127 E. Main Street
St. Paris, Ohio 43072
P.O. Box 740
St. Paris, Ohio 43072
Monday through Thursday – 9:00 am to 8:00 pm
Friday – 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Saturday – 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
ST. PARIS PUBLIC LIBRARY HISTORY
The St. Paris Public Library was given to St. Paris by Mrs. John W. Kiser, Sr. on July 2, 1936.
The building dedicated to St. Paris was originally used as a Christian Science Church. At the time she made a gift of this property she also gave a check of $1,000 for the purchase of books. Mrs. Kiser had in mind the extending of culture and spiritual values of life in her hometown.
An online resource for users to search and request any item! All you need is a St. Paris Public Library Card and PIN. The materials requested will be available for pick-up when it is convenient for you.
Children – We have a vast children’s area filled to the brim with books, educational games and activities. The ever popular Storytime Programs continue to please our young readers! Be sure to register early to ensure your child a place. This service is year round.
Teen – We have a section just for our young adults. Books are chosen just for them and programs are created for teens to enjoy! Watch the upcoming events to find our next program.
Come to the library to browse our ever growing movie, music, and audiobook collection! We strive to keep the latest in our collection and there is no charge to borrow them.
Our Outreach Program is designed for our senior citizens and homebound patrons of all ages. Library materials are delivered to and picked up from any patron’s home in our community. There is no charge for these services. We are able to offer many items to address special needs such as audiobooks and large print. Call the library (937-663-4349) and let us know how we may be of service to you!
Relax in quiet, comfortable surroundings and read all the news! We subscribe to the following papers: Urbana Daily Citizen, Miami Valley Today, Springfield News-Sun and USA Today
Also available for your reading enjoyment is a large selection of magazines. Read them here or check them out and take them home!
The Ohio Digital Library
We are now members of The Ohio Digital Library! You can browse the collection, borrow with your library card, and enjoy on your computer, tablet, smartphone or eReader. Many borrowed eBooks, audiobooks and more can be enjoyed immediately in your web browser or can be downloaded to the free OverDrive app for mobile devices. Digital titles can also be enjoyed on tablets and eReader devices such as the iPad®, NOOK®, and Kindle®. No matter how you plan to enjoy, titles will automatically expire at the end of the lending period. There are no late fees!
We are now offering cardholders free access to online educational courses from Lynda.com. Lynda.com has been the leading provider of online learning content for 20 years. The service has more than 12,000 courses, ranging from computer programming to project management including instruction on various computer software, programming languages, and business topics.
Below is a photo gallery of the St. Paris Public Library. Click on the thumbnails to view larger images.