Area Public Libraries, July 22, 2012
Posted: 07/22/2012 at 1:15 am
505 W. Vistula St., P.O. Box 789, 848-7458, Fax 848-4391, www.youseemore.com/bristolwash
All children’s reading records are due Monday.
Annual Fun Fair begins at 10:30 a.m. Aug. 4. Prizes will be awarded. Celebrate the end of summer with the library.
CASS DISTRICT LIBRARY
319 M-62 N., Cassopolis, MI 49031, 269-445-3400, cass.lib.mi.us
There are story hours, tie-dye pillowcase programs and more being offered this summer. Stop by your local Cass District library and pick up a complete calendar of events for more information. Like the library on Facebook and visit the website.
CONSTANTINE TOWNSHIP LIBRARY
165 W. Second St., 269-435-7957, Fax 269-435-5800, constantine.michlibrary.org
Computer classes: One-to-one basic skill sessions during regular library hours based on staff availability. Call for more information.
The library is closed Sundays throughout the summer.
ELKHART PUBLIC LIBRARY
Family story time at Wellfield Botanic Garden, all ages, 2 p.m. Aug. 2. Rain date: Aug. 3.
Visit the Elkhart County Public Libraries booth at the 4-H Fair. There will be a teen quiz challenge and children’s activities throughout the week. Stop by and ask for details.
Summer reading 2012 at all Elkhart Public Library locations: Kids, grab your pillow and blanket and prepare for EPL’s summer reading program, Dream Big — Read! All activities are free and open to the public. Stop in and pick up a flyer of summer events or go to the website and click on Library Events Calendar. Sign up with a reading goal to read for prizes. Teens who would like to “Own the Night” are invited to come and read for prizes as well as take part in programs offered throughout the summer. Adults can “Read Between the Covers” during the adult summer reading program. This program is open to adults ages 18 and older at all locations.
Read Away the Fines: Many are taking advantage of this great program; don’t miss out on your opportunity. Times are tough and paying off those overdue charges at the library is hard. The Elkhart Public Library wants to encourage children and teens to read. One way to do this is help them read down their overdue fines. This program allows children and teens, kindergarten through age 17, to read in the library in 15-minute increments for 50 cents off their overdue fine charges. This program is available at all locations.
300 S. Second St., 522-BOOK
Movie: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. Call for more information.
Friends of the Library meeting, 6 p.m. Aug. 15. Everyone is welcome.
Adult book club, 6:30 p.m. Aug. 20. Selection: “Bossypants” by Tina Fey. You are encouraged to read the book beforehand; all are welcome to join the discussion. No registration required.
YOUNG PEOPLE SERVICES PROGRAMMING
Computer Scratch, ages 8-11, 2 p.m. Tuesday.
Baby Time Special: Twinkle, twinkle, little star, ages infant-2, 10 a.m. July 31.
Ice cream social: Big Dream Finish, all ages, 3:30 p.m. Aug. 1.
Wii gaming program, ages 8-14, 4 p.m. Aug. 2.
53715 C.R. 1, Elkhart, 266-2030
School-age story time, ages 7-10, 10 a.m. Wednesday.
Bedtime story time, all ages, 6:30 p.m. Thursday.
Summer reading closing program, all ages, 3:30 p.m. Aug. 3.
58485 C.R. 13, 875-3100
Story time, ages 2-6, 10 a.m. Thursday.
End of summer reading, all ages, 3 p.m. July 31.
3429 E. Bristol, Elkhart, 264-7234
Ice pop social, all ages, 2 p.m. Monday.
Story time, ages 2-6, 10 a.m. Tuesday.
PIERRE MORAN BRANCH
2400 Benham, Elkhart, 294-6418
All Summer Boredom Box, all day, all ages.
300 S. Second St., 294-2619
601 S. Fifth St., 533-9531, Children’s Department, 537-0241, www.goshenpl.lib.in.us
There will be no Storytime Express this week. Enjoy the Elkhart County 4-H Fair!
Light Up Your Night — READ! The 2012 summer reading program for children runs through July 30. All ages through grade 5 may sign up at the children’s desk for this exciting summer reading adventure. Children may read themselves or be read to and win great prizes throughout the summer.
Summer reading make-it, take-it crafts, Monday in the children’s department. Make a glowing firefly craft to take home. All materials will be provided, free of charge.
Children’s summer reading program finale party, ages 6 and older, 4 to 5 p.m. and 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. July 30 in the auditorium. Space is limited. Only 20 kids per program. Call 537-0241 for details. Programs for all readers 5 and younger and older readers not attending the auditorium program will also be held simultaneously from 4 to 5 p.m. and 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. in the children’s storyhour room. Refreshments will be served.
Around the World in 50 Days: The 2012 Teen Summer Reading Experience has been extended. The last day to record reading records and earn a prize is July 30. The grand prize drawing will be July 31, and winners will be notified by telephone.
Me, Myself and I writing contest for teens. What makes you unique? How do you see yourself as an individual? What things about you are different from your friends or family? Either in a poem, short story or free verse, share the qualities, traits and other characteristics that make you distinctively you. Submissions are due by July 30. This contest is part of the Teen Summer Reading Experience 2012.
Picture Others, Discover Yourself art contest for teens. Culture (noun): The shared beliefs, customs, practices and social behavior of a particular people. Either with paints, pencils, camera, clay or whatever medium you choose, tell what makes you who you are. Submissions are due July 30; up to four pieces will be accepted. This contest is part of the Teen Summer Reading Experience 2012.
MIDDLEBURY PUBLIC LIBRARY
101 E. Winslow, 825-5601, www.mdylib.in.us
Kids summer reading program events: See the movie “Bedtime Stories” (PG) with Adam Sandler at 1 p.m. Thursday. Visit the Libraries booth at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair through Saturday for fun kids’ activities. See homepage for activities schedule.
Teens summer reading program events: Enter the teen trivia contest with a chance to win a gift certificate and sling bag at the Libraries booth during the Elkhart County 4-H Fair through Saturday.
Yak, Snack and Read, 1 and 7 p.m. Tuesday. The Night Yak will discuss “Swamplandia” by Karen Russell, and the Day Yak will discuss “A Secret Gift” by Ted Gup. Visit the homepage and click on the Yak logo for more information.
157 N. Main St., 773-7919; Dial-A-Story information, computer access, 773-7920; www.nappanee.lib.in.us
Art du Junque exhibit, Aug. 6-31 during regular library hours. The library will kick off a series of monthly fine art exhibits with a collection of mixed media work by Danielle Dodwell and will include “upcycled” assemblage jewelry and sculpture, artist trading cards and other two-dimensional works by Dodwell, a Nappanee resident who is pursuing a career in art therapy. All work is for sale with 30 percent benefiting the Friends of the Nappanee Public Library.
124 N. Elkhart St., 862-2465, Dial-A-Story 862-4441, www.wakarusa.lib.in.us
July is Audiobook Month, and the Wakarusa Library is celebrating with a weekly drawing. Judy Weldy was the first-week winner, and Tim Brubaker the second-week winner. Participants receive a drawing slip each time they check out adult audiobooks.
The Young Adult Auction on July 13 was for those children in grades 5-8 participating in the summer reading program. They received “library bucks” for every book or number of minutes spent in reading. Thirty-three children participated in the auction and spent 810 “library bucks” on such items as an Indiana Pacers logo wall hanging, Barnes & Noble gift cards and an autographed copy of “Eragon” by Christopher Paolini. Fred Myers was the auctioneer for this event.
The summer reading program included a drawing for special prizes. Maggie Steiner and Elissa Horner were awarded a Sorry game board, a “Dream Big“ puzzle and a Blackout book. Bryce Kemp and Tanner Rush received a telescope and “Dream Big” tote set. Abigail Lange and Casey Beasy won a Teddy bear and a “Dream Big“ T-shirt.
Dial-a-Story: “The Unhappy Chicken.” Some greedy chickens find that life requires both give and take.