Patrick Henry School District Public Libraries
The goal of the Patrick Henry School District Public Libraries is to provide a pleasant and user-friendly environment to assist you in your life-long learning process.
REOPENING JUNE 1ST 2020
The Deshler and Hamler Libraries will be re-opening to the public on Monday June 1st. We will opening under the following guidelines:
– Patrons must keep at least six feet away from other people.
– Library employees will wear face coverings when interacting with the public. Patrons are recommended to wear masks if they are able.
– Daily health assessments will be conducted by employees, including temperature taking to self-evaluate if they are fit for duty.
– All programs will be canceled until further notice.
– Patrons are asked to refrain from using the library if they are feeling sick
– Hand sanitizer will be available for patron use and the library asks that patrons use it before handling any library materials.
– The library will be limiting 10 patrons in the library at a time in order to comply with social distancing guidelines.
– Patrons will be asked to sign in when entering the library to enable contact tracing should it be needed.
– Employees will be sanitizing the library routinely and wiping down public computers after each use.
– Patrons are asked to limit their time in the library to 30 minutes. This includes computer use.
– Only 4 public computers will be available in Deshler and 2 in Hamler
– Computer use will be restricted to adult use or children doing homework; no gaming
– Materials coming into the library will be sanitized and quarantined until safe to circulate
– Curbside and delivery service will still be available for those who do not wish to come into the library. Just give us a call
Patrick Henry School District Public Libraries
Books, magazines, videos, DVD’s, audio books, computer games, newspapers, copier, fax service, home-bound delivery service, story times, laminator, inter-library loan, microfilm reader printer, microfilm records, computer internet access, summer reading programs. The Deshler Edwin Wood Memorial Library houses The Henry County Genealogy Society’s collection.
The Patrick Henry Public Libraries were formed when the Patrick Henry School District was created in November of 1964. Deshler Edwin Wood Memorial Library, Hamler Branch Library, and Malinta Branch Library are public libraries that also serve as school libraries for grades K-8. Deshler Library is connected to the elementary school by a breezeway. Hamler Library is located on the first floor of the Reddin House. Malinta Library is located on the second floor of the elementary school. The school has an elevator for those unable to use the stairs.
Deshler Edwin Wood Memorial Library
The Deshler Library was started through the initiative of the Deshler Chamber of Commerce in March 1924. It was located in the basement of the Deshler School. In 1961 Mr. Richard Jones, then Superintendent of the Deshler School, and the library board, saw the need for new library facilities. Through their efforts, and in cooperation with the board of education, the Edwin Wood legacy, and savings of the library board through levies, a new building was erected. The new building was dedicated in May 1962.
Deshler Library went to an automation system in August of 2003. We now electronically check out books. Our card catalog is now on-line along with 69 other libraries in the SEO system. Patrons with library cards may now borrow books, videos, CD’s, DVD’s, books on tape, magazine, and eBooks from the other libraries in the SEO system.
Hamler Branch Library
The Hamler Library was started with the help of the Wide-A-Wake Club, in 1941. The library was located in their club room. The library was moved to the Hamler School in July 1943. In June of 2005 the Hamler Branch Library moved to its present location at 230 Randolph Street after the Hamler Middle School was moved to its new location at the Patrick Henry High School campus.
Malinta Branch Library
Malinta Branch Library has been in existence since the formation of Patrick Henry School District. Actual work on the library began October 27, 1969. January 5, 1970 the Malinta Library opened officially for use by the public and school. The local library staff had donated over 150 dollars for equipment and supplies. At opening the library contained 5,000 books.
The Malinta Branch Library, being located on the second floor of the Malinta School Building has always been affected by the school’s operating schedule. When the school closed its doors permanently in June 2016 to relocate to the High School campus of the Patrick Henry Schools, the library lost its home. Efforts to relocate the library in Malinta were unsuccessful. The Malinta Branch Library ceased operating as of June 1, 2016.
The Library Board of Trustees meets the second Monday of every month at 6:00 pm.
January – Hamler Branch Library
February – Hamler Branch Library
March – Deshler Branch Library
April – Deshler Branch Library
May – Deshler Branch Library
June – Deshler Branch Library
July – Deshler Branch Library
August – OFF (no meeting)
September – Deshler Branch Library
October – Hamler Branch Library
November – Hamler Branch Library
December – Hamler Branch Library
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The Patrick Henry School District Public Library endeavors to meet the information, education and recreation needs of the diverse population of adults and children in the school district and the adjacent area. Access to the internet and Ohio Public Information Network (OPLIN) resources is on a method of meeting these needs.
Most of the information available through OPLIN and the internet is not generated by the PHSDPL or OPLIN.
The internet offers nearly unlimited global access to information and opinions from diverse points of view. However, not all information available through OPLIN and the internet is endorsed or warranted by the PHSDPL or OPLIN to be accurate, authoritative, factual or complete. The user assumes all risks for its use. Neither can the library guarantee the reliability of the computer. The internet links thousands of computers around the world, with no single organization or agency having responsibility for its content. Thus, it is likely that some of the information available will be found to be controversial, offensive or unsuitable for a minor. Parents must instruct their minor children as to what uses are permissible.
The user agrees to indemnify and hold the PHSDPL and OPLIN harmless from any and all claims, losses, damages or liability arising directly or indirectly from the use of OPLIN and the internet. Software designed to filter sexually explicit material and other content harmful to minors have been installed on all public computers. Adults may request to have the filter removed.
Parents who wish their children to use the computer without filters after school, evenings and Saturdays are asked to come into the library and sign a release form. The filters are not perfect, the library can not guarantee all inappropriate sites will be blocked. All patrons under 18 years of age must have a permission slip signed by their parent or guardian to use the computers.
|Debra Wensink||Branch Manager – Deshler|
|Ramona Malinowski||Branch Manager – Hamler|
|Tamara Johnson||Manager of Children’s Services|
|Lauri Phillips||Library Assistant|
|Kelsie Gubernath||Library Assistant|
|Rhonda Hogrefe||Fiscal Officer|
|Board of Trustees|