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Pulaski County Public Library Awarded Funding for Boosting Vaccine Confidence

The Pulaski County Public Library is proud to receive a Communities for Immunity Round 2 award in support of its work to promote vaccine confidence in Pulaski County. As trusted community partners, museums and libraries play a critical role in building vaccine confidence and fighting the pandemic. The $23,089 award will support efforts to increase local access to vaccines and to empower citizens to make informed choices.

National Lego Day

National Lego Day is January 28th, and you can help us celebrate!

If you have Legos of your own, bring in something you built this month, and we’ll display it at the library through National Lego Day!  You can also send us a photo of your creation for display.

If you don’t have Legos, no problem!  Request a free Lego or Duplo kit to take home and build with.  Kits are limited to one per family.  Request yours using the form here: https://forms.gle/ebhXoeW6BJV1NEaV6, or give us a call.

Programming Survey

Take our survey and enter to win a $100 gas card!  Get started here: https://forms.gle/6e9EYBRr11JjGnV8A

As we rebound from the pandemic, we want to rebuild the services that are most important to our community.  Our 2022 Programming Survey asks you what types of programs you’d like to see at the library and how you’d prefer to access them.

Your input will help us with our mission to continually improve our service and programming at the Pulaski County Public Library.

Mitten Tree

We’re hosting our own mitten tree, and you can help us decorate it!

Mitten Tree Day is celebrated on December 6th every year.  The holiday was most likely inspired by the endearing children’s book The Mitten Tree by Candace Christiansen. In the story, a woman named Sarah notices some children who do not have mittens and cannot play in the snow with the other children. She decides to anonymously knit mittens for them and hangs them in an evergreen tree for the children to find and use.

Sandhill Cranes Activity Kit

The sandhill cranes are back at the Jasper-Pulaski Fish and Wildlife Area. Each fall, thousands of sandhill cranes visit the area's shallow marshes.  You can view the crane spectacle from the observation platform at the Sandhill Crane Observation Area.

Another way kids can enjoy the cranes is with a Crane Activity Kit from the library!  Stop in to pick up this kit, which includes a coloring sheet, word search, comic, crane sticker, and more.  Kids will also learn about cranes and how they can protect them and be a crane hero!

Giving Tuesday 2021

Giving Tuesday is here!  There are many ways you can help support local library services – the choice is yours!

One way to show your support for the library on Giving Tuesday is to donate to the Pulaski County Public Library's Gift Memorial Fund.  This fund provides unrestricted support for library programs, events, and a variety of general needs.  Donating to this fund is a great way to support immediate library needs.

Andrew Carnegie Amnesty Day

All overdue fines will be forgiven for long-overdue items returned on Friday, November 26th.

Funding from industrialist and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie helped get the Winamac Public Library started over 100 years ago.  In recognition of his legacy of generosity, we will be waiving all late fees for long-overdue items returned in good condition on this date.

Conversation with Amor Towles

Take part in a virtual live Conversation with author Amor Towles on Tuesday, November 30th at 6:00 p.m.

Towles is the New York Times-bestselling author of the November Buzz Pick of the Month, The Lincoln Highway, as well as A Gentleman in Moscow and Rules of Civility.

At this virtual event, Towles will discuss his latest novel, the playful and propulsive story of 10 fateful days and one winding journey through 1950s America.

Sign up at https://forms.gle/DBfhiMPiP99HPczJ6

Saturday Hours

Beginning Saturday, November 13th, the library will be open each Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for in-person browsing.

Picture Book Month

November is Picture Book Month.  Help us celebrate by telling us your favorite picture book!  Write down the title of a book you love on our Picture Book Board, which will be up all month.  Stop in during November to see everyone’s favorites!

If you have young children and are looking for something new to read, come on in!  We have lots of new picture books to choose from.  Plus, pick up a fun Picture Book Month coloring sheet while you’re here!

 

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