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Library Information

Main Library

Today's hours

We're open 9:00AM to 5:00PM

Tomorrow's hours

We're open 9:00AM to 5:00PM

We're closed Sunday July 21 due to Closed on Sundays throughout the Summer
Mon, Jul 15 9:00AM to 7:00PM
Tue, Jul 16 9:00AM to 7:00PM
Wed, Jul 17 9:00AM to 7:00PM
Thu, Jul 18 9:00AM to 7:00PM
Fri, Jul 19 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sat, Jul 20 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Jul 21 Closed
(Closed on Sundays throughout the Summer)
Mon, Jul 15 9:00AM to 7:00PM
Tue, Jul 16 9:00AM to 7:00PM
Wed, Jul 17 9:00AM to 7:00PM
Thu, Jul 18 9:00AM to 7:00PM
Fri, Jul 19 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sat, Jul 20 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Jul 21 Closed
(Closed on Sundays throughout the Summer)

Address
140 South Paint Street
Chillicothe, OH 45601
Tel: 740-702-4145
About the branch

You can do it all at the Main Library. The Main Library features a robust collection on three floors, several meeting rooms for public reservation, library and community-sponsored programs for all ages, a computer and reference lab, children's room, genealogy and local history room, our Book-a-Bike program and more!


On-Site Services

Get lost browsing our stacks while searching for your next read! The Main Library houses fiction, nonfiction, graphic novels, audiobooks, magazines, large print, books for kids and teens, music, movies, and much more, including:

  • Computers and laptops with high-speed Internet and Microsoft Office software
  • Photocopy and Remote Printing services – black & white and color prints, $.10 page for black and white, $.50 per page for color
  • Faxing service – All local and toll-free faxing is free.  For long distance faxes, the charge is $1 for every five pages, with a maximum cost per fax of $3.  No international faxes. 
  • Reference service
  • Free notary public service (Please call ahead at 740-702-4145)
  • Free, open WiFi in our library and parking lot 
  • External book return on Paint Street
  • Genealogy and Local History Room with microfilm collection
  • A meeting room and telehealth room available for community non-profit use
  • Programs for all ages!
  • An Art Gallery Space for public exhibits
  • Beyond Books Collection – Check out a Chromebook, a WiFi hotspot, a cake pan, some seeds from the Seed Library, or even a bicycle!
  • Free 1-1 Tech Tutoring and Northstar Digital Learning Assessment proctoring
  • Teacher, Parent & Caregiver Collections – Let us curate a collection of children’s books for your little ones, specific to any topic or interest.
  • Book Match – Tell us your preferences, and we'll help you find the perfect next read.
  • Bookworm Summer Reading Program for all ages
  • Peer Recovery Support - Our Peer Recovery Supporter is here to listen and provide helpful resources.

Also check out our robust offering of Online Resources, available for free with your library card.


View all other library locations

All locations, hours, and holidays/closings (printable PDF)

Book a meeting space at the Main Library

Events
Fri, Jul 19, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Annex Room B,Main Green
Let your preschooler explore their world through messy playtime. You make the mess, we'll clean it up!

Sat, Jul 20, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Children's Area
Are you up for some adventure and fun? Come join us for camping and STEM activities that you can do at home too! We'll build forts, make s'mores, and have a blast with some cool STEM projects.

Tue, Jul 23, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Main Green,Annex Room B-1
Join us in the Main Green between the Annex and the Main Library! We will have several bubble activities, so prepare to get messy!

Tue, Jul 23, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Children's Area
Do you need someone to talk to or read with? Our library offers one-on-one sessions with licensed therapy dogs that can accompany you to make your day better.

Fri, Jul 26, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Annex Room A
Experience tabletop RPGs (Role-Playing Games) of all types and skill levels. Games like Dungeons and Dragons, Honey Heist, and Call of Cthulhu will be available. The adventure is here!

Sat, Jul 27, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Main Library Meeting Room
Whether you're seeing how tall you can stack them, or building an awesome structure, Keva Planks are a fun way to stretch your imagination! Come build with us.

Canceled
Wed, Jul 31, 10:00am - 11:00am
Come listen to some great stories and songs. Storytime helps develop a young child's literacy skills and nurtures a love of reading.

Wed, Jul 31, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Annex Room A
Have you wanted to grow your own beautiful flowers and fresh produce, but don't know where to start? Join us for a series of gardening programs this summer, for beginners just like you!

Thu, Aug 01, All day
Annex Art Gallery
Local photographer Matt Day will have his latest artwork on display in the Main Library Annex from August through October.

Thu, Aug 01, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Annex Room B
Each month, county resource providers will be in attendance to provide a wide arrangement of local services. This is a community-sponsored event.

Fri, Aug 02, All day
Annex Art Gallery
Local photographer Matt Day will have his latest artwork on display in the Main Library Annex from August through October.

Sat, Aug 03, All day
Annex Art Gallery
Local photographer Matt Day will have his latest artwork on display in the Main Library Annex from August through October.

Sun, Aug 04, All day
Annex Art Gallery
Local photographer Matt Day will have his latest artwork on display in the Main Library Annex from August through October.

Mon, Aug 05, All day
Annex Art Gallery
Local photographer Matt Day will have his latest artwork on display in the Main Library Annex from August through October.

Tue, Aug 06, All day
Annex Art Gallery
Local photographer Matt Day will have his latest artwork on display in the Main Library Annex from August through October.

Tue, Aug 06, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Children's Clothing Bank
The Children's Clothing Bank, located in the Main Library Annex and operated by the First Presbyterian Church of Chillicothe, provides clothes for children ranging in size from infant to teens.

Wed, Aug 07, All day
Annex Art Gallery
Local photographer Matt Day will have his latest artwork on display in the Main Library Annex from August through October.

Thu, Aug 08, All day
Annex Art Gallery
Local photographer Matt Day will have his latest artwork on display in the Main Library Annex from August through October.

Thu, Aug 08, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Annex Room A
Do you love to be scared? We'll be discussing the most terrifying books the library has to offer. Read our suggested monthly book or bring a horror book recommendation to share with the group!

Fri, Aug 09, All day
Annex Art Gallery
Local photographer Matt Day will have his latest artwork on display in the Main Library Annex from August through October.

Sat, Aug 10, All day
Annex Art Gallery
Local photographer Matt Day will have his latest artwork on display in the Main Library Annex from August through October.

Sun, Aug 11, All day
Annex Art Gallery
Local photographer Matt Day will have his latest artwork on display in the Main Library Annex from August through October.

Mon, Aug 12, All day
Annex Art Gallery
Local photographer Matt Day will have his latest artwork on display in the Main Library Annex from August through October.

Tue, Aug 13, All day
Annex Art Gallery
Local photographer Matt Day will have his latest artwork on display in the Main Library Annex from August through October.

Tue, Aug 13, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Children's Clothing Bank
The Children's Clothing Bank, located in the Main Library Annex and operated by the First Presbyterian Church of Chillicothe, provides clothes for children ranging in size from infant to teens.

Wed, Aug 14, All day
Annex Art Gallery
Local photographer Matt Day will have his latest artwork on display in the Main Library Annex from August through October.

Wed, Aug 14, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Culp Trustee Room
CRCPL's monthly Board of Trustees Meeting

Thu, Aug 15, All day
Annex Art Gallery
Local photographer Matt Day will have his latest artwork on display in the Main Library Annex from August through October.

Thu, Aug 15, 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Annex Room A
Join us for an art reception showcasing local photographer Matt Day's latest artwork. Matt will be present to meet and greet. Light refreshments will be provided.

Fri, Aug 16, All day
Annex Art Gallery
Local photographer Matt Day will have his latest artwork on display in the Main Library Annex from August through October.

Sat, Aug 17, All day
Annex Art Gallery
Local photographer Matt Day will have his latest artwork on display in the Main Library Annex from August through October.

Sun, Aug 18, All day
Annex Art Gallery
Local photographer Matt Day will have his latest artwork on display in the Main Library Annex from August through October.