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Summer Read kicks off on June 5, library Book Sale is June 8-10

The Bluffton Public Library update on June 2023 programs and services is jam-packed with dozens of events and programs. Check them out below. You can also subscribe to the library newsletter for monhtly updates

Bluffton Public Library announces its 2023 Summer Read Program, “All Together Now!” starting June 5! 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! 

Friends of the Library Book Sale will be held at the library June 8-10 on the library’s lower level. Sale proceeds benefit library services, materials, and programs. Your purchase at this sale goes to enriching Bluffton and the surrounding community.
Times are scheduled as follows:

Thurs., June 8: 9:30 a.m. to 7:15 p.m.

Fri., June 9: 9:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.

Sat., June 10: 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.


May 2023 update from Bluffton Public Library

The Bluffton Public Library is a variety show in May with events and programs of all kinds. Check out some details from the library's May newsletter:

LEGO Library Showcase:  Attention LEGO enthusiasts! The library is honored to be showing local residents’ LEGO sets or their own LEGO creations. The LEGO sets will be on display for the entire month.

Bluffton Public Library will be discontinuing the Beanstack app. If you are currently using Beanstack to log books, please note the site will only be available until the end of the day on May 3, 2023. If you have any questions, please contact the library.  Thank you!

BPL celebrates National Library week

Join the Bluffton Public Library for a celebration of National Library Week, April 23-29, 2023.  The theme for National Library Week 2023 is "There's More to the Story," illustrating the fact that in addition to the books in library collections, available in a variety of formats, libraries offer so much more.  

Monday, April 24: Hummin’ & Strummin’ at 5:30 p.m. If you haven’t already, now would be a great time to come and enjoy an evening of music.

Tuesday, April 25: Fred Steiner will be presenting 1890’s Bluffton was a Boomtown at 6:00 p.m. in the Richland Room and a Euchre and Chess Demo will be held on the Main Floor at 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday, April 26: Library Scavenger Hunt available all day.  

Thursday, April 27: Tech Night at 6:00 p.m.  Learn about Libby, SEO Libraries App, Northstar, and ask General questions about your smartphones, tablets, and Kindle devices.

Friday, April 28: Crafts will be available in the Library. 


Bluffton’s Golden Age, April 25 program at BPL

Bluffton’s “Golden Age,” covering a period from approximately 1886 to 1900, is a program presented by Fred Steiner at 6:00 p.m. onTuesday, April 25 at the Bluffton Public Library.

“Bluffton was a boom town during these years,” says Steiner, who will show photographs and share stories from this era during the program.

Several significant developments occurred in Bluffton, which rival any 15-year period in the town’s history.

• Oil and natural gas discovered in Findlay, Bluffton’s first oil well drilled in 1890

• Business district, offered wide selection of products and services

• A dozen saloons operated here

• Town hall built in 1887

• Water plant in service in 1896


Bluffton Public Library’s April 2023 programs and services

The Bluffton Public Library, 145 S. Main, has issued a comprehensive update for events and programs taking place during the month of April 2023:

Two new Beanstack Challenges are available starting April 1 - check out Spring Into Reading and a Poetry Month challenge for the month of April. New to Beanstack? Check it out at

March 31 Healthwise mobile clinic at the library

UPDATE: The Icon previously listed this event earlier in the month. The clinic will take place this upcoming Friday.

Coming up at the Bluffton Public Library, 145 S. Main:

Mobile Health Clinic:  Friday March 31 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.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) and osteoporosis.