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Monday, September 20, 2021

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Spencer County is RED (per advisory level) 9.15.2021.  Updated on Wednesdays at 12:00 p.m.   Masks are Highly Recommended.

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Employment Opportunity:  Click here:  Youth Services Librarian



Calendar of Events





Discover free programs throughout the year for adults 18 years and older. Check the calendar of events for details on adult learning activities, book bingo, book club, crafting, movies, DIY yoga, guest speakers and much more! If you have questions, please call 812-937-7170 or email our adult programmer, Angie Hall at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Although our programs are appropriate for all ages, some are especially helpful for older adults. Whether you are learning a new technology, researching your family tree, or exploring a creative hobby, we have something for you. 

Libraries today offer much more than books, movies, and quiet spaces! Literacy, adventure, and exploration are built into our adult programs, so you can enjoy the Library in new and exciting ways as everyone reads, learns, connects, and creates!

Our adult collection includes materials for ages 18 years and older including fiction, nonfiction, graphic novels, audiobooks, Playaways, western section, Christian fiction, large print, large print Christian fiction, magazines, and DVDs. Be sure to stop by our Indiana Room for your family tree exploration. We also have an extensive eLibrary  collection! To learn more about how we choose materials, see our Collection Development Policy.


All in-person programming has been canceled for September due to COVID restrictions put in place.

PROGRAMS: If our county is in RED or ORANGE, ALL in-person programs will be canceled and will operate virtually. If our county is in YELLOW or BLUE, all programs can resume as in person. 

 Holiday Grab-N-Go Crafts | Jackson/Hinds Library System Adult  Grab-N-Go Craft Bags

Due to the COVID restrictions in place all adult programming will be suspended.  However, please feel free to drop by for a weekly craft bag.  Limited number available.  Please call to reserve yours today.  A list of upcoming crafts will be available soon.

Week 2 (Sept 13-17): CD case bird feeders-glue, paint, and hang these upcycled bird feeders
Week 3 (Sept 20-24): Paint a vase- paint a glass vase with acrylic paint
Week 4 (Sept 27-Oct 1): CD case suncatcher- paint a cd case to create a gorgeous suncatcher 

library board meeting Dale: Library Board Meeting

The board meets on the 3rd Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the basement boardroom. Regular, special and
executive session meetings will be publicized and conducted in accordance with the Open Door Law of Indiana (IC 5-14-1.5).

Board Meeting Dates:  September 20, October 18, November 15 & December 20

blood drive

Dale: American Red Cross Blood Drive: Monday, September 27 from 1:00-6:00 p.m.

Registration is required. Please visit their website to register https://www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/donation-time or call 1-800-red cross

Adults 18 years and older


Curbside Service
Both Branches of Lincoln Heritage Public Library are still offering curbside service!

It's as easy as 1-2-3!
1. Reserve your books online or call us at (812)937-7170 and let us know what you would like to read or watch!
2. Reserve a pick-up time for today or a later date.
3. Call us when you arrive.  We will bring your checked out materials to the northside (book return) door!

Library materials may still be returned via the book return.


Lincoln Pioneer Village & Museum Passes for Checkout

  • One pass may be checked out per library card at one time.
  • Passes can be checked out for 5 days. Overdue fees apply.
  • Passes will not transit between other Evergreen libraries.

Pick-up/Return Passes may be borrowed for five (5) days and may not be renewed. Only one (1) museum pass may be checked out on an adult patron’s card at one (1) time. No pick up or returns on Saturdays or Sundays at the Chrisney Branch or Sundays at the Dale Branch.

Passes may not be placed in any library book return.

Museum passes may be borrowed once every 30 days by Lincoln Heritage Public Library cardholders over 18 years of age who are in good standing and are clear of fines $10.00 and over.  Only one museum pass kit can be reserved at one time per address or family within a one-month period.  There are no renewals for any museum pass.

Passes are subject to availability, and are reserved on a first-come, first-serve basis.  The Library has the right to monitor usage to ensure fairness and access for the greatest number of patrons.

Borrowers are responsible for calling the museum directly for hours of operation, parking, or directions.  The museum reserves the right to determine the rules and regulations governing the use of the museum pass.  Borrowers are advised to have a back-up plan in case the museum is unexpectedly closed, if the Library must close for emergency, or if the museum pass is not returned on time.  The Library is not responsible in case any of these things happen.

Join our LHPL Pen Pal Club for our local Homebound & Nursing Home Residents. For ages 7 yrs. & up Simply request an application and we will match you with a pen pal. You can write your letters at the library or at home. Simply sharing a handwritten note, a funny story or your favorite poem, you can make a senior feel connected with their community and overcome any feeling of loneliness they may be experiencing.  Registration forms, letter templates and free envelopes are available at LHPL.  To register, please email Justine Thomas at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.Your message or hand-written note is a simple gesture that can go a long way and will make a Senior’s day. We will mail them. So, no cost to you.
 genealogy20  Dale: Genealogy Assistance via email or phone
Justine will be available via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for all of your genealogy needs.  Please feel free to call her too. 812.937.7170. She loves filtering through the branches of your family tree. This is a free service.
wow view at the zoo Dale: Karen Moran Memorial StoryWalk® 

This activity is for readers of all ages. Take a walk around the Dale Branch starting at the back patio near the Dale Community Center. On Monday, April 23, 2018 Lincoln Heritage Public Library dedicated an outdoor StoryWalk®  with a ribbon cutting in memory of former library director, Karen Moran, who passed away in 2017. Karen served as the library director from 1997-2008. The inaugural story was Karen's favorite book "Heidi".

Books by Month on the StoryWalk® :
September: "Tractor Mac: Parade's Best" by Billy Steers

 wow snail and whale

Chrisney: StoryWalk® 
This is for all ages. Stroll the 1/2-mile walk between the Chrisney Branch and Chrisney Elementary. Who doesn't love getting exercise while reading a funny story along the way. Enjoyable for the entire family. Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy under our solar paneled pavilion.

Books by Month on the StoryWalk® :

September: "Duck on a Tractor" by David Shannon 
 veterans website

Dale: Veterans Benefits with Butch

Monday, October 25 at 9:00 a.m.

Join Butch Meredith from the Spencer County Veterans Affairs Office.  He will be available to answer all of your questions regarding your VA benefits. Registration is not required.

united health website

Dale: United Healthcare Medicare w/Tom Scholl

Thursday, October 21 & Thursday, November 18 at 6:00 p.m.

Join Tom for an informational hour about Medicare.  Registration is appreciated.


Dale: Friends Silent Book Auction
The Dale Friends of Lincoln Heritage Public Library are offering an opportunity to shop at the library for gifts. Silent book auction items will be displayed at the Dale Branch near the circulation desk. Bids are made in increments of no less than $.50 and accepted until noon on the last Friday of the month. You may place a bid in person OR by calling the library at 812.937.7170. Monthly winners will be notified by phone on Friday, September 24.

September Selections starting bid - $3.00
"Guardians of Ga’Hoole" by Kathryn Lasky (3 Book Set)
"Love and Logic Magic for Early Childhood" by Jim Fay & Charles Fay, Ph.D.
"The Hangman’s Beautiful Daughter" by Sharyn McCrumb
"A Time for Mercy" by John Grisham
"Guardian Angels" by Joan Wester Anderson