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SearchOhio and OhioLINK Unavailable Beginning March 11

Due to changes in the statewide courier delivery service, Library customers will not be able to request items through SearchOhio or OhioLINK from Friday, March 11 through the beginning of May. This pause is beyond our control and impacts all SearchOhio and OhioLINK member libraries. When service resumes, the collections of over 140 public and university libraries across Ohio will again be available. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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Best Picture Books for Adults in 2021

By Ris Labib,
Adult Services Librarian, Business, Government & Science Division

Picture books are for adults, too! The universal themes, poetic language, and imaginative illustrations transcend age, culture, and education. Read them with your morning coffee, on your lunch break, or as a quiet moment of reflection during your busy schedules. The best picture books for adults from 2021, in no particular order, are:

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Best Romance Novels of 2021

By Tori Berger
Adult Librarian and Branch Manager, Norton Branch Library

Romance novels are one of the few things that can be counted on to bring certain joy in an uncertain world. Escape with these sweet, surprising, and funny stories where happy endings are guaranteed, no matter what.

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Best Nonfiction for Kids 2021

By Laurie VonGunten and Sarah Hay
Early Childhood Librarians, Ellet Branch Library

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Best True Crime Books of 2021

By Faith Metz
Public Service Assistant II, Business, Government & Science

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Best Celebrity Cookbooks of 2021

By Amber Salmon,
Librarian, Business, Government & Science

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