Main Carnegie Library in Paulding



Main Carnegie Library Phone:

Voice: (419) 399-2032

Fax Number: (419) 399-2114


New Hours of Operation


Monday – Thursday

9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.



9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.



9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.






The Paulding County Carnegie Library main library in Paulding was funded in 1912 and opened in 1916 as the first county library in the United States funded by Andrew Carnegie.  


The library is located at 205 South Main Street, Paulding, Ohio 45879.  

Main Library Staff

Library Director: Corey Walker

Fiscal Officer: Bret Mack

Assistant Director/Head of Adult Services: Ali McCauley

IT Administrator & Head of Technical Services: Teresa A. Reel

Assistant Cataloger/Processor: Jen Meyer

Head of Youth Services: Susan Deatrick

Early Literacy Specialist/Library Clerk: Kirk Baker

Library Clerk:      

  • Kelly Taylor (genealogy specialist)
  • Jamy Manson (Inter-Library Loan Coordinator)(part-time)
  • Vicki Wilhelm

Maintenance: Bill Childs

The Main Library Friends of the Library

The Main Library has an active support group. The Friends of the Library meets regularly at the library. This group operates the used book store, “Buy the Book” which is located next door to the library. They provide support for programming and special events.   The Friends of Library also coordinate and administer the Black Swamp Book Worms Reading Group, a book club for adults. For more information about becoming a Friend of the Library call 419-399-2032 or visit their Facebook site at:    

Library Services Include:

    • Adult Reading Club
    • Battle of the Books Reading Competition
    • Best Sellers
    • Books Recorded on CD
    • Blind & Physically Handicapped Reading Resource Center
    • Children’s Services (Award Winning!)
    • Computers (High Speed) with Internet
    • Computer Classes
    • Die-Cut Center
    • Digital Microfilm Viewer
    • Digital Newspaper & High School Yearbook Archive Website: www.
    • DVD Popular Movie & TV Collection
    • eBooks & downloadable audiobooks (Libby-Ohio Digital Library)
    • Family Programs & Events
    • Fax Machine
    • Friends of the Library
    • Genealogy & Local History
    • Hayes Obituary File Index
    • High School Yearbooks
    • hoopla
    • Hotspots
    • Inter-Library Loan (ILL)
    • Laminating Service (Hot & Cold)
    • Laptops- In Library Use only
    • Local History Collection
    • Magazines
    • Meeting Room
    • Microfilm of Paulding Newspapers Back to Late 1800s
    • Movies Shown Onsite
    • Music CDs
    • Newspapers (Local, Regional, State and National)
    • Ohio Web Library
    • Photocopiers (Black & White and Color)
    • Playaway Recorded Books
    • Playaway Launch Pads
    • Popular Fiction & Non-Fiction
    • Rare Book Collection
    • Reference Online Materials
    • Sewing Machines
    • Storytime
    • Summer Reading Program
    • Teen Section
    • Verticle File
    • Virtual Reference ONline Databases
    • Voter Registration
    • Website:
    • Wind Turbine Documentation
    • Wii for Programs
    • Wi-Fi at All Locations
    • WonderBooks