drop them off at the library no later than Tuesday, August 19. Items accepted: fiction and nonfiction books in good condition, coffee table books, VHS tapes, and DVDs and CDs in playable condition (no home copies). Please, no damaged books, computer manuals, encyclopedias, condensed books, magazines, or textbooks.

The Ohio Digital Library

Swanton Library is one of the member libraries of the Ohio Digital Library, which includes the collections of the Ohio eBook Project combined with the Ohio State Library's holdings! From there you can download audiobooks, eBooks, music, and more!  Download to a personal computer or mobile device and either read it/listen to it there, or then transfer to a compatible device and take it on the go.  You will need a computer or device with internet, your library card, and for some devices, free software available for download on the site. 

If you're using a device such as a Nook, Kindle, iPad, or others, please visit our detailed instructions page to learn more about how to borrow eBooks and other digital media.

What's happening?

Calendar view of events this month.

Thursdays, August 7 and August 14 at 11:15 amDinosaur School. Classes are held for ages 4 through second grade. This free program is provided by Four County Family Center.

Thursday, August 14 at 7:00 pmAdult book discussion led by Marty Kaback. This month’s topic is the novel Girl with a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier.

Monday, August 18 at 7:00 pmSwanton Public Library Board of Trustees regular monthly meeting. Open to the public.

Thursday, August 21 from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pmAbstract Art Wineglass Painting. Instructor Cindy Aschliman (last month’s “Girlfriends!” watercolor painting instructor) will guide participants as they paint two 20-ounce stemmed wineglasses with abstract art designs. Bring a friend or two and have a fun evening creating something beautiful! All supplies provided. There is an $18.00 fee to cover costs. Stop at the library to register.

Friday, August 22 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm Teens’ and Children’s Flea Market. Kids are invited to bring their saleable items to Swanton Public Library for the annual Flea Market on the lawn.  No pets allowed and vendors must provide their own change and set-up. Call 419-826-2760 or visit our website for more information.

Outside Resources

Learning Express Library: Practice tests for GED, SAT, ASVAB, and more.  Ohio Web Library: Online databases. Click on 'Resources' for the databases.  LEL's Job & Career Accelerator: Get help writing resumes, search for jobs, and more. Share MORE: Search for and request books from other libraries.
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