We're ready to support our community following the tornadoes of May 2019. Read on to learn about resources available at Greene County Public Library, and find information about ways you can get further help or assist your neighbors.
All Library Locations
All Greene County Public Library locations offer facilities and services that may be useful if you were impacted by the severe weather, including:
- Power outlets for charging phones and devices
- Bottle-filling water fountains
- Computer stations
- Printers, scanners, photocopiers, and fax machines
- Air conditioning
- Tool kits to check out (Available by request—place a hold online or ask library staff for help.)
If you were unable to return library materials because you were affected by the tornado, please speak to a staff member about having your overdue fines waived.
Library staff members can also waive charges for printing, photocopying, or sending faxes related to weather damage to your home or business.
Beavercreek Community Library
In addition to the resources available at all of our libraries, Beavercreek Community Library is providing free snacks, water, and limited toiletries.
Urgent Needs: Learn about local resources including shelters and supply distribution sites, as well as utility outage updates.
Mental Health: It's normal for the trauma and stress of a disaster to take a toll, and anyone can be affected. Find resources to help children, teens, adults, and emergency responders.
Recover & Rebuild: If you're dealing with damage to your home or business, learn about topics including safe debris disposal, insurance claims, and avoiding scams.
Ways to Help: Want to know how you can contribute to the recovery effort? These resources are a good place to start.
Book Lists from Library Staff
After the Storm: After a life-changing traumatic event, there is a lot of recovery that needs to happen, both emotionally and mentally. These resources can help.
Tornado Aftermath: These children's books can help your family learn about tornadoes and open discussions about feelings related to the disaster.