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Monday, January 24, 2022

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Calendar of Events







Discover free programs throughout the year for tweens ages 3rd-5th grade. Check the calendar of events for details on 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 tweens. Children 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 in their work with children. There are always new ways for tweens and their families to stay engaged! 

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

Our tween collection includes materials for ages 3rd - 5th grade including chapter books, fiction, nonfiction, graphic novels, audiobooks, 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.

steam explorers

STEAM Explorers     Ages: 6-12 yrs
Dale: Every 3rd Thursday drop in from 3:00-4:30 p.m.
Chrisney: 2nd Wednesday of the month 3:00-4:30 p.m.

January: Forces of Motion-Bottle Raft

February: Building points through reaching challenges 

“STEAM” represents STEM plus the arts – humanities, language arts, dance, drama, music, visual arts, design and new media. ... STEAM investigates the same concepts, but does this through inquiry and problem-based learning methods used in the creative process” – see https://theconversation.com/explainer-whats-the-difference-between-stem-and-steam-95713 for more information *Siblings of all ages welcome. Prizes awarded based on completed challenges

Tweens: LOL (Living Out Loud)     Ages: 8-12 yrs
Dale: 2nd Tuesday of the month from 5:30-6:30 p.m. 
Volunteering Socializing & snacks 
Lincoln Heritage Public Library is looking for Tween Volunteers who want to be a part of a social group called Tween: LOL (Living Out Loud).  This program is meant for those who want to work together to help others with projects and other misc. organizations.  Everything you do will be based on a point system and you can earn prizes for your work.  The group meets on the 2nd Tuesday of the month between 5:30-6:30pm starting in January.  By signing up by December 30th, you will already be earning points and entered into a drawing.    Both meetings we will have refreshments and snacks available.  For more information or to sign up contact Mrs. Shannon at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 812.937.7170 between 9-5 weekdays.  Sign up sheet will be located at the front desk after 5:00pm through the week and on Saturdays. 
If you are a leader of any kind of organization and need some help please let Mrs. Shannon know as well.
family ties

Family Ties   Ages: All
Dale: Last Tuesday of the month 6:00-7:00 p.m. & 3rd Saturday of the month 10:00-11:00 a.m.
Chrisney: 1st Wednesday of the month 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Dale: Tuesday, January 25: Ice Painting & winter sport activities.

Chrisney: Wednesday, February 2: Game Night (minute to win it games)
Dale: Saturday, February 19: Crafting (Chalk Art)
Dale: Tuesday, February 22: Game Night (minute to win it games)  

Monthly programming for families to come together and bond with their children.

homeschool solutions

HomeSchool Solutions      Ages: All 
Dale:  1 & 3 Friday of the month at 2:00 p.m. 

January 21: Exploring Emotions using slime

February 4: Valentines Day Crafts & Fun
February 18: All Around the World Discussion 
Bring families that are homeschooled together. Parents can talk and share experiences/troubles while children will do crafts, play games and read with Mrs. Shannon.

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®
January: "There Was a Cold Lady Who Swallowed Some Snow" by Lucille Colandro

 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

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.