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Lodi Library Will Close For Three-Day Inspection

Lodi Library Will Close For Three-Day Inspection

The Lodi Library of Medina County District Library will close July 31, August 1 and August 2. Crews will perform an inspection of the original wood beams used in the 2006 construction of the building.

This is a temporary closing related to the litigation surrounding the library building.

The library is closing for the safety of library members. A heavy-duty crane will be stationed in the parking lot. Much of the library’s parking lot will be in use, greatly limiting public parking. Crews will be inspecting the beams, presenting the potential for further risk.

Library materials due back during this time will have due dates extended until the library reopens August 3.

All holds will remain in the system and be filled as soon as the library reopens. Library service at all other MCDL libraries is unaffected.

The Lodi Library reopened at its Wooster Street location Monday, May 19. 2014. A year-long renovation project replaced the beams and eliminated any further structural concerns.

In November 2011, problems with the structural integrity of the clerestory roof area of the library were discovered, causing the main areas of the library to close to the public. Library service continued through Bookmobile Service and a temporary library location. The case is still in litigation with the parties involved.

The Lodi Library first opened to the public in early 2006 as part of a county-wide library building project to expand and improve library buildings and service in Medina County.

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Goin’ Mobile with Nature

Goin’ Mobile with Nature

Rather be outside than in the library on a bright, sunny day? Well now you don’t have to choose! Medina County District Library’s Bookmobile and the Medina County Park District are teaming up for:

Goin’ Mobile with Nature

Buckeye Woods Park, Featuring Insects

Sat., August 9, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Join library staff and park naturalists for this unique opportunity to discover nature. Enjoy nature themed stories and a hands-on nature experience centering on the day’s topic. Bring your library card, you may also check out books from the Bookmobile at this event. No need to register, just come with your family.

Theresa Laffey, MCDL’s Assistant Director says, “It just makes sense for the County Parks and Library to pool our resources. Both agencies add so much to the quality of life in Medina County. Look for more partnerships in the future!”


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No Produce Left Behind Gardening Series and Produce Donation Days

No Produce Left Behind Gardening Series and Produce Donation Days

It’s just about that time to plant your garden, the fear of frost is gone…almost and the hope of sun and warm temperatures are on the horizon. Now is the time to get a little gardening education at the Brunswick Library and plan to donate your excess harvest to Feeding Medina County.

No Produce Left Behind Classes

Held Saturdays at 10:00 am at the Brunswick Library

August 16 - Watering, Rain Barrels and Irrigation

Produce Drop-Off Days

Brunswick Library 

Mondays, August 18, 25 & September 8

Tuesdays, August 19, 26 & September 9 

Buckeye Library

Tuesdays, August 19, 26, & September 2

Wednesdays, August 20, 27 & September 3


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Summer Reading at MCDL Aims at Reading Every Day

Summer Reading at MCDL Aims at Reading Every Day

Reading over the summer months helps students avoid the “summer slide” in school skills and may make them better prepared for the return in the fall.

But not just kids can benefit from the Summer Reading Celebration at Medina County District Library.

“The game has been completely re-worked, streamlined, and there are bigger and better prizes this year, for doing what most of us enjoy doing anyway…reading”, says Connie Sureck, MCDL Program Coordinator. The goal is to get people reading, that’s why we named the game Every Reader, Every Day. It’s our goal to make reading a part of every Medina County residents’ day.”

Children are encouraged to read at least 20 minutes every day. Parents sign their game board as they fulfill the reading challenge. They earn a sports bag at the midway point and a book of their choice to keep for completing the game. A grand prize drawing will be held at each library, where one lucky reader will win a $50 Target gift card.

Teens can track their reading on line for chances to win gift card prizes to Chipotle, Starbucks, iTunes and Amazon. The grand prize is an iPad.

For adults, simply fill out an entry form for every book, magazine or audiobook read. Weekly prizes include gift certificates to local restaurants and businesses and a Kindle is the grand prize.

There are a lot of special programs happening during the summer, from mad science and bubbles for kids in July and family movie nights all summer, to craft and health and wellness classes for adults, MCDL libraries are the place to be this summer!

To learn more about Summer Reading at MCDL go to or go to for additional library info and programs.

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Book Clubs at MCDL This Summer

Book Clubs at MCDL

Brunswick - Mon., 10:00 am

Aug. 18 - Defending Jacob by William Landay


Medina * - Tues., 7:00 pm

Aug. 19 - Wonder by R. J. Palacio


Seville - Wed., 3:00 pm

Aug. 27 - Love Anthony by Lisa Genova


Brunswick - Wed., 7:00 pm

Aug. 20 - Bridge of Sighs by Richard Russo


Highland - Thurs., 6:30 pm

Aug. 21 - Trains and Lovers by Alexander McCall Smith


Cookbook Club *

Seville - Wed., 4:00 pm

Aug. 6 - Endangered Recipes by Lari Robling

Pick a recipe and bring it to share.

Book Chat

Seville - Wed., Aug. 13, 7:00 pm

Lodi - Wed., Aug. 6, 12:00 pm (bring a bag lunch)

Casual discussion about recent favorites.


Classic & Contemporary Book Club

Buckeye - Mon., 6:00 pm

Aug. 18 - The Journey by Wanda Brunstetter

Explore new and interesting topics with great books and tea.


Books to Movies Discussion *

Medina - Thurs., 7:00 pm

Aug. 21 - Mystic River by Dennis Lehane

* Registration required for this event, please contact the hosting branch to register.

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