Michigan City Public Library
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100 E. 4th Street, Michigan City, IN 46360, phone 219 - 873 - 3044 fax 219 - 873 - 3067

               
      April Newsletter - Youth/Teen Programs



 

Axis 360 coming soonYouth Services

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.

EBooks are coming to MCPL!

This spring, the library will launch Baker & Taylor's Axis 360 website for downloading ebooks. Patrons need a current Michigan City library card and PIN. Click here for more information and a list of supported devices.

Story Time
Story TimeWednesdays, April 1, 8*, 15, 22** & 29, 10:00 am

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. *See Spring Break Week for information about the April 8 Story Time. **See Creativity Week for information about the April 22 Story Time.

Spring Break Week: April 6-10, 2015

Homework Helper

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.

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.

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Thanks to the Friends of the Library and the Library Endowment Fund for their support of library programs.

We often take photographs at library events. If you do not wish to be photographed, please inform library staff.

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Youth Services

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.

super hero duckiesSummer Reading Program: Every Hero Has a Story
June 14 - July 25

The Summer Reading Program is coming June 14 and we're getting ready. The theme this year is "Every Hero Has a Story." Help us celebrate by taking a super hero rubber duckie on an adventure! Pick up your rubber duckie at the Youth Services desk. Take a picture of your duckie on his heroic adventure and post it to your social media account, ‪#‎heroduckie‬. Tag the library (@Michigan City Public Library on Facebook, @MCPublicLibrar1 on Twitter) to share your duckie with our friends. Duckies are available now!

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Axis 360 coming soonLibrary Hours

The library will open at 10:00 am on Thursday, May 21 for staff in-service. The library will be closed Sundays, beginning May 24 through September 6. The library will also be closed Monday, May 25 for Memorial Day.

eBooks to Launch Monday, May 11 at MCPL!

The library will launch Baker & Taylor's Axis 360 website for downloading ebooks on Monday, May 11. Patrons need a current Michigan City library card and PIN. Please click here for more information and a list of supported devices.

Story Time
Story TimeWednesdays, May 6 & 13, 10:00 am

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.

Art à la Carte: Here Comes the Sun!
Thursday, May 14, 3:30 pm

Join us and make a sunny craft. All materials provided. Child must be present to receive craft supplies. This program is designed for children ages 4 - 12 years old.

LeonardoGet Ready for Summer Reading!

The Summer Reading Program kicks off June 15! Join us for the fun and be sure to sign up starting that day. Entertainer Leonardo will perform on June 18 at 10:00 am during kick-off week. Mark your calendar today!

Homework Helper

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.

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.

The Learning Center

The Learning Center is always in need of tutors. We tutor children in grades 1-12 in reading and math. We also help adults with basic reading, high school equivalency tests, college support, and learning to speak English. Make a difference in our community! Please call Cyndie McKinney at 219-873-3043 to sign up to help!

Follow MCPL on Facebook and Twitter

Follow MCPublicLibrar1 on Twitter

Thanks to the Friends of the Library and the Library Endowment Fund for their support of library programs.

We often take photographs at library events. If you do not wish to be photographed, please inform library staff.