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Wednesday, December 08, 2021

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Calendar of Events







Discover 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.


Welcome to our new Youth Librarian, Shannon Werne!

Be sure to drop by to say "Hi".  You can contact her atsThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling her 812.937.7170.

stories n more

Dale: Family Fun Stories & More: Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m.   All ages are welcome. Join our guest speakers for stories, show-n-tell and messy crafts.  Masks are highly recommended but not mandatory.

December 7: Sgt. Henderson from the Indiana State Police Post
December 14: Shanthi Thake with Indian Culture-poppadoms to taste and craft
December 21: Lois Vogel Christmas theme storytime creating ornaments.
December 28: Deanne Sitzman - Norman the Slug with the Silly Shell. Crazy Craft

hedgehog Dale: Christmas Program Hedgehog Hannah and her Arctic Animals Join us on Wednesday, December 22 at 10 a.m. CST.  This program is open for all ages.  Registration is not required.  Masks are highly recommended but not mandatory. For the past five years Hedgehog Hannah has been thrilling kids with their fascinating and educational animal shows!

LHPL Pen Pal Club
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.

Guess the candy canes Both Branches: Dale & Chrisney: Guess the Candy Canes
Guess how many candy canes are in the jar, without going over! All ages can participate. One winner at each Branch. Contest runs through December 30. Winners will be notified on Sunday, January 2.
web diguise Both Branches: Disguise the Gingerbread Man Contest
It's holiday time and cookies are trembling (especially the Gingerbread Man). Please disguise the Gingerbread man as your favorite book character so he doesn't get eaten this year. Return your disguised cookies as fast as you can!
It's a challenge! Open to everyone. Pick up your paper and return it by December 30. Winners will be selected on Sunday, January 2.
ww Both Branches: Dale & Chrisney: Winter Wonderland Treasure Hunt
Drop by either Branch of LHPL and pick up a treasure map. Follow the clues to find the treasure at the end. This contest is open for all ages. The adventure must be completed by Thursday, December 30. One winner per location. Winners will be notified on Sunday, January 2.
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®
December: "A Charlie Brown Christmas" by Charles M. Schulz

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®
December: "The Littlest Reindeer" by Brandi Dougherty