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Reviewed by Ginny H., Community Engagement Librarian

July 3, 2020
Staff Filling Little Free Library Box with Books

You did it! The community-wide reading goal of 200,000 minutes was met on Saturday, June 13, just 13 days into the summer reading games! Congrats to Hoosier Hills Food Bank, who will receive a $2,000 check from the Friends of the Library.

June 29, 2020

Library events aren't happening in person yet, but LEGO Club still lives! Watch a new video each month for a building challenge you can do at home. You can also submit your build to pduszyns [at] (subject: LEGO%20Club)  so other kids can see it!

June 27, 2020
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What’s the difference between a kelpie and a selkie? Is the Loch Ness monster just a myth? Just what is a Stoor Worm? Explore these and other interesting creatures and stories as you delve into the rich world of Scottish culture through an exploration of traditional folklore, fairy tales and legend.

June 19, 2020

Call for Submissions

Monroe County tweens (ages 7–11) are invited to contribute to making an online Tween Quaranzine to document how you, the community’s young people, are responding to these strange times of quarantine and social distancing in the face of COVID-19.

June 16, 2020
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When 12 year old Malú’s moves to Chicago with her mother, she’s worried she won’t find her place. But in exploring her Mexican heritage, embracing her love of all things punk, and connecting with new friends, she learns how important the first rule of punk actually is. Malú’s zines (self published magazines) are printed throughout the novel, offering another glimpse inside her mind and a great introduction to the art of zine making. Recommended for readers aged 9-12.

June 3, 2020
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Learning about race and talking to your children about race is a vital but sometimes intimidating topic: When do you get started? How do you get started? What if you make a mistake? The titles collected on this list are meant to further readers’ understanding of race and to facilitate conversations on race.

June 2, 2020

The Summer Reading Games are here! Between now and August 1, you can register on Beanstack and play online. There's an app too! Read for fun and complete activities to earn badges and tickets for prize drawings. Activities like this origami bear!

June 2, 2020
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Check out these colorful and imaginative picture books to go with this year's Summer Reading program theme, Imagine Your Story.

May 13, 2020
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Imagine Your Story Booklist GraphicOur theme for this year's Summer Reading program is Imagine Your Story, where we hope to revisit classic fairy tales, nursery rhymes, legends, myths, and folktales or imaginative retellings of them!

May 11, 2020
World Book Online: Student Encyclopedia Tutorial

Available through the eLibrary, World Book Online includes a number of different educational resources for learners of all ages. 

April 6, 2020
"The Mouse and the Motorcycle" In Spanish

Biblioteca electrónica (eLibrary) para niños en español: Cuentos y Más

La colección gratuita de eLibrary de la Biblioteca incluye una variedad de opciones de lectura, audición y visualización para sus hijos, incluidos cuentos y recursos informativos en español.

March 27, 2020
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Just before the Library closed to help contain the spread of the coronavirus, librarian Amy Caswell prepared a display of this year's nominees for the Indiana Early Literacy Firefly Award. This state award encourages parents, caregivers, and young children to interact together with exceptional picture books––which serve an important role in the first years of a child's life.

March 25, 2020
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This booklist includes characters and authors with differing abilities. We highlight this topic in hopes it will help bring awareness to people with disabilities and a world where the successes and frustrations of being disabled are noted and respected.

March 9, 2020