The library will open at 10:00am on Tuesday, May 17 for staff in-service. The library will be closed Sundays, beginning May 29 through September 4. The library will also be closed Monday, May 30 for Memorial Day.
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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.
Wednesdays, May 4 & 11, 10:00am
Children and their grown-ups will enjoy stories, songs, and crafts during this time designed for parent/guardian and child interaction. Please arrive a few minutes early to receive a name tag. For ages birth-5 years, with an adult. The May 11 Story Time will be a special Tea Party Celebration for children and their grown-ups. This will also be our final Spring Story Time. We will begin our Summer Story Times in mid-June.
Art à la Carte
Thursday, May 5, 3:30pm
Join us and make a lovely corsage to give to your special "mom" on Mother's Day! All materials will be provided. Child must be present to receive craft materials. For ages 4 - 10 years, accompanied by an adult.
Mother-Daughter Book Club
Fridays, May 6 and 20, 4:00pm
Join this fantastic book club and share a wonderful book and a slice of yummy pie! We will be reading and discussing the book Pie by Sarah Weeks. Each child will receive a copy of the book. Registration is limited and required. Register at the Youth Services' Desk or call 219-873-3045. For daughters (ages 8 - 12 years) and mothers. Please plan to attend both dates.
STEAM Ahead Kids: Tower Challenge
Tuesday, May 17, 3:30pm
Who can build the highest tower using just spaghetti and marshmallows? Take the Tower Challenge to find out!
Night Time Story Time
Tuesday, May 24, 6:00pm
Children and their grown-ups are invited to wear their PJs and snuggle in for a pajama story time. Enjoy stories, songs and crafts. For ages birth through 5 years, accompanied by an adult.
Sensory Collage Art!
Tuesday, May 31, 3:30pm
Use your creativity and imagination to make a fantastic collage from a variety of provided materials. For ages 5 - 10 years, accompanied by an adult.
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.
Need homework help? If you are looking for ebooks, articles, and encyclopedias, the library has research databases, including the Gale Virtual Reference Library! Have your library card handy and click on the link on the library's home page to access thousands of fully illustrated articles and books.
Thanks to the Friends of the Library and the Library Endowment Fund for their support of library programs.
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