1904 Carnegie Library1904
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. 



1924 Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum collection1924
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. 




1931 Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum1931
The Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum opens its doors in the Sycamore School building leased by the Coshocton Public Library Board.




1936 Main Street building-WL Branch1936
The West Lafayette Branch opens on October 10th in a vacant basement 
room of the Main Street School located in West Lafayette, Ohio. 





1936-1946 WL Branch Main Street School 1936-1946
Sometime in this time frame, the West Lafayette Branch is moved into a different room in the basement of the Main Street School.  



1946 - 117 East Main Street - WL Branch1946
The West Lafayette Branch is moved to 117 East Main Street, West Lafayette where it remains for 29 years. The school was in need of the basement space the library had been occupying.   



1939 Dodge Bookmobile1952
A 1939 Dodge Bookmobile is purchased for $500 to offer library services remotely. 





1954 Carnegie Interior1954
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. 



1955 Gerstenslager Bookmobile1955
The Gerstenslager Bookmobile is purchased and serves the county until 1968. 





1966 bookmobile1966
A new 29-foot bookmobile is purchased to carry more resources for $24,000. 



1974 library moves to former post office building1974
The library moves to the former post office building on the corner of 7th and Main, Coshocton, Ohio.





1975 WL Branch - 108 East Main St1975
The West Lafayette Branch Library is relocated in October to 108 East Main Street, West Lafayette to allow for more resources. 




1979 Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum - Roscoe Village1979
On July 7, the Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum opens in a newly constructed building located in Roscoe Village.



The Blue Bird bookmobile is purchased.1984 blue bird bookmobile





1988 new addition 7th & Main1988
An addition is constructed on the 7th and Main location to house an expanded children’s room, offices, basement storage, and workspace for staff.




1991 WL Branch - 601 East Main St1991
On July 15, the West Lafayette Branch is relocated to 601 East Main Street, West Lafayette to allow for better parking and more resources. A grand 
opening celebration is held on August 24. 




1995 library renovation1995
The library is renovated to improve accessibility, increase shelf space, and allow for modern technology. 





1996 blue bird bookmobile1996
A more modern Blue Bird bookmobile is purchased.




2000 centennial statue2004
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. 






2005 WL Rotary Club Reading Shelter2005
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.





2006 centennial statue unveiled2006
The Coshocton Public Library Centennial Statue is unveiled.   







2018 bluebird bookmobile 2017
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.  


StoryWalk trail at Clary Gardens2021
The Coshocton StoryWalk® trail is installed at Clary Gardens. 

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