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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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Buzz in to the Medina Library for Annual Bee Festival July 19

Buzz in to the Medina Library for Annual Bee Festival July 19

Celebrate Medina’s favorite insect at Medina Library’s sixth annual Bee Festival
Saturday, July 19 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Go to for complete schedules.

The day’s events are as follows:

Medina County Beekeepers Association Presentations
Opening of the Hive
– 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
On the front lawn, weather permitting
Beekeeping Show & Tell
– 12:00 – 2:00 pm
Honey Tasting
– While supplies last
Information Table – All day

Nate the Great – 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Balloon art made especially for you!
Meet Buzz the Bee – All day
Meet our own library Bee Festival mascot!
Kids Bee Costume Parade – 12:30
Come in your best bee-themed outfit and join a parade through the library
Beeology – All day
Bee inspired soaps, lotions and jewelry for sale
Oak Ridge Farm and Floral – All day
Jams and jellies made with honey
Amazing Wind Machines – All day
Whimsical garden art created by Jane Corbus
Queenright Colonies – All day
Learn about this nationally known Beekeeping Shop located in Spencer, Ohio
Fun Bee Crafts – All day, all ages

And more…
Beekeeping displays, information and products

Honey the dog, in her bee costume
Friends of the Library Book Sale, 9:00 – 4:30 pm in the lower level.
Enter to win a sweet door prize basket!

The Bee Festival is made possible through donations from the Friends of Medina County District Library and the Medina County Beekeepers Association and presented by the Medina Library.

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“Spoon Man” Delights at MCDL this Summer

“Spoon Man” Delights at MCDL this Summer

Jim Cruise, internationally known as the “Spoon Man”, will click -clack his way to Medina County District Libraries this July. He will perform with his two ordinary household spoons at the following locations and times.

July 21

Lodi Library - 11:00 am

Buckeye Library - 1:00 pm

Brunswick Library - 3:00 pm


All ages are welcome and will be delighted by the Spoon Man, as he showcases a host of amazing talents. Cruise pulls the audience in for County Music sing-alongs, flaming spoons and spoon raps.

Cruise has performed for U.S. and foreign leaders across Russia and the U.S., with notable musicians and even Mr. Rogers!

Register on line at or call the library you will be attending.

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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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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

July 21 - The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein

Aug. 18 - Defending Jacob by William Landay


Medina * - Tues., 7:00 pm

July 15 - The Yonahlassee Riding Camp for Girls by Anton DiSclafani

Aug. 19 - Wonder by R. J. Palacio


Seville - Wed., 3:00 pm

July 23 - The Burgess Boys by Elizabeth Strout

Aug. 27 - Love Anthony by Lisa Genova


Brunswick - Wed., 7:00 pm

July 16 - Wonder by R. J. Palacio

Aug. 20 - Bridge of Sighs by Richard Russo


Highland - Thurs., 6:30 pm

July 17 - The Daring Ladies of Lowell by Kate Alcott

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., July 16, Aug. 6, 12:00 pm (bring a bag lunch)

Casual discussion about recent favorites.


Classic & Contemporary Book Club

Buckeye - Mon., 6:00 pm

July 21 - Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

Aug. 18 - The Journey by Wanda Brunstetter

Explore new and interesting topics with great books and tea.


Story Time for Grown-ups

Medina - Wed., July 16, 1:30 pm

Hear about new staff favorites, listen to short readings and share your favorites.


Books to Movies Discussion *

Medina - Thurs., 7:00 pm

July 17 - The Descendants by Kaui Hart Hemmings

Aug. 21 - Mystic River by Dennis Lehane

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

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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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Library Story Times Ignites Literacy Skills

Library Story Times Ignites Literacy Skills

Library story times may seem like a singing, smiling, bunch of fun. But look closely and it’s a whole lot more. “Learning at the youngest ages is supposed to be fun, but everything we do is aimed at developing literacy skills”, says Gail Ebey, Medina Library Children’s Supervisor.

Story times begin the week of June 23 at Medina County District Library. Registration begins Monday, June 9.

Sessions are available for newborn through 24 month, Toddlers ages 2-3, Preschool ages 4-5 and family sessions where all ages are welcome to interact, play and learn together.

MCDL follows the Every Child Ready to Read campaign of the American Library Association. It focuses on teaching the child, parents and caregivers. Incorporating five literacy practices such as Talking, Writing, Reading, Playing and Singing into a family’s daily routine creates an opportunity for learning beyond the library walls.

Every MCDL library offers story times, go on line or call for your days and times.

Register on line at or call the library you will be attending.

Story Times

Weeks of June 23 - July 26.

Registration begins Mon., June 9.


Lapsit (Up to 24 months with adult)

Mon.       9:30 am     Medina
Mon.     10:30 am     Lodi
Tues.      9:30 am     Brunswick
Tues.    10:30 am     Highland
Wed.       9:30 am     Brunswick
Wed.       9:30 am     Medina
Thurs.     9:30 am     Medina


Toddler (Ages 2-3 with adult)

Mon.     10:30 am    Medina
Thurs.   10:30 am    Highland
Thurs.   10:30 am    Medina


Preschool (Ages 4-5)

Fri.         1:30 pm     Medina


Drop in (All ages with adult, no registration required)

Wed.      6:30 pm     Brunswick


Mon.     10:30 am    Brunswick
Mon.     10:30 am    Seville
Mon.      6:30 pm     Buckeye
Tues.    10:30am     Lodi
Tues     11:00am     Brunswick
Wed.    10:30am     Buckeye
Thurs.   11:00am    Brunswick
Thurs.    1:30pm     Seville 
Fri.        10:30am    Lodi

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