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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

Community Survey for Strategic Planning

Swanton Public Library is in the process of updating its strategic plan to ensure the library meets the needs of its community.  Your contact information is anonymous and optional. Please fill out the survey either online or at the library, and complete your contact info for a chance to win one of four $25 gift cards! 

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, September 25 from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm – Financial Aid Basics. Wondering about your options for paying for higher education? Join us as a financial aid expert from Northwest State Community College addresses grants, scholarships, loans, FAFSA, deadlines, and other helpful financial aid information. The information presented will apply to any institution of higher education. All ages are encouraged to attend this free program. Please register online, call the library, or stop at the library circulation desk. 

Saturday, September 27 from 10:30 am to 11:15 am – Everywhere Birthdays for grades K-5. Come celebrate birthdays everywhere at the library! Hear fun birthday stories from around the world, play silly party games, make birthday hats, and decorate your own birthday cupcake to take home – or eat! Please register online, at the front desk, or by phone. Free.

Tuesdays, September 30, October 7, and 14 at 10:30 am – Storytime. Weekly classes offered at Swanton Library for children ages 6 months to 5 years. Children will learn about weather through stories, music, and crafts. Free. No registration required.

Wednesdays, October 1, 8, and 15 at 4:00 pm – Storytime. Weekly classes offered at Swanton Library for children ages 1 to 5 years. Children will learn about weather through stories, music, and crafts. Free. No registration required.

Thursday, October 2 at 6:30 pm – Free Seminar on Estate Planning. Presented by Timothy Allen, Attorney, of Chamberlain Law Group, Ltd. Learn everything you need to know about planning for your will and estate. Call 419-872-7670 to reserve a seat.

Saturday, October 4 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm – Fall Fun Day at the Brailey Train Depot.  Free for the whole family. See a working scale-model steam engine, homemade sawmill, corn sheller and grinder, a rope-making machine, and cider press. Kids can make cornhusk dolls and try stilts, checkers, and kickball. A Revolutionary War half-scale model cannon will also be fired in celebration. Call Swanton Library at 419-826-2760 or visit the website for directions to the depot.

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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