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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, 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 participate in summer learning programs. We offer storytimes 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.

 baby and me  
Dale: Music and Me (ages 0-2, siblings welcome) 2nd and 4th Wednesdays:
Wednesday, February 8 & 22; March 8 & 22 from 10:00-10:30 a.m.
One way to introduce babies to literacy is through music. Together we will read sing-a-long books, dance, and play with musical instruments. 
 RECESS  
Dale: Indoor Recess (all ages):
Thursday, February 2 at 5:00; Monday, February 13 at 4:00 p.m.; Friday, February 24 at 4:00 p.m. 
With it getting dark and cooler a lot earlier in the evenings, some kiddos don't get all their energy burnt up. Some even start to get CABIN FEVER :0. The Friends of Lincoln Heritage Public Library has helped us purchase Floor Scooters, Kids Jumping Balls, BoomWhackers, and even a dance, yoga machine that hooks up to the projector. We even plan to tape off a track around the Hoosier Room for children and teens to walk. Starting in January, we will offer this program three times a month at 10:00, 4:00, and 5:00. This will be an all-ages event but may be subject to change later, depending on participation.
 end of winter reading  
Final Day of Winter Reading (all ages):
Saturday, February 18 is the final day to read. All logs must be turned in by Saturday, February 25 to be eligible for prizes.
 youth game night
Chrisney: Youth Game Night (all ages):
Thursday, February 23 at 5:00 p.m.  Skipbo Card game
Thursday, March 23 at 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 27 at 5:00 p.m.
Drop by and play a variety of games. 
 candyland
Chrisney: Take Your Child to the Library Day: Life-sized Candyland (all ages):
Friday, February 17 from 1:00-5:00 p.m.
Who hasn't played Candyland when a child? Now you can play it as a family but the catch is you are the gingerbread man. Same rules as the board game. Fun for all ages.
lets read
Dale: Let's Read (all ages):
Tuesday, February 7, 14, 21, 28; March 14, 21, 28; April 4, 11, 18, 25 from 3:45-4:30 p.m.  
Mrs. Shannon will be available as a reading buddy.  Come into the library and find yourself a comfy spot and let's read together.  Pick any book you want, a picture, an easy chapter, or anything you are interested in.  Who knows what kind of adventure we can find when we open a book?
 creation station graphic  
Dale: Creation Station (ages 5-12 yrs):
Thursday, February 16 & April 4,at 5:00 p.m. Registration is required.
Do you like to get crafty? Do you want to experiment with different things? Or do you like to work with other materials and build stuff? If so, you will love the creation station. Each month there will be other challenges, crafts, and experiments. 
canvas and cocoa

Chrisney: Canvas & Cocoa (Grades K-6):
Thursday, March 9 from 4:15-5:45 p.m. Registration is required.

Create your own amazing work of art under the guidance of community member and artist, Scott Dugas.  And of course, there will be cookies and a cocoa bar. Please call (812) 362-8471 or come in soon to register as we only have 8 spots for this event. Kids must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver over the age of 18.

 homeschool solutions  
Chrisney: Homeschool Solutions (all ages) 2nd and 4th Fridays:
1:00-1:45 p.m. February 10: STEAM; February 24: Music; March 10: TBA; March 24: TBA; April 14: TBA; April 28: TBA
Homeschooling has been becoming popular in our area. Here at LHPL, we explore different types of resources for our patrons. We provide art activities, socialization, and resource materials for our young patrons so parents can get together and talk about issues, achievements, and any other situations that may arise. This program is considered an all-age program.
STORYTIME
Dale: Storytime Socialhour (ages 2-5, siblings are welcome):
Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m.  
February 7: Weather
February 14: Valentine's Day
February 21: Dinosaur
February 28: Dr. Seuss
March 7: No Storytime
March 14:
March 21: 
March 28:
April 4: 
April 11: 
April 18:
April 25: 
Our program consists of literacy, fine & gross motor skills, and your child's ability to socialize with other children.  Join us today.  
STORYTIME
Chrisney: Storytime Socialhour (ages 2-5, siblings are welcome):
Thursdays at 2:00 p.m. 
February 2: Fairy Tales
February 9: Weather
February 16: Valentine's Day
February 23: Dinosaur
March 2: Dr. Seuss
March 9: Shapes
March 16: 
March 23:
March 30: 
April 6: 
April 13: 
April 20:
April 27: 
Our program consists of literacy, fine & gross motor skills, and your child's ability to socialize with other children.  Join us today.  
stay and play
Dale: Stay & Play (2-5 yrs):
Friday, February 10 at 10:00 a.m.; Monday, February 20 at 4:00 p.m.  
Stay & Play will be held in the Storytime room for patrons to come and go for more extended periods of time.  This will be a great way to share a playdate with children ages 2-5 years. Educational toys such as music & movement toys will be available along with age-appropriate building materials; pretend toys will be available for use.  This program will allow children to get out of their homes during colder weather to reduce cabin fever.
homeschool solutions
Dale: Homeschool Solutions (all ages) 1st and 3rd Fridays:
10:00-10:45 a.m. February 3: STEAM; February 17: Music; March 3: TBA; March 17: TBA;  April 7: TBA; April 21: TBA;
Homeschooling has been becoming popular in our area. Here at LHPL, we explore different types of resources for our patrons. We provide art activities, socialization, and resource materials for our young patrons so parents can get together and talk about issues, achievements, and any other situations that may arise. This program is considered an all-age program.
 youth craft night Chrisney: Youth Craft Night:
Thursday, February 9 from 5:00-6:00 p.m. TBA
Join Mrs. Shannon for a fun evening of crafts. Geared to the little ones.  Wear crafting attire. Glue friendly. All ages are welcome.
masquerade ball
Dale: Take Your Child to the Library Day: Masquerade Ball (all ages):
Saturday, February 4 from 10:00-10:45 a.m.
Children get to pretend they are someone else. As you join us, we will have masks available to all kids. Remember, don't tell anyone who you are until we tell you to remove the masks. You want to keep who you are a secret. Meanwhile, you can enjoy games, music, crafts, and light refreshments.
homework help
Chrisney: Homework Help (grade 3-6) Tuesday-Fridays weekly:
From 3:15- 4:15 p.m. 
Need homework help? Stop by and see Mrs. Jackie.
creepy pair of underwear

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. Please bring a picnic lunch to enjoy under our solar pavilion.

This Month on the StoryWalk®
"A Snowman named just Bob" by Mark Kimball Moulton

special olympic website

backpack special olympics website
Special Olympics Young Athletes Backpack for checkout:

Lincoln Heritage Public Library was fortunate to receive three unique 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 that can be checked out for a week without renewals.
  • Each backpack contains sports equipment (1 ball, four scarves, two tennis racquets, two fun birds, four bean bags, and one ringed set of activity cards)
  • Three 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 Can't Dance" by Giles Andreae
 at the 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 to 2008. The inaugural story was Karen's favorite book "Heidi."

This Month on the StoryWalk®
"A Magical Winter" by Carl R Sams
 
 WOWBRARY PEN PAL CLUB LHPL Pen Pal Club:
Join our LHPL Pen Pal Club for our local Homebound & Nursing Home Residents. For ages 7 yrs. & up 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 can connect seniors with their community and help overcome any 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 to you. No postage is required.