Prior to its current location, the Tallmadge Branch Library opened in a storefront in 1961 and moved into an 8,700-square-foot building located at 32 South Ave. in 1977. This building was owned by the city and built for library purposes with funds from the city income tax.
On Oct. 2, 2000, the Tallmadge Branch Library opened at 90 Community Road next to the Tallmadge Community Center. The library is open six days a week to meet the public’s needs for education, information and recreation.
Current library statistics show that the Tallmadge Branch circulated 241,305 items in 2013.
On the third Tuesday of the month, the Tallmadge Express hosts "Coffee with the Editor" at the library beginning at 10:30 a.m.
The library’s friendly, skilled staff includes branch manager and young adult librarian Denise Lee, adult services librarian Brian Salmon, children’s librarian Julia Euclide, five public service assistants and many student pages.
At Tallmadge Branch Library, patrons can find:
• The Frank E. Lawrence History of Tallmadge Collection, which is also available online.
• DVDs, VHS tapes, books on tape and CD, and music CDs.
• E-books, Playaways and downloadables, wireless Internet, computers for public use and reference databases.
• Large print materials.
• Magazines and newspapers.
• Programs for all ages.
• Meeting room space for community groups.
The library is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday; noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday and Friday; and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The library is closed Sundays. For more information, call 330-633-4345.