As a result of the Coronavirus pandemic, all in-house events, such as storytimes and regular events have been postponed until our board of directors deems it 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. When the day finally comes that we can resume in-house library programming and events, we will notify the community through all means available--the Indiana Gazette, this website, our local radio station at WDAD at 100.3 FM, and our Facebook page. Thank you for your understanding.
IFL Storytime Programs
Our programs for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers provide a fun way to spend time with your children while introducing them to the six early literacy skills necessary for reading and writing. The first literacy skill Print Motivation is taught by showing children that reading is special and something to look forward to. By listening to rhyming stories, fingerplays, and songs, children are gaining Phonological Awareness. Print Awareness comes from watching books being handled and pages being turned. As we read and talk about the stories we are teaching Narrative Skills. Vocabulary is enhanced as we read books on various topics and sing songs. Letter Knowledge comes from the alphabet books we read and some of the crafts we complete.
Programs for all ages are offered throughout the year and a complete schedule and themes are available in the library, on our website, and on our Facebook page. All weekly programs are free and open to the public. A library card and registration are not required.
Owl Storytime programs begin at 10:30 AM and last approximately 30 minutes.
When you bring your children to storytime, you are getting so much more than just a time of socialization and fun. Your children are gaining the skills to be a life-long reader! Be sure to check out the descriptions and schedule below to see what programs you and your kids may be interested in!
Every Monday morning.
This delightful program introduces your baby, birth to 12 months, to the sounds of language and music through simple stories, songs, and rhymes.
On Tuesday mornings.
Mother Goose on the Loose
Introduce young children to the joy of books and help them discover the library is a welcoming place for their imaginations. Your child will enjoy short stories, finger-plays, movement, and a fun craft. For one and two-year-olds and their parents, grandparents or caregiver.
Meets on Wednesday mornings.
Cruise into Kindergarten
This fun-filled program teaches important literacy and motor skills needed for kindergarten through books and a craft with a special theme! Especially for children ages 3-5! Parents can enjoy the time to meet and greet friends and take part in the activities with their children!
All ages are welcome on Thursday mornings.
Rhythm and Rhyme
A 30-minute program chock full of songs, rhymes, a story, and a craft. Be ready to sing, move, and create!
IFL Family Programs
Information for dates, times, and themes of events in our Family Program section can be found on our calendar located on this website. Information can also be found on our Facebook Page. Like and follow us on Facebook so that you have the latest library programming news!