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:
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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We had another great Summer Reading Activity Day, with 28 kids and 15 parents making the Library a crazy fun place! Thanks to Bailey Chavis for helping to teach as part of her Girl Scout work. And we welcomed several new participants! It's still not too late to sign up -- complete the reading requirements and get some great prizes! Contact us for details. ...

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It's the Summer Solstice. Today the earth's axis are most tipped toward the Sun in the Northern Hemisphere, and so it's the day of longest daylight. Get up tomorrow morning before dawn and see the spectacular conjunction of the Moon and Venus in the eastern sky! ...

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A Very Happy 39th Birthday to everybody's favorite lasagna- and pizza-eating cat, Garfield (premiered on this day in 1978)! Like Jack Benny, he will always be 39 in our hearts! ...

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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! Signup week will be June 5-10. Watch this web site and the Library Facebook page for more details.

'Knee Deep In Books' Book Club Next Meets Tue. May 30th

Share your love of books and stories!  Our Book Club usually meets monthly.  Our next meeting will be Tue. May 30th at 6:30.  Join us, and bring your suggestions for shared reading and discussion!


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!

History Roundtable: Indiana and the Civil War

On Monday May 21st at 7 p.m., we'll host local historian Thomas Murphy for a great informal discussion about the role Indiana played in the Civil War.  Join us with your favorite Civil War episodes, characters, or just your curiosity!  All ages Welcome!

NEW! FREE Genealogy Resource! 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, create your account (even from home!) and get started!


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


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