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Events for Kids

Check out our upcoming events for kids.

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50 Before 5th

A fun and easy way to read and earn free books! Just read 50 books, based on grade level, between kindergarten and 5th grade. Sign up in Youth Services. Find out more…



Tinker, design, and explore in the new Makerspace available in the Youth Services department! The Makerspace includes technology and supplies for imaginative projects and library-led activities. Find out more…

Play + Learn Websites

Find games, videos, educational activities, scouting information, and more at these cool sites

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Science Fair Index

Need ideas for a science project? Check out this index of science projects available in our collection!

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Story Time

Join us for stories, songs, activities, and crafts at this early childhood introduction to quality children’s literature.

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Young Hoosier Book Award

The Young Hoosier Book Award encourages Indiana students to read for fun. There are three levels of nominees: Picture Books (kindergarten-3rd grade), Intermediate (4th-6th grade), and Middle Grade (6th-8th grade).

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1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten is a free reading program offered by the library. Children from birth through age 5 (or until they enter kindergarten) are invited to join the program. Special surprises are awarded at each 100-book level! Find out more…



The library now offers Launchpads, tablets pre-loaded with apps just for kids and teens. Launchpads include interactive learning apps, games, comics, and casual games. From math and monkeys to science and superheroes, every Launchpad is a new adventure. Check one out today.

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MCPL Podcast: Discussions with Miss Dana

Join us for new episodes twice a month as Miss Dana talks about new and beloved books, talks about upcoming events, and interviews a librarian for a look into how our library works! Subscribe to our podcast on your favorite streaming service, listen on Buzzsprout, or listen at

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Reading Suggestions for Kids

Looking for a few great books? Check out these titles!


STEAM Ahead Kids

Check out our series of STEAM (Science, Technology,Engineering, Arts, and Math) programs for kids and teens.

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Summer Reading Program

The Summer Reading Program is for all ages and 100% free to participate! For every 10 hours you read, read to someone else, or listen to someone read, you’ll receive a chance in the raffle. Record your time and select a raffle prize you would like to have a chance to win. You also receive a book of your choice! You can sign up at the library’s Youth Services Desk. Everyone is welcome to participate–children, teens, and adults.

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