Where Imagination Runs Wild!
Youth Services provides library services for newborns to 12 year
olds. Children 5 years or older are qualified to get
their own library card.
Youth Services offers
a broad range of programs, storytimes and materials bound to catch
the imagination of just about any child. Along with books and audiobooks,
there are also nearly 200 circulating toys, puzzles, magazines and
a parent’s shelf.
Young children find fun, enchantment and learning at storytimes.
Stories, games and fingerplays introduce books and learning in a
Summer Reading Program
Join us as soon as school is out! We’ll have summer reading program
with weekly events for kids, reading prizes and tons of fun.
Events for Kids - Click
Get a Library
Card When You Turn 5!
Get a library card.
No Overdue Fines for Library Material Selected from the Children’s
Children's Materials Overdue Fees Waived
Although we encourage children, parents and caregivers to return
their library materials on time, we are waiving overdue fines
on materials selected from the Children’s Department. We
are pleased to offer this new policy to support young Library
users in their reading journey. Lost and damage fees will still
be in place.
The 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program is a preliteracy effort
aimed at encouraging families to read at least 1,000 books to
their preschooler, birth to age 5, before they
enter school. Families can sign-up at no cost at MorrissonReeves
1. Register your child and receive a FREE book bag and reading
notebook to take home.
2. Write down the title of each book that is read.
3. Stop in the Library and receive a prize after every 100 books
4. Each child who completes 1,000 books will awarded a FREE book
and other milestone prizes along the way
In the back of most of the book in the children’s area you will
find notations regarding Accelerated Reader information. If that
information is not found in the back of the book it can be found
GR – grade level - indicates the interest level
BL – book level – reading level as determined by Accelerated
AR – points a quiz on the book is worth in the Accelerated
for Elementary Schools
A student interface designed for use in Kindergarten through grade
5 with a focus on the Arts, Literature, Biography, Current Events,
Geography and Culture, Health, History, Math, Science and more.
run from January - May and September - December.
(no storytimes June - August)
No registration is required to attend. This is a free program.
Learn (0-24 months) -Tuesdays at 10:00 am
This program runs September
Build a love of reading and develop social skills. Lasts around
Adventures (2-5 year olds) - Wednesdays at 10:00am
This program runs September
Talk! Sing! Paint! Play! Listen to a story! Learn about the
alphabet and more. Join Ms. Nancy - It's an adventure! Lasts
about 35-45 minutes!
(0-5 yrs) - Wednesday at 5:00 pm
This program runs September
A hands-on creative discovery of books, crafts, and fun. Lasts
about 35-45 minutes!
Movement (2-5 year olds) - Thursdays at 10 am
This program runs
September through May
Enhance reading readiness and physical literacy with stories,
music, and more! Lasts about 35-45 minutes!
Fridays | 9/7, 10/12, 11/9, 12/14,
1/11/19 | 10:00am
Talk! Sing! Paint! Play! Interact with a story! Explore an Indiana
Early Literacy Firefly Award Nominee Book. It’s time to have
Storytimes introduce children to childrens
literature and provide a shared group experience for them. Storytimes
acquaint children with a wide range of books, folktales and
legends, and encourages development of life-long reading interests.
Reading is the key to success in life. It is our goal to provide
an enjoyable and rewarding experience for your children when
they attend our programs and to assist them in developing a
love for reading.
Story Time is a program designed as a shared library experience
for children and their caregiver. The librarian will
share the best in children's literature and illustration, and
will enhance the story time with songs, fingerplays, and flannelboard.
In addition to hearing enriching literature, we will reinforce
traditional pre-school concepts such as counting, identifying
colors, animal names, etc. Adults who accompany children are
encouraged to actively participate as a model for their child.
It is our goal to provide an educational experience that is
also entertaining, and to nurture an early love of books and
other programs are offered throughout the year for children of
all ages. Please call (765) 966-8291 for more information.
English as a second language - Helping kids learn to read...and
succeed. Information, activities, and advice for Spanish-speaking
parents and educators of English language
Academy of Pediatrics
AAP's mission is to be committed to the attainment of optimal, physical,
mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children
and young adults.
The official site of Practical Home schooling magazine and The Big
Book of Home Learning / Mary Pride's Complete Guide to Home schooling.
A web site filled with information about helping your child succeed
in school and life.
Educational reviews of software for kids to use.
A non-profit organization helping those who stutter.
Join us as we explore the positive talents that give rise to dyslexia,
and share our knowledge about the best ways for dyslexic people
The LiteracyCenter.Net serves more than a million free literacy
lessons a month to children in 141 countries. It provides safe learning
activities for parents and teachers to share with young children.
All online lessons are free of advertising and free of charge.
Features recipes, nutrition tips and cooking tools to help parents
of fussy eaters or children with food allergies.
The GetNetWise coalition wants Internet users to be only "one
click away" from the resources they need to make informed decisions
about their and their family's use of the Internet.
Rhymes and other Fun Stuff
Text versions of your favorite nursery rhymes.
- Give me a break!!
Library has collected many site links from around the web and other
library sites. Our collection is always growing and will hopefully
help you find answers and help for homework. Maybe you'll even finish
quicker than you think so that you can take time to enjoy a little
Getty Museum of Art
Large collection of art works
Metropolitan Museum of Art
See 5,000 years of art at this famous New York City art museum
Center for Education & Museum Studies
Explore museum topics, visit idea labs and explore the many area
of this incredible site.
Links to famous artworks and art exhibition
This dictionary covers more than 28,000 notable men and women
who have shaped our world from ancient times to the present day.
American biographies from the American Revolution to present day
National Inventors Hall of Fame
of the United States of America
The official White House webpage of presidential biographies
Detailed biographies of 100s of Famous African Americans.
of the World
around the World
These publications include facts about the land, people, history,
government, political conditions, economy, and foreign relations
of countries around the world.
and Regions of the World
Regional and county maps and information that is great for reports.
Facts and maps of the individual states
Play and learn the 50 states.
Guide to Black History & Biographies
See world history in this helpful resource timeline.
Over 2000 files covering 300 years of world history
Historic events and birthdates. Select a day or year and get the
important history that happened that day.
Underground Railroad Information Site
Presented by The National register Travel Itinerary. Find facts,
maps and more helpful information.
Underground Railroad - Levi Coffin House
A part of the legendary Underground Railroad for fleeing slaves
of pre-Civil War days, this registered National Historic Landmark
is a Federal style brick home built in 1839.
The whole family can take this math challenge from this interactive
Nye the Science Guy
Great site if you are thinking of doing a science project
Guide to U.S. Government for Kids
Pick an age level and learn about Social Studies and US history
The Constitution of the United States of America in readable text