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.
eBooks and eAudiobooks are Now Available at MCPL!
Browse, check out, and download eBooks and eAudiobooks from Michigan City Public Library using the Axis 360 app! It's simple -- just download the app on your device, find our library, and log in using your library card number. The collection includes popular fiction, non-fiction, and children's eBooks or eAudiobooks that you can download to your iOS/Android smartphone or tablet, Kindle Fire, or Windows PC. Patrons need a current Michigan City library card and PIN. Click here to find your next eBook or eAudiobook.
The Learning Center
Do you love to read? Would you like to share that with someone else? The Learning Center is in dire need of a few good people! We have students on a waiting list for tutoring assistance, especially for reading. If you are willing to give just a few hours a week, you can make a big difference in the lives of students in our community. Reading is truly FUNdamental. Please consider joining in the fun! Sign up to volunteer at the Learning Center today. Call 219-873-3049 or better yet, stop by the library and see Cyndie or Jessica.
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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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.
Wednesdays, October 7 & 21, 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. *On October 14, we will have guest performer Linda Boyle to entertain the children. **On October 28, we will have our annual costume parade. Remember to bring a bag for treats, and your camera! For ages birth - 5 years, with an adult.
Marble Roller Coasters
Thursday, October 8, 3:30 pm
Back by popular demand! Build your own roller coaster with pipe foam and race marbles through loops and turns. This 45 minute program is for children ages 6 years and up, accompanied by an adult.
Story Time with Guest Performer Linda Boyle
Wednesday, October 14, 10:00 am
Join us for a fun-filled story time presented by guest performer Linda Boyle. Children and their grown-ups will enjoy stories, songs, and crafts during this time designed for parent/guardian and child interaction. Please arrive early to receive a name tag.
Art à la Carte: Spooky and Kooky Craft!
Thursday, October 15, 3:30 pm
Make a "spooky and kooky" Halloween picture frame. This program is designed for children ages 4 - 10 years old, accompanied by an adult. All materials provided. Child must be present to receive craft supplies.
Art à la Carte Part Two: Paper Plate Ghosts!
Tuesday, October 20, 3:30 pm
Drop in and make a ghost for Halloween! This program is designed for children ages 4 - 10 years old, accompanied by an adult. All materials provided. Child must be present to receive craft supplies.
Costume Parade & Story Time
Wednesday, October 28, 10:00 am
It's time for the annual Costume Parade & Story Time! Remember to bring a bag for treats and your camera. Children and their grown-ups will enjoy stories, songs, and crafts, and then we'll parade around the library collecting treats! Please arrive early to receive a name tag. For ages birth - 5 years, with an adult.
Frightfully Fun Friday Halloween Movie: The Nightmare Before Christmas
Friday, October 30, 3:00 pm
Join us for Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas. Attendees under 18 years of age will have a chance to win a copy of the movie. Light refreshments will be served. Must be present to win. Rated PG.
International Picture Book Month in November
Sunday, November 1, 1:30 pm
Join your favorite storybook characters for a celebration. Enjoy stories, refreshments, and a craft. Designed for children ages 4 - 10 years old (dressed as their favorite character), accompanied by an adult. Space is limited. Register at the Youth Services desk or call 219-873-3045.
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.