Children ages 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult. All children ages 10 through 12 must have an adult in the library. For more information, please call Youth Services at (219) 873-3045.
Looking for ebooks, articles, and encyclopedias? Check out the library's research databases, including the Gale Virtual Reference Library, with thousands of fully illustrated articles and books! Also, try the library's homework helper links.
1,000 Books before Kindergarten
Register for this free program designed to promote language and a love of reading in children. Your child will receive a special surprise (choice of an age-appropriate book or CD) for each 100 books that are read to them (or that they read on their own). For children ages birth through entering kindergarten.
The Learning Center
The Learning Center is always in need of tutors. We tutor children in grades 1-12 in reading and math. We also help adults with basic reading, high school equivalency tests, college support, and learning to speak English. Make a difference in our community! Please call Cyndie McKinney at 219-873-3043 to sign up to help!
NoveList K-8 Plus
NoveList K-8 Plus is a comprehensive reading resource for fiction and nonfiction for young readers and listeners. Includes picture book extenders, book discussion guides, book talks, award winners, Lexile reading levels, & more!
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Doctor Who Trivia Contest
Saturday, September 12, 2:00 pm
Attention Doctor Who fans! Join us for our second annual Doctor Who Trivia Contest. Show off your knowledge of the Doctor and his many adventures. Compete to win prizes. Light refreshments will be served. For ages 10 and up.
Wednesdays, September 16, 23, & 30, 10:00 am
Children and their grown-ups will enjoy stories, songs, and crafts during this time designed for parent/guardian and child interaction. Join our story time crew for a fun-filled program. Please arrive early to receive a name tag. For ages birth - 5 years, with an adult.
Art à la Carte
Thursday, September 17, 3:30 pm
Have a great time making an autumn craft. All materials provided. Children must be present to receive craft materials. For children ages 4 to 10 years accompanied by an adult.
ARRRGH! International Talk Like a Pirate Day!
Friday, September 18, 3:30 pm
Ahoy, mateys! Come aboard the good ship "Book Avenger" and join the crew. Captain McReads-a-Lot will be on deck to entertain land lubbers with a bit of magic. Then make a craft and chose a prize from our treasure chest. You don't want to miss this interactive family program.
Thanks to the Friends of the Library and the Library Endowment Fund for their support of library programs.
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