Many of the books are about Lyme Township, but there are also books on Lyme, Conn., and Lyme Regis England, historical predecessors to Lyme Township, Ohio. There are genealogies of many local families.
There are also many books on antiques, architecture, glassware, pottery, porcelain, and other items the Village might acquire. Many books are about Victorian designs and decorations.
There are books on Ohio’s history as well as on Huron, Lorain, Seneca, and Sandusky County history. Additional volumes on these counties include cemetery inscriptions as well as marriage, birth and death records. There are some older plat books for some of these counties.
Board member Anne Southworth, a semi-retired librarian, has been cataloging this library, which now includes about 400 books. She has created an online catalog called LibraryThing.com, a very useful website for small libraries. Eventually, these records will be put on an arm of LibraryThing call TinyCat, and there will be a link to TinyCat on our website: LymeVillage.org.
For now, members can looks at the library records by going to LibraryThing.com and logging in as HLVillage with the password “library” (without the quotes). Questions about the library can be sent to Anne at [email protected]
Over the coming issues of Lyme Lines, there will be articles about specific area of the library collection; such as, antiques or glassware.
Feel free to stop in and spend time with great books about the area history. Call 419-483-4949 for more information.