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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 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.

Thursday, April 24 – Poem In Your Pocket Day. Inside “pockets” in the library will be a variety of poems, placed there so that you may choose one to carry in your own pocket.

Thursday, April 24 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm – Creating a Sense of Place with author Jean Ann Geist. Jean Ann Geist, former librarian and author of Only on the Radio and Only in the Movies, will return again to our library to present her new program and share her “passion for the local landscape” when writing a work of fiction. Register online, at the desk, or by calling 419-826-2760.

Saturday, April 26, from 10:30 am to 11:15 am – April Fool's Fun for grades K-5. It’s National Humor Month (and April Fool’s Day!) this month, so it’s time to be silly! Come hear bizarre books, sing silly songs, go on a spring scavenger hunt (and find prizes along the way!), play ridiculous games, and make a crazy craft. Please call the library at 419-826-2760, stop by, or visit our website to register for this event. Free. 

Tuesdays, April 29, May 6, 13, 20, and 27 at 10:30 am – Storytime. Weekly classes offered at Swanton Library for children ages 6 months to 5 years. Children will play and learn about sports through stories, music, and crafts. Free. No registration required.

Wednesdays, April 30, May 7, 14, 21, and 28 at 4:00 pm – Storytime. Weekly classes offered at Swanton Library for children ages 6 months to 5 years. Children will play and learn about sports through stories, music, and crafts. Free. No registration required.

Saturday, May 3 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm – Babysitting Clinic. Fulton County Health Center will be at the library to teach this clinic. Participants must be at least 11 years old to attend. You will be certified in babysitting through the Fulton County Health Center (does not include CPR training). You must register in advance by May 2. A fee of $20.00 is required when you sign up. Checks are made payable to Fulton County Health Center. Class size is limited to 20. Bring a sack lunch. Beverages and a snack will be provided.

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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