Oakes-Beitman Memorial Library

The Oakes-Beitman Memorial Library has provided the residents of Pleasant Hill and Newton Township with books and DVDs, access to the internet, children's programs, and more since 1957.

Children listenening at a program.

The branch is an active one with more than 55,000 items being in circulation each year. Summer reading club and story times are very popular.

History: The Oakes-Beitman Memorial Library was established following a bequest by Pleasant Hill native Ellie Wampler who died in 1952. Mrs. Wampler bequeathed her home to be used as a public library with income for the operation of the library provided by funds generated by farmland also bequeathed by Mrs. Wampler. Ohio law prevented the establishment of a new public library district and income from the farm was insufficient so the Oakes-Beitman Memorial Library board contracted with the Troy-Miami County Public Library to establish the library which opened in April 1957.

The Library is located at 12 N. Main St., Pleasant Hill, Ohio 45359. Phone 937-676-2731.