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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.


 

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.

 

Library is closed Mon., Sept. 3 in Honor of Labor Day

“The Basics” by the Alzheimer’s Assoc.-Wed., Sept. 5 @ 11:00

Game On- Wed., Sept. 5 @ 4:00

2nd Saturday Coloring Circle-Sat., Sept. 8 @ 1:00

Adult Book Club- Tues., Sept. 11 @ 2:00

Guardian Angel Hospice Presentation- Wed., Sept. 12 @ 11:00

Family Bingo Night- Wed., Sept. 12 @ 4:00

“Mediterranean Cuisine”- Wed., Sept. 19  @ 11:00

Make-it Take-it Craft – Wed., Sept. 19 @ 4:00

Computer Tech Time – Mon., Sept. 24  10:00-12:00

Library Board Meeting- Mon., Sept. 24 @ 6:00

Good’s History Review Wed., Sept. 26 @ 11:00

Family Game Night- Wed., Sept. 26 @ 4:00

Free Book Give Away- Sat., Sept. 29   9-2

Meet & Greet Fulton Co. Nonprofits- Sat., Sept. 29  9-12

Patron Appreciation Day- Sat., Sept. 29  11-1

Story Time on the Lawn- Sat., Sept. 29 @ 12:00

Congratulations to our readers for making our summer reading program a big success!  Our 8 week program began on May 29th and ended on July 23rd.   67 readers participated in our program this year.  The readers were very busy reading and earned almost 9000 points during the summer.   The Most Points Prize winners were: Ages 0-6 Zachary & Zoey Bates; Ages 7-11 Josiah Helt; Ages 12-18 Ethan Arnett.  Josiah Helt also received a Super Reader Award for earning 820 pts. this summer.  Grand Prize entries were received for attending summer programs and for checking out books.  The Grand Prize winners were:  Ages 0-6 Cash Hessler; Ages 7-11 Violet Flickinger; Ages 12-18 Emmy Aram.  The June drawing prize winner was Austin Field.  He won reserved seat tickets to an Indy Eleven game.  The July drawing prize winner was Jordon Bain, and his prize was reserved seat tickets to an Indianapolis Indians game.

We ended Libraries Rock! with our Summer Reading Celebration on Thursday, July 26th.  Over 70 people participated in this special event.  We had face painting by Teresa Flickinger, sno-cones by Verl Kreamer, good food, free give aways, and lots of fun! Summer Reading Completion Certificates were given to all finishers for their hard work.  The special prize winners were announced and 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, B&K Drive-In, Burger King, Casey’s, Community State Bank, Country Lanes, Country Mark, Dairy Queen, Ft. Wayne Komets, Ft. Wayne Tin Caps, Fulton County REMC, Joe & Karen Good, India Phillips Foundation, Indiana Fever, Indiana Pacers, Indianapolis Colts, Indianapolis Indians, Indy Eleven, Jarrety’s Place, Kewanna Church of Christ, Kewanna Metal Specialties, Kewanna Screen Printing, Kewanna United Methodist Church, Kibitzer, Mary Max Cinemas, McDonald’s, Rick & Claudia Newcomer, Nubiano’s Pizza, Peterson, Waggoner, & Perkins Law Office, Pizza Hut, Rochester Metal Products, Rochester Sentinel, Rochester Telephone Company, Smith, Sawyer, Smith Insurance, The Streamliner, Subway, Beth Weller, & Winamac Coil Spring

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!

Be sure to stop in & check out our library, because “Libraries Rock!”

Celebrate a new school year at the Back to School Bash @ Kewanna Public Library.  The Back to School Bash will be held on Wed., August 22 @ 4:00.  Join your friends for games, crafts, food, fun, and more!

Nancy Hudson, Purdue Extension/Fulton County HHS Educator, will be presenting “Whole Grains for Health” on Wednesday, August 15 @ 11:00.  This program will take place in Kewanna Public Library. The library is located at 210 E. Main St., Kewanna, IN.

Many older adults are not consuming the recommended 3 whole grains and 5-6 ounces of grains needed daily for good health.  They may be unaware of the U.S. Dietary Guideline recommendations for this food group and what whole grains really are.  After participating in this lesson, older adults will increase their knowledge of what whole grain foods are and their health benefits.  Participants will increase their awareness of how a food portion of grain food is based on an ounce equivalent from MyPlate and how much they typically eat.  They will plan to increase their consumption of whole grains and read food labels for whole grain and fiber content of these foods.