19241924 museum collection

Coshocton City Council turned over responsibility of the Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum collection to the library, due to the museum not having enough funds for a location or maintenance.  

1904Carnegie Library in Coshocton

Coshocton’s Carnegie Library, located on the corner of 4th Street and Chestnut Street in Coshocton, Ohio is completed. The library was the 1,000th library funded by Andrew Carnegie. 

19361936 Main Street School - West Lafayette

The West Lafayette Branch opens on October 10 in a vacant basement room of the Main Street School located in West Lafayette, Ohio.  

19311931 museum

The Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum opens its doors in the Sycamore School building leased by the Coshocton Public Library Board. 

19461946 West Lafayette Branch

The West Lafayette Branch is moved to 117 East Main Street, West Lafayette where it remains for 29 years. The school needed the basement space the library had been occupying.  

1936-19461936-1946 West Lafayette Branch

Sometime in this time frame, the West Lafayette Branch is moved into a different room in the basement of the Main Street School.  

19541954 Carnegie remodeled

Discussion began to consider adding on to the Carnegie building; however, the site was found to be unsuitable for reconstruction. Later, the building is remodeled. 

19521952 - Dodge Bookmobile 1939

A 1939 Dodge Bookmobile is purchased for $500 to offer library services remotely.  

19661966 Bookmobile

A new 29-foot bookmobile is purchased to carry more resources for $24,000. 

19551955 Bookmobile

The Gerstenslager Bookmobile is purchased and serves the county until 1968. 

19751975 West Lafayette Branch

The West Lafayette Branch Library is relocated in October to 108 East Main Street, West Lafayette to allow for more resources. 

19741974 Coshocton Public Library

The library moves to the former post office building on the corner of 7th and Main, Coshocton, Ohio. 

19841984 Bookmobile

The Blue Bird bookmobile is purchased. 

19791979 museum

On July 7, the Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum opens in a newly constructed building located in Roscoe Village. 

19911991 West Lafayette Branch

On July 15, the West Lafayette Branch is relocated to 601 East Main Street in West Lafayette to allow for better parking and more resources. 

19881988 new addition to library

An addition is constructed on the 7th & Main location to house an expanded children’s room, offices, basement storage & workspace for staff.

19961996 Bookmobile

A more modern Blue Bird bookmobile is purchased.

19951995 renovation

The library is renovated to improve accessibility, increase shelf space, and allow for modern technology.

20052005 West Lafayette Branch Rotary Reading Shelter

The West Lafayette Rotary Club donates the Reading Shelter to the West Lafayette Branch as the club’s Centennial project with seating provided by two Eagle Scouts.

20042004 centennial statue

The Coshocton Public Library’s centennial is celebrated by commissioning a sculpture to be created by Alan Cottrill of Alan Cottrill Sculpture Studio in Zanesville, Ohio.

20172017 Bookmobile

A 2018 Bluebird bus is delivered to serve as the new bookmobile. The bus is 36 feet long and has a 4,500 material capacity. About half of the funding for the new bookmobile was raised through grants from local foundations and businesses, and through private donations.

20062006 Centennial Statue unveiled

The Coshocton Public Library Centennial Statue is unveiled.

2021Coshocton StoryWalk at Clary Gardens

The Coshocton StoryWalk® trail is installed at Clary Gardens.