Thank you for visiting our Web site and for your interest in Southwest Public Libraries. Our district covers a large geographic area and serves a large and very diverse population. My job as director is to ensure you receive the very best library service possible, and we strive to offer something for everyone.
Southwest Public Libraries offer access to a wide variety of library materials and programs. Through our membership in the Central Library Consortium, we offer access to more than 5 million items, electronic databases and other resources, and our Summer Reading Club programs attract over 4,000 children each year. You can access our resources at the Grove City or Westland Area libraries or from the comfort of your own home via the Internet. You can also follow the latest library developments on Facebook and Twitter.
The past decade has been a difficult one for Southwest Public Libraries as significant cuts in our funding from the State of Ohio forced us to make cuts to the services we offer. However, the voters granted us a reprieve from these cuts when they passed a 1 mill property tax levy in November 2010. The passage of the levy meant the return of operating hours, library programs and the purchases of new materials. We are grateful to the voters for giving us the chance to once again offer great library service, and we work hard every day to ensure your tax money is spent wisely and efficiently.
We want your library experience to be rewarding and enjoyable. If there is anything I can do to make your library experience more enjoyable, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Mark M. Shaw, Director
By phone: (614) 875-6716, extension 119
By mail: Southwest Public Libraries, 3959 Broadway, Grove City, OH 43123