Phone: 740-732-4506

MON: 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM
FRI: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

TUE – WED: 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM
THUR: Closed
SAT: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
SUN: Closed

Genealogy Room:
MON – WED: Closed
THUR: Closed
FRI: Closed
SAT: Closed
SUN: Closed

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Go to our Resources/Links tab to find links to the IRS and Ohio Department of Taxation websites, where you will find information and forms. If you need forms printed and don’t have a printer, come to the library and we can do that for you (copies are 10 cents per page for black & white).

“Virtual” Storytime Visit with Santa

Caldwell Public Library will be having a “Virtual” Storytime Visit With Santa, and here’s how you can join in the fun:

See Santa Claus through the window of the library when he visits Tue. Dec. 22 from 4:00–6:00 pm.

If you send a picture of your “little ones” to the library, Santa will read their name and we will show their picture during our virtual storytime with Santa, which can be seen on our Facebook page later that evening.

3 ways to get pictures to us:

Email to:

Drop them in the book drop.

Mail them to:

Caldwell Public Library

P O Box 230

Caldwell, OH 43724

Library Opening to the Public on MONDAYS!

Starting Monday July 27th Caldwell Public Library will be open to the public on MONDAYS ONLY. Hours will be from 10:00 am until 5:30 pm.

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday we will be doing Lobby Pick-Up only just as we have been.

We realize this has been a very stressful situation, but our main concern is keeping everyone healthy and safe.

With that being said, guidelines for Mondays will be as follows:

  • A staff member will greet you at the door to ask you some general health questions.
  • 10 people will be permitted in the building at a time, following the social distancing guidelines.
  • You will be allowed in for 1/2 hour to 1 hour, which includes internet use and browsing.
  • We will have hand sanitizer and encourage you to PLEASE sanitize your hands before and after browsing and computer use.
  • Please be careful what items you touch. Once you touch an item it can’t be placed back on the shelf. Items that have been touched have to be placed on a cart to disinfect for 4 days.
  • As a reminder: Your items will show up on your record as “checked out” to you until 4 days after return for disinfecting purposes. Items will be checked in under the original return date.

As with everything going on since COVID-19, things have changed and sometimes things change daily. We are sorry for the inconvenience, but we are trying our best to serve our patrons safely.  Thanks to all of our patrons for your patience as we learn the new procedures.  Feel free to call us with any questions or concerns at 740-732-4506.

Summer Reading Program is finally here!

This year’s summer reading program, Imagine Your Story, will begin Monday, July 20 and run through Friday, Aug. 21. Despite all the changes and uncertainty of the past few months, we still want to offer our young readers the opportunity to participate in this popular summertime library activity. However, the shortened program will look a little different:

  • The program is still for children from birth to age 15.
  • Parents or grandparents can call or stop in the lobby to register their child.
  • You can go online and request your child’s reading material (be sure to limit the search to Caldwell Public Library), or you can tell us what reading level they need and we will make up a “mystery bag” with books in it.
  • Bags can be picked up in the lobby.
  • You will then keep track of your child’s reading record, and when you are finished drop it in the book drop for a chance to win a prize.
  • There will be no grand finale summer party this year.

As a reminder, we are still operating with only the lobby open. A mask is required to enter the lobby, but if you do not have one we can offer you service outside. We are unable to allow children inside at this time. We appreciate everyone’s patience in this unusual and challenging time. We are striving to do the best we can under the circumstances, and greatly appreciate our patrons’ support!

Library re-opening Mon., June 15

            Great news! Caldwell Public Library will be re-opening, with limited services and hours, beginning Monday, June 15th. The library will be offering LOBBY PICK-UP ONLY. New temporary hours are:

MON, TUE, WED        10:00 am-5:30 pm

THUR                          Closed

FRI                              10:00 am-4:00 pm

SAT                             10:00 am-1:00 pm

Because of the CO-VID 19 situation, we will be implementing the following procedures at this time:

  • We ask that you please call ahead or go online to request items (which will be our items only). This will prevent having to wait in long lines.
  • When you arrive, a staff member will be in the lobby to assist you. You will not be permitted inside the main part of the building.
  • You will be required to wear a mask or you will not be allowed in the lobby and will be asked to wait outside.
  • Only 2 people at a time will be allowed in the lobby, practicing social distancing of 6 ft. apart.
  • Upon entering the lobby you will be greeted by a staff member who will ask you some basic health questions.
  • From there, you can return items in a designated box and pick up requested items.
  • Copies and faxes will be taken by a staff member and made for you.
  • You will not be permitted in the building to use the computer, but please remember that Wi-Fi is available 24/7 outside around the library.

We want to thank everyone for your patience while we were closed. We missed all of you and can’t wait to serve you! Our goal is to serve you as safely as possible. For this to work, we need everyone’s cooperation and patience. Thank you and can’t wait to see you!


The Board of Trustees has decided to wait until recommendations are finalized from the Advisory Committee created from the Governor’s Office before re-opening. Please continue to check our website and/or Facebook page for further updates. Thank you for your patience while we are trying to insure everyone is safe in our library.

CLOSED until further notice!

We want to assure you we are dedicated to serving you as much as we are able during this uncertain time. We will extend the due dates of any materials that are checked out. Fines will be waived during this time. Please DO NOT RETURN ANY MATERIALS TO THE LIBRARY OR BOOK DROP until further notice. Any materials on hold will be frozen and will resume when we reopen. You can go into your account and suspend your holds, keeping your place in line. WIFI will be available 24/7 in the library parking lot. Thank you all for being understanding during this time. Take care everyone!