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Saturday, May 21, 2022

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Evergreen Indiana and Libby will be unavailable due to maintenance over Memorial Day weekend (Saturday-Monday).
We apologize for any inconvenience but wanted all of our patrons to be aware
that they will not be able to access either service during that time.


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CHILDRENS PROGRAMS26Discover free programs throughout the year for children aged birth–2nd grade. Check the calendar of events for details on Storytime's, STEM activities, movies, and much more! If you have questions, please call Shannon Werne, youth librarian at 812-937-7170 or email her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We have many free programs, events and services for children and their families. Children can get help with their homework or take part in summer learning programs. We offer story times for babies, toddlers and preschoolers. We also offer homeschool help and resources for parents, caregivers and teachers in their work with children. There are always new ways for youth and their families to stay engaged! 

Libraries today offer much more than books, movies, and quiet spaces! Early literacy, play, and STEM exploration are built into our children's programs, so your family can enjoy the Library in new and exciting ways as you read, learn, connect, and create!

Our children's collection includes materials for ages birth-2nd grade including board books, picture books, early readers, first chapter books, fiction, nonfiction, graphic novels, audiobooks, Playaways view, Playaways, Wonderbooks, DVDs, and book kits. We also have an extensive eLibrary collection! To learn more about how we choose materials, see our Collection Development Policy.

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Summer Reading 2022 Reading: Adventure Awaits (click link to the left to see all our programs)

Registration begins at both branches for all ages 1-111 on Monday, May 23-June 3 during library hours.  You can register anytime during the summer, however, the sooner you register the more prizes you will collect/win.  

Adults will spin the wheel after reading books to win entries for one of 10 gift baskets at the Dale Branch or one of 5 baskets at the Chrisney Branch.

Youth will play the Plinko Peg Game to win weekly prizes as well as get their BOOK BUCKS to spend at the Scholastic Book Fair in August! Each child could earn up to $5 in book bucks to buy FREE, NEW books!

Chrisney: Kick-Off Bash on Tuesday, May 31 at 4:30 p.m. Bubbles, Sidewalk Chalk, Outdoor games, Face Paint  Food Trucks: Bee Original Dawgs, LLC; Alpha Nutrition and Kona Ice from 3:00-6:00 p.m.

Dale: Kick-Off Bash on Saturday, June 4 at 10:00 a.m. Glow Party; Food Truck: Kona Ice from 10:00-2:00 p.m.

Door Prizes will be drawn for at each location!  You must be registered for youth summer reading to enter.  Dubois County Bombers Baseball 5 tickets and Evansville Otters 4 tickets, 1 logo baseball and 4 popcorns.

drama Dale: Tuesday, May 17 at 1:00 p.m.
HHHS Drama Club, Homegrown Talent Program Ages: All Ages
The HHHS Drama Club will be presenting a short skit for the youth. Come check it out!
 Michael Crews
Michael Crews "Children Play Outdoors" (all ages)
Join us when Michael Crews from the Lincoln State Park shows children about playing outdoors screen free (no tablets, phones, computers).
Chrisney: Thursday, June 9 at 4:00 p.m.
Dale: Thursday, June 9 at 5:30 p.m.
Under the Sea Magic Show with Perry (all ages)
Chrisney: Tuesday, June 14 from 3:00-4:00 p.m.
Dale: Tuesday, June 14 from 5:00-6:00 p.m.
Perry uses magic and storytelling to bring sea life and their natural habitats to the minds and imaginations of all. It is 40 minutes filled with laughs; family entertainment you will not forget.
HedgeHog Hannah (all ages)
Join us for live fluffy, scaly friends.  A great 45 minutes learning about nature. 
Chrisney:  Tuesday, June 21 from 2:00-3:00 p.m.

Dale: Tuesday, June 21 from 5:00-6:00 p.m.


Chrisney: Hair Raising Science Show: Wednesday, July 6 from 2:00-3:00 p.m. (all ages)
What does lightning have to do with your socks? Static electricity!  Learn how electricity is generated and how it impacts our lives from making your sock stick to your sweater to creating a bolt of lightning. Together we’ll perform electrifying experiments with our Van de Graaff generator.  Demonstrations include mini bolts of lightning, floating packing peanuts, and will even give someone’s hair an “Extreme Van de Graaff Makeover”!  This demo is sure to spark interest in science!
Dale: Wonder Fest-Science of Sound and Music: Wednesday, July 6 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. (all ages)
WonderLab’s hands-on activity stations will add STEM learning and fun to summer reading. Each activity package includes engaging hands-on explorations as well as STEM creations you can even take home.
The Science of Sound and Music Activity Stations: Banana Keyboard, Explore Tuning Forks, Funky Chickens, It’s The Sound Match Game, Mini Pipe Organs, Singing Glasses, Slinky Sound Waves, Spoon Gongs, Spouting Water Bowl, You Too, and Can Make A Kazoo.
Dino Encounter (all ages)
Stop by the branch for Dino rangers and dinosaurs.  Interactive dinosaurs and an opportunity for photos.
Chrisney: Thursday, July 14 from 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Dale: Thursday, July 14 from 6:00-7:00 p.m.
 movie day
Dale: Movie Day Mondays at 10:00 a.m. (G movies for ages 3 yrs & up; PG movies for ages 8 yrs & up)
Children under the age of 13 must have an adult in the room during the entire movie.  Light refreshments will be provided.
June 6:   "Yogi Bear" (PG) 1 hr. 20 min. (8 yrs & up)
June 13:  "The Reef" (G) 1 hr. 17 min. (3 yrs & up)
June 20:   "Madagascar" (PG) 1 hr. 20 min. (8 yrs & up)
June 27:   "Home on the Range" (PG) 1 hr. 16 min. (8 yrs & up)
July 11:     "The Land Before Time: Journey of the Brave" (G) 1 hr. 22 min. (3 yrs & up)
July 18:     "Ralph Breaks the Internet" (PG) 1 hr. 52 min. (8 yrs & up)
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Dale: Book Explorers with Mrs. Shannon (grades 2-5)
Monday, June 6 from 2:00-3:00 p.m.  Weekly until July 18, 2022
Book Series: "Bad Guys: Mission Unpluckable" by Aaron Blabey
Just for Fun reading. Read together group with discussions, snacks and activities to go along with the book. Not to worry where your child is at on reading level, they will be able to buddy read and can follow along and have fun. The first 10 children will be able to keep their book upon completion.
Perks: Movie Day Pizza Party when the movie is released on DVD in September 2022.  Date to be determined.
StoryTime SocialHour (0-5 yrs)
Dale: Tuesday, June 7 at 9:30 a.m. Weekly through July 19, 2022
Chrisney: Wednesday, June 8 at 1:30 p.m. Weekly through July 20, 2022
June 6-11 Nature
June 13-18 Ocean
June 20-25 Animals Wildlife
June 27-July 1 Farming
July 4-9 Science
July 11-16 Dinosaurs
July 18-23 Fictional Characters Technology
Go on adventures with Mrs. Shannon thought-out the summer months. Explore different themes each week with hands on singing, dancing and playing. 
 storytime yoga
Dale: Storyland Yoga (ages 3-7 yrs)
Tuesdays June 7, July 5 & July 19 from 1:30-2:30 p.m.
There are many benefits to children learning yoga.  Some are as follows; improving emotional regulation, managing anxiety, and developing strength.  To learn more on those benefits you can read the following article.    https://azearlychildhood.org/resources/articles/7-benefits-of-yoga-for-young-kids/ Although we are not yoga instructors, we offer yoga through what we learn in books that we purchased.  
Dale: Storytime STEAM (ages 3-7 yrs)
Tuesday, June 28  & July 12 from 1:30-2:30 p.m. 
"Researchers, educators, and school districts have also realized that the creative skills in art and design help children learn to innovate. Thus, the STEM acronym has been expanded to become STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics. STEAM skills are as important as learning letters, sounds, colors, shapes, and numbers for school readiness. One way to introduce STEAM learning is through literature. Everyone loves a good book, especially young children. As they are guided through the storytelling experience, children learn to recognize patterns in language, play and manipulate words, and acquire phonetic awareness. Stories also help children learn about taking risks and trying new things. The characters give children a framework to explore how things work and the world beyond their home. The books you select should include both fiction and non-fiction that cover a variety of interests, topics, and characters." Website  https://www.curiousworld.com/blog/books-that-build-steam-skills
Chrisney: Book Adventures with Mrs. Jackie (grades 2-5)
Tuesday, June 14 from 2:00-3:00 p.m.  Weekly until July 23, 2022
Book Series: "Dragon Masters: Secret of the Water Dragon" by Tracey West
Just for Fun reading. Read together group with discussions, snacks and activities to go along with the book. Not to worry where your child is at on reading level, they will be able to buddy read and can follow along and have fun. The first 10 children will be able to keep their book upon completion.
Perks: Movie Day Pizza Party will be at held on Tuesday, July 19
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Creation Station (all ages)
Different challenges each week.  STEAM activities including Lincoln Logs, Legos, building blocks, crafts of all sorts. 
All Ages however if under age 8 must be accompanied by an adult.
Dale: Thursdays at 10:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
Chrisney: Wednesdays at 4:00 p.m.
June 6-11 Nature
June 13-18 Ocean
June 20-25 Animals Wildlife
June 27-July 1 Farming
July 4-9 Science
July 11-16 Dinosaurs
July 18-23 Fictional Characters Technology
Chrisney: StoryTime with Mrs. Jackie (0-5 yrs)  Thursday, June 9 from 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Join Ms. Jackie for fun stories every week through July 28. Different subject each week.  Why not have fun at the library?
 eos celebration

Youth End of Summer Reading Celebration at the Dale Community Center on Sunday, August 7 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. Drop in to play in the bouncy houses, mini arcade, pool table, foosball table, air hockey table, etc. Light refreshments will be provided. Prize winners will be announced.  You do not need to be present to win. This program is for all the children and their parents who have finished summer reading and turned in their completed logs.

last chance
Last Day to turn in reading logs for the youth to play Plinko Peg Game and adults to spin the prize wheel:
Chrisney: Friday, July 22 at 4:45 p.m.
Dale: Saturday, July 23 at 12:45 p.m. 
Please mark your calendar with these dates and times.  This is your last chance to be entered in for the grand finale prizes and gift baskets.
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Scholastic Book Fair (all ages)
Make sure you use your Book Bucks at the Fair.  Each child can earn up to $5 in book bucks to buy real, new books!
Chrisney: Tuesday, August 2 - Friday, August 5 during library hours
Dale: Tuesday, August 2 - Saturday, August 6  and Monday, August 8 & Tuesday, August 9 during library hours


special olympic websitebackpack special olympics website Special Olympics Young Athletes Backpack for checkout!!

Lincoln Heritage Public Library was fortunate to receive three amazing backpacks to get all kids outside and moving. Rainy day no problem. There are so many activities you can do with the included items. These are for LHPL patrons and will not transit. Please stop by and check out yours this weekend.

The Chrisney Branch has one backpack and Dale has two backpacks that can be checked out for a week, no renewals.
  • each backpack contains sports equipment (1 ball, 4 scarves, 2 tennis racquets, 2 fun birds, 4 bean bags, 1 ringed set of activity cards- as seen in the picture attached)
  • 3 books in each bag from the following list:
    • "Unstuck" by Stephen Groner
    • "Say Something" by Peter H. Reynolds
    • "Do Unto Otters" by Laurie Keller
    • "Pass It On" by Sophy Henn
    • "My Brother Charlie" by Holly Robinson Peete
    • "I am Jackie Robinson (Ordinary People Change the World)" by Brad Meltzer
    • "I Like Myself" by Karen Beaumont
    • "Not Your Typical Dragon" by Dan Bar-el
    • "Giraffes Cant Dance" by Giles Andreae
the littlest reindeer 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 story walk 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®

"Randy Riley's Really Big Hit" by Chris Van Dusen
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 for you no postage required.
 dog 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®
May: "Can I Be Your Dog" by Troy Cummings