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The library is replacing all the overhead lighting in the building, changing them to LED fixtures. The library will remain open during all phases of the project but reserves the right to close, if necessary. During the project, areas under the work zone will be closed. Find out more...

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Stuffie Sleepover! Have you ever wondered what happens when your stuffed animals are left alone? We’ll share with them the secrets of the library during our Stuffie Sleepover! On Wednesday, August 17, drop off your stuffie and make them a name tag. Be sure to tuck them in! On Thursday, August 18, pick up your stuffie and see photos of the crazy adventure they had! Dolls and other toys are invited as well. One toy per child.

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Lighting Replacement Project

On Tuesday, July 5, 2022, the library began a project to replace all the overhead lighting in the building, changing them to LED fixtures. The new fixtures will feature automatic ambient lighting, centralized controls for turning on and off, and conservation of lighting in unoccupied public areas. A section above the front entrance will have specialized color lighting for seasonal themes. The project is expected to be completed by the end of the year. The library will remain open during all phases of the project but reserves the right to close, if necessary.

During the project, areas under the work zone will be closed. The library will make every effort to minimize the closure time to its collections and services in any given area as work proceeds. The meeting rooms will be closed while work is done in them. Please see the library’s website and social media for updates.

This project is a continuation of the remodeling program that started in 2016. The new fixtures will be both energy efficient and aesthetically complimentary to the building while providing warmer lighting for users.

Book Donations Accepted at La Porte County Convention & Visitors Bureau

Book Donations Accepted at La Porte County Convention & Visitors Bureau

Due to storage space considerations, the Friends of the Library book sale is now held at the La Porte County Convention and Visitors Bureau (located in the former Marquette Mall, 4073 S. Franklin Street). There is a small shelf of books for sale on an ongoing basis.

The Friends’ annual 1000s of Books sale will be held at the LCCVB on September 14-16. Book sale donations will be accepted at the LCCVB beginning August 1 through September 9. There will be a collection container inside the front doors available Monday through Friday from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. The Friends will be accepting donations of fiction and non-fiction books, current magazines, jigsaw puzzles, and children’s/young adult books.

All book sale proceeds support the Friends of the Michigan City Public Library and are used to benefit the library.

Due to a lack of storage space, please do not bring book donations to the library.

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Michigan City Public Library seeks a full-time maintenance employee. Duties include, but are not limited to, general maintenance, yard work, snow removal, cleaning, and vacuuming. 40 hours a week with excellent benefits.

Apply at the Circulation Desk at the library, 100 E. 4th Street, or via Indeed. Pick up an application at the Circulation Desk, or download our application for employment.

Applications may be turned in at the Circulation Desk or mailed to:

Michigan City Public Library
100 E. 4th Street
Michigan City, IN 46360

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