Phone:              740-732-4506

MON – WED:    8:30 AM – 7:00 PM
THUR:                Closed
FRI:                     8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
SAT:                    8:30 AM – 2:00 PM
SUN:                   Closed

Genealogy Room:
MON – WED:    9 AM – 12 PM & 1 – 5 PM
THUR:                Closed
FRI:                     9 AM – 12 PM & 1 – 5 PM
SAT:                    9:30 AM – 1:30 PM
SUN:                   Closed

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Community Puzzle Swap

Join us Tuesday, January 31 from 5:00–7:00 pm for the second COMMUNITY PUZZLE SWAP!

OverDrive App to Sunset. Update to Libby.

Update on the OverDrive & Libby apps

Attention, OverDrive app users! OverDrive is discontinuing the legacy OverDrive app in early 2023 and transitioning users to the Libby app. Libby is OverDrive’s newer app for browsing and enjoying digital content from our library.

It’s time to give Libby a try! All your loans, holds, and wish list items will be waiting for you in Libby when you add your library card.

Libby also comes with new features we know you’ll love, like:

  • Tags to categorize books however you’d like—you can even sync your OverDrive wish list into a tag!
  • A central bookshelf for all loans and holds
  • Customizable notifications for ready holds, new magazine issues [include if your library offers magazines], and more
  • Compatibility with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Sonos speakers
  • Easy access to OverDrive support staff

Learn more here.

December Events

December is a busy time at the library! The following events will take place here at Caldwell Public Library this month:

There will be a PUZZLE SWAP on Tues. Dec. 13 from 5:00–7:00 pm. Bring jigsaw puzzles that you’ve completed and exchange with others. For each puzzle you bring (up to 5), you will take a new (gently used) one home. Swapped puzzles should be in good condition with all pieces present. Contact Misty Wyscarver at for more information.

Kids–come see SANTA CLAUS at the Library! Santa will be stopping by on Wed., Dec. 14th from 5:30 pm–6:30 pm.

Everyone--Please join us at the Library for some CHRISTMAS CAROLING! The Summerfield Christian Church will be here Tues. Dec. 20th at 6:00 pm singing some beautiful Christmas music. Come and enjoy the sounds of the season!

We wish everyone a very Merry Christmas!

Thank you to our Veterans!

Tues. Nov. 8th and Wed. Nov. 9th we will have cookies and a gift for all our Veterans as our thank you for your service.

The Library will be CLOSED on Friday Nov. 11 in honor of Veterans Day.

Growing & Serving Apples in Ohio

You are invited to this Caldwell Community Seed Library Event to be held Tuesday, October 11th from 11:00 am–12:00 pm following Storytime at Caldwell Public Library. This event is free and open to the public, all ages. RSVP by calling 740-732-5681 by October 10th. (Read on for additional date and location).

Canning Info Available

Even if you missed the pressure canner gauge testing offered here by the Noble County OSU Extension, you can still pick up useful canning information sheets they’ve made available. Stop in the library at our “Gardening Center” for these free information sheets:

Canning Basics

Food Preservation: Basics for Canning Vegetables

Food Preservation: Basics for Canning Fruit

Canning Tomatoes

Salsa: From Garden to Table

Botulism: What You Don’t See or Smell Can Hurt You

Keep Food Safe


Your child can discover Oceans of Possibilities when they read or have books read to them! Bring them to the library to sign up for our 2022 Summer Reading Program starting Monday, June 6th. Check out books at the library, read, and earn free books, coupons for McDonald’s and Taco Bell, and entries for the prize drawing held at the end of the program. There will also be a pool party for all who participated. The program is for children ages birth to 15 yrs., and they must be signed up by a parent, guardian, or grandparent. If you have any questions, please call the library at 740-732-4506.


For our second year, Caldwell Public Library is participating in the CALDWELL COMMUNITY SEED LIBRARY program in partnership with the Noble County OSU Extension office. Various seeds are available to take home, as well as a new collection of gardening books they have provided to us for our patrons to borrow. Come check out our “Library Gardening Center” and READ & GROW with us!

February Story Time

Did you hear the news? February story time is about Pets! Story time starts Tuesday, Feb. 1 and will be held every Tuesday in February from 10:30 to11:00 am. Bring your 3 to 5 year-old to the library for fun stories, games, rhymes, and crafts, all related to our theme of Pets. Stop in or call the library at 740-732-4506 to sign up.

Enjoy Children’s Books in English & ASL!

Add something different to your child’s story reading time at home!

Now you and your child can view 8 different videos of books recorded in both English and American Sign Language. According to Serving Every Ohioan (SEO):

We are pleased to announce an opportunity to enjoy videos of popular children’s books, recorded in both English and American Sign Language. The videos are available for viewing in a unique Niche Academy hosted by the SEO Service Center. The new videos are presented in partnership with Ohio Citizens for Deaf Cultures, Worthington Libraries and the State Library of Ohio. The project was funded through a federal Institute of Museum and Library Services LSTA grant, awarded by the State Library of Ohio.

The entertaining videos were created and edited by Worthington Libraries with Ohio Citizens for Deaf Cultures providing the ASL interpreters. Each video contains the illustrated story, ASL interpretation, audible narration, and closed-captioning.

Just click on this link to see the 8 books/videos available: