As a result of the Coronavirus pandemic, all in-house events, such as storytimes and regular events have been postponed until it is safe for all of us to resume our normal programming. Some of these activities like Storytime at the Hen House, 2020 Summer Reading Program, and the We Be Book N' Tween Book Club are available online through our website, our Facebook page, or through Zoom and even YouTube! When we can resume in-house library programming and events, we will notify the community with the Indiana Gazette, this website, our local radio station at WDAD at 100.3 FM, and our Facebook page. Thank you for your understanding.
2020 Summer Reading Program: Imagine Your Story
IFL 2020 Summer Reading! Imagine your Story! Fairy & Folk Tales, Mythology, and Fantasy!
Even though our building is closed to patrons for your safety, the IFL Children’s Department has many fun activities planned for this special summer. You will still be able to find great books to take part in these wonderful annual events. We'll help you find out how! Prizes are involved for our young readers that read and take part in the many fun things we have planned.
- Monday's are for the small ones, birth - 3 years of age and are named the Fablers.
- Tuesday's are for kids aged 4-6 and they are called the Bards.
- Wednesday's are for our oldest Storytellers at ages 7-12.
- Thursday's are Summer School at Hogwarts for our teens.
If you missed a program this summer, don't worry! You are in the right spot for it!! Just click on the link you want and watch your video!
Remember!!! We have extended the reading log until August 28th so that you may have more time to log in those reading minutes to win some really great prizes from the library for all your hard reading this summer!! Please also count each Fabler, Bard, and Storyteller program as twenty minutes of reading. Log that in, too! We will be giving out prizes for the best readers the first week of September, so read on and be ready to hear from us about your prizes!!
Mondays (Birth to Age 3)—Our Littlest Storytellers-The Fablers
This summer, we will be enjoying lots of stories from Aesop’s Fables. Who was Aesop and what are his fables? Aesop was a storyteller who lived a long, long time ago. His stories feature animals who get into some very strange situations. More often than not, there is a lesson to be learned from these stories.
Did you miss a Fabler program? No problem. Here they are!
Fabler's, July 20th, The Boy who Cried Wolf
Tuesdays -The Bards, targeting kids 4 - 6 years old
This program will be for our Bards--those young story tellers who are four to six years of age. Shakespeare was the original bard. He wrote imaginary stories, plays, and poems and is considered the greatest writer of all time. Our fairy and folk tales are not as fancy as Shakespeare’s, but they still fascinate children and are familiar and loved by many of all ages.
Did my Bards miss a program? Look below for the one you're seeking!
Wednesdays, (Ages 7-12) –Storytellers
On Wednesday’s, our Storytellers from seven to twelve will get to have fun with Tall Tales and Mythology.
Hey Storytellers! If you missed a program, look in the list below and I'm sure you'll find it!
Thanks for your participation! But it's not over yet!!
Sadly, our 2020 Imagine Your Story Summer Reading program is done for the year, but it's not completely over yet! Remember, our reading log has been extended through August 28th. You still have another two or so weeks to read and log in your minutes to win our some of our great 2020 Summer Reading Program prizes! Fablers, Bards, Storyteller, or Mythology and the Stars programs, give yourself 20 minutes of reading time for each one you watched.
We will notify the winners of the prizes the first week of September and we will schedule a visit for you to come in and pick them up.
Don't forget, Storytime at the Hen House has now resumed after our summer break and you can find those programs on this website, on our Facebook page, or on youtube by searching for...yep...Storytime at the Hen House!!
Thank you everyone for making our virtual summer program a big success! We were venturing into new territory this year, but we survived and actually, did really well with the programs. We hope you enjoyed them.