Our goal is to deliver well-rounded and forward-thinking programming that engages the public at all levels and to create a culture of community engagement and awareness.
The Library’s programs focus on exploring creativity, learning new skills, educating our communities, and sharing ideas. Additionally, library programs illuminate the experiences, beliefs, and values that foster connection and collaboration.
- Early Literacy programming focusing on heuristic play, sensory exploration, and building motor skills for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers
- School-age programming focusing on STEAM, games, literacy, and entertainment for grades K-6
- Teen programming focusing on peer-to-peer connection, positive engagement, connection to resources and support, and entertainment for teens in grades 6-12
- Adult programming focusing on learning opportunities, community resource support, learning and building skills, and creativity for adults 18+
- Sensory programming focusing on meeting the needs and wants of sensory-sensitive visitors of all ages
The Creativity Lab inside the Main Library seeks to introduce our community to resources, technology, and programming, as well as encourage creative hands-on learning.
Visitors have the opportunity to explore new and old ways of thinking about themselves and the world around them using creation and maker items such as sewing machines, art and craft supplies, building materials, maker kits, and digital technologies.
Programming in The Creativity Lab focuses on:
Sharing Diverse Ideas
No Fiction Here Book Club
The “No Fiction Here Book Club” is a book club featuring a monthly non-fiction topic discussion! The book club meets on the 2nd Saturday of every month at 1 pm at Cultured Urban Winery. June’s featured title is Suffrage by Ellen Carol Dubois, which will lead us in conversations around the 19th Amendment. Each month we will have a featured title pick, but attendees are also welcome to pick another title on the same topic to contribute different perspectives to the conversation. Check out some of our alternate title recommendations below! Sign-up for the No Fiction Here Book Club Newsletter to know what the non-fiction book and topic will be each month. For more information about the “No Fiction Here Book Club”, visit our Event Calendar or call the Public Services Desk at (765) 641-2456.
Reader's Circle Book Club @ Lapel
The “Reader’s Circle Book Club @ Lapel” was established in 2003. The book club meets on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 1:30 pm @ the Lapel Branch Library. The club chooses its titles yearly and they are listed for 2023 below. You can pick up a copy of this month’s selection at either the Main Branch or Lapel Branch Library. If you have questions please call the Lapel Branch at 765-313-4089.
January 24, 2023 - An Invisible Thread by Laura Schroff
February 28, 2023 - Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Reid
March 28, 2023 - The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
April 25, 2023 - The World Played Chess by Robert Dugoni
May 23, 2023 - Lincoln Highway by Armor Towles
June 27, 2023 - Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict
July 25, 2023 - Wish You Were Here by Jodi Picoult
August 22, 2023 - Night Watchman by Louise Erdrich
September 27, 2023 - End of the Spear by Steve Saint
October 24, 2023 - The Maid by Nita Prose
November 28, 2023 - The Dutch House by Ann Patchett