The Clark County Public Library has a variety of movies and music for all tastes and ages. You may call the Reference Desk at (937) 328-6903 to place reserves or interlibrary loans on items that aren't in our system. To renew an item, or for questions about your account call the Circulation Desk at (937) 328-6901.
No one likes waiting...we don't either!
That's why beginning September 1st, 2015 all library locations will begin offering the newest, hottest movies for you to borrow from our new Express DVD Collection!
Just stop in at any library location for a chance to pick up a new movie soon after it had been released on DVD.
These DVDs are different from the titles in our regular collection in several ways:
-They are only available in the library on a first-come, first-served basis. No reserves, no holds.
-These titles don't show up in the library's catalog, so stop by often to see what is available.
-You may check out 3 at a time.
-The loan period is 3 days and they cannot be renewed.
-Fines will be $1.00 per day.
Our foreign language films are award winners or world classics (Bergman, Kurosawa, Godard, Truffaut, etc.). The majority of these films have optional English subtitles, making them helpful to those learning foreign languages.
You may borrow up to three (3) framed art prints at a time for up to ninety (90) days. Browse the collection (at the Main Library only) to find something to spruce up the walls of your home, office or dorm-room. From Monet to Grandma Moses, modern to classic, we have works available to fit all tastes and decors. Framed Art is on display and available at the Main Library only.
Filmmaker and cultural icon Alfred Hitchcock shocked and puzzled audiences for nearly 50 years. From his first full-length thriller, The Lodger (1927), a silent film based on the Jack the Ripper murders, to his last film, Family Plot (1976), a comedy/thriller in which a fake psychic hunts down a wealthy woman’s estranged nephew, Hitchcock reconfigured cinematic boundaries finding how to best keep audiences glued to their seats and out of their heads.
With more than 56 films and an eponymous show to his credit, Hitchcock’s work remains relevant and continues to inspire successive generations of Hollywood filmmakers.
Want to find out more about our Spotlight Director? Download a PDF copy of The Films of Alfred Hitchcock brochure, reserve a copy of Hitchcock , Alfred Hitchcock: A Life In Darkness and Light , It's Only a Movie: Alfred HItchcock, a Personal Biography  or visit his Internet Movie Database (IMDB) page for biographical information, trailers and more.
Board Meetings are held (January-the 4th Monday, all other months-the 3rd Monday) at 4:00 p.m. in the Board Room at the Main Library Office located at 201 South Fountain Ave., Springfield, Ohio.
The collection includes adult and juvenile titles, best-selling fiction, large print items, gentle reads, periodicals and paperbacks.
Patrons may peruse the selection of popular DVDs and CD music. Audiobooks are also available.
Almost any item not found on the Bookmobile's shelves may be requested for future pickup at a selected community stop.
Most Bookmobile stops are located in shopping centers: Park Layne, Northridge and in South Vienna. We also visit some Head Starts, daycare centers and schools which are not listed on the published schedule.
In order to provide the highest level of service, the Clark County Public Library (CCPL) is committed to hiring dedicated professional staff members. CCPL offers opportunities to build a rewarding career, employing over 80 staff members at 5 locations. Opportunities are available for positions with varying skill sets and educational backgrounds.
The Library is continually looking for motivated, hardworking individuals to join our staff. We invite you to consider employment opportunities with CCPL.
Any open positions will be listed below. To apply for an open position, please click on the Job Posting and submit the requested materials to any location of the Clark County Public Library or by mail, as specified in the posting.
Candidates selected for interviews will be contacted to schedule an appointment. No phone calls please. Applications are generally retained in our active file for three months from the date the application is received.
Clark County Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes interest from all applicants.
Our Frequently Asked Questions brochure covers several topics such as:
You may download a copy of the brochure (below).
Friends Seeking 2016 Lois Lenski Award Nominations
Each year the Friends of the Clark County Public Library accept nominations for the Lois Lenski Award. Lenski, a well known children’s author and illustrator from Springfield, is probably most recognized for her works such as Strawberry Girl and Skipping Village.
Given out at the Annual Friends of the Library Meeting, the award is presented to a member of the community or organization who has encouraged a love of reading and literacy in children. Past winners have included organizations such as Project Jericho Little
Libraries, The Rocking Horse Center, Springfield Kiwanis Club and The Springfield News-Sun and individuals like Lisa Holmes, Sharon Brandewie and Ruth Watts.
In addition to being honored with a certificate, the name of the recipient is also engraved on a plaque, featuring previous winners of the award. The plaque is on display in the Lenski Children’s Center of the Main Library.
Do you know of someone that YOU would like to nominate for the Lenski Award this year? If so please tell us who you would nominate and why by using the back of this form or emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org!  If mailing, send this information to the following:
Clark County Public Library
Public Relations Department
201 South Fountain Avenue
Springfield, OH 45506
Submissions may be dropped off at any CCPL service desk, mailed to the address above or emailed to email@example.com .
Deadline for submissions is Tuesday, September 6th, 2016.
The Friends of the Clark County Public Library is a separate, non-profit organization with a constitution and by-laws, whose purpose is to promote the interest and welfare of the Library as a cultural, educational, and recreational asset for all of the citizens of Clark County. The Friends help the library in ways, and on projects that are not covered by the library budget or by staff assignments. They work closely with Library Director, Sally Rizer, and the library staff to provide fundraising and advocacy support.
Memorial and Honor Book Donations
Monetary gifts for the purchase of books or other library materials are gratefully accepted. To make a gift to the library in memory or honor of a friend or loved one or to celebrate a special occasion like a birthday or anniversary, please complete the Gift and Donation form (below). Once completed you may return the form to any library location or mail it to - Clark County Public Library/Public Relations Department, 201 South Fountain Avenue, Springfield, Ohio 45506. The library will try to accommodate the subject or title preferences of the donor.
Help us while you shop! When you log in to Amazon Smile https://smile.amazon.com/  select Friends of the Clark County Public Library. A portion of your dollars spent will support our FOL organization.
Online Donations Via SmartPay
Click the Make a Donation button on the library’s SmartPay interface page to make a donation to the library with your credit card (minimum $2.50).
Amazon Wish List
Using the Wish List
Why is our children's area called the Lenski Children's Center?
Lois Lenski was born October 14, 1893 in Springfield, Ohio where she lived until 1899. Her father was a Lutheran minister and the family moved to Anna, Ohio in 1899. Lois graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in education from Ohio State University where she was chosen art editor of the yearbook. She attended the Art Students League in New York City and the Westminster School of Art in London, England. Encouraged to write her own books to accompany her drawings, Skipping Village, her first book, was published in 1927. In 1946, she was awarded the Newbery Medal for Strawberry Girl , one of the regional American series. Lois Lenski not only wrote and illustrated almost 100 books of her own, but also illustrated 57 children's books by others.
The Children's Room of the Warder Public Library was named the Lenski Room in honor of her sixtieth birthday in October 1953. She attended the ceremony and donated many of her works to the library. In the new Clark County Public Library, the Lenski Children's Center displays these items, including works that have been translated into other languages. We also have books in our circulating collection written and illustrated by Lois Lenski. If you are interested in reading further about Lois Lenski, her autobiography, Journey Into Childhood , is an excellent resource and demonstrates her talent as a writer as well as her love of writing and drawing for children.
The Clark County Public Library provides free and equal access to information through exceptional customer service to meet the intellectual and recreational needs of the community.
|Children's Books/Read-Alongs||$.05 per day|
|Videos & DVDs||$.50 per day|
|Framed Art||$.10 per day|
|Adult Books||$.10 per day|
|Magazines & Periodicals||$.10 per day|
|Discovery Packs||$.05 per day|
|Book Club Kits||$.10 per day|
|Cassettes, CD's, etc.||$.10 per day|
Please note: Accounts with fines of $5.00 or more will be suspended
from checking items out, using the Internet and using the Word
Processors, until the fine has been paid below the $5.00 limit.
The Main Library in downtown Springfield will soon be undergoing some exciting renovations and construction! In the months to come we’ll have even more meeting rooms, study rooms, study space and areas to engage and be inspired.
Because the Gaier Meeting Room will be part of this renovation, we are not currently accepting bookings for this space. We do however have meeting rooms at all of our other library locations. Please call the location you are interested in to inquire about booking your meeting in their room.
Scheduling for meetings at a Branch Library will be handled by the Branch Manager. Please be aware the dates you are requesting may not be available, so it is necessary to call the desired location to find out room availability.
Enon: (937) 864-2502
Houston: (937) 462-8047
Park : (937) 322-2498
Village: (937) 322-2226
Meeting rooms are available for non-profit public use at all library locations.
Groups booking the room must fill out an application and sign a user agreement prior to using the meeting rooms. The Library reserves the right to review any or all applications for space and judge whether or not the applicant fits the policy.
You may download a copy of the meeting room application and policy (below).
Clark County Public Library patrons who are unable to visit the library due to health restrictions or disabilities, will now have the option to have items from the library’s collection delivered to their door.
Our CCPL Delivers Homebound Service will allow for the borrowing of most things that the library offers (except Express DVDs, video games, framed art, or items that are currently on a waiting list). Patrons may have up to 20 items at a time.
You can simply provide us with your preferences such as certain authors or subjects, and we will select items to bring to your door. You may borrow the items for four weeks. At the end of the loan period, we will return to collect the items.
If you are interested in signing-up for this service, call us at (937) 328-6903 or email firstname.lastname@example.org . There is a simple application process to register for the service. If registration is full at the time you contact us, we will place you on the waiting list.
McCall Sharp Architecture of Springfield, Ohio is leading the design of the renovation.
Contractor for the project is Greater Dayton Construction Ltd. of Dayton, Ohio.