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Read to Rusty

Little ones love to practice their reading skills with Rusty, our friendly canine pal. He’s specially trained to listen patiently and he never minds a mistake!

He’s in the children’s department Sat, Dec. 3 from 10 to 11 am and Mon, Dec. 5 from 6:30 to 7:30 pm.

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Working on a project or investigating a topic? Use these valuable resources – chosen for you by professional librarians and purchased by Ritter – to find answers quickly.

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Get a library card?
Find an application here or pick one up at the customer service desk. You will need to present a photo ID and proof of current address, such as a utility bill.
Access my account?
To access your account, go to the Catalog and click on My CLEVNET in the top menu bar. You will be prompted for your library card number and password. If you need help logging in, click here or call 440-967-3798.
Renew materials?
You can renew materials in person, on the phone by calling 440-967-3798, or online. To renew online, go to the Catalog and click on My CLEVNET in the top menu bar. Click on Checked out. Put a check by items to renew and click Renew Selected button.
Pay fines?
You can pay fines in person at the customer service desk. You can also pay online. Go to the Catalog and click on My CLEVNET in the top menu bar. Your fines will display in the left sidebar. Click on Fines. Follow screen prompts to pay with credit or debit card.
Get a notice when my order is in?
Go to the Catalog and click on NetNotice in the top menu bar. Click on Set up an account. Fill in the form to select how you would like to be contacted when items you have placed on hold become available for pick-up.
Sign up for reminders?
Go to the Catalog and click on NetNotice in the top menu bar. Click on Set up an account. Select how and when you would like to receive reminders when items are coming due or when items you have placed on hold become available for pick-up.
Connect to wi-fi?
On your laptop or mobile device, locate the Wifi settings. From the list of available networks, click on CLEVNET.
Print from anywhere?
Send your print job to Ritter – from home, while you’re on the road or anywhere you get online. Click here and use the easy-to-follow directions to send your document from any Internet-connected device. Then stop by the customer service desk at your convenience to pick up your material. The charge is 20 cents a page for black and white and 25 cents for color.
Find events?
Click on the Calendar to see all classes and programs. To register for an event, click on the program name to bring up the registration screen. You can also click Search Slider on the calendar to search by category.
Find eBooks and audiobooks?
Download the Overdrive app onto your mobile device. Select Ritter Public Library (CLEVNET) as your library. Search the eMedia catalog and tap Borrow to checkout an item. Tap Download to put the item on your device. Get more details here.
Find a good book to read?
Go to the Catalog and search for a title or author you enjoy. Click on a title to display the full record. In the right sidebar, click on Get NoveList Reading Recommendations. Need more ideas? Go to our Adults page.
Volunteer?
Friends of Ritter are the library’s official volunteer group. Their mission is to promote reading and support the library. They manage the annual- and the ongoing book sales and host community events including the Chocolate Festival. The board meets every first Tuesday of the month at 2 pm in the library. Guests are always welcome. Learn more.

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Ritter Public Library’s award-winning building has been a landmark on Liberty Avenue for more than 50 years. It is the first public library in Ohio to win a gold award for Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED).

 
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5680 Liberty Ave.
Vermilion, OH 44089

Phone: 440-967-3798
Fax: 440-967-5482

Got a Question?
info@ritter.lib.oh.us

Question About Youth Services?
youth.services@ritter.lib.oh.us
 
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