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Sunday, June 13, 2021

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Virtual & Some In-Person Summer Reading  2021 “Tails and Tales”               

Register for Summer Reading (Adult, YA or Youth) at https://lincolnheritage.beanstack.org/  Or download the Beanstack Tracker App from either the iTunes Store or Google Play Store.   If you do not have internet access:  Youth: Please contact Ms. Abby at ms.abbylovestoread@gmail.com;   Adult: Please contact the circulation desks at either branch.


Calendar of Events





Adult Resources

Teen Resources 

Tween Resources

Children's Resources

Discover free programs throughout the year for teens in 6th-12th grade. Check the calendar of events for details on STEM activities, movies, crafts, summer reading and much more! If you have questions, please call 812-937-7170 or email our youth librarian, Abby Galyan 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 teens. They can get help with their homework or take part in summer learning programs. We also offer homeschool help and resources for parents, caregivers and teachers who work with teens. There are always new ways for teens and their families to stay engaged! 

Libraries today offer much more than books, movies, and quiet spaces! Literacy, adventure, and STEM exploration are built into our teen programs, so they can enjoy the Library in new and exciting ways as they read, learn, connect, and create!

Our teen collection includes materials for ages 6th-12th grade including fiction, nonfiction, graphic novels, audiobooks, playaways, and DVDs.  We also have an extensive eLibrarycollection! To learn more about how we choose materials, see our Collection Development Policy.

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Registration: Virtual & Some In-Person Summer Reading  2021 “Tails and Tales”                     
Register for Summer Reading (Adult, YA or Youth) at https://lincolnheritage.beanstack.org/  Or download the Beanstack Tracker App from either the iTunes Store or Google Play Store.

If you do not have internet access: 
Youth: Please contact Ms. Abby at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.;   Adult: Please contact the circulation desk at either branch.


Virtual TEEN Scene (grades 6th-12th only)
All Teens who register and picked up a craft kit may participate.  Join Ms. Abby weekly for a different craft/activity.  This program will be posted on our Facebook page starting Tuesday, June 8th at 11:30 a.m. and each week through July 5th.
Week 1 Tuesday, June 8th: Beaded Gecko; Week 2 Tuesday, June 15th: Pipe Cleaner Turtle; Week 3 Tuesday, June 22nd: Popsicle Stick Catapult; Week 4 Tuesday, June 29th: Shrinky Dink Animal Keychain; Week 5 Tuesday July 5th: Felt Taco Earbud Holder

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*Due to Covid-19, if Spencer County is in “Blue” we are allowed to have the outdoor programs.  If the county moves to “Yellow” the decision will be made by the Health Department.  If the county is “Orange” or “Red” we will NOT hold outdoor programs.  

 prize pickup Dale: In-Person Youth Summer Reading Weekly Prize Pick-up (all ages)
Youth Prize Pick-up will be every Friday starting June 11th from 9:00-1:00 p.m. and 2:00-6:00 p.m. Also, Saturdays from 9:00-1:00 p.m.  This will be for the 5 weeks of programs through Saturday, July 10th. Bring your paper logs in each week or wait until the end of Summer Reading to pick up all of your prizes. Be sure to log on to Beanstack weekly to record your reading by July 10th. If you are using Beanstack Ms. Abby will know what prizes you qualify for each week.  Only youth with paper reading logs will be able to pick up prizes at the Chrisney Branch.  At this time all Beanstack participants will have to pick up prizes at the Dale Branch.

Dale & Chrisney: In-Person Outdoor Adventures (all ages)
Outdoor Adventures is a chance to gather outside and have some fun at the libraries.  Many activities are planned (animal yoga, pet parades, obstacle courses, and chalk & bubble play days.)  The programs will be at Dale on Mondays at 10:00 a.m. and at Chrisney on Thursdays at 2:00 p.m.  Outdoor Adventures will be held behind the Dale Branch, while at the Chrisney Branch it will be held under the pavilion. If it is raining, it will be rescheduled for later that week.

Outdoor Adventures: Pet Parade (all ages)
Dale: Monday, June 21st at 10:00 a.m.
Chrisney: Thursday, July 1st at 2:00 p.m.
Bring your own pets to the library and get ready to parade them around the parking lot. Dress them up, perform a trick, or just smile and have fun showing off your pet. If you do not have a pet feel free to bring your favorite stuffed pet to walk in the parade.

Outdoor Adventures: Animal Yoga (all ages)
Chrisney: Thursday, June 10th at 2:00 p.m.
Dale: Monday, June 14th at 10:00 a.m.
Let's all pretend to be different animals and move like them during our fun yoga program. We will be posing and acting out animal movements. Bring a towel or yoga mat. 

Outdoor Adventures: Chalk & Bubbles (all ages)
Dale: Monday, June 28th at 10:00 a.m.
Chrisney: Thursday, July 8th at 2:00 p.m.
Enjoy the great outdoors with chalk and bubbles. All materials will be provided. Drop by and see us at either location.

Outdoor Adventures: Obstacle Course (all ages)
Dale: Tuesday, July 6th at 10:00 a.m.
Chrisney: Thursday, June 24th at 2:00 p.m.
Enjoy the great outdoors going through the obstacle course at either library location. Drop by and play.

*Due to Covid-19, if Spencer County is in “Blue” we are allowed to have the outdoor programs.  If the county moves to “Yellow” the decision will be made by the Health Department.  If the county is “Orange” or “Red” we will NOT hold outdoor programs.  

 small pigs Dale: In-Person Grand Prize Entry Days (all ages) While you are at the Scholastic Book Fair at the Dale Branch, the children will have an opportunity to vote for the grand prizes that they would want to win.  A display of the prizes will be set up inside the Fair. Each child will earn one entry for each week they completed this year’s reading challenge. Children will receive their Grand Prize entry tickets and completion certificates from Ms. Abby at that time.
 small pool Huntingburg Pool: In-Person Grand Prize Pool Party (youth -0-18 yrs - who finished all five weeks of the reading challenge)Saturday, July 24 from 5:00-7:00 p.m.  pool party at the Huntingburg Community Pool to celebrate all the finishers of this year’s summer reading challenge!  Golden tickets will be handed out at the Book Fair by Ms. Abby. Please bring your Golden Ticket to the pool for entry. Parents must stay with their summer readers and are encouraged to swim too! Life guards will be poolside for your safety.    
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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:
June: "The Snail and the Whale" by Julia Donaldson 
July: "Grumpy Monkey" by Suzanne Lang

 tale Virtual LIVE Grand Prize Drawing Ms. Abby will be going LIVE on Facebook on Monday, July 26th at 1:00 p.m. to announce the winners of this year's Grand Prizes!  Those who win a grand prize will be able to pick them up later in the week.
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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:
June/July: "The View at The Zoo" by  Kathleen Long Bostrom

 small scholastic Dale & Chrisney: In-Person Scholastic Book Fair (all ages) We will be hosting a HUGE Scholastic Book Fair from July 12th-24th.  Each child will earn $1 for each week that they complete the reading challenge on Beanstack or using the paper log.  Also, children who participated last summer will FINALLY get to spend their dollars from last summer.  So you could potentially have $10 in free books from both years of Summer Reading!  

Chrisney:  Scholastic Book Fair will be held on Thursday, July 8th from 2:30-5:30 p.m
Dale: Scholastic Book Fair starts on Monday, July 12th through Saturday, July 24th Daily at 9:15 a.m. until 15 minutes before the library closes each day.  

 small armo Virtual Family Trivia (all ages)
This program is intended for families to enjoy together.  Each Friday morning Ms. Abby will be sending an email with the link to the Animal Trivia Challenge using Kahoot!  Complete this challenge over the weekend. On Monday mornings Ms. Abby will reward the winning family with a prize! Each trivia challenge will be based on animals.
June 11: Animal Names; June 18: Animal Babies; June 25: Animal Locations; July 2: Animal Habits; July 9: Funny Animal Trivia.

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.

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Thanks to all of our Summer Reading Sponsors for the Youth and Adult programs
Abe Lincoln Post 444; All Seasons Lawn Equipment; Big Splash Adventure; Boultinghouse Funeral Home, LLC; Casey’s; Chris Sigler; Chrisney Friends of LHPL;CMOE (Children’s Museum of Evansville); Dale Fall Festival, Inc.; Dale Friends of LHPL; Eble Heating & Air; Evansville Otters; Family Roots Nursery; Frances Traylor; Grandview Aluminum Products, Inc.; Holiday Foods - Santa Claus; Huntingburg Machine Works; Jasper Engines; Kiwanis Club of Dale; Price & Associates, LLC; Pumpkins and More; Spencer County Bank; Sternberg Ford, Inc.; Thermwood; Weyer Electric, Inc.