1000 Books Before Kindergarten
If you have a baby, a toddler, or a preschooler in your life, you can enroll them in our 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program. Registering and logging books for this program is now available online through our READsquared app that you can download to your smartphone or tablet. You can also request a paper log at the library. This program encourages families to read 1,000 books with their children before they enter kindergarten. Your child will get a free book from the library to keep after every 100 books read. When your family has read 1,000 books, your child will earn a special prize.
Evening Book Club - Join us for book club the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 6:30 pm. Ask at the desk or call 765-478-3335 to reserve your book each month.
Senior Center Book Club - Join us for a lively discussion each month at the Golay Community Center as your library grows beyond its walls! They meet the 4th Tuesday of each month at 1 pm.
Ask at the front desk for more information on the book clubs and the current book club selections.
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Play And Learn (PAL kits)
Are you looking for something fun to do with your preschooler or young elementary student that helps with early learning? Check out one of our 25 to take home for three weeks. Each kit is chock full of books, games, puzzles, toys, and activities relating to a particular theme. We have a wide variety of themes, such as “Alike and Different,” “Circus,” “Dinosaurs,” “Family,” “Ocean/Seashore,” “Shapes,” and “Space” for families to borrow.
Neurological research has shown that brain development in young children increases through interactive play between parent or caregiver and child. The PAL Kits made interactive play easy for a parent or grandparent with everything pre-planned and ready to go.
The PAL Kits are the result of a Community Guidance for Youth Grant from Eli Lilly, and the project was driven by longtime volunteer and library patron Rosalie Dugranrut.
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Did you know your local library has thousands of ebooks and audiobooks? You can borrow them, instantly, for free, using just the device in your hand. Download books and audiobooks for offline reading, or stream them to save space. Get it free from the App Store or Google Play.
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Friends of the Library
Since the Friends were founded in 2010, they have given over $10,000 to the library to help pay for Summer Reading Program, adult programs, program refreshments and reading materials. The Friends also run a used book sale hosted at the library to raise funds for programs. See the front desk for membership info.