No one likes to read as much as folks in Southwest Ohio. The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County is the busiest central library in the country for a second year in a row. That's according to a report from the Public Library Association.
Overall, the Cincinnati library is the 7th busiest public library system in the country and second busiest in Ohio behind Cuyahoga County.
The 2013 Public Library Data Service (PLDS) statistical report surveys more than 1,400 public libraries in the United States and Canada.
Authors from Hamilton County will gather on Sunday, April 21 at the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County’s downtown branch as part of the Ohioana 2013 celebration. Kate Lawrence from the library and Georgeanne Bradford from the Ohioana Board of Trustees are in the studio with Mark Perzel with details of the event and some of the authors who will be in attendance
You may have heard Nancy Pearl during one of her appearances on NPR’s Morning Edition where she opines about all things books. A former librarian, she is the creator of the first community-wide reading program back in 1998, which led the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County to undertake their On the Same Page effort. As part of the wrap-up to this year’s On the Same Page, Nancy Pearl will appear via Skype at the downtown branch of the library on Saturday, March 23 at 2:00pm. But first, she joins Mark Perzel by phone to talk about the origins of community reading programs, her lifelong love of books, and her incredibly popular Librarian Action figure.
The Newport Branch of the Campbell County Public Library will commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War with a presentation of the dramatic Soldier Come Home, a play based on the historic Civil War Letters of Mary Luke Pringle, her husband Philip W. Pringle, and family members, written 1859-1865, presented by the Falcon Theater. Music of the era will be provided by the trio Raison d’Etre. Jim Stump talks with two of the actors, Ted Weil and Elizabeth Molloy, about this historic, and emotional, production taking place on Friday, January 25.