Be sure to stop by the Pumpkin Show and visit the library in the Pickaway County Visitors Pavilion, 120 E. Franklin Street. We will host a special Preschool Storytimes at the Pumpkin Show at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Remember, the Pickaway County Library has new operating hours in Circleville and Ashville and will have special hours during Pumpkin Show.

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

All-Age Events at Main Library, Circleville:

Friends of the Library Used Book Sale: Sat, Oct. 7 (bag sale), 9 AM to 3 PM, Main Library garage, final sale of the season!

Magic: Modern Tournament: Sunday, Oct. 8, 1PM to 4:45PM (all skill levels welcome, bring a deck or use ours)

International Games Week – Puzzle Night: Monday, Oct. 30, 6PM-8PM

International Games Week – Halloween Mystery Boxes: Tuesday, Oct. 31, 5PM-7PM (all ages welcome)


Teen & Adult Programs at Main Library, Circleville:

Smartphone Classes (Apple): Basics, Tuesday, Oct. 3, 12PM-1PM; and Intermediate, Tuesday, Oct. 10, 12PM-1PM (presented by Metro PCS Store)

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

Oct. 3: Beaded Spiders

Oct. 10: Game Night

Oct. 17: Nightmare Before Christmas

Oct. 24: Dr. Who Bowties

Oct. 31: Halloween Mystery Boxes

Sprains, Strains & Avoiding Pains: Tuesday, Oct. 3, 6:30PM to 7:30PM (meet Dr. Edward Qiao, sports medicine specialist with Berger Health)

Blood Drive: Wednesday, Oct. 4, 1:30PM to 6:30PM (appointments at or 800-733-2767)

Climbing Your Family Tree: Wednesday, Oct. 4, 6PM to 8PM (an introduction to genealogy presented by Cassie Yarsky)

Book Swap for Adults: Tuesday, Oct. 10, 5:30PM-7PM (bring in up to 5 books you own and would like to trade)

Cookbook Club: Wednesday, Oct. 11, 6PM to 8PM (prepare and bring a crockpot recipe to share)

Smartphone Classes (Android): Basics, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 12PM-1PM; and Intermediate, Tuesday, Oct. 24, 12PM-1PM (presented by Metro PCS Store)

Make & Take Craft: Pumpkin Painting: Saturday, Oct. 14, 1 PM to 3 PM

Book Club for Adults: “The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox” by Maggie O’Farrelll on Mon. Oct. 23 at 1PM or Wed, Oct. 25, 7PM

How-To Use OverDrive & Libby: Thursday, Oct. 26, 5:30PM-7PM (register online or call 740-477-1644)


Youth Programs at Main Library, Circleville:

Preschool Storytime: Mondays at 10:30AM (no storytime on Oct. 16)

OCU Tutors Walk-In Tutoring (grades K thru 5): Tuesdays from 3PM to 7PM

Baby/Toddler Storytime: Wednesdays at 10:30AM (Oct. 17 at Pumpkin Show in Visitors Pavilion)

Kids Club: Thursdays at 6PM (none Oct. 18)

Pumpkin Diorama-Youth Craft: Saturday, Oct. 7, 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)

Pumpkin Painting for Teens: Thursday, Oct. 12, 5:30PM to 7:30PM (register as all supplies will be provided)

Family Movie Matinee: Wonder Woman (PG-13): Saturday, Oct. 10, 2:15 PM to 4:30 PM

International Games Week: Life-size Jenga on Monday, Oct. 30, 5PM-7 PM; Hopscotch on Tuesday, Oct. 31, 12PM-7:30PM; Board Games on Wednesday, Nov. 1, 5PM-7PM; Minute To Win It on Thursday, Nov. 2, 5PM-7PM; Wii & Board Games on Saturday, Nov. 4, 11AM-5PM.


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

Beginning Word: Monday, Oct. 9, 10AM to 12PM, Main Library, Circleville

PhotoScape Graphic Editing Software: Tuesday, Oct. 10, 10AM to 12PM, Main Library, Circleville

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!

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.