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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Job Opening in Central Children’s Department

Central Library Children’s Department has an opening for a full-time library assistant/programming assistant (position classification is Clerk II). This person will be responsible for planning and implementing a weekly storytime and other special library programs for children, ages 2-10, in addition to other clerical assistant duties. Previous experience working with children in a group setting is desired, as well as the ability to work as a team player in a child-friendly environment.

Starting Salary: $9.00/hour

Schedule: Mon., Tues., Wed. & Fri.  – 8:00AM-5:00PM


Every third Sat. (8-5:00PM) and Sunday (12:30PM-5:00PM). The Monday before the weekend to work and the Monday after the worked weekend are days off.

Applications available at Central, Newburgh and Chandler circulation desks or at Please indicate on application that you are applying for the Children’s Dept. position.



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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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Milk Jugs

Hey, Friends – we need your help! One of our library friends is putting on a “Frozen” party for us on Fri., July 11, from 10:00-11:30AM. She has a special surprise planned, but she needs lots and lots of milk jugs. You can recycle yours by bringing clean (washed) 1 gallon milk jugs to the Ohio Twp. Central Children’s Dept. to help her with the surprise. Drop them off anytime during Library hours.

P.S. She needs them by July 1!

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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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