We have many of the newest video releases including The Imitation Game, Interstellar, The Theory of Everything, and A Most Wanted Man. We also have recently acquired some great classics like The Quiet Man (John Wayne, Maureen O’Hara, and Ward Bond (1950). Stop by and check oyut the selection!
Young Hoosier Book Award: Your Child Gets to Vote!
Pick up a Young Hoosier Book Awrd nomination list at the Library. In April, students get to vote for their favorites. Watch this space for further details!
VOTE for NEW Firefly Award for Books for Readers Under 6!
8 books are in the running for the new Firefly Award, and the winner will be determined by votes from those readers under 6 years old only! Stop in, check out the nominees, and pick up a ballot! Voting ends May 10th.
‘Essentials’ Collection for Valparaiso Family Shelter
Students at LaCrosse High School are collecting ‘essentials’ (soap, shampoo, toothpaste, washcloths, etc.) for area emergency shelters. A list of needed items and a collection box are available at the Library through the end of April.
Help With Reading
Help with reading is available by appointment, and a monthly informational meeting is designed to help those who want to find out more. The next info meeting will be Friday May 1st at from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Library. All help is confidential. For more information contact Library Director Don Parker.
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
Downton Abbey Season 1 Fury
St. Vincent The Interview
John Wick Dracula Untold
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!
Story Hour: Weekly on Thursdays at 3:30 p.m.
April 23: Growing Things
April 30: Everybody Reads!
May 7: May Flowers!
We will present a story for beginning readers ages 3-7 every week. Look for details here or weekly on our Facebook page.
We Now Have ANCESTRY!
The Library version of this well-known geneaology program is now installed on all of our public computers. Watch this space for an upcoming orientation and tips class. But you don’t need to wait! Ancestry is easy to use! Start your journey through your family’s history today!
Library Sprouts Will Return in the Fall!
This program for 0-3 year-olds and parent helps to teach early literacy and learning skills. Sprouts is specifically designed for toddlers, taught by Early Childhood Education students from Purdue North Central under a professor’s supervision, and does NOT take the place of Story Hour.
Thanks to the Unity Foundation of LaPorte County for making this program possible.
Parent Resources Available!
We have a wide variety of resources to help parents and caregivers help their students as we begin a new school year. Included are ‘Learn More Indiana’, resources for improving study skills across students’ age range. Come check out our Parent Resources section!
‘Indiana NEXT’ College Planning Resources Available
You can pick up a copy of ‘Next’, and resources on technical education and financial aid, as well as access job web sites and resume writing tips, all FREE at the Library.
‘Knee Deep In Books’ Book Club is Restarting!
Our adult book club will meet on days/times convenient for the members. Newcomers (and book suggestions) are always welcome! Call the Library to be added to the book club contact list.
BOOK SPOTLIGHT!: “A Higher Calling” by Adam Makos and Larry Alexander
If you enjoyed “Unbroken”, the story of a WWII American POW and his drive to find and forgive the Japanese officer who tortured him, you’ll be blown away by “A Higher Call”. Also a true story, it recounts the German ace who decided he just didn’t want to kill anyone else that day, the crippled American B-17 bomber he escorted back to England, and the friendship that came with the the bomber’s pilot, who found the German ace after 41 years. Don’t miss this inspiring story!
You can now link to Overdrive, one of the nation’s largest e-book providers. Click on the link and follow the instructions; find ‘Wanatah Public Library’ on the list, and when prompted, enter your library card number as a 5-digit number: for example, 0xxxx (don’t include the ‘P’). You can download books and audio files either to your desktop or your portable device.
We’ll be happy to help you navigate the Overdrive system — just give us a call or come in, and we’ll work to make sure your e-book experience is a great one!
Thanks to Triple J-Mar Petroleum and the BP Fueling Communities program for the underwriting of our e-books program!
The Monuments Men The World Ends
3 Days to Kill The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
The Lego Movie Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit
Non-Stop Heaven Is For Real
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
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 Children’s! Including Big Nate, The 39 Clues, Geronimo Stilton, My teacher is An Alien, and more!
NEW Teen and Young Adult! Including Divergent (series), City of Ashes (series), and more!
Stop in and see some of our amazing and fascinating new items!
SAT, GED and College Planning Materials Available
We have a wide range of materials for planning your continuing education. Ask us if you are looking for a particular resource and we’ll try to get it.