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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:  1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

The library will be closed on Friday, April 11, 2014 for staff training. It will reopen again for normal business hours on Saturday, April 12th. 

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.

Wednesday, April 9, at 5:00 pm – BOLT meeting. Current members of the Board of Library Teens and anyone interested in participating are welcome to attend. 

Wednesdays, April 9 and 23 from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm and Monday, April 21 from 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm – Knitting Classes. Kathy Queen, Swanton knitter, started leading a beginner knitting class several months ago. Now is your chance to get the guidance you need and have fun at the same time. These classes are free; you only need to bring one pair of knitting needles, size 8 to 15. Come to as many or as few as you like.

Thursday, April 10 between 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm Cholesterol Screening. Fulton County Health Center will do quick cholesterol screenings at the library. With just a finger prick and a $5.00 donation, you can learn your total HDL (good cholesterol level), your good-to-bad cholesterol ratio, and your glucose level (blood sugar). No appointment is needed, just walk in.

Thursday, April 10 at 7:00 pm Adult book discussion led by Marty Kaback. This month’s topic is the suspense novel Look Again by Lisa Scottoline.

Friday, April 11 – Swanton Library is closed for staff training.

Sunday, April 13 through Saturday, April 19 – National Library Week Treasure Hunt. Children and teens can are invited to celebrate by going on library treasure hunt. Follow the clues on a quest through the library until you find the prize. The first clue is in the children’s area.

Wednesday, April 16 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm – Financial Planning for Retirement: It’s Never Too Early. Melissa Welker from the Fulton County OSU Extension Service will present a program on retirement planning for all ages. Learn about options available to assist with retirement planning at each stage of adult life. Register online, at the desk, or by calling 419-826-2760.

Outside Resources

Learning Express Library: Practice tests for GED, SAT, ASVAB, and more.  KnowItNow: Live online help with questions and research. 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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