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Summer Learning Photo Contest

Enter our Summer Learning Photo Contest!

This year’s Summer Learning theme is “Explore the Hoosier State,” and we want to see your photos of flowers from Indiana.

To participate, take a photo of one or more flowers that are native to Indiana or that you find in nature locally. Your photo may be in black & white or in color. Photos must be sent to info@pulaskicounty.lib.in.us by 4:00 on Tuesday, June 22nd.

Summer Learning 2021

Explore the Hoosier State with your library during this year’s Summer Learning program!  Sign up here: https://forms.gle/dMj2FWo31t45Xi8x5

During Summer Learning, kids will be challenged to read books of different types and in different places.  Participants who complete a challenge will earn a prize.  Prizes include passes to a variety of fun activities around the state.

Mask Guidance - Updated 5-27-21

The CDC has recommended that fully vaccinated individuals may resume activities without wearing a mask or physically distancing.  This very exciting news brings us one-step closer to normal and may create a bit of anxiety or uncertainty toward next steps.  The CDC specifies that we all must continue to follow safety policies at local businesses and in our workplaces, so here is Pulaski County Public Library’s plan to move forward safely.

Revisiting our Masking Policy

Late Fees Resume

As of May 20th, we are resuming collecting late fees for library items.

As you may remember, we extended due dates and waived late fees for materials at the beginning of the pandemic.  We have not charged fees for late items during the past year.

We are reinstating late fees as part of our process of resuming normal library operations.  Fines for long-overdue items will begin to accumulate on May 20th.

Items can be returned in the front and back book drops.  Items must be returned before 6:00 p.m. in order to be counted on that date.

Mental Health Month 2021

May is Mental Health Month.  While 1 in 5 people will experience a mental illness during their lifetime, everyone faces challenges in life that can impact their mental health.

Throughout the month, we will be sharing practical tools everyone can use to improve their mental health and increase resiliency, regardless of the particular situations they are dealing with. Pick up a free Mental Health Toolkit at the library or reserve one for curbside pickup. 

Expanded Hours

The library is now open with expanded hours.  In-person browsing times are Monday–Friday 10 a.m.–12 p.m. and 2 p.m.–6:00 p.m.  Curbside service remains available 9:00–6:00, Monday–Friday.

These hours are not directly tied to Pulaski County's advisory level on the ISDH color-coded COVID-19 map.  The hours will not change simply because the county changes color, e.g. from Blue to Yellow.

Choose Privacy Week 2021

Choose Privacy Week, May 1-7, is an annual event that promotes the importance of individual privacy rights.

During Choose Privacy Week, pick up a Privacy Toolkit, featuring information about how to protect your privacy, plus a word search, webcam cover, and more!

Stop in to get your kit or call the library at 574-946-3432 to reserve one for curbside pickup.

Learn more about Choose Privacy Week at https://chooseprivacyeveryday.org.

Preservation Week 2021

Have you been doing some spring cleaning?  You might be wondering how to preserve your newfound treasures.  Preservation Week at the library can help!

April 25 to May 1 is Preservation Week, a time when libraries across the country and around the world provide information and expertise on how to preserve collectibles, dolls, textiles, digital photos, family records and much more.

Money Smart Week 2021

Money Smart Week, April 10-17, aims to help people better manage their personal finances.

Short (15-20 minute) online programs will focus on a different “Money Smart” theme each day of the week.  Topics include Basic Banking, Student Loans, Housing Protections, and Managing Personal Finances during Covid-19.  Sign up here: https://forms.gle/Dx7EAQXyfQmQn5DG7

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