2021 New Board Members

The Library Foundation has welcomed five new members to the board of directors.  They are Ryan Adcock, Lee Ann Bissmeyer, Stephanie Crockett, Christie Bryant Kuhns, and Kristen Smitherman-Voltaire.

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West End Branch receives upgrade thanks to FC Cincinnati Foundation

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For more than 150 years, the Cincinnati & Hamilton County Public Library 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 reaching beyond our walls to serve our community has been a glowing example of excellence, admired by other communities throughout the nation.

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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.