At-Home Rapid COVID-19 Tests Available at the Library

The Archbold Community Library is now distributing at-home COVID-19 test kits. The tests are provided by the State of Ohio and are free to patrons.

The tests are taken at-home, self-administered and can provide test results in as few as 15 minutes. The BinaxNOW COVID-19 at-home nasal swab test has been authorized by the FDA under the Emergency Use Authorization for the detection of the proteins from SARS-CO-2 only and not for any other viruses. 


To use a test kit, you must have:

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Virtual Event

Death in Mud Lick

Gathering Volumes, Archbold Community Library, and Ohio Northern University Rudolph H. Raabe College of Pharmacy are excited to host a virtual visit with Eric Eyre, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author of Death in Mud Lick, named a Best Book of the Year by The New York Times and nominated for a 2021 Edgar Allan Poe Award. Mr. Eyre will be speaking with the community virtually on the day of the paperback release of Death in Mud Lick, Tuesday, April 6, at 6:30 PM.

More Information About Our Holiday Hours

The Library is reopen, though curbside remains available for any patron who would like to use the service during our regular hours. 

Regular hours are as follows:

Mondays: 9:30 AM - 7:30 PM

Tuesdays: 9:30 AM - 7:30 PM

Wednesdays: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM

Thursdays: 9:30 AM - 7:30 PM

Fridays: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM

Saturdays: 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Sundays: CLOSED

The holiday schedule through January 3rd is as follows:

Wednesday, December 23rd: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM

Thursday, December 24th: 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM

The Summer Reading Program Reimagined

Nothing about 2020 is going how we had planned, and the annual Summer Reading Program is no exception. Though things are looking different at the library this summer, families and children of all ages can still count on having access to high quality activities throughout June in July in the form of virtual storytimes, STEAM grab-and-go bags, adventure kits available for checkout, and even a Storywalk at Ruihley Park.

How to manage your library account online:

Though patrons always have access to their accounts online, many are finding this more helpful than ever now that they can't come in to the building itself. Not only can you search the library catalog to see what is available here and now, but you can place your own holds and renew your own items.

The library catalog:

Here is a link to our online catalog. so you can see what we have here at the library.

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