Cool Things to Do @ LPL!

We love paper books and they will always be our mainstay.  But your Library offers so much more!

With your free Louisville Library card, you can access terrific (even unique!) materials and services.

Check out this list of unusual, cool things to do at the Louisville Public Library!

Available to Borrow

Recreational EquipmentBorrow pickleball equipment form the Library!

As you know, we offered ice skates over the winter, but now that spring is here, we're changing out our recreational equipment offerings.

  • Pickleball Equipment  Have you wanted to try the new courts at Aljancic Park?  Here's your chance to try out this very popular sport for free!
  • Disc Golf Equipment  Wildwood Park has a disc golf course, and the Louisville City Schools are using a grant to install a course around the Middle School/High School campus. Get out in nature, and try disc golf!

Wifi Hotspots  Borrow one of these little boxes, and as long as there's cellular service, you'll have  free high-speed wifi for your devices!

STEAM Kits for kids ages 4 and up  Thanks to a generous grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, we're delighted to offer these Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) kits. Each kit offers children a fun, engaging, hands-on experience.  Each kit is labelled with the content area and age recommendations.

Playaway Launchpads for kids ages 3 & Up (Launchpads for ages 8 & Up added just this week!)  Launchpads are self-contained, preloaded educational tablets your kid will love!  Packed with popular characters, engaging activities, and fun games, Launchpads are great travel companions, because they don't need wifi.

Items from 99 Libraries all over the state of Ohio!  If we don't have it, we can get it for you! 

Our lending rules for all the items you can borrow

Unique ServicesOur Sensory Space is open to all.

The Sensory Space at the Discovery Center  When it opened in 2018, the Sensory Space at the Louisville Public Library was the first complete sensory room free and open to the public in the continental United States. Now, it's home to all of our regular, weekly programming, as well as available for private sensory appointments.

The Library Makerspace  Use our technology to let your creativity run wild!  We charge only for materials at cost; we don't charge for learning and using the machines. Here's the brochure.

Homebound Delivery  We will deliver library materials to you, free of charge.  Whether it's temporary, like an illness or injury, or long-term, our staff will work with you to bring you Library materials you'll enjoy.  Sign up for Homebound Delivery service here.

Select Louisville lockers when you place a holdHolds Pickup Lockers  Do you find it difficult to get to the Library during business hours? Try our holds pickup lockers instead!  Located at the Nimishillen Fire Station #1 on Broadway Avenue, the holds pickup lockers are available 24/7.  There's even a book drop to return Library materials! When you place a hold, just click LOUISVILLE LOCKERS as your delivery location!

Free Notary and Faxing  It's best to make an appointment for notary services by calling 330-875-1696. We can fax any time the Library is open.

Low-cost Photocopies and Laminating  Is your printer out of ink?  Print at the Library through one of our patron computers or via Print From Your Own Device. Want to preserve that newspaper clipping or Nana's favorite recipe? Affordable lamination services are available here as well.

Passport Acceptance Service  Apply for your passport at the Library. Click here for details!

Fun Activities & Events

Painting with Bob Ross
Painting with Bob Ross​​

Watch our calendar for:

  • The Book Bike at community events
  • All-Ages Storytimes
  • Crafting Nights
  • Tween Activities
  • Chair Yoga
  • Painting with Bob Ross
  • Special Summer Reading and Seasonal Events

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