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Kewanna-Union Township Public Library

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


Kewanna Public Library has planned several special events on Saturday, September 29 in conjunction with the Kewanna Fall Festival.  These events include a Free Book Give Away, Meet & Greet Fulton County Nonprofits, Patron Appreciation Day, and Story Time on the Lawn.

Kewanna Public Library will be hosting a Free Book Give Away on Sat., Sept. 29 from 9am-2pm.  Everyone is welcome to come and select books of their choice from our free give away collection.  We have books for all ages.  Stop in and pick out a bagful!

The library will also be hosting a Meet & Greet Fulton County Nonprofits in our Performing Arts Room.  The meet & greet will be held 9am-12pm for community members to learn about local service organizations and to find out what they have to offer.  Be sure to visit the library for this special opportunity!

Kewanna Public Library will be holding a Patron Appreciation Day on Sat., Sept. 29 during the Kewanna Fall Festival.  Food will be served 11am-1pm.  Everyone is welcome to attend this annual event to show our appreciation to our library patrons!

Story Time on the Lawn will be held at 12:00 pm on Sept. 29.  Children of all ages are welcome to relax in front of the library and listen to a variety of popular children’s books.

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.