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Library Information

Main Library

Today's hours

We're open 9:00AM to 5:00PM

Tomorrow's hours

We're open 1:00PM to 5:00PM

Mon, Apr 15 9:00AM to 7:00PM
Tue, Apr 16 9:00AM to 7:00PM
Wed, Apr 17 9:00AM to 7:00PM
Thu, Apr 18 9:00AM to 7:00PM
Fri, Apr 19 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sat, Apr 20 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Apr 21 1:00PM to 5:00PM
Mon, Apr 15 9:00AM to 7:00PM
Tue, Apr 16 9:00AM to 7:00PM
Wed, Apr 17 9:00AM to 7:00PM
Thu, Apr 18 9:00AM to 7:00PM
Fri, Apr 19 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sat, Apr 20 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Apr 21 1:00PM to 5:00PM

Address
140 South Paint Street
Chillicothe, OH 45601
Tel: 740-702-4145
About the branch

You can do it all at the Main Library. The Main Library features a robust collection on three floors, several meeting rooms for public reservation, library and community-sponsored programs for all ages, a computer and reference lab, children's room, genealogy and local history room, our Book-a-Bike program and more!


On-Site Services

Get lost browsing our stacks while searching for your next read! The Main Library houses fiction, nonfiction, graphic novels, audiobooks, magazines, large print, books for kids and teens, music, movies, and much more, including:

  • Computers and laptops with high-speed Internet and Microsoft Office software
  • Photocopy and Remote Printing services – black & white and color prints, $.10 page for black and white, $.50 per page for color
  • Faxing service – All local and toll-free faxing is free.  For long distance faxes, the charge is $1 for every five pages, with a maximum cost per fax of $3.  No international faxes. 
  • Reference service
  • Free notary public service (Please call ahead at 740-702-4145)
  • Free, open WiFi in our library and parking lot 
  • External book return on Paint Street
  • Genealogy and Local History Room with microfilm collection
  • A meeting room and telehealth room available for community non-profit use
  • Programs for all ages!
  • An Art Gallery Space for public exhibits
  • Beyond Books Collection – Check out a Chromebook, a WiFi hotspot, a cake pan, some seeds from the Seed Library, or even a bicycle!
  • Free 1-1 Tech Tutoring and Northstar Digital Learning Assessment proctoring
  • Teacher, Parent & Caregiver Collections – Let us curate a collection of children’s books for your little ones, specific to any topic or interest.
  • Book Match – Tell us your preferences, and we'll help you find the perfect next read.
  • Bookworm Summer Reading Program for all ages
  • Peer Recovery Support - Our Peer Recovery Supporter is here to listen and provide helpful resources.

Also check out our robust offering of Online Resources, available for free with your library card.


View all other library locations

All locations, hours, and holidays/closings (printable PDF)

Book a meeting space at the Main Library

Events
Sat, Apr 20, 10:00am - 11:30am
Children's Area
Drop by the Children's Room at the Main Library to learn about and play with Snap Circuits!

Mon, Apr 22, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Annex Room E
Hate sushi but love the look? Love sushi but want to try it another way? Join us for a super fun candy sushi bar!

Tue, Apr 23, 9:00am - 11:00am
Annex Room B
Come join Ms. Ashley from the Pioneer Center for Sing and Stomp Music Time and stimulate your child through music and movement!

Tue, Apr 23, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Children's Clothing Bank
The Children's Clothing Bank, located in the Main Library Annex and operated by the First Presbyterian Church of Chillicothe, provides clothes for children ranging in size from infant to teens.

Canceled
Tue, Apr 23, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Having a rough day? Wish you had a compantion to talk or read to? Visit the library for a one-on-one session with a licensed therapy dog!

Wed, Apr 24, 9:00am - 10:00am
Annex Room B
Join us at the Main Library Annex and try this gentle form of exercise.

Wed, Apr 24, 10:00am - 11:00am
Children's Area
Come listen to some great stories and songs. Storytime helps develop a young child's literacy skills and nurtures a love of reading.

Wed, Apr 24, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Reference Area
Take a moment this spring to get creative by making your own butterfly bookmark! Keep it for yourself or share with a friend to brighten their day. All supplies provided.

Thu, Apr 25, 9:30am - 12:30pm
Annex Room A
Imaginative play, stories, games, art & music. This program is a partnership between the library and Easterseals of Central and Southeast Ohio.

Thu, Apr 25, 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Main Green,Fifth Street Reading Garden
Calling truck fans of all ages! Here's your chance to see big and small rigs up close and learn about their role in our community.

Sat, Apr 27, 11:00am - 11:45am
Children's Area
Can't come to storytime during the week? No worries! Come to our storytime on Saturday! We will have half an hour of short stories, music, movement, and our favorite thing to do -- bubbles!

Mon, Apr 29, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Main Green
Celebrate one of the most anticipated days of school by having a field day at the library! We'll have our giant board games, traditional field day games, and more!

Tue, Apr 30, 9:00am - 11:00am
Annex Room B
Come join Ms. Ashley from the Pioneer Center for Sing and Stomp Music Time and stimulate your child through music and movement!

Tue, Apr 30, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Children's Clothing Bank
The Children's Clothing Bank, located in the Main Library Annex and operated by the First Presbyterian Church of Chillicothe, provides clothes for children ranging in size from infant to teens.

Wed, May 01, 9:00am - 10:00am
Annex Room B
Join us at the Main Library Annex and try this gentle form of exercise.

Thu, May 02, 9:30am - 12:30pm
Annex Room A
Imaginative play, stories, games, art & music. This program is a partnership between the library and Easterseals of Central and Southeast Ohio.

Thu, May 02, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Annex Room B
Each month, county resource providers will be in attendance to provide a wide arrangement of local services. This is a community-sponsored event.

Sat, May 04, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Main Library Meeting Room
Celebrate May the 4th with us! Enjoy some fun trivia, show off your fan status with a button or bookmark, and create an ice-pop holder worthy of a Jedi.

Tue, May 07, 9:00am - 11:00am
Annex Room B
Come join Ms. Ashley from the Pioneer Center for Sing and Stomp Music Time and stimulate your child through music and movement!

Tue, May 07, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Children's Clothing Bank
The Children's Clothing Bank, located in the Main Library Annex and operated by the First Presbyterian Church of Chillicothe, provides clothes for children ranging in size from infant to teens.

Wed, May 08, 9:00am - 10:00am
Annex Room B
Join us at the Main Library Annex and try this gentle form of exercise.

Wed, May 08, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Annex Room A
CRCPL's monthly Board of Trustees Meeting

Thu, May 09, 9:30am - 12:30pm
Annex Room A
Imaginative play, stories, games, art & music. This program is a partnership between the library and Easterseals of Central and Southeast Ohio.

Thu, May 09, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Annex Room D
Do you love to be scared? We'll be discussing the most terrifying books the library has to offer. Read our suggested monthly book or bring a horror book recommendation to share with the group!

Mon, May 13, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Annex Room A
Monthly meeting of the Friends of the Library.

Tue, May 14, 9:00am - 11:00am
Annex Room B
Come join Ms. Ashley from the Pioneer Center for Sing and Stomp Music Time and stimulate your child through music and movement!

Tue, May 14, 10:00am - 12:00pm
The Children's Clothing Bank, located in the Main Library Annex and operated by the First Presbyterian Church of Chillicothe, provides clothes for children ranging in size from infant to teens.

Tue, May 14, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Children's Area
Do you need someone to talk to or read with? Our library offers one-on-one sessions with licensed therapy dogs that can accompany you to make your day better.

Wed, May 15, 9:00am - 10:00am
Annex Room B
Join us at the Main Library Annex and try this gentle form of exercise.

Wed, May 15, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Main Library Meeting Room
Our Brown Bag Book Club meets at lunch time on the third Wednesday of each month at the Main Library on Paint Street. Feel free to bring your lunch to enjoy as we talk.

Thu, May 16, 9:30am - 12:30pm
Annex Room A
Imaginative play, stories, games, art & music. This program is a partnership between the library and Easterseals of Central and Southeast Ohio.

Sat, May 18, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Annex Room A,Main Green
Calling all plant enthusiasts! Bring a plant to share or take home a new one. All experience levels are welcome.