The State of Ohio has recently changed vendors for our library Statewide Delivery, and the system is experiencing a backlog as the transition is made. This is increasing the wait time for holds. We hope the delays will be temporary! Please bear with us as we navigate the changes.
On March 3 Tim Hagen, Ida Rupp Public Library director; Lauren Lemmon, Fiscal Officer; and Ida Rupp Public Library board members met with Peter Bolek, Lead Architect and Stephanie Shook, Interior Designer of Cleveland-based architectural firm HBM: Holzheimer, Bolek, and Meehan. The meeting involved an overview of the site plan, interior plans, and proposed interior finishes including color palette options. The plans, as of right now, include a meeting room that can be separat
As Director, I hope you welcome the opportunity to attend Ida Rupp’s programs, explore the collections (both physical and digital), and familiarize yourself with all of the services the library offers. This article is the first of many I anticipate to write as a contributor to our newsletter. Contrary to the persistent stereotype, libraries are not simply warehouses of materials, of things. This stigma has been steadily challenged by public libraries, nationally, during recen