Lima Public Library

Library Updates

June 9 Update

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We look forward to the day when we can serve you again and we thank all of you who have reached out! Our plans are currently in process. Our highest priority is the health and safety of you, our community, and our staff.

Thank you to everyone who has reached out and supported us during this unprecedented time. Watch this space!

We will be updating here and on our Facebook page as we move forward.

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Update 4/8

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Our building may be closed but our digital resources are always available! We encourage you to make use of the OWWL2Go library for ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines. Don’t have a library card? No problem! Simply click the link above and you’ll be prompted to sign up for a digital card using your mobile number.

PLS has also added Tumble Books which does not require a library card. It provides free ebooks and audiobooks to anyone.

Ancestry Library Edition has also opened up. You used to only be able to access it within an OWWL library. Click the above link and using your barcode and PIN/password, you’ll be able to access it from home.

Interested in doing more research? Check out historic local newspapers here.

Always wanted to learn a language? You can start using Mango.

If you need internet access, please feel free to use ours from the parking lot. It is always on and available.

If you are having issues with your account or have any questions, please email our director, Megan McLaughlin, at

We miss all of you and hope you are well.

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Board Meeting 3/18 Cancelled

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The Lima Public Library Board of Trustees Meeting for Wed. 3/18 at 10:30 AM has been cancelled. Next scheduled meeting (barring need for emergencies) is Wed. 5/20 at 10:30 AM.

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Urgent Update on COVID-19 – Mon. 3/16

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Important Update on COVID-19

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The following is a statement from Pioneer Library System:

Starting Saturday, March 14, 2020, the Pioneer Library System (PLS) will suspend the option of placing holds in OWWL. This means neither library staff nor patrons will be able to order library materials from another member library. Additionally, PLS will suspend delivery services which will result in no movement of library materials between member libraries until further notice. PLS will reevaluate this stoppage of service on Friday, April 3, 2020, with guidance from local and state government agencies.

This plan of action was made with the health and safety of our system staff, member libraries staff, and library communities as a top priority. We thank everyone for their patience and understanding as we respond to rapidly growing COVID-19 concerns.

To read more about COVID-19, please visit your County Health Department or the New York State Department of Health.

What does this mean?

Beginning Saturday 3/14, our library system, for the health and safety of our library community, has suspended the ability to place holds. A decision will be made on 4/3 about whether to continue the stoppage on holds.

During this time, at the Lima Public Library, we have increased our dedication to thorough hand washing practices, cleaning surfaces and materials in the library, and encourage staff and patrons to stay home if they’re feeling unwell.

We are dedicated to responding appropriately and serving you, our community, in the best way possible. More information to follow.

Stay well, library peeps.

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November Events

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The library will be closed on Monday 11/11 for Veterans Day. Regular hours will resume on 11/12.

The Friends of the Lima Public Library will meet on Tuesday 11/12 at 7:00 PM.

The Lima Public Library Board of Trustees will meet on Wednesday 11/20 at 7:00 PM.

Story Time–a few stories and a fun craft–takes place on Wednesday mornings at 10:30. No registration is required. Stop by! (There will be no Story Time on Wednesday 11/27 but the library will be open regular hours that day.)

The library will be closed on Thursday 11/28, Friday 11/29, Saturday 11/30, and Sunday 12/1 for Thanksgiving. Have a safe and happy holiday!

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Veterans Day Hours

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We will be closed on Monday 11/11 for Veterans Day. Regular hours will resume on Tuesday 11/12. Thank you for your service!

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Roof Construction

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We have a very exciting announcement, library peeps! Construction on our roof starts next Monday (9/30). The roof has needed to be replaced for a while. With this new roof, we are hoping to improve our energy costs and also to make the library safer.

As you know, we battle every winter with the ice on the walkway and our hope is to eliminate this issue as much as possible. Thank you for your patience as we navigate the construction.

The current plan is to stay open but should anything change, you will be the first to know. The entire project should take a week or two.

Thank you for being part of our community and watching this process unfold with us!

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    Monday: 1:00-8:30pm
    Tuesday: 1:00-8:30pm
    Wednesday: 10:00am-12:00pm, 1:00-5:00pm
    Thursday: 1:00-8:30pm
    Friday: 1:00-5:00pm
    Saturday: 9:00am-12:00pm
    Closed Saturdays Memorial Day through Columbus Day

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    1872 Genesee Street
    Lima, NY 14485
    (585) 582-1311 Director: Megan McLaughlin