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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Story Hour Every Tuesday 9:30 a.m.!

Join Miss Arlene and Friends as we discover and read from our terrific and growing selection of books for Early and Beginning Readers!  Don't forget that building a Reading Habit in children from birth onward builds a child's literacy, learning and problem-solving skills, and make your goal 1000 Books Before Kindergarten. Most weeks we'll end Story Hour with a fun craft or other activity.  See you on Tuesday!

Lego Club is on Summer Break

lego Build your imagination with Legos!  Contact the Library or come in and have fun and imaginative play at any time! Preschool children are asked to have parents present.

Program: Holiday Swag making Tue. Nov. 19th, 6:30 p.m.

Join us Tue. Nov. 19th at 6:30 with Joanna Clindaniel to make festive holiday decorations which you can tailor to your home and needs! $5.00 per swag for materials.  For more info, contact the Library at 219-733-9303.

'Knee Deep In Books' October Selection is 'Still Life' by Louise Penny

Our Book Club usually meets monthly -- this month, we'll meet Monday Nov. 4 at 6:30 p.m.  Pick up this month's selection at the Library Front Desk. Join us, and bring your topic suggestions for shared reading and discussion!  The group selects its own titles for reading.  For latest updates, 'Like' the Library on Facebook or call us at 733-9303.

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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 Is Now SEEDLINGS! Meet Thur. Oct. 17 at 10 a.m.

Seedlings 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, with songs, games, repetitive activities, and ideas that caregivers can take home.  Each session includes a book to keep. Join us on Oct. 17th and Nov. 21st, and watch this space for future updates.

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 ThanksGiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

The Library will be closed Thursday through Sunday, Nov. 28 through Dec. 1, for Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, Dec. 24 & 25, and New Year's Eve and New Year's Day, Dec. 31 and Jan.1.  Otherwise, all regular hours will be observed.

A Universe of Stories for Your Summer Reading!

Our Universe Of Stories Summer Reading Program is in 2 parts, June 3-30 and July 5 - Aug. 15., and will be largely self-guided.  Sign up any time at the Library -- all ages are welcome.  Call us for more information!

Yearbooks Available on DVD

The Wanatah Library has had yearbooks from Wanatah and South Central High Schools copied to DVD.  You can look up your old friends or plan your reunion with resources from the Library! The Library is also seeking additional Wanatah and Clinton Township HS yearbooks for our collection.  Contact the Library staff to arrange viewing the collection, or to make a donation.

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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