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Children's Library Services
The children's area, located on the lower level of the library, offers a variety of materials appealing to all ages. Books range from board books for babies to fiction and non-fiction for older readers. We offer a large selection of books for beginning readers as well as popular series books. New books are kept out on display as well as the current nominees for the Young Hoosier prize. Also available for circulation are videos, periodicals and recorded books on both cassette and CD. In addition, there are reference books and games installed on seven public computers. Internet access is available for children and for adults accompanying children.
The Parent's Shelf contains children's and adult books and videos to help parents deal with health, behavior and enrichment of childhood.
Homeschooling families will find materials of interest including magazines, a list of homeschooling books in this library and a copy of the Indiana Academic Standards. We can guide you to sites on the internet that offer support in many different areas. Librarians are available to help you find materials or learn how to use our computer catalog to find what you need.
We have comfortable chairs to encourage book sharing and toys, puzzles and coloring pages for other enjoyment. The puppets and puppet stage are available for impromptu plays.
During the summer we encourage children of all ages to participate in the Summer Reading Program. Children receive a reading log to keep track of the books they have read or been read to and receive prizes for their efforts. This year's theme is Dig Into Reading!
Storytime will return June 3rd! Children 7 and older are invited to attend Story Hour Mondays 9:30 - 10:30. Toddler Time is open to all toddlers and is Thursdays at 10. Raising Readers is for all 3-7 year old children Thursdays at 11. If you have any questions about which story time is best for you please contact the Children's Librarian.
The Library will be showing movies throughout the summer on Tuesday at 3PM. All the movies will be family friendly and rated PG or G.
We often take pictures at library events to use in library publicity materials and on our website. If you do not want us to use a picture of you or your child, please tell a librarian prior to the event.