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
Summer Chess Club!  Mondays, 3 pm Lego Club!  Wednesdays, 3:30-4:45 pm  

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It's National Aviation Awareness Day, and World Humanitarian Day. And perhaps tying those 2 things together, it's the 95th birth anniversary of Gene Roddenberry, who envisioned a future universe where human beings achieved the stars and worked to bring justice and dignity to all, in a TV and movie series celebrating its 50th anniversary this year: 'Star Trek'. ...

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It's the birthday of authors whose names you don't know, but you know their work: Edna Ferber wrote 'Show Boat' and 'Giant', both of which were made into films considered classics; Sir Walter Scott wrote many novels including the classic 'Ivanhoe'; and Stieg Larsson finished his 'Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' trilogy only shortly before his death, and never knew their enormous success. Come in and get to know these great writers today! ...

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Stay Tuned As We Update!

We hope you like our new website look. 

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It's a work in progress, so if you have questions or suggestions, please contact Library Director Don Parker at 733-9303.

Play Chess?

chess1 Chess Club! Mondays at 3 p.m. beginning June 27th, ages 8 and up. Parents' permission needed. You do not need to know how to play -- we'll teach you! Contact the Library with your name and phone.

Story Hour Kids Movies!

Story Hour will return in September.  In the meantime, when you finish your Summer Reading Program, come by the Library for a fun movie featuring your favorite characters!  Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. July 26 - Aug. 30.

Lego Club

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Lego Club for ages 9-12, every Wednesday at 3:30 p.m.! Ages 4 and up. 

Preschool children are asked to have parents present.


Come join in the fun!

Arbor Day

The Library will be closed on Saturday September 3rd and Monday September 5th for the Labor Day weekend. arbor
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Free State Park Passes in 2016

2016-State-Park-PassesIn 2016, Hoosiers can get free access to state parks by checking out an entrance pass at their local public library. 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. They will be available for check-out from Jan. 1-Dec. 31.

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

We Now Have ANCESTRY!

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The Library version of this well-known genealogy program is installed on all of our public computers.  Watch this space for upcoming orientations and tips classes.  But you don't need to wait!  Ancestry is easy to use!  Start your journey through your family's history today.

Overdrive E-Books!


You can now link 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.  Get tips for using both on Tuesday, June 21st, at 6:30 at the Library.  (Free program).

Thanks to Triple J-Mar Petroleum and the BP Fueling Communities program for the underwriting of our e-books program!

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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