Annual Fund Campaign

The Library Foundation is dedicated to ensuring a great library system by raising, managing, and allocating funds to expand and enhance the programs and services of our Library.

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Writer-in-Residence: 2015-2016

Jeffrey Hillard, a Mount St. Joseph Associate Professor and award-winning poet and author, was named as Library Foundation’s New Writer-in-Residence at a donor event on Thursday, Sept. 24, at the Main Library.

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passing the

For more than 150 years, The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County has been an essential public resource contributing to millions of personal success stories and to the success of the community. Our legacy of innovative programs, embracing technology and reach beyond our walls to serve our community has been a glowing example of excellence, admired by other communities throughout the nation.

the fires

It's easy to think of libraries as places and things: buildings, shelves, books, computers, CDs, DVDs, etc. But the truth is, libraries are so much more. For many of us, libraries were among the first places where we connected to ideas bigger than ourselves. Where we heard stories, researched subjects, discovered new material and let our imaginations take us to places beyond our situations. Whether we knew it or not, libraries were lighting the fire and feeding the burning drive to do, see and be something more.