library en Hamilton County likes to read <p></p><p>No one likes to read as much as folks in Southwest Ohio. The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County is the busiest central library in the country for a second year in a row. That's according to a report from the Public Library Association.</p><p>Overall, the Cincinnati library is the 7th busiest public library system in the country and second busiest in Ohio behind Cuyahoga County.</p><p>The 2013 Public Library Data Service (PLDS) statistical report surveys more than 1,400 public libraries in the United States and Canada.</p><p>The Cincinnati library writes:</p> Fri, 16 Aug 2013 14:01:47 +0000 Tana Weingartner 16241 at Hamilton County likes to read Ohioana Book Festival featuring Hamilton County authors <p>Authors from Hamilton County will gather on Sunday, April 21 at the <a href=""><strong>Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County</strong></a>’s downtown branch as part of the <a href=""><strong>Ohioana 2013</strong></a> celebration. <strong>Kate Lawrence</strong> from the library and <strong>Georgeanne Bradford</strong> from the Ohioana Board of Trustees are in the studio with Mark Perzel with details of the event and some of the authors who will be in attendance</p> Fri, 19 Apr 2013 05:30:15 +0000 Mark Perzel 11526 at Ohioana Book Festival featuring Hamilton County authors Nationally-known librarian Nancy Pearl <p>You may have heard <a href=""><strong>Nancy Pearl</strong></a> during one of her appearances on <strong>NPR’s Morning Edition</strong> where she opines about all things books. A former librarian, she is the creator of the first community-wide reading program back in 1998, which led the <strong>Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County</strong> to undertake their <a href=""><strong>On the Same Page</strong></a> effort. As part of the wrap-up to this year’s <strong>On the Same Page</strong>, <strong>Nancy Pearl</strong> will appear via Skype at the downtown branch of the library on Saturday, March 23 at 2:00pm. But first, she joins Mark Perzel by phone to talk about the origins of community reading programs, her lifelong love of books, and her incredibly popular Librarian Action figure.</p><p></p><p> Fri, 15 Mar 2013 05:31:25 +0000 Mark Perzel 10252 at Nationally-known librarian Nancy Pearl Music Icon Bobby Mackey <p>Iconic local music legend <a href=""><strong>Bobby Mackey</strong></a> is in the studio with Brian O’Donnell in advance of his March 9 appearance at the main branch of the<a href=""> <strong>Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County</strong></a>. During that talk, he’ll share stories of his music career and of his haunted nightclub in Wilder.</p><p> Fri, 01 Mar 2013 05:32:25 +0000 Brian O'Donnell 9636 at Music Icon Bobby Mackey Soldier Come Home <p>The <a href=""><strong>Newport Branch of the Campbell County Public Library</strong></a> will commemorate the 150<sup>th</sup> Anniversary of the Civil War with a presentation of the dramatic <a href=""><strong>Soldier Come Home</strong></a>, a play based on the historic Civil War Letters of Mary Luke Pringle, her husband Philip W. Pringle, and family members, written 1859-1865, presented by the <a href=""><strong>Falcon Theater</strong></a>. Music of the era will be provided by the trio <a href=""><strong>Raison d’Etre</strong></a>. Jim Stump talks with two of the actors, <strong>Ted Weil</strong> and <strong>Elizabeth Molloy</strong>, about this historic, and emotional, production taking place on Friday, January 25.</p><p> Fri, 18 Jan 2013 05:32:05 +0000 Jim Stump 8097 at Soldier Come Home