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. 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 has 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! We will work hard every day to ensure that your tax money is spent wisely and efficiently.
It is my job as director to ensure that you receive the very best library service possible. 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 Discovery Place Libraries Consortium we offer access to over 3 million items, electronic databases and other resources. Our Summer Reading Club programs attract over 4,000 children each year. You can access our resources from the Grove City or Westland Libraries or from the comfort of your home via the Internet. You can also follow the latest library developments on Facebook and Twitter. 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, 3359 Park Street, Grove City, OH 43123