Library Hours

Library Hours:

  • Monday 11 AM to 7 PM
  • Tuesday 9 AM to 5 PM
  • Wednesday 11 AM to 6 PM
  • Thursday and Friday 11 AM to 5 PM
  • Saturday 9 AM to 1 PM
Phone: 219-733-9303 Email: wanatahl@hotmail.com
Library Calendar
Story Hour  Tuesdays 9:30 a.m. beginning Sept. 5. Library Sprouts early literacy ages 0-3 resumes in September. Lego Club!  Wednesdays, 3:30-4:45 p.m.

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Remember, the Library will be CLOSED tomorrow for the Scarecrow Festival. We'll reopen on Monday as usual, at 11 a.m. Come by on Saturday and browse our FREE giveaway books in front of the Library! ...

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It's the birthday of HG Wells, and a very Happy 70th Birthday to Stephen King -- scaring us all witless from 'It' to 'The Wastelands' and beyond..... ...

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It's the birthday of Upton Sinclair, author of the groundbreaking social justice book 'The Jungle'. And a very Happy 69th Birthday to George R.R. Martin, author of a little book series you may have heard of: 'Game of Thrones'. ...

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Story Hour Returns Beginning Sept. 5th!

Join us every Tuesday at 9:30 as Miss Arlene and friends read stories, share games, make crafts, and help you build good reading and learning habits in your little ones!  Ages 3-6

Lego Club Returns Weekly at 3:30 pm!

lego Build your imagination with Lego Club!  We meet every Wednesday at 3:30 pm. Preschool children are asked to have parents present.

Comics, Manga and Anime are Here!

Try out something new!  We have many Anime DVD's including the 'Last Exile' adventure series, even more Manga books including the 'Hetalia', Tegami Bachi', and 'Batmanga' series, and new comic books and graphic novels for Junior and Young Adult readers!  Be sure to ask the Librarian "What's New?"

'Knee Deep In Books' Book Club is Back! Wed. Sept. 27th at 6 pm!

Share your love of books and stories!  This month, bring your Favorite Book of This Summer for sharing.

Our Book Club usually meets monthly.  Join us, and bring your suggestions for shared reading and discussion!  For latest updates, 'Like' the Library on Facebook or call us at 733-9303.

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Free State Park Pass program Continues in 2017

2016-State-Park-PassesThe 2016 program to provide Hoosiers free access to state parks by checking out an entrance pass at their local public library, was so successful that the Indiana Dept. of Natural Resources has  continued the program for 2017! The passes will provide access to Indiana’s 32 state parks and also to Indiana’s state forest recreation areas where entrance fees are charged. Some limitations apply.  For more information about this wonderful opportunity, ask a member of our staff.

Book Spotlight

barry"The Worst Class Trip Ever" by Dave Barry -- The renowned humor writer turns his talent once again to fiction especially for junior high and young adults.  When Wyatt and his 8th-grade class go on the annual class trip to Washington, DC, they think they've stumbled upon terrorists planning an attack, but it's much more complicated -- and funny -- that that, and a lot of craziness happens before Wyatt and his friends save the President.  Maybe they won't end up Grounded For Life after all!  -- Don Parker

Overdrive E-Books!

You can now link from the Library web site to Overdrive, one of the nation's largest e-book providers.  And find almost anything you're looking for with Inspire, Indiana's information search portal.  For information on how to access, contact the Library.

Library Sprouts Early Literacy

Hosted by our friends from Purdue Northwest's Early Childhood Education Dept., Library Sprouts Early Literacy for Ages 0-3 and their caregivers is a jump-start on literacy, critical thinking skills, and the habit of lifelong learning for very young children. Library Sprouts is on hiatus until Fall.  Watch our web site or Facebook page for updates!

Games Day at the Library! Sat. Oct. 7th at 10 a.m.!

Bring your favorite Board Game, have fun, and make new friends!  All ages Welcome!

Free FAMILY SEARCH Genealogy Resource!

www.FamilySearch.org is free for anyone to use to research their family tree!  Cross-referenced to US Census and many other databases, FamilySearch will make your genealogy research easy!  Use the link on the right side of this page to go to www.FamilySearch.org, create your account (even from home!) and get started!

Library CLOSED for Scarecrow Saturday

The Library will be closed on Saturday, September 23rd, for the Wanatah Scarecrow Festival, and will reopen as usual on Mon. Sept. 25th at 11 a.m.  Enjoy the Festival!

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New York Times Bestsellers!

(These are just a few of our hundreds of new books!)

  • Mr. Mercedes — Stephen King
  • Goldfinch — Pulitzer Prize winner
  • Top Secret Twenty-One — Janet Evanovich
  • Invisible — James Patterson
  • The Matchmaker — Elin Hildebrand
  • The Closer — Mariano Rivera
  • Gone Girl — Gillian Flynn
  • The Fault in Our Stars — John Green
  • Vampire Academy — Richelle Mead

Adult Non-Fiction

  • Life Inside the Bubble — Dan Bongino
  • Gulp! by Mary Roach
  • Back to Work — Bill Clinton
  • Frugal Families by Jonni McCoy
  • Sin In the Second City by Karen Abbott
  • The Social Animal — David Brooks
  • The Autobiography of Mark Twain, Vol. 1

NEW Large Print Available!

Don Sez:  “Do you get tired of squinting at books like I do?”  Then come in and see our LARGE selection of large-print books, including Westerns and non-fiction.

NEW Audio on CD!

  • Tick Tock and Second Honeymoon by James Patterson
  • Bones in Her Pocket (a ‘Bones’/Temperance Brennan novel) by Kathy Reichs
  • Metro Girl by Janet Evanovich
  • Walking the Bible by Bruce Feiler
  • Don’t Know Much About the Civil War by Kenneth C. Davis

NEW Bestsellers in Stock NOW!

  • The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawknis
  • Killing Lincoln by Bill O’Reilly
  • Yes Please by Amy Pohler
  • Hope To Die by James Patterson
  • The Escape by David Baldacci
  • Gray Mountain by John Grisham
  • Full Force and Effect (A Jack Ryan novel) by Mark Greaney
  • 41 By George W. Bush
  • Act of War by Brad Thor
  • Blue Labyrinth by Preston and Child
  • The Burning Room by Michael Connelly
  • Revival by Stephen King

Young Adult: 

  • Blood of Olympus (Heroes of Olympus #5) by Rick Riordan

Junior: 

  • Long Haul (Diary of a Wimpy Kid #9) by Jeff Kinney