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Public Library jumps three spots to become second busiest in U.S.

Hamilton County is now home to the second busiest public library in the United States. The 2017 Public Library Data Service (PLDS) statistical report shows cardholders of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County checked out more than 21.2 million items in 2016, making the Library the second busiest system in the United States, second only to the New York Public Library.
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Two Library buildings officially recognized for outstanding energy efficiency

Two branches of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County were officially awarded LEED silver-certification today. Library officials, Board member Elizabeth H. LaMacchia, and staff of the Reading and St. Bernard branch libraries were on hand for the ceremony, which celebrates the creation of two efficient and modern spaces that will serve the community and save money for years to come.
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Get ready for the solar eclipse with Observatory, NASA at the Library

Get ready for the solar eclipse 4 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 8 at the Pleasant Ridge Branch Library during Solar Eclipse 101. Join the Cincinnati Observatory to learn about the eclipse, how to view it safely and get your free pair of eclipse glasses, while supplies last. All ages welcome. Sponsored by NASA@ My Library.
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Cincinnati Zoo’s Thane Maynard visits Main Library to share Fiona’s special story

For the first time, Thane Maynard, Executive Director of the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, will appear in public to talk in depth about Fiona’s story and share updates on her progress. Maynard is set to be at the Main Library, 800 Vine St., Downtown Cincinnati Wednesday, Aug. 2 at 6 p.m. in the Reading Garden Lounge.
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Author Jessica Strawser to talk at Main Library

Cincinnati resident, editorial director of Writer’s Digest magazine and author Jessica Strawser will discuss and sign copies of her debut fiction novel Almost Missed You, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 1, in the Reading Garden Lounge at the Main Library.
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Reds mascot visits are starting lineup for Library Day at GABP

Come root for the home team and celebrate your Public Library during the 1:10 p.m. game Sunday, Aug. 6, when the Cincinnati Reds take on the St. Louis Cardinals. To commemorate Library Day at Great American Ball Park, the first 10,000 people through the gates will receive a free pair of earbuds.
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