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
  • Sat 9 AM to 1 PM

Phone: 219-733-9303


Library Calendar

Summer Chess Club!  Mondays, 3 pm

Lego Club!  Wednesdays, 3:30-4:45 pm

Genealogy Q&A  Tue. June 7, 6:30 pm

'How-To': Overdrive E-Books and INSpire Info Search Portal  Tue. June 21, 6:30 pm

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Wanatah Public LibraryTuesday, June 28th, 2016 at 9:48am
We had a great time at Chess Club today! If you missed it, it's every Monday at 3 pm!
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Wanatah Public LibrarySaturday, June 25th, 2016 at 10:02pm
Going on vacation to an Indiana State Park this summer?? Check out a State Park Pass at the LIbrary! One week limit. No renewal. $1.00 per day overdue. If lost, $50.00 to replace. This program sponsored by the Indiana State Parks in honor of Indiana's Bicentennial to promote visiting our beautiful state parks. Free to any patron of our library. Stop by today and ask the clerk about checking out a pass for your family!
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Wanatah Public LibraryTuesday, June 21st, 2016 at 9:41am
Hey, kids! Summer Reading Program fun day is tomorrow, Tuesday, at 1:30 pm. Come and join in the fun the clerks have planned for you. It is easy as 1-2-3! See you tomorrow! It is not too late to signup for our Summer Reading Program.
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Wanatah Public LibraryTuesday, June 21st, 2016 at 2:23am
Remember, there will be no Chess Club today. We'll resume at 3 pm next Monday, June 27th.
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Wanatah Public LibrarySaturday, June 18th, 2016 at 3:48pm
It is as easy as 1-2-3! Join the Summer Reading Program at the library. Reading by the Numbers is fun. Join the staff every Tuesday at 1:30 for Number Olympics with games, crafts, stories, treats and fun! See how long a chain you can make for every book you read on our special bulletin board. All children are invited to join in on the fun.
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Stay Tuned As We Update!

We hope you like our new website look. 


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.

Join us for Story Hour fun!

Story Hour is on Summer Break until August.  Don't miss our Summer Reading Program, 'Reading By The Numbers'!  Sign up today!

Lego Club


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 July 2nd and Monday, July 4th, for the Independence Day holiday.  Due dates for materials due on those days will be extended until Tue. July 5th.


Summer Reading Program

This year's Summer Reading Program will be from June 13- July 23. More information will be available as the dates get closer.

We have the newest Oscar-winning movies including 'Room', 'Spotlight' and 'Creed'!  Check out our movie selections today!


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



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!


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