Chickens have taken over the library!
Come to the Winfield Branch Library Tuesday, April 2 at 1 PM for chicken related fun.
Children will learn some basic chicken handling and care techniques. There will
be games and the opportunity to pet baby chicks and ducklings.
Registration is required. Contact the Winfield Library at (219) 662-4039
The Friends of the Library invite bunco players of all skill levels to come to the Crown Point Library on Friday, April 5 for a night of dice rollin’ fun that will help raise money for books. Proceeds from this fundraiser will be used to support the Library’s literacy outreach efforts including purchasing books and supplies for Book Babies, Library book discussion groups and more. These free services, offered through the Library, are made possible by the generous funding provided by the Friends of the Library.
So call up your best friends to support literacy and let the good times roll on Friday, April 5.
The event will take place in the Crown Point Library meeting rooms. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and Bunco will start at 7 p.m. Game instruction will also start at 6:30 p.m. for new bunco players.
Tickets are $40 per person or $35 for Friends of the Library members and include your game entry, dinner (Rosatti’s Pizza) and two raffle tickets. Tickets on sale now and available for purchase at the Crown Point Library.
Bunco is an easy-to-learn game! All you need to do is roll the dice and keep score!
Kids become lifelong readers for all kinds of reasons. Sometimes there’s one book that captures their imagination and opens him or her up to the exciting world of fiction. Other times, a teacher who assigns great books in class and in some cases, the parent influences the appreciation of books by sharing their own love of literature and modeling reader behavior by always having a book to read, taking books on vacation, reading before bedtime or regularly visiting the library!
Do you have a reluctant reader? Engage with ebooks! The electronic format has proved to be especially engaging for reluctant readers, and you can download or access many books on an ereader or tablet, which make it a great choice for travel, and car rides. Check out the library’s collection of ebooks on RBdigital!
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You can find this collection on our website by clicking on BOOKS & MORE and then selecting the category from the drop-down tab.
How do you nurture the love of reading for your child? Share with us and use the hashtags #LoveCPCL #READ
It’s back again! Winfield Library presents The Art of Henna. Teens and adults will be given the opportunity to try their hand at creating designs of their own, after some brief instruction. Traditional Indian tea will also be provided. Join us Thursday, March 7 4 P.M. for an international night of art and tea.
Free. Registration required. (219) 662-4039 or online
Escape the winter doldrums by participating in the Crown Point Community Library’s Winter Reading event. This year’s program theme is LOL! Love Our Library.
The program is for all ages and begins today, Tuesday, January 14 and runs through Sunday, February 17. Here is how it works:
At the Crown Point location, adults will sign up for the Winter Reading on the first floor in the New Release book section, and children and teens will sign up for the program in the Children’s Library on the second floor.
At the Winfield branch, sign up for all ages at the Circulation Desk.
Children & Teens:
• Register and receive a BINGO card, • Follow the instructions in each BINGO box.
• Mark an X in each box you complete.
• Fill in a row vertically, horizontally, or diagonally to get a BINGO.
• Visit the library and get a bead for each BINGO. See how many beads you can collect!
– 1 BINGO= 1 bead
– Trade 3 beads for a shiny star.
– Trade 6 beads (or 2 stars) for an animal bead or sport bead.
– Trade 12 beads (or 4 stars or 2 animals) for a charm.
• Fill at least one BINGO sheet for a prize and a raffle ticket.
• One prize and ticket per person.
Last day to turn in BINGO sheets is Sunday, February 17.
Adult Winter Reading:
• Register and pick up a log sheets to record the books you read this winter during the months of January and February
• Turn in completed log sheet at the library for weekly drawings
• At the Crown Point Library, enter your completed logs in the New Release Book Display area, and at the Winfield Branch enter your completed logs at the Circulation Desk.
• Drawings will occur on each Monday from January 14 – February 17.
Starting in February, Lego Club will now be held on the first Tuesday of each month.
Happy New Year! The Library Board of Trustees and staff look forward to another great year of service, programming and providing you with all the books, movies, and resources you could want.
We have new hours beginning in 2019, a total of 11 weekly open hours will be restored: seven hours at the Winfield Branch and four hours at the Crown Point Library.
The Winfield Branch Library will restore Monday service hours, the new branch hours are as follows:
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Saturday and closed on Sunday.
In addition, beginning on January 6, 2019, the Crown Point Library will restore Sunday hours and will be open from 1 – 5 p.m.
Come and look for holiday
items hidden around the library!
Looking for something fun and free to do with your family this weekend? Look no further than your library! We’re hosting a “Dino”mite holiday celebration at the Crown Point location on Saturday, December 8 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. There is something for everyone! All activities are free, registration encouraged!