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Watercolor workshop: "Koi Fish" at the library

On July 20, the Bluffton Public Library will be hosting their monthly watercolor workshop led by artist Jeanne Beautler. This month, participants will make their own 8" x 10" koi fish watercolor art, complete with a mat board.

The program runs from 5:30-7:15 p.m. and is located in the Bluffton Public Library lower level. There is a $10 fee per person at the door, cash only. This program is open to adults and teens/children with a participating adult. 

Register in advance--space is limited.

(Healthy) house plant swap at Bluffton Public Library

Got a green thumb? The Bluffton Public Library and Activate Allen County are teaming up for a houseplant swap from 6:00-6:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 13.

A plant swap is where people bring a healthy house plant to exchange or swap for a new variety of house plant. Someone will take the plant you brought home with them.

No registration necessary and all ages are welcome.

There will be tables setup for displaying the plants outside (inside if inclement weather) of the building.

For questions or additional information: call 419-303-3387 or email [email protected]

Bluffton Public Library
145 S. Main St. Bluffton, OH
Mon-Th: 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m.
Fri: 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Sat: 9:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Sun: Closed

3D printer returns to BPL in July

The Bluffton Public Library has announced that the 3D printer will be back at the library in July.

Suggested donations are 50 cents per hour of requested print to help cover the cost of the filament. 

145 S. Main St. Bluffton, OH 45817


M-R: 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m.
F: 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
S: 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

BPL noon book group to discuss Ordinary Grace

On July 5, the Noon Book Group will talk about the book 'Ordinary Grace' by William Kent Krueger. The novel is set in a small town and is about a murder in 1961.

As the name suggests, the Noon Book Group meets every noon on the first Wednesday of each month at the Bluffton Public Library, 145 S. Main.

The full list of 2023 Noon Book Group titles can be found at the library and at

Bluffton Public Library update for July 2023

Activities at the Bluffton Public Library really heat up in July! The following update includes familiar services as well as special events including a hike at Motter Park and a Plant Swap.

Library Closed Tuesday, July 4, 2023 in observance of Independence Day.  Due dates will be adjusted accordingly.

Bluffton Public Library 2023 Summer Read Program
“All Together Now!” continues…through July 31! This year’s theme invites you to explore the power of community through reading, activities, and programs. Summer Read is open to all ages.  By joining in on the summer fun, you’ll earn tickets for prize drawings and have opportunities to connect with others. Paper Reading/Activity Logs will be available for children and teens when they register, and adults can enter to win prizes with every 3 books read.  Remember, the more you read and the more programs you attend, the more tickets you get to enter for the prizes, so come on in and get the whole family registered and involved! 

Bluffton Historic Walk with Fred Steiner

Register byJune 2

Reserve your spot today to attend the 1890s Bluffton Main Street Walk with Fred Steiner on Tues., June 6 at either 4:00 or 6:00 p.m. 

Steiner will take us on a walking tour along Main St., with stops along the way to share stories of our town's past. So wear your walking shoes, bring your listening ears and find out just what our beloved town was like back in the day!