September is here!

Now that September is here and the kids (and parents) are getting settled in to their school routines, remember to leave time for Library programs! Each week, we have storytimes for all ages of kids on Tuesdays at 9:30AM, Wednesdays at 9:30AM and 10:30AM and Thursdays at 9:30AM, 10:30AM and 6:00PM. Baby storytimes are Tuesdays at 10:30AM and Thursdays at 9:00AM. We also have a weekly “drop-in” craft program on Tuesdays, from 3:00-4:15PM.

This week, we have Music and Movement (ages 2-6) on Friday at 10:00AM. It’s like a storytime without the sitting down listening to a book part – tons of fun! We also have Lego Club (ages 4 and up) on Saturday-drop in between 10:00-3:00PM to build with our Legos.

Check out our on-line calendar or stop by the Children’s Desk to pick up a printed copy. Questions? E-mail or call 812-853-5468, ext. 306.


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August Schedule

Summer Reading Program 2013 is now history, but we still have some great programs to offer in August! Our on-line calendar is updated and the print copy is available at our Children’s Desk at Ohio Twp. Central Library.

Don’t forget about Storytime, either! Here is our storytime schedule – it will stay the same throughout the school year:

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”

Toddler Storytimes, ages 18 mo-36 months

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

Pre-School Storytimes, ages 3-6

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

All Together Storytime, ages 1 month—6 years

  • Wednesdays, 9:30AM

Family Storytime, all ages

  • Thursdays, 6:00-6:30PM


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5th of July

All 3 branches of Ohio Twp. Public Library System are closed on Thursday, July 4. Ohio Twp. Central opens again at 9:00AM on Friday, July 5. Bring the kiddos to our Activity Room to make noisemakers (like they don’t make enough noise already, right?). We’ll provide the supplies, your kids make their noisemaker and provide the noise – hopefully, Mother Nature will cooperate and you can send them outside to have their noisy parade in the great outdoors! Drop by anytime between 10:00-11:30AM for the fun. Questions? Call 812-853-5468, ext. 306 or e-mail .

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More Cool Stuff to Do!

This week in the Ohio Twp. Central Children’s Room, you can:

Make crafts – Tues., drop in from 1:00-3:00PM, ages 3-12.

Explore gardens – Wed., 1:00PM, kids who have finished kindergarten – gr. 4

See the “Magic Gardener” magic show – Thurs., 1:00PM, ages 3-12

Tie-Dye shoelaces – Fri., drop in from 10:00-11:30AM, ages 3-12; we have all the supplies

No registration is needed for these free programs. Questions? Call us at 812-853-5468, ext. 306 or

e-mail .

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Pirates! Live Animals! Dinosaurs! Oh My!

This week is the hottest week of the summer so far – stop by our cool Ohio Twp. Central Library and enjoy some special programs:

  • Wed., June 12, 1:00PM – Explorer’s Club will explore pirates, with stories, games and crafts. Kids must have finished Kindergarten to attend this program.
  • Thursday, June 13, 1:00PM – Silly Safari’s Coyote Chris will bring all kinds of animals to visit with us. Will he bring a snake, too? Ages 3-12 invited.
  • Friday, June 14, drop in from 10:00-11:30AM – Dinosaur Dig! We will have tons of games, crafts and other dinosaur activities for you to try out. We’ll have them all in our Children’s Department. Kids, ages 3-12 are invited to attend.

For more information on these or other programs, call the Ohio Twp. Central Children’s Dept. at 812-853-5468, ext. 306 or e-mail

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Special Programs This Week

Looking for something to do this week? Check out the Library! Here’s a summary of this week’s activities:

Tuesday, June 4 – Drop by the Activity Room to make a craft between 1:00-3:00PM, ages 3-12.

Wednesday, June 5 – Explorer’s Club Learns About Worms, 1:00PM, gr. 1-4.

Thursday, June 6 – Animal Tales Live Reptile Show, 1:00PM, ages 3-12.

Friday, June 7 – MapCap Puppets present life-sized puppets in “The Cinderella Files,” 10:00AM, all ages.

These programs are all free and do not require registration. Just come and enjoy! Need more information? Call the Children’s Dept. at 812-853-5468, ext. 306 or e-mail .


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Sneak Preview of Summer Reading 2013

023022021These little gnomes will be part of our Summer Reading Program – “Dig Into Reading!” Sign-ups start on Thurs., May 23 and continue throughout the summer. Kids of all ages can participate; those who aren’t reading on their own can be read to. Reading is done at home on your own time; kids check into the Library for us to mark their reading cards and see if they pick the lucky number of the day. If they do, they win a coupon for something free-ice cream, cookies, apple slices, slushies, breadsticks. . . . . . . Keep reading all summer to earn chances to win one of the “Weekly Prizes,” a goody bag filled with more coupons for free stuff, books, gift certificates and more. Also, check out the on-line calendar

to see the tons of programs we’ll be presenting. June’s schedule is full and we’ll add more to July’s as it gets closer.

We have separate programs for teens and for adults-each with their own set of prizes. For more information on any of the programs, call the Ohio Twp. Central Library at 812-853-5468, ext. 306.

And what part will the gnomes have? You’ll have to come in and see for yourself once the Reading Program begins!

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Princesses at the Library

Do you have a girl who loves princesses? We have 2 great opportunities for you. On Wed., May 1, from 6:00-7:00PM, Children’s Center for Dance Education will be bringing their ballerinas to dance scenes from their upcoming “Cinderella” ballet. This is a perfect time for little kids to experience a live performance in small doses in a familiar setting. After the performance, kids are invited to visit with the ballerinas and get their pictures taken.

On Sat., May 4, at 10:00AM, the Children’s Department will be hosting their annual “Princess Party.” Girls, ages 3-8, are invited to wear their princess clothes and join us for a morning filled with princess activities. We’ll have games, crafts, snacks and (of course) a beautiful princess chair for photo taking. Don’t forget your cameras! Girls older than 8 may come 15 minutes early to find out which station they can volunteer to help out at. Questions? Call 812-854-5468, ext. 306 or e-mail .

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Play Day at the Library

Little tiny change of plans – since Mother Nature will not cooperate with us, our outside Play Day at the Library on Friday morning will be an inside Play Day at the Library! We’ve had to adjust a few of our activities, but we’ll still have tons of fun stuff to keep your kiddos entertained on a cool, too-wet-to-play outside morning. No registration needed – just show up at the Ohio Twp. Central Children’s Room anytime between 9:30-11:30AM to play, play, play! Questions? Call us at 812-853-5468, ext. 306 or e-mail

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Thanks Castle Elementary First Grade Teachers!

Ohio Twp. Central Children’s Department would like to give a huge “THANKS!” to the Castle Elementary First Grade teachers for the monetary donation they made to our Library. We’ll use that money to help buy the books we give away during Summer Reading Program – each kid who finishes at least one Reading Card (either read five books or read for 100 minutes) gets to pick a free paperback book as a prize. We love our teachers!

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