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

               
      June Newsletter - Youth/Teen Programs



 

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.

Library Hours

The library is closed Sundays, through September 6.

Axis 360 logoeBooks are Now Available at MCPL!

We are happy to introduce the Axis 360 eBook collection. This collection includes popular fiction, non-fiction, and children's ebooks that you can download to your smartphone, tablet, desktop, laptop, or eReader (not available for Kindle except Kindle Fire; please see supported devices). Patrons need a current Michigan City library card and PIN. Click here to find your next eBook.

super hero duckiesSummer Reading Hero Duckies

The Summer Reading Program is coming June 15 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!

Summer Reading ProgramSummer Reading Program: Every Hero Has a Story
June 15 - July 25

The Summer Reading Program begins the week of June 15. The program is for all ages, children, teens, and adults. Earn prizes just for reading, being read to, or reading to someone else. Sign up in Youth Services. The last day to record your reading hours is Saturday, July 25.

Movies in Washington Park: Dolphin Tale 2
Dolphin TaleFriday, June 12, 8:30 pm

The Michigan City Public Library and the City of Michigan City are collaborating again this year to show family films. For the June screening we're moving to the Guy Foreman Amphitheater in Washington Park. Dolphin Tale 2 stars Harry Connick, Jr., Ashley Judd and Kris Kristofferson as a group of sympathetic folks helping a dolphin with a damaged tail in this heartwarming sequel to the surprise 2011 hit. Inspired by actual events. Rated PG. Other film nights are July 24 and August 14. Mark your calendars now!

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.

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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.

Summer Reading ProgramSummer Reading Program: Every Hero Has a Story
June 15 - July 25

The Summer Reading Program continues in July! The program is for all ages, children, teens, and adults. Earn prizes just for reading, being read to, or reading to someone else. Sign up in Youth Services. Join us on Thursday mornings at 10:00 am for a variety of crafts and movies about super heroes! The last day to record your reading hours is Saturday, July 25. The Grand Finale event will be held on July 30 at 10:00 am.

Axis 360 logoeBooks are Now Available at MCPL!

We are happy to introduce the Axis 360 eBook collection. This collection includes popular fiction, non-fiction, and children's ebooks that you can download to your smartphone, tablet, desktop, laptop, or eReader (not available for Kindle except Kindle Fire; please see supported devices). Patrons need a current Michigan City library card and PIN. Click here to find your next eBook.

Summer Story Time
Wednesdays, July 1, 8, 15, & 22, 10:00 am

Summer Story Time is for children and their grown-ups. They 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.

movie posterSummer Reading Program Movie: Big Hero 6
Thursday, July 2, 10:00 am

Big Hero 6 is the story of a special bond between plus-sized inflatable robot Baymax and prodigy Hiro Hamada. Together, they team up with a group of friends to form a band of high-tech heroes. Rated PG. Light refreshments provided. All children 18 years and under will have a chance to enter a raffle to win the DVD. Must be present to win.

Summer Reading Program Movie: Sky High
movie posterThursday, July 9, 10:00 am

A young man, the son of legendary heroes, carries huge expectations as he enters a high school known for molding the heroes of tomorrow. As he discovers his true strengths, he'll also learn that it takes loyalty and teamwork to truly become a hero! Rated PG. Light refreshments provided. All children 18 years and under will have a chance to enter a raffle to win the DVD. Must be present to win.

Summer Reading Program Movie: Batman (original 1966 film)
movie posterThursday, July 16, 10:00 am

Batman and Robin battle the combined forces of four supercriminals who have stolen an invention and intend to use it maliciously. Starring Adam West and Burt Ward. Rated PG. Light refreshments provided. All children 18 years and under will have a chance to enter a raffle to win the DVD. Must be present to win.

Summer Reading Program Movie: Chicken Little
movie posterThursday, July 23, 10:00 am

After mistaking an acorn for a piece of falling sky, Chicken Little has caused mass panic and his name is now mud. When he and his misfit group of friends find a real piece of fallen sky he must restore his reputation and save the world! Rated G. Light refreshments will be served and those 18 years and younger will have a chance to win a DVD copy of the movie. Must be present to win.

Summer Reading Program Grand Finale: The Art of Inflation
Balloon-dude DaleThursday, July 30, 10:00 am

The Art of Inflation is an interactive one-man comedy balloon show. Magical Balloon-dude Dale will amaze us with the balloon transformations that he can create in choreographed routines set to music. The comedy, choreography, and interactivity of the show send kids into creativity overdrive!

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.