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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.

Library cards empower students and fuel academic success.

September is Library Card Sign-Up Month, a time when Kewanna-Union Township  Public Library joins the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries nationwide to remind parents, caregivers and students that signing up for a library card is the first step on the path to academic achievement and lifelong learning.

There is nothing more empowering than signing up for your own library card. Through access to technology, media resources and educational programs, a library card gives students the tools to succeed in the classroom and provides people of all ages opportunities to pursue their dreams and passions.

Libraries offer everything from early literacy programs to High School Equivalency classes, helping transform lives and communities through education. At Kewanna-Union Township Public Library, you’ll find a wide variety of educational resources and activities, Saturday Story Time, Adult Book Club, STEM Makerspace, and more.

“Libraries play an important role in the education and development of children,” said Linda Ruhl, Program Supervisor. “We have library programs that serve students of all ages and backgrounds such as Teens N Tweens, Lego Club, Youth Summer Reading, and Kids Night.”

Kewanna-Union Township Public Library, along with libraries everywhere, continues to adapt and expand services to meet the evolving needs of our community.

This year, Marley Dias, founder of #1000BlackGirlBooks, author and executive producer, is taking on a new role as honorary chair of Library Card Sign-Up Month. In her new role, Dias will promote the value of libraries and encourage everyone to get their very own library card. 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 work together in a national effort to ensure every child signs up for their own library card.

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, 2021.   Readers with fines 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, 2021.   Start the New Year with no library fines!   Stop in at the library to sign up soon!

Celebrate a new school year at the Back 2 School Bash in Kewanna-Union Township Public Library.  The Back to School Bash will be held on Thurs., August 26 @ 4:00.  Join your friends for games, crafts, food, fun, and more!

Kewanna-Union Township Public Library is located on 210 E. Main St. Kewanna, IN.

Local historian, Bob Clyde, will continue his discussion of the history of Kewanna in Kewanna-Union Township Public Library.   Back to the Past: “Kewanna” will be held on Wednesday, August 25 @ 11:00.  Back to the Past is held on the last Wednesday of the month @ 11:00.

Coffee & Tea Time is held @ 10:30 every Wednesday morning.  Plan to attend our Coffee @ Tea Time enjoying time with your neighbors and friends and then stay for Back to the Past “Kewanna”.

Kewanna-Union Township Public Library is located at 210 E. Main St., Kewanna, IN.

Congratulations to our readers for making the Summer Reading Program a huge success!  Our 8 week program began June 1 and ended on July 24.  132 readers participated in our program this year.  The readers were very busy reading, completing Craft To Go Kits, and attending lots of summer reading events and summer programs.

Our special Summer Reading Events were a Summer Reading Kick-Off, Peaceable Primate Sanctuary Event, Cookies & Canvas, Tippecanoe River State Park Event, Petting Zoo, Kewanna Fire Department Safety Program, Rochester Martial Arts Demonstration, a Stuffed Animal Sleepover & Tea, and End of Summer Reading Celebration.  Thank-you to all of those that contributed to these special events.

Many prizes were given this summer including Weekly Prizes, Art Bag Contest Prizes, and Indiana State Park Passes.

We ended “Tales & Tales” with our Summer Reading Celebration on Thursday, July 29th.  Over 60 people participated in this special event.  We had face painting by Teresa Flickinger and Emmy Rude, free give aways, door prizes, and cold ice cream!  Summer Reading Certificates were given to those who participated in our Summer Reading Program.  Special Prize winners were also announced.  Everyone had a good time and left with big smiles!

We would also like to thank everyone involved in making our 2021 Summer Reading Program so successful: parents, library staff, teachers, community members, our event guest speakers and facilitators, and of course our summer readers. We couldn’t have done it without you!  Have a great summer & keep reading!