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. Library Sprouts early literacy ages 0-3 resumes in late January. Lego Club!  Wednesdays, 3:30-4:45 p.m.

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It's the birthday of President James Monroe, whose Monroe Doctrine of 1823 put European powers on notice to stay out of meddling in American affairs. And it's the birthday of Oskar Schindler, the German Nazi factory owner who acted to save Jewish workers and their families in World War II. ...

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Today and tomorrow are the last 2 days that your young reader (under 5) can get in their ballot for their favorite book nominee from this year's 'Firefly Award' competition. We will send ballot results to the Indiana State Library next week, and this year's Firefly winner will be announced later in May. Get a ballot and see the nominated books today at the Library! ...

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Story Hour Every Tuesday at 9:30!

Story Hour is every Tuesday at 9:30 a.m., ages 3-7.  Join Miss Arlene for stories, crafts, games and fun!  Each week's topic will relate to a season, person, or event. It's March!  Join us for a story with the Sneetches, the Lorax, the Cat in the Hat, and your other Dr. Seuss Friends!

Lego Club Every Wednesday at 3:30

lego Build your imagination with Lego Club for ages 6-12, every Wednesday at 3:30 p.m.! Preschool children are asked to have parents present. Build your imagination!

Summer Reading Is Coming! June 12-July 22!

This Year's Summer Reading Program will have the theme 'Build a Better World'.  Students will have fun as they design and build various projects and read their way through a great summer!  Watch this web site and the Library Facebook page for details.

'Knee Deep In Books' Book Club Meets Monthly

Share your love of books and stories!  Our Book Club usually meets monthly on the 4th Monday at 7 pm.  Our next meeting will be in May -- call for details.  Join us, and bring your suggestions for shared reading and discussion!

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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 announced that the program is continued 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!

Board Games Days at the Library!

Try a new board game!  Join us to compare what games we're playing now, and maybe try out some new ones!  Bring your favorite game to show!  Our next Games Day is Saturday April 29th at 10:00!  Come give it a try!

NEW! FREE 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!

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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