The Preble County District Library has been providing library services, as a County District Library, to this community for almost 60 years. In September of 1958, the State Library of Ohio offered a grant of $15,000 in federal funds to cover first year expenses for the 9 Preble County libraries consolidating into one permanent countywide system. After many meetings and discussions, trustees of 6 libraries created a modified plan to allow the interested libraries to unite. In December 1959, of the libraries in Preble County consolidated into one District Library.
The Preble County District Library is celebrating its 60th year serving Preble County as a district library system. Visit us at our branch open houses to celebrate!
- West Alexandria Branch: Sunday, Dec. 8th from 4:00pm to 7:00pm: Christmas in the Village – Enjoy refreshments, snacks, door prizes, a parade, and visit Santa. Each child receives their choice of a toy, candy cane, or a pair of gloves – all for free.
- New Paris Branch: Monday, Dec. 9th from 2:00pm to 8:00pm: Holiday Open House – card making, refreshments, and more!
- West Manchester Branch: Wednesday, Dec. 11th from 12:00pm to 6:00pm: Holiday Open House - scavenger hunt, games, food, and hot drinks.
- Eldorado Branch: Thursday, Dec. 12th from 12:00pm to 6:00pm: Holiday Open House - scavenger hunt, games, food, and hot drinks.
- West Elkton Branch: Thursday, Dec. 12th at 4:00pm: make a classic sled ornament and enjoy refreshments.
- Eaton Branch: Thursday, Dec. 12th at 5:30pm: Holiday Open House – live music by Dave Sams, refreshments, and prize drawings.
- Camden Branch: Monday, Dec. 16th from 12:00pm to 8:00pm: Enjoy a festive treat and sign up to win a gift basket.
Preble Co. Genealogy Room: Thursday, Dec. 19th from 6:00pm to 8:00pm: Holiday Open House – Visit for punch, cookies, other snacks & refreshments, enter for a chance to win an AncestryDNA© test, and learn about area resources.