The Clark County Public Library has a variety of movies and music for all tastes and ages. You may call the Reference Desk at (937) 328-6903 to place reserves or interlibrary loans on items that aren't in our system. To renew an item, or for questions about your account call the Circulation Desk at (937) 328-6901.
A variety of computer software is available for check out including games, children's book titles, math, science, languages, typing tutor, and many other educational subjects. Many software programs are based on popular movies like Finding Nemo or feature favorite characters like Barbie and Spiderman. Software is available in both CD-ROM and DVD-ROM formats.
Descriptive VHS videotapes are available for those who are visually impaired. These videos have an alternate sound track which is used to recount visual elements of the program without interfering with the program's narration, dialogue or sound effects. The videos can be used with a regular VCR.
Our foreign language films are award winners or world classics (Bergman, Kurosawa, Godard, Truffaut, etc.). The majority of these films have optional English subtitles, making them helpful to those learning foreign languages.
You may borrow up to three (3) framed art prints at a time for up to ninety (90) days. Browse the collection (at the Main Library only) to find something to spruce up the walls of your home, office or dorm-room. From Monet to Grandma Moses, modern to classic, we have works available to fit all tastes and decors.
Filmmaker and cultural icon Alfred Hitchcock shocked and puzzled audiences for nearly 50 years. From his first full-length thriller, The Lodger (1927), a silent film based on the Jack the Ripper murders, to his last film, Family Plot (1976), a comedy/thriller in which a fake psychic hunts down a wealthy woman’s estranged nephew, Hitchcock reconfigured cinematic boundaries finding how to best keep audiences glued to their seats and out of their heads.
With more than 56 films and an eponymous show to his credit, Hitchcock’s work remains relevant and continues to inspire successive generations of Hollywood filmmakers.
Want to find out more about our Spotlight Director? Download a PDF copy of The Films of Alfred Hitchcock brochure, reserve a copy of Hitchcock , Alfred Hitchcock: A Life In Darkness and Light , It's Only a Movie: Alfred HItchcock, a Personal Biography  or visit his Internet Movie Database (IMDB) page for biographical information, trailers and more.
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|AFIs 10 top 10 Pathfinder.pdf ||640.95 KB|
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|Roger Ebert Pathfinder.pdf ||218.89 KB|
Board Meetings are held (January-the 4th Monday, all other months-the 3rd Monday) at 4:00 p.m. in the Board Room at the Main Library Office located at 201 South Fountain Ave., Springfield, Ohio.
The Community Bookmobile has a variety of Music CDs, DVDs, Videos, Books on CD and Books on Tape. The collection includes adult and juvenile titles, best-selling fiction, large print items, gentle reads, periodicals and paperbacks. The Community Bookmobile stops at 32 locations throughout Springfield and Clark County. Major stops are located in shopping centers: Park Layne, Northridge, Northland Plaza, Walmart on Tuttle Road and in South Vienna at 21 West Main Street (formerly Shoemaker's).
The Children's Bookmobile is stocked with juvenile materials and visits Head Starts, daycare centers and schools.
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In order to provide the highest level of service, the Clark County Public Library (CCPL) is committed to hiring dedicated professional staff members. CCPL offers opportunities to build a rewarding career, employing over 80 staff members at 5 locations. Opportunities are available for positions with varying skill sets and educational backgrounds.
The Library is continually looking for motivated, hardworking individuals to join our staff. We invite you to consider employment opportunities with CCPL.
Any open positions will be listed below. To apply for an open position, please click on the Job Posting and submit the requested materials to any location of the Clark County Public Library or by mail, as specified in the posting.
Children's Librarian 
Candidates selected for interviews will be contacted to schedule an appointment. No phone calls please. Applications are generally retained in our active file for three months from the date the application is received.
Clark County Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes interest from all applicants.
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|Employment ApplicationElecForm.pdf ||143.85 KB|
Our Frequently Asked Questions brochure covers several topics such as:
You may download a copy of the brochure (below).
|Library Card Application.pdf ||107.09 KB|
|FAQ Brochure Final August 2013.pdf ||448.41 KB|
The Friends of the Clark County Public Library is a separate, non-profit organization with a constitution and by-laws, whose purpose is to promote the interest and welfare of the Library as a cultural, educational, and recreational asset for all of the citizens of Clark County. The Friends help the library in ways, and on projects that are not covered by the library budget or by staff assignments. They work closely with Library Director, Sally Rizer, and the library staff to provide fundraising and advocacy support.
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Memorial and Honor Book Donations
Monetary gifts for the purchase of books or other library materials are gratefully accepted. To make a gift to the library in memory or honor of a friend or loved one or to celebrate a special occasion like a birthday or anniversary, please complete the Gift and Donation form (below). Once completed you may return the form to any library location or mail it to - Clark County Public Library/Public Relations Department, 201 South Fountain Avenue, Springfield, Ohio 45506. The library will try to accommodate the subject or title preferences of the donor.
Using the Wish List
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|Gift and Donation Brochure.pdf ||542.05 KB|
Why is our children's area called the Lenski Children's Center?
Lois Lenski was born October 14, 1893 in Springfield, Ohio where she lived until 1899. Her father was a Lutheran minister and the family moved to Anna, Ohio in 1899. Lois graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in education from Ohio State University where she was chosen art editor of the yearbook. She attended the Art Students League in New York City and the Westminster School of Art in London, England. Encouraged to write her own books to accompany her drawings, Skipping Village, her first book, was published in 1927. In 1946, she was awarded the Newbery Medal for Strawberry Girl , one of the regional American series. Lois Lenski not only wrote and illustrated almost 100 books of her own, but also illustrated 57 children's books by others.
The Children's Room of the Warder Public Library was named the Lenski Room in honor of her sixtieth birthday in October 1953. She attended the ceremony and donated many of her works to the library. In the new Clark County Public Library, the Lenski Children's Center displays these items, including works that have been translated into other languages. We also have books in our circulating collection written and illustrated by Lois Lenski. If you are interested in reading further about Lois Lenski, her autobiography, Journey Into Childhood , is an excellent resource and demonstrates her talent as a writer as well as her love of writing and drawing for children.
The Clark County Public Library provides free and equal access to information through exceptional customer service to meet the intellectual and recreational needs of the community.
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|RATINGS BROCHURE October 4 2013.pdf ||256.78 KB|
|Children's Books/Read-Alongs||$.05 per day|
|Videos & DVDs||$.50 per day|
|Framed Art||$.10 per day|
|Adult Books||$.10 per day|
|Magazines & Periodicals||$.10 per day|
|Discovery Packs||$.05 per day|
|Book Club Kits||$.10 per day|
|Cassettes, CD's, etc.||$.10 per day|
Please note: Accounts with fines of $5.00 or more will be suspended
from checking items out, using the Internet and using the Word
Processors, until the fine has been paid below the $5.00 limit.
|2014 Library Card Application.pdf ||107.09 KB|
|Library Card Application Instructions.pdf ||266.24 KB|
Groups booking the room must fill out an application and sign a user agreement prior to using the meeting rooms. The Library reserves the right to review any or all applications for space and judge whether or not the applicant fits the policy.
You may download a copy of the meeting room application and policy (below).
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|Meeting Room Policy.pdf ||70.87 KB|
|Public Records Policy 2012 Clark County Public Library.pdf ||11.67 KB|
|CCPL Social Media Policy Board Approved Feb 2013.pdf ||82.14 KB|