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Library Information

Northside Branch

Today's hours

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

Tomorrow's hours

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

Mon, Feb 26 9:00AM to 7:00PM
Tue, Feb 27 9:00AM to 7:00PM
Wed, Feb 28 9:00AM to 7:00PM
Thu, Feb 29 9:00AM to 7:00PM
Fri, Mar 01 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sat, Mar 02 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Mar 03 1:00PM to 5:00PM
Mon, Feb 26 9:00AM to 7:00PM
Tue, Feb 27 9:00AM to 7:00PM
Wed, Feb 28 9:00AM to 7:00PM
Thu, Feb 29 9:00AM to 7:00PM
Fri, Mar 01 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sat, Mar 02 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Mar 03 1:00PM to 5:00PM

Address
550 Buckeye Street
Chillicothe, OH 45601
Tel: 740-702-4145
About the branch

The Northside Library is a wonderful place to relax and convene. It features several meeting spaces which are available for nonprofit use, programs for all ages, and is home to our Beyond Books collection of unique items for circulation.


On-Site Services

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

  • Drive-through window with book return slot
  • 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
  • Large and small meeting rooms as well as a shelter house available for community non-profit use
  • Programs for all ages!
  • An Art Gallery Space for public exhibits
  • Book-a-Bike and explore the downtown area!
  • Beyond Books Collection – Browse our ever-growing collection of nontraditional items available for checkout. Borrow a Chromebook, a WiFi hotspot, a cake pan, or take home some seeds from the Seed Library!
  • 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.


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

Book a meeting space at Northside

Events
Fri, Mar 01, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Myers Meeting Room
Read books, eat snacks, play games, make art, and more! We'll read a variety of graphic novels, amazing true stories, magical adventures, and more, with a mix of chapter books and leveled readers.

Mon, Mar 04, 10:00am - 11:00am
Myers Meeting Room
Join us for half an hour of music, movement, and short stories! On the last Monday of the month, we'll offer a bilingual storytime offered in English and Spanish.

Mon, Mar 04, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Conference Room
Having a rough day? Or want a companion to talk or read to? We have licensed therapy dogs that visit the library, which you can have a one on one session with.

Tue, Mar 05, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Children's Area
Every month, the Northside Children's Area has a new scavenger hunt for you to enjoy. Drop in from 3-4 pm, be among the first to complete it, and share your ideas for next month's theme!

Tue, Mar 05, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Myers Meeting Room
Can you crack the case? Join us for a mystery day featuring a mystery taste test, codes to solve, mystery craft, and more. Come as you are, wear a disguise, or dress as your favorite character!

Wed, Mar 06, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Myers Meeting Room
Try something new (or an old favorite!) each month! We'll try new snacks from around the world, vote for our favorites, and play games and trivia, too! Families welcome.

Fri, Mar 08, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Conference Room,Myers Meeting Room
Get creative and learn at the same time! Together, we'll read a book, sing songs, dance, and make awesome art. Each month we'll feature rotating "creation stations" where kids can try new things!

Mon, Mar 11, 10:00am - 11:00am
Myers Meeting Room
Join us for half an hour of music, movement, and short stories! On the last Monday of the month, we'll offer a bilingual storytime offered in English and Spanish.

Mon, Mar 11, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Conference Room
Having a rough day? Or want a companion to talk or read to? We have licensed therapy dogs that visit the library, which you can have a one on one session with.

Tue, Mar 12, 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Myers Meeting Room
Calling all preschoolers! Join us in the afternoon for storytime and fun activities!

Tue, Mar 12, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Myers Meeting Room
Let your inner artist out. Come paint a Shamrock-themed piece of art. All supplies provided. No painting experience is necessary!

Wed, Mar 13, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Myers Meeting Room,Conference Room
Join us at Northside for Science Lab! Each month we will focus on a different science related topics. February: Experimentation March: Solar Eclipse April: Earth Day

Thu, Mar 14, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Myers Meeting Room
Calling all curious and travel-enthused teens! We will explore the culture of Ireland through traditions, games, and food!

Fri, Mar 15, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Myers Meeting Room
Read books, eat snacks, play games, make art, and more! We'll read a variety of graphic novels, amazing true stories, magical adventures, and more, with a mix of chapter books and leveled readers.

Mon, Mar 18, 10:00am - 11:00am
Myers Meeting Room
Join us for half an hour of music, movement, and short stories! On the last Monday of the month, we'll offer a bilingual storytime offered in English and Spanish.

Mon, Mar 18, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Conference Room
Having a rough day? Or want a companion to talk or read to? We have licensed therapy dogs that visit the library, which you can have a one on one session with.

Wed, Mar 20, 5:00pm - 7:30pm
Conference Room
Looking to earn community service hours or gain volunteer experience for a job? Join us! In March, you'll help with our Stuffed Animal Sleepover event, and stay at the library after-hours!

Wed, Mar 20, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Myers Meeting Room
Bring your treasured stuffed pals to the library for a special sleepover. We'll read stories together, make a craft, and then leave them behind for the night in the library. Open to all children!

Thu, Mar 21, 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Myers Meeting Room
Drop in anytime from 3-6 and pick up your stuffed animal friend and enjoy a slideshow of photos from the sleepover! You'll also get a link to photos so that you can share them with friends.

Thu, Mar 21, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room B
Mark your calendars! The third Thursday of every month is "Minecraft Club" at the Northside Branch Library. You will use creative mode to build anything you want or choose our monthly theme.
This event is full

Mon, Mar 25, 10:00am - 11:00am
Myers Meeting Room
Join us for half an hour of music, movement, and short stories! On the last Monday of the month, we'll offer a bilingual storytime offered in English and Spanish.

Canceled
Mon, Mar 25, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Having a rough day? Or want a companion to talk or read to? We have licensed therapy dogs that visit the library, which you can have a one on one session with.

Mon, Mar 25, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Myers Meeting Room
Let's kick off hatching chickens at the Northside Branch! OSU Extension Office will be joining us to explain all about eggs, and they'll help set our eggs to hatch at the library!

Tue, Mar 26, All day
Visit the Northside Branch and check out our chicken eggs in the incubator inside the library! Each day a new photo of the egg process will be displayed and you'll be able to check on them.

Wed, Mar 27, All day
Visit the Northside Branch and check out our chicken eggs in the incubator inside the library! Each day a new photo of the egg process will be displayed and you'll be able to check on them.

Wed, Mar 27, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Myers Meeting Room
Stressed out from the never-ending grind of adulthood? We'll be making calming jars, a fast and easy-to-make trinket to brighten your day!

Thu, Mar 28, All day
Visit the Northside Branch and check out our chicken eggs in the incubator inside the library! Each day a new photo of the egg process will be displayed and you'll be able to check on them.

Thu, Mar 28, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Myers Meeting Room,Conference Room,Children's Area,Northside Reading Garden
Enjoy games, crafts, pizza, and more... if you're brave enough.

Fri, Mar 29, All day
Visit the Northside Branch and check out our chicken eggs in the incubator inside the library! Each day a new photo of the egg process will be displayed and you'll be able to check on them.

Fri, Mar 29, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Conference Room,Myers Meeting Room
Bring your toddler and preschoolers to their own prom! Teen volunteers will help chaperone as your little one enjoys songs, snacks, and games! Dress up is encouraged!

Sat, Mar 30, All day
Visit the Northside Branch and check out our chicken eggs in the incubator inside the library! Each day a new photo of the egg process will be displayed and you'll be able to check on them.

Sun, Mar 31, All day
Visit the Northside Branch and check out our chicken eggs in the incubator inside the library! Each day a new photo of the egg process will be displayed and you'll be able to check on them.