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Kewanna-Union Township Public Library

Our Mission:

The Kewanna Union Township Public Library is the center of community life, offering opportunities for people to learn, grow, and succeed.


Nancy Hudson, Purdue Extension/Fulton County HHS Educator, will be presenting “Mediterranean Cuisine Comes to You!” on Wednesday, September 19 @ 11:00.

Discover the scientific support for the health benefits associated with a Mediterranean lifestyle.  Explore culinary practices related to the Mediterranean way of eating and living while discovering regionally produced local foods.

Access popular titles from your phone or tablet 24/7

Kewanna Public Library is proud to offer you best-selling and classic ebooks, digital audiobooks, and recently added popular magazines available 24/7 from the library’s digital collection, www.kewanna.lib.in.us , OverDrive, or by downloading Libby, the one-tap reading app.

You can browse the collection, borrow with your library card, and enjoy on your computer, tablet, smartphone or eReader. Borrowed ebooks, audiobooks and magazines can be enjoyed immediately in your web browser or can be downloaded to the free Libby app for mobile devices. Digital titles can also be enjoyed on tablets and eReader devices such as the iPad®, NOOK®, and Kindle®.  No matter how you plan to enjoy, titles will automatically expire at the end of the lending period. There are no late fees!

With hundreds of popular titles to choose from, this digital collection is guaranteed to have something for everyone. You can enjoy best-sellers and classic literature, stories for kids and teens, and many popular magazines anytime, anywhere.

This service, powered by OverDrive, is free with your library card. To get started enjoying ebooks, audiobooks and magazines, visit www.kewanna.lib.in.us  or download the Libby app today.

 

Kewanna Public Library will be offering a fine forgiveness program “Read Down Your Fines!” to patrons 18 & under.  Readers may sign-up to participate in “Read Down Your Fines!” beginning Sept. 1, 2018.   Readers with fines over $9.99 accumulated at Kewanna Public Library will be eligible to participate.  The reader and their parent will be asked to sign a reading contract.  The reader must receive approval at the library in order to participate.  All books that will be used as credit for this program are to be checked out or read in the library by December 30, 2018.   Start the New Year with no library fines!   Stop in at the library to sign up soon!

A library card provides endless opportunities to transform the school year!

As students prepare to head back to school, there is one essential school supply that requires no shopping and doesn’t cost a penny – it’s a library card.

This September, Kewanna Union Township Public Library is joining with the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries nationwide for Library Card Sign-up Month, to encourage parents, caregivers and students to obtain a free library card that will save them money while reaping rewards in academic achievement and lifelong learning.

Whether it’s providing free access to STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) programs, educational apps, or technology workshops, a library card is one of the most cost effective back-to-school supplies. Resources at the Kewanna Union Township Public Library are available to anyone with a library card.

Libraries play an important role in the education and development of children. Studies show children who are read to in the home and who use the library perform better in school and are more likely to continue to use the library as a source of lifetime learning.

“Throughout the school year, our library offers a variety of programs to stimulate an interest in reading and learning,” said Linda Ruhl, Programming Librarian. “Story hours expose young children to the joy of reading and encourage school readiness, and for older children, and teens, we supplement education with multidisciplinary programs.  For nontraditional students, we have GED resources. We also have a wide variety of educational and entertaining programs for adults as well. There’s really something for everyone, and it’s all free with a library card.”

This year, Disney’s the Incredibles are Library Card Sign-up Month honorary chairs, helping to promote the value of a library card and bring attention to the many ways libraries and librarians transform lives and communities through education.

Since 1987, Library Card Sign-up Month has been held each September to mark the beginning of the school year. During the month, the ALA and libraries unite together in a national effort to ensure every child signs up for their own library card.

 

The Alzheimer’s Association will be presenting a free education program, “The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia, and Alzheimer’s Disease,” on Wednesday, September 5 at 11:00 in the Kewanna Union Township Public Library.

Alzheimer’s disease is not a normal part of aging.  If you or someone you know is affected by Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, it’s time to learn the facts. This program provides information on detection, causes and risk factors, stages of the disease, treatment, and much more.