Read for Fines Sept.1-Dec. 31, 2016

                   Start the New Year with no library fines!

                   Sept. 1-Dec. 30, 2016  @   Kewanna Public Library

  • Patrons 18 & under with library fines may participate.
  • Reader & parent must sign a reading contract in order to participate.
  • Readers will be allowed to check out up to 5 books at a time.
  • On accounts with fines over $9.99, checkout must first be oked by the library director. (This service is only allowed when the library director is available.)
  • Books may be read at the library and not checked out, but the books must be shown to the librarian on duty for in-house credit.
  • Credit will be given on current Kewanna Public Library fines only and no future credit will be given.
  • Credit for reading will be awarded by Kewanna Public Library staff after books are returned.
  • Read for Fines credit can only be used on the participating reader’s card.
  • Only books checked out at Kewanna Public Library will count for library credit.
  • For each book read, $.50 will be taken off the readers’ account.
  • Record sheets for those patrons participating will be kept at the library in order to keep track of credit given on library accounts.



September is Library Card sign-up month!


A library card is the coolest card – September is Library Card Sign-up Month

Studies show that children who are read to in the home and who use the library perform better in school. September is Library Card Sign-up Month, a time when the Kewanna Union Township Public Library joins with the American Library Association and public libraries nationwide to make sure that every student has the most important school supply of all – a free library card.

Resources at the Kewanna Union Township Public Library are available to anyone who has a library card. Students can turn to the library for materials, programs and knowledgeable library staff that support academic achievement.

Today’s libraries aren’t only a place of quiet study, but also creative and engaging community centers where students can collaborate using new technologies or just relax with peers.  Our library offers access to a variety of print and digital resources, including OverDrive for e-books and Evergreen Indiana. Evergreen Indiana is a growing consortium of 107 public, school and institutional libraries located throughout Indiana that use the Evergreen ILS.  Patrons of member libraries can use their Evergreen Indiana library card to view the catalogs and borrow materials from the other member libraries.

We also offer programming for patrons of all ages.  Stop in at KUTPL and pick up a monthly calendar, visit our website, or Facebook page to see what’s happening! There’s really something for everyone and it’s all free with a library card!

For more information on how to sign up for a library card, visit the Kewanna
Union Township Public Library in person or visit the library online at

To enter our Library Card Sign-Up Month Drawing, sign-up for a new library card, get a library card replacement for a lost or damaged card, or use your library card when checking out library materials.


September 2016 Programs

  • Closed on Mon., Sept. 5 in honor of Labor Day
  • Fulton Co. Literacy Coalition by Tim Roe- Wed., Sept. 7 @ 11:00
  • Game On- Wed., Sept. 7 4:00-5:00
  • Adult Coloring Circle-Sat., Sept. 10 @ 1:00
  • Computer Tech Time – Mon., Sept.  12  & 26   10:00-12:00
  • Adult Book Club- Mon., Sept. 12 @ 2:00
  • TNT (Teen Meeting)- Tues., Sept. 13 @ 4:30
  • The Heminger House- Wed., Sept. 14 @ 11:00
  • Family Bingo Night- Wed., Sept. 14 4:00-5:30
  • Super Sandwiches-Wed., Sept. 21 @ 11:00
  • Make-it Take-it Craft – Wed., Sept. 21 4:00-5:30
  • Free Book Give-Away- Sat., Sept. 24 9:00-3:00
  • Patron Appreciation Day- Sat., Sept. 24 @ 11:00
  • Story Time on the Lawn-Sat., Sept. 24 @ 11:00
  • Library Board Meeting- Mon., Sept. 25 @ 6:00
  • Health Care by Area 5- Wed., Sept. 28 @ 11:00
  • Superhero Training Camp- Wed., Sept. 28 4:00-5:00
  • The Heminger House- Thurs., Sept. 29 @ 6:00


On Your Mark, Get Set, READ! 2016 @ KUTPL was incredible!

Congratulations readers for making our summer reading program a big success!  Our 8 week program began on May 31th and ended on July 25th.   86 readers participated in our program this year.  The readers were very busy reading and earned almost 7000 points during the summer.   The Most Points Prize winners were: Ages 0-7 Reuben Helt; Ages 8-12 Josiah Helt; Ages 13-19 Ava Green.  Grand Prize entries were received for attending summer programs and for checking out books.  The Grand Prize winners were:  Ages 0-7 Aiden Bauman; Ages 8-12 Kaitlynn Shidler; Ages 13-19 Blaize Sauer.  The June drawing prize winner was Alyssa Shidler.  She won 4 free tickets to an Indianapolis Indians game.  The July drawing prize winner was Alexie Vawter, and she won 4 free tickets to a South Bend Cubs game.

We ended On Your Mark, Get Set, READ! with our Summer Reading Celebration on Thursday, July 28th.  Almost 100 people stopped in for this special event.  We had face painting by Lindsey Kozubik, sno-cones by Verl Kreamer, good food, free give aways, free books, and lots of fun! Summer Reading Completion Certificates were given to all finishers for their hard work.  The special prize winners were announced, and winners were awarded their prizes.  Many door prizes were also given out to those in attendance.  Everyone had a good time at the Summer Reading Celebration and left with big smiles!

We would like to thank the following sponsors for their generous donations: Applebee’s, Big R, Burger King, Casey’s, Community State Bank, Country Lanes, Dairy Queen, Ft. Wayne Tin Caps, Joe & Karen Good, Indiana Beach, Indianapolis Colts, Indianapolis Indians, Kewanna Church of Christ, Kewanna Metal Specialties, Kewanna Screen Printing, Kewanna United Methodist Church, Kibitzer, Luke’s Auction Barn, Peterson, Waggoner, & Perkins LLP, Pizza Hut, South Bend Cubs, The Streamliner, Winamac Coil Spring, and Beth Weller


We would also like to thank everyone involved in making our summer reading so successful: parents, library staff, sponsors, teachers, community members, and of course our summer readers.  We couldn’t have done it without you!


Home Depot Kids Workshop- 8/24/16

Home Depot will be partnering with Kewanna Public Library on Wed., August 24 @ 4:00 for a Home Depot Kids Workshop.  The Kids Workshop will be held at Kewanna Public Library, 210 E. Main St., Kewanna, IN. Children of all ages are welcome to attend and will be making a back to school craft that day. There is no cost for the workshop, and all supplies will be furnished by Home Depot of Logansport. For more information, call the library at 574-653-2011, or check out our Facebook page (Kewanna Union Township Public Library).