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We offer a variety of programs to help your children build good reading habits, develop creative and critical thinking skills, and develop their love of learning. Questions? Call us at 219-873-3045 or stop by the Youth Services desk.

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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.


STEAM Ahead Kids

The library offers a variety of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) programs for kids and teens. These fun and educational activities are aligned with Indiana Academic Science Standards and are designed to engage children’s creative and critical thinking skills.

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Story Time

Join us for stories, songs, activities, and crafts at this early childhood introduction to quality children’s literature. For children between birth and 5 years old with an adult.

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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.

Parenting Shelf

Check out our parenting resources, available in the Youth Services department:


Online Resources

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Association for Library Services to Children (ALSC)

The world’s largest organization to support children’s services in all types of libraries.

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Child Care Aware

Provides tools and resources for parents making decisions about child care.

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Parenting Counts

Kits to help parents understand the importance of parenting during the first 5 years.

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Born Learning

Support for parents in their role as the child’s first teacher.

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PBS Parents

Resources to help your child learn and grow. Get age-by-age tips and activities for emotions and self-awareness, social skills, character, literacy, math, and science.

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