In 2000, Mr. George Crout, an educator and local historian, became the catalyst to the Library Lens project when he donated 70 years worth of collections to the Middletown Public Library. During his lifetime, Mr. Crout collected historical documents pertaining to this area, particularly Middletown, and also authored weekly articles and …
In March 2013, the City of Middletown presented the MidPointe Library System, Middletown, Ohio branch a large collection of images - photographs, negatives, and slides that were taken by or for the City of Middletown. Most are dated from the 1960s to the 1990s. A selected number of them have been digitized and added to Library Lens. …
Four different atlases are included in this digital collection:
Combination Atlas Map of Butler County Ohio 1875 ; County of Butler 1895 ; Butler County Atlas and Pictorial Review 1914 ; Atlas and Plat Book of Butler County Ohio 1930
The digitization of these Butler County atlases was made possible in part by a grant from the Ohio History …
In 2005, Ben McIntire donated his time and expertise to digitally record the original artwork found on the walls of the Middletown Public Library. In this remarkable collection, you will find over 160 pieces of artwork from local and nationally renowned artists that are on display at the Library.
The digital versions of the 1913-1923 Middletown High School yearbook, The Optimist, were made possible by a generous contribution from the W.E. Smith Family Charitable Trust Fund.
The MidPointe Library System’s Library Lens Database Collection has been developed
to provide community access to items of historical, cultural and heritage-based interest.
This includes digitized versions of documents, books and photographs. The majority of
these items are representative of MidPointe’s service district, focusing on the eastern
portion of Butler County, Ohio.
However, this collection is much more than historical images. It is a treasure trove of
days gone by, and an assurance that they will not be forgotten.