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Curbside service debuts at public library June 1

Library doors will be locked; patrons will be unable to enter the building

Starting Monday, June 1, patrons of Bluffton Public Library may begin dropping off checked out library materials and scheduling pickups of available library materials, according to Jessica Hermiller, library director.

Dropping off materials
All library material drop-offs may be done at the library's 24-hour outdoor book drop only. The library doors will be locked and patrons will be unable to enter the building.

Library board meets May 8

The Bluffton Public Library Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, May 8,  via video conferencing. To request an invitation for the meeting, please contact Jessica Hermiller, Director, at director@blufftonpubliclibrary.org.  The special meeting will discuss procedures and policies regarding safety and sick leave. 

Bluffton Public Library’s Digital Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers

An update from your library

Bluffton Public Library remains closed during Ohio’s Stay at Home Order, but continues to offer 24/7 digital resources to support patrons of all ages.

Some great links from Bluffton Public Library

Overdrive • Abby • Ancestry Library Edition • Transparent Languages • LinkedIn Learning • plus countless research databases links

The staff of Bluffton Public Library truly miss our patrons and being able to serve the community from our front desk.

However, the health and safety of our customers and staff is our top priority, and therefore, as we're sure you've seen on our website, the library made the difficult decision to close from March 17, 2020 through at least April 6.

Patrons that have checkouts should not worry– All due dates will be adjusted and items on the hold shelves will remain there for when the library reopens. 

Bluffton Public Library is open with some limitations

Canceling programing until April 5 • Several links to health sources provided in this story

Bluffton Public Library remains open and is operating under its noraml schedules, according to Jessica Hermiller, library administrator.

"The health and safety of our customers and staff is a top priority," she said.

"Currently our location is open and operating under normal schedules. Please continue checking the library’s website or social media for updated information."  

She continues:
"We're working with local health officials and following directions from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Ohio Department of Health (ODH).

(POSTPONED) Medicare 101 - find out what you need to know

Please notice: This event is postponed until May 18. Stay tuned for more details.


Medicare 101 is on Monday, March 16, at 5:30 p.m. at the Bluffton Public Library.

Representatives from the Allen County Council on Aging will share the important information you need to know about Medicare this year. There will also be a time for questions and those that attend can find out about other services the ACCOA offers as well.