News from the Kendallville Public Library:

2015 Kleiman Creative Writing Contest


kleiman new logo2.pngGet your own child - or an entire classroom of children - started on their entries for the Kleiman Creative Writing Contest, open to 4th, 5th and 6th grades. Books will be due on Friday, March 20. You can find all the contest documents right here, including guidelines, a sample layout, and a sample scoring sheet.

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Teen Tech Takes Over at the Library


Science and creativity are not mutually exclusive, and the Teen Services Department of the steampunks_web.jpgKendallville Public Library has set out to prove that.

Teen Services Manager Marie Kaufmann is bringing two new programs to the library, STEAM Punks and Hour of Code.

STEAM Punks is about providing teens the opportunity to create using the STEAM principles of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math.

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Library Adds New Microfilm Reader with LSTA Grant
 

KPL Microfilm 3.jpgThe Kendallville Public Library recently received a $10,000 grant to purchase a new microfilm reader for the Russell Frehse Genealogy Room. This new equipment, called the U-Scan +, replaces an older model that is no longer being serviced or manufactured. The U-Scan + offers a crisper digital image, important to researchers.

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Look for "Unique" Books Featured on Facebook
 

farts.pngOur library does its best to keep the popular books coming. Nora Roberts, John Green, Mo Willems...we all have our favorites. But we have been scouring the shelves of the Kendallville Public Library and others in the Evergreen Indiana system to find books that are a little strange...a little gross...and very funny.

Farts: A Spotter's Guide is one such book.

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 Library Expands Services with Technology, Outreach
 

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Rather than focusing on what the library has for people, the Kendallville Public Library is concentrating more on what it can do for the community. Since the library moved into a new building on South Park Avenue in June of 2007, library visits have increased significantly.

"It's wonderful that people are continuing to come to us, to take advantage of the technology and resources we offer," said Library Director Katie Mullins.

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 Take Part in Noble County READS
 

9780757315237_p0_v1_s600.JPGInternationally known speaker David Parnell will be returning to Noble County to do several presentations during the months of September and November on the dangers of methamphetamine.

David is a husband and father of seven from Tennessee. He is also a methamphetamine and suicide survivor, recovering addict and alcoholic, former drug dealer and convicted felon.

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 Library Adds TASC DVDs to Collection
 

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The number of Americans who don't finish high school is truly staggering. Some wish they could get a “second chance” by earning their high school equivalency (HSE) credential, but many find the TASC exam too intimidating.

Now not only can they find help through the Impact Institute's HSE classes, they can get some extra visual assistance from the Kendallville Public Library.

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 Lower Level Project Adds Flexibility & Space

IMG_8102.JPGThe Kendallville Public Library will kick off the first year of its next century with some newly designed space.

Construction is happening right now to finish the library's lower level. The project, slated to be complete in early November, includes adding a kitchen, a dedicated Friends of the Library area, and three large meeting rooms, one of which will be used primarily for children's programming.

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