Opioid Awareness

The Lorain Public Library System will be having system-wide programming beginning Feb. 25 to bring awareness to prescription opioid abuse and overdose education through partnerships with the Cleveland Clinic and Lorain County Public Health.

All six branches will host a Cleveland Clinic caregiver as part of the “Start Talking! Rx Opioid Abuse” program, which is presented in collaboration with Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine’s Office.

Cleveland Clinic Program Manager Colleen Jost said the one-hour long, informal presentation aimed at teens and adults will give participants an opportunity to have a conversation with a Cleveland Clinic health expert about ways to keep their family and community safe from addiction.

Jost said it will cover the following: current statistics and trends of the opioid epidemic; how to recognize when someone is abusing opioids and how to provide them help; how to properly dispose of prescription medications; how to start talking about addiction and lift the stigma of substance use disorders. Read More

Black History Month Programming

The Lorain Public Library System will be celebrating Black History Month with events taking place throughout several of our branches.

The North Ridgeville Branch is hosting a month-long exhibit for Black History Month, which Youth Services Librarian Ally Morgan said will consist of artwork, photos, facts and quotes of important African American people and history.

Morgan said every day while the library is open during the month of February, there will be interactive timelines, educational worksheets, DIY foldable Black History Month books, coloring activities, and writing activities.

“There will, of course, be books displayed for checkout included in the exhibit,” she said. “I think that this exhibit is important because it’s a way for the community to get involved in Black History Month.” Read More

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Bienvenidos al Condado de Lorain / Welcome to Lorain County

Un servicio para personas recien llegadas al Condado de Lorain Preperado por El Centro de Servicios Sociales en diciembre de 2017. Actualizado el 18 diciembre 2017.
A service for new arrivals to Lorain County pre-arranged by The Social Services Center in December 2017. Updated on December 18, 2017.