The Pickaway County Library is closed Sunday, Dec. 31 through Tuesday, Jan. 2 for the New Year holiday.

The Pickaway County Library is open on Monday, Jan. 16, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Here’s what is coming up at the Pickaway County District Public Library in January:

All-Age Events at Main Library, Circleville:

Kids Club/Family Movie Night: Despicable Me 3 (rated PG): Thursday, Jan. 18, 6 PM to 7:30 PM

Teen & Adult Programs at Main Library, Circleville:

Teen Tuesday (grades 6-12): every Tuesday, 5 PM to 7 PM

Jan. 9: Static Electricity Experiments

Jan. 16: Escape Room: Poe’s Tell Tale Heart

Jan. 23: Emoji Magnets

Jan. 30: DIY Geodes

Make & Take Craft: No-Sew Heating Pad: Saturday, Jan. 13, 3 PM to 5 PM

Digital Knowledge: Downloading Books with OverDrive & Libby: Monday, Jan. 15, 5:30 PM to 7 PM

Resume & Cover Letter Workshop: Tuesday, Jan. 16, 10 AM to 12 PM (presented by OhioMeansJobs – Pickaway County)

Local History: Civil Rights in Pickaway County: Tuesday, Jan. 16, 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Genealogy: Census Records and Genealogy: Wednesday, Jan. 17, 6 PM to 8 PM

Movie Matinee: Victoria & Abdul (rated PG-13): Thursday, Jan. 18, 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM

Book Club for Adults: “A Tale For The Time Being” by Ruth Ozeki on Mon. Jan. 22 at 1PM or Wed, Jan. 24, 7PM

Home Organizing: Monday, Jan. 22, 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM

Digital Knowledge: Downloading Books & Movies with Hoopla: Thursday, Jan. 25, 5:30 PM to 7 PM

Genealogy: Find A Grave: Wednesday, Jan. 31, 6 PM to 8 PM


Youth Programs at Main Library, Circleville:

Baby/Toddler Storytime: Wednesdays at 10:30AM (resume Jan. 3)

Kids Club: Thursdays at 6PM (resume Jan. 4)

Youth Craft: Gourd Snowman: Saturday, Jan. 6, 1PM to 2PM, registration required at 740-477-1644 x 236

Preschool Storytime: Mondays at 10:30AM (resume Jan. 8)

OCU Tutoring (grades K thru 5): Resumes Jan. 10, call 740-477-1644 x 236 for an appointment

Youth Craft: Seashell Critter: Saturday, Jan. 20, 1PM to 2PM, registration required at 740-477-1644 x 236


Younkin Branch Library Programs, Ashville:

Storytime: Tuesdays at 10:30AM (babies through preschoolers and their caregivers) (no storytime Jan. 2)

Family Movie Matinee: Cars 3 (rated G): Saturday, Jan. 13, 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Make & Take Craft: Mittens From Sweaters: Saturday, Jan. 27, 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM (teens and adults)


Computer Classes, registration required, call 740-477-1644 x 227:

One-On-One Computer Instruction is available by appointment. Schedule by calling 740-477-1644 x 227.



The Bookmobile visits 38 stops around the county. Materials available on the Bookmobile include books for all ages, movies and music. Other materials available by request. Bookmobile stops include Williamsport, Darbyville, New Holland, South Bloomfield, Tarlton, Commercial Point, Orient, Ashville area and Circleville area. Schedules of exact times and locations are available at any library location or at

Everyone is welcome at the library’s programs, which are free to attend.

For a complete list of programs, visit The library is also on FaceBook and Twitter!

The Friends of the Library annual membership drive is underway. Dues for individuals are only $5; families only $10! The Friends support Summer Reading Programs for all ages, family movies and other library programs. Stop by any location and fill out an application today!

Announcing: One Book, One Community (January through April 2018) Read “The Blue Zones: 9 lessons for living longer” by Dan Buettner and then participate in the upcoming programs from February through April. Copies of the book are available for checkout through the Pickaway County Library system, including the Younkin Branch in Ashville and the Bookmobile. Sponsored by the Pickaway County Library, Berger Health Foundation and several local organizations.

Pickaway County District Public Library, 1160 N. Court Street, Circleville, OH 43113; Phone: 740-477-1644

Floyd E. Younkin Branch Library, 51 Long Street, Ashville, OH 43103; Phone 740-983-8856

The mission of the Pickaway County District Public Library is to provide information and services to engage, educate, entertain and enrich our community.