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Library Mitten Tree & Food Drive

Library Mitten Tree & Food Drive

The library will collect mittens, gloves, hats and scarves during the holidays to decorate our holiday tree. Donations will be sent to the Salvation Army. Also, the library is collecting non-perishable food items for the local food pantry. A box will be located near the Circulation Desk through January 3rd.

Tax Help Volunteers Needed

Tax Help Volunteers Needed

Each year the library participates in the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. We are looking for volunteers to offer help at least one day a week during the tax season (Feb-April). The IRS provides some training and you must pass the VITA test through the intermediate level. Testing and training are online. There is a great need in our community for this kind of assistance. Helping can be very rewarding! For more information, call 219-873-3049.

Virtual Dungeons & Dragons, Wednesdays, December 8 & 29. Register now

COVID-19 Testing & Vaccine Information

COVID-19 Testing & Vaccine Information

COVID-19 testing is available now at the following Michigan City sites:

CVS – schedule online
HealthLinc – call 888-588-1060 to schedule
La Porte County Health Department – schedule at scheduling.coronavirus.in.gov
Walgreens – schedule online

Franciscan Express Care and Franciscan Health also offer testing as part of urgent care visits or with a physician’s order.


Hoosiers ages 5 and older can now receive the COVID-19 vaccination! Schedule your vaccination appointment now through the following sites:

Local and state vaccination sites
CVS
Franciscan Coolspring Health Center
HealthLinc
Meijer
Walgreens
Walmart

You can also call 2-1-1 to schedule by phone at Indiana Department of Health sites. Please note: those under the age of 18 must have the consent of a parent or guardian, and must get the Pfizer vaccination.

Phase 3 of Library Renovation

Phase 3 of Library Renovation

Phase 3 of the library’s remodeling began Monday, March 1, 2021 and is nearing its completion.

The front entrance, Circulation desk, and lobby areas have re-opened to the public. Public seating, tables and chairs are now available.

We greatly appreciate our patrons’ patience throughout the construction process, and are thrilled to welcome the community back into this newly-renovated space.

This project includes the following improvements:

  1. New front entrance and vestibule, both with nighttime lighting
  2. New canopy, with lighting, over the front entrance
  3. New Circulation Desk and Circulation staff offices
  4. New shelving and seating for the front lobby
  5. Carpeting, electrical, security and data updates

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Free Tutoring at the Learning Center

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Find Articles & Databases

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Free Services for Teachers

Free Services for Teachers

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Obituary Index

Obituary Index

Index of obituaries that appeared in the Michigan City News Dispatch and earlier Michigan City newspapers. Covers 1887-present.

Michigan City History

Michigan City History

Learn about the history of Michigan City and find local history resources, including images, books, audio recordings, and more.

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IndianaHousingNow.org Rental Assistance

IndianaHousingNow.org Rental Assistance

Are you unable to pay rent or utilities due to the COVID-19 pandemic? If so, you may qualify for up to 12 months in rental assistance to help cover past due and ongoing monthly rent and utility payments. Apply now for the Indiana Emergency Rental Assistance (IERA) program at IndianaHousingNow.org. Click here to find out more and start your application.

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