A Good Place to Read, Research or Meet!
The Hoffman Library is one of four lending horticultural libraries in Ohio with over 2600 books, 17 magazine subscriptions and free gardening catalogs. This tranquil space is ideal for relaxing and observing the garden beyond the picture windows as well as conducting research, and hosting small private or community meetings (for library rental contact Terry at email@example.com).
The library’s collection is maintained by the Library Committee which meets every Wednesday afternoon. Members include: Dottie Brown, Michele Dragga, Joyce Lech, Muriel MacArthur, Nina Castro, Cindy Briggs and Barb Majnarich. The Committee welcomes your questions and suggestions at Library@civicgardencenter.org .
Access to the library’s resources is open to all visitors of the CGC though checkout privileges are reserved for donors and/or volunteers for a loan period of 4 weeks with renewal by phone or email. Easy search of library holdings can be conducted by using the online catalog on the library’s in-house computer or remotely by clicking here. Checking out books is made fast and user friendly with the self-checkout or with CGC staff assistance.
- Free Wi-Fi
- Public computer, printer and copier
- Staff and seasonal picks
- Youth Education resources
- Children's books
- Antique garden tool collection display
- Book drop outside auditorium doors by the herb garden
- Free convenient parking lot adjacent to the CGC
Look for library news, updates and "seasonal pickings" in the CGC newsletter and E-news.
View from the Hoffman Library
Library hours: 9:00am - 5:00pm, Monday through Friday and 9:00am - 4:00pm Saturday.
When visiting, be sure to ask about our Book Club and Children’s Story time!
Wish List for Children's Books
Some of our favorite readers of children’s books have shared must-have titles. The next time you visit the book store, please consider adding one to your basket for the Hoffman Library. Click here to see the Wish List.
Used Book Sale!
Each year at THE Plant Sale, held on the first weekend in May, the Hoffman Library has a used book sale including gardening, cooking and craft books and magazines at bargain prices. The Library Committee welcomes year-round donations of gently used books and magazines which may be brought to the lobby’s front desk or placed in the book drop on the side of building outside the auditorium.
For more information on the Hoffman Library contact Jan Simms at firstname.lastname@example.org or 513-221-0981 ext. 14.
The Hoffman Library is a member of the
Council of Botanical and Horticultural Libraries.
|Library committee members point out the new subject shelf markers.||Library patron researching scented gardening.|
|CGC staff member, Madeline Dorger, using the library computer.|
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