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At-Home Abbott BinaxNOW COVID-19 Test Kits

UPDATE: All kits in the first shipment have been distributed. Please call ahead to determine if kits are available.

Self-administered, At-Home Abbott BinaxNOW COVID-19 tests are now available for pickup at Bluffton Public Library.  If you have been exposed to COVID-19, please call to schedule curbside pickup.

The kits have been provided by the Ohio Department of Health and are free to the public.

Village Story Walk II with Fred Steiner

Wear your walking shoes and meet us at the Presbyterian Church gazebo to hear some more stories about the historic town of Bluffton, Ohio!

Fred Steiner will take us on a walking tour from 101 N. Main St. to 147 N. Main St. across Main St., then back across Main St. to return from the Town Hall and to the Presbyterian Church.

This program is open to all ages; those age 8 and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Advance registration is required, as space is limited. Register by Wednesday, September 29.

Bluffton Public Library has a full month of events and programs

Here's the August update on events planned at the Bluffton Public Library.

COSI Learning Lunchboxes: Starting July 31, pick up a learning "lunchbox" to feed your mind - and explore space right from home! Pick-up continues while supplies last - one kit per family, for students going into grades K-8th. These kits are generously donated by The Center of Science and Industry (COSI) through a partnership with the Ohio Library Council.

ONU Healthwise Mobile Health Clinic at Bluffton Public Library on Friday, July 30

Mobile Health Clinic: Friday, July 30 from 9:00-11:00 a.m :

All services are provided by individuals with the Ohio Northern University Healthwise program. This clinic includes free screenings for blood pressure, blood sugar, and cholesterol (please fast for 12 hours to participate in cholesterol or blood sugar screening). Participants may speak with ONU Healthwise students and staff about their results or concerns, and even receive referrals to area doctors.

Please notice:

A “Tails & Tales” Live Zoom event with Dan Hodges of JAMPD

Join Dan Hodges, a Johnny Appleseed Metro Park District Naturalist to learn about tails in the animal kingdom on July 22 at 11:30 a.m.! We will explore all sorts of tails and how they are different, what they do, even what they say!

Email [email protected] by Monday, July 19 for the Zoom link and to let us know how many plan to attend.

Open to all ages.
A minimum number of registrants is required to hold this program. 

Video Chat with a Therapy Dog

Bluffton Public Library invites you to submit a question for Max and Sophie, and if your question is picked, you can be featured in the library's video chat.

Submit your question for Max (and his owner Helen), or Sophie (and her owner Julie) on the library's website (Submit Your Questions Here), or at the library's front desk.

If staff members choose your question, you will be contacted and invited to ask your question live on the library's Zoom video recording on July 6 at 7 p.m. After filming, the video will be featured on the library's website, YouTube, and social media.

Some examples of questions to ask are: