Michigan City Public Library
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100 E. 4th Street, Michigan City, IN 46360, phone 219 - 873 - 3044 fax 219 - 873 - 3067

               
      May Newsletter - Youth/Teen Programs



 

Youth Services

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.

super hero duckiesSummer Reading Program: Every Hero Has a Story
June 15 - July 25

The Summer Reading Program is coming June 15 and we're getting ready. The theme this year is "Every Hero Has a Story." Help us celebrate by taking a super hero rubber duckie on an adventure! Pick up your rubber duckie at the Youth Services desk. Take a picture of your duckie on his heroic adventure and post it to your social media account, ‪#‎heroduckie‬. Tag the library (@Michigan City Public Library on Facebook, @MCPublicLibrar1 on Twitter) to share your duckie with our friends. Duckies are available now!

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Axis 360 coming soonLibrary Hours

The library will open at 10:00 am on Thursday, May 21 for staff in-service. The library will be closed Sundays, beginning May 24 through September 6. The library will also be closed Monday, May 25 for Memorial Day.

eBooks to Launch Monday, May 11 at MCPL!

The library will launch Baker & Taylor's Axis 360 website for downloading ebooks on Monday, May 11. Patrons need a current Michigan City library card and PIN. Please click here for more information and a list of supported devices.

LeonardoGet Ready for Summer Reading!

The Summer Reading Program kicks off June 15! Join us for the fun and be sure to sign up starting that day. Entertainer Leonardo will perform on June 18 at 10:00 am during kick-off week. Mark your calendar today!

Homework Helper

Need homework help? If you are looking for ebooks, articles, and encyclopedias, the library has research databases, including the Gale Virtual Reference Library! Have your library card handy and click on the link on the library's home page to access thousands of fully illustrated articles and books.

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!

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Thanks to the Friends of the Library and the Library Endowment Fund for their support of library programs.

We often take photographs at library events. If you do not wish to be photographed, please inform library staff.

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Youth Services

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.

Library Hours

The library is closed Sundays, through September 6.

Axis 360 logoeBooks are Now Available at MCPL!

We are happy to introduce the Axis 360 eBook collection. This collection includes popular fiction, non-fiction, and children's ebooks that you can download to your smartphone, tablet, desktop, laptop, or eReader (not available for Kindle except Kindle Fire; please see supported devices). Patrons need a current Michigan City library card and PIN. Click here to find your next eBook.

super hero duckiesSummer Reading Hero Duckies

The Summer Reading Program is coming June 15 and we're getting ready. The theme this year is Every Hero Has a Story. Help us celebrate by taking a super hero rubber duckie on an adventure! Pick up your rubber duckie at the Youth Services desk. Take a picture of your duckie on his heroic adventure and post it to your social media account, #heroduckie. Tag the library (@Michigan City Public Library on Facebook, @MCPublicLibrar1 on Twitter) to share your duckie with our friends. Duckies are available now!

Summer Reading ProgramSummer Reading Program: Every Hero Has a Story
June 15 - July 25

The Summer Reading Program begins the week of June 15. The program is for all ages, children, teens, and adults. Earn prizes just for reading, being read to, or reading to someone else. Sign up in Youth Services. The last day to record your reading hours is Saturday, July 25.

movie posterSchool's Out Movie Time: Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day!
Wednesday, June 10, 10:00 am

This Disney film follows the exploits of Alexander as he experiences the most terrible and horrible day of his young life and wonders if bad things only happen to him. All children 18 years and under will have a chance to enter a raffle to win the movie DVD. Must be present to win. Rated PG.

Movies in Washington Park: Dolphin Tale 2
Dolphin TaleFriday, June 12, 8:30 pm

The Michigan City Public Library and the City of Michigan City are collaborating again this year to show family films. For the June screening we're moving to the Guy Foreman Amphitheater in Washington Park. Dolphin Tale 2 stars Harry Connick, Jr., Ashley Judd and Kris Kristofferson as a group of sympathetic folks helping a dolphin with a damaged tail in this heartwarming sequel to the surprise 2011 hit. Inspired by actual events. Rated PG. Other film nights are July 24 and August 14. Mark your calendars now!

First Day of Summer Reading Program
Monday, June 15, 9:00 am

The Summer Reading Program begins on June 15! Sign up for the program at Youth Services.

Art à la Carte
Tuesday, June 16, 10:00 am

Join us and make a fun summer craft. All materials provided. Child must be present to receive craft supplies. This program is designed for children ages 4-12.

LeonardoSummer Reading Program Kick-off Concert with Leonardo!
Thursday, June 18, 10:00 am

Get ready to clap your hands and stomp your feet in this wildly interactive musical performance. Leonardo is a Parents' Choice Award-winning musician writing and performing songs that entertain, educate and empower audiences of all ages and abilities. With fun props and a colorful set, his concerts are a pep rally, rock 'n' roll show, and beach party all on one stage. For all ages.

Story Time
Story TimeWednesdays, June 24, 10:00 am

Summer Story Time begins Wednesday, June 24. Children and their grown-ups will enjoy stories, songs, and crafts during this time designed for parent/guardian and child interaction. Please arrive a few minutes early to receive a name tag. For ages birth-5 years, with an adult.

movie posterSuper Movie: The Incredibles
Thursday, June 25, 10:00 am

A family of undercover superheroes, while trying to live the quiet suburban life, are forced into action to save the world. All children 18 years and under will have a chance to enter a raffle to win the movie DVD. Must be present to win. Rated PG.

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!

Follow MCPL on Facebook and Twitter

Follow MCPublicLibrar1 on Twitter

Thanks to the Friends of the Library and the Library Endowment Fund for their support of library programs.

We often take photographs at library events. If you do not wish to be photographed, please inform library staff.