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Cut the Craft Thursdays

Thursday, April 23, 1:00 p.m.  Join us at the Library to make a giant, tissue-paper flower.  We supply everything you need.  Open to the public and free of charge!

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Library Happenings

Thursday, May 28, 2015, 9:00 a.m.--Library Board Meeting
Thursday, May 28, 2015, 1:00 p.m. "Cut the Craft Thursday!"  This is a program for adults and teens are welcome as well. Flower painting on wine glasses.

Friday, May 29, 2015, 1:00 p.m.--Movie Matinee "American Sniper"  Refreshments available.
Monday, June 1, 2015, 1:00 p.m.-Card Club
Tuesday, June 2, 2015, 10:30 a.m.--Riverdale FFA Petting Zoo at Forest's Gormley Park!
Monday, June 8, 2015, 1:30 p.m.--Healthy Cooking.  

Tuesday, June 9, 2015, 10:30 a.m.--Jeff the Magic Man "Magic & Heroes" program at Forest's Gormley Park
Tuesday, June 16, 2015, 10:30 a.m.--Armstrong Air & Space Museum "Superman--look up in the sky" program at Forest's Gormley Park.
Wednesday, June 17 2015, 10:00 a.m.--Forest Book Club meets to discuss the book, Light in the Ruins by Chris Bohjalian.  Copies of the book are available at the circulation desk.  New members welcome!
Tuesday, June 23, 2015, 10:30 a.m.--SLIMETIME!  (wear old clothes)  Held at Forest's Gormley Park
Tuesday, June 30, 2015, 11:45 a.m.--Pool Party at Mt. Blanchard

About Us

The Old Freight HouseThe Old Freight HouseThe Forest-Jackson Public Library is a school district public library serving Riverdale Local School District.  Library Board members are appointed by Riverdale Board of Education.  The Forest-Jackson Public Library Board meets the fourth Thursday of each month at 9:00 a.m. in the Library's Hempy Meeting Room.  The meetings are open to the public.

The Library is located at 102 W. Lima St., Forest, Ohio 45843

Phone 419-273-2400 and FAX 419-273-8007

Library Hours

Board of Trustees


Children's Services

Storytime Station

The parents have fun at storytime, too!The parents have fun at storytime, too!The kids love the bubble machine!The kids love the bubble machine!The parachute is a special treat!The parachute is a special treat!







During the school year, kids aged preschool and up are invited to the Forest-Jackson Public Library for a rootin'-tootin' hour of stories, songs and a craft.  Join "Loco Amy" on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Storytime Station does not meet from Memorial Day through Labor Day.  The Library holds special programs during the summer related to the summer reading program.

*When Riverdale School is cancelled due to weather, Storytime Station is also cancelled.





Summer Reading Program

Each year a special summer reading program is planned for kids of all ages.  Kids receive a complimentary book bag when they sign up to read with us during the summer.  They can "earn tickets" for each book that they read or is read to them.  Tickets can then be "spent" on fun prizes and candy!  Special weekly programs are held throughout the summer.

School Visits

Miss Amy makes monthly visits to Forest Headstart and all three classes of Forest Christian Preschool, Around the Clock Daycare and FalconView Preschool.

Library Services

Services of the Library

  • Books, Magazines, and newspapers including the Kenton Times, The Courier, The Daily Chief, and USA Today
  • Videocassettes and DVDs--checked out for one week free of charge.  $1/day overdue fine.
  • Books on cassettes & CDs
  • Children's book and cassette combos
  • Large print books
  • Local history resources
  • Online databases
  • Reference materials
  • Tax forms
  • Reference service available in person plus via phone and e-mail
  • Internet access--5 computer stations with color printers, one scanner.
  • Interlibrary loan
  • Teacher classroom collections
  • Delivery to the homebound
  • GED study materials
  • Classroom visits and tours
  • Storytime Station
  • Voter registration
  • Fax machine  $1.00 per page outgoing & 50 cents per page incoming--419-273-8007
  • Photo copier
  • Microfilm reader
  • Ellison Die Machine 
  • Meeting Room Rental Large meeting roomLarge meeting room
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