Storytime Visual Schedule

Do you have a kid who always wants to know “what’s next?” We are adding a visual storytime schedule to all our storytimes. Each storytime will have the activities for that session (opening rhyme, book, fingerplay, music, scarves, flannelboard, etc.) in sequential order on the cabinet doors behind the storyteller. Kids (and parents!) do best when they know what to expect, and we think this will help. Let us know what you think!

And when are our storytimes?

Central Library Storytimes                        

Baby Storytime, ages 1 mo-22 months (both sessions will include playtime)

  • Tuesdays, 10:30AM, designed for “walking babies”
  • Thursdays, 9:00AM, designed for “lap-sit/crawling babies”

Storytimes for all ages

  • Tuesdays, 9:30AM
  • Wednesdays, 9:30AM
  • Wednesdays, 10:30AM
  • Thursdays, 9:30AM
  • Thursdays, 10:30AM

Downtown Newburgh Library – Storytimes on Tuesdays, 10:30AM, ages 2-6

Chandler Library – Storytimes on Thursdays, 10:30AM, ages 2-6

If you have questions or want more information, call us 812-853-5468, ext. 306 or e-mail



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March Schedule

Spring is finally almost here! We are glad that winter is over, so we are celebrating with lots of programs for March. We have all our regular storytimes, our weekly Tuesday afternoon crafts, something every Friday morning and something on most Saturdays. Since Spring Break is in March, we also have a few extra specials during that week. To check out the calendar of events, click here:

More more information, call the Children’s Desk at 812-853-5468, ext. 306 or e-mail

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Santa Claus is Coming to Town!

Santa Claus will be in our Ohio Twp. Central Library on Sat., Dec. 13. Drop in anytime between 10:00AM-Noon to visit with him, get a free photo taken and make a special card to put your picture in. Parents – you are welcome to bring your own camera, too! Santa has a really tight schedule this time of year, so he will leave right at noon. IMG-2

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In My Garden

Here are the plans we used for our storytimes for the week of July 7-10. Ask your librarians for more suggestions!

Books We Read

Who is in the Garden by Vera Rosenberry

Counting in the Garden by Emily Hruby

Zinnia’s Flower Garden by Monica Wellington

I Have a Garden by Bob Barner

The Surprise Garden by Zoe Hall

Who’s Garden is it? by Mary Ann Hoberman

Fran’s Flower by Lisa Bruce

Songs and Rhymes:

My Garden

Here is my garden (Hand out and open, palm up)

I’ll rake it with care (rake with other hand)

And then some seeds we’ll plant in there (drop seeds)

The sun will shine (arms make sun)

And then my garden will grow big and tall . (stretch arms way up and out)

Out in My Garden       (tune: Down by the Station)

Out in my garden

Early in the morning

See the little vegetables all in a row

See the rows of carrots

And the rows of peas

Water, hoe, grow, grow, grow.

 Five Little Bees

One little bee blew and flew.

He met a friend, and that made two.

Two little bees, busy as could be-

Along came another and that made three.

Three little bees, wanted more and more

They found one soon, and that made four.

Four little bees, going to the hive.

They spied their little brother, and that made five.

Five little bees working every hour-

Buzz away bees, and find another flower.

Try This at Home: 

Make a beautiful summer flower garden that you can hang up anywhere.  All you need is paper, fingerpaint, and your little one’s handprint.  Get creative and have fun!

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July Schedule

The July schedule of special events in now on-line! Check it out @

It has all kinds of awesome things to do for July – a “Frozen” party, science demonstrations, a rocket program, an ice cream social and more! Thanks to our Friends of the Library and our other community sponsors; without them, we couldn’t do all of this cool stuff. We have a window in our Children’s Department with all of our sponsors listed. Take a look at it and when you visit one of those businesses, tell them “Thank You!” for their support of the Library.

Want a printed copy of the schedule? Stop by the Ohio Twp. Central Children’s Department to pick one up. Still have questions? Call us at 812-853-5468, ext. 306 or e-mail us at

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Bubble Mania!

Join us in the Children’s Activity Room this Friday, May 30, to paint with bubble paper (and pop some, too!). We’ll also have bubble making stations set up outside in our yard. Drop in anytime between 10:00-11:30AM to celebrate the beginning of summer vacation with bubbles. Don’t forget to sign up for the Summer Reading Program while you are here!

Questions? Call the Children’s Dept. @812-853-5468, ext. 306 or e-mail

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Fizz, Boom, Read! Summer Reading Program

Sign-ups for the SummerFIZZ_BOOM_READ_logo Primary Reading Program begin Wed., May 21. Kids, birth – grade 5 sign up at the Library to read (or be read to) at home. Count how many books you read or how many minutes you read and win coupons! Keep reading to win chances at weekly grand prizes and a Super Grand Prize at the end.

We will also have an “I Spy” game for little kids and an “I Spy Challenge” game for the older kids.

Teens and parents can sign up for reading programs for their age group, too.

For more information, call the Ohio Twp. Public Library System @ 812-853-5468, ext. 306 or e-mail .


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Princess Party this Saturday!

It’s finally spring, and that means it is time for our annual Princess Party! Princesses, ages 2-8, are invited to join us at 10:00AM on Saturday, April 19, 2014 at Ohio Twp. Central Children’s Department. We’ll have lots of games, crafts and a snack to make. Wear your favorite princess clothes. Parents-don’t forget your camera; you won’t want to miss the photo ops at this party.

For more information, call the Library at 812-853-5468, ext. 306 or e-mail Princess Blog pic

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Spring Break!

Although there was snow on the ground this morning, it is Spring Break for most of Warrick County schools and pre-schools. Since it is too cold to play outside for long, come by the Children’s Dept. at Ohio Twp. Central Library for these Spring Break Specials. All are “drop in” and FREE!

· Creative Kids - Tues., Mar. 25, drop in from 1:00-3:00PM to make a butterfly, ages 3-12.

· Lego Club - Wed., Mar. 26, drop in from 1:00-7:00PM, ages 4 and up.

· Big Big Art - Thurs., Mar. 27, drop in from 1:00-3:00PM to try out some art techniques, ages 3-12.

· Giant Candyland - Fri., Mar. 28, drop in from 10:00-11:30AM to play the Library version and win candy, ages 3-12.


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Oooey Gooey Fun

If you missed our “Oooey Gooey Fun” program at Ohio Twp. Central Children’s Dept. this morning, you missed a great time! Kids played with cooked spaghetti in chocolate pudding (lots of “eeeewwwws” on that one), make slime with 1 part cornstarch and 1 part water, searched for items hidden in water beads, played with shaving cream and mixed up “cloud dough.” Our non-scientific survey of kids and parents showed that the cloud dough was the favorite. To make it, you mix 8 parts of all-purpose flour with 1 part baby oil. Let your kid mix it together, then play with it like playdough. It is crumbly, but it can be molded, rolled out like pizza dough and whatever else the kid can think of to do with it. Lots of our kids just like squishing it in their hands in the bowl. Let your kid decide how he wants to play with it – a ton of fun for a few pennies worth of supplies.
Check out our on-line calendar @ to see all the programs we have scheduled for March. You can also call us at812-853-5468, ext. 306 or e-mail .

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