Summer Reading is here! Join us for an Ice Cream Party to kick-off this year’s Summer Reading Club. Details here.

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September Meeting of the Board of Trustees

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September Meeting of the Board of Trustees

by Library admin

The library’s Board of Trustees will meet on Wednesday, September 23 from 6-7 p.m.

Due to Covid-19 best practices, the board will meet via Google Meet which will allow for a safe meeting for both the board and the public. The public is invited to attend the meeting here.

Please direct all questions to [email protected].

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Library of Things Kick-Off

Some of you may be wondering about the new sign in the library lobby. We are excited to announce a new, highly-requested library collection! With generous funding from the Dr. James Elrod fund at the Hendricks County Community Foundation (HCCF), the library has purchased materials for a “Library of Things”.
The Library of Things is a collection of items that are unconventional to libraries but may be of use to the community. This collection will include kitchen appliances, tools, crafting supplies, outdoor games, board games, and a wide array of other items. These items are loanable to the community just like any other library material.
We invite you to celebrate this addition with us at a Library of Things kick-off event. We will preview the items in the collection, as well as provide refreshments and outdoor games. In accordance with local health and safety guidelines, we will host this event in the library parking lot, follow social distancing recommendations, and games will be sanitized after each use.
We hope you will join us as we kick-off this new library collection!

Website Event: https://pcpl21.org/programs/library-of-things-kick-off/

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/622550408620692/…

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Ed Kirkpatrick, Don't Breathe On Me

Don’t Breathe On Me

Chorus:
Wash your hands,
And pass the sanitizer
Wear nitrile gloves,
And give air hugs.
Don’t breathe on me
Don’t breathe on me

I’m not six feet under yet my friend,
And I’m not pushing up daisys.
I stay six feet apart,
But not, from my Katie. (Chorus)

This Covid-19 is making me crazy,
There’s got to be more to life
Than wearing N-95
Am I dreaming this all up (chorus)

Are there more than 25,
Sitting in this small space?
Please don’t sneeze,
Don’t touch your face. (Chorus)

I might be six feet above,
But that’s when I’m happy.
Stay six feet apart
I stay six feet apart

Wash your hands,
And pass the sanitizer.
Wear nitrile gloves,
And give air hugs.
Don’t breathe on me
Don’t breathe on me

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Alex Komives, Release

Release

My thin arrowed gait across the driveway,
provoked by lure of sidewalk’s open bend
to elsewhere-away-from-here, was deflected
by shielded certitude of nearby corners

discharging metronomic bursts of dog walkers
and wall scrammers once foot’s flight
departed home ground.  Frustrated.  Returned.
I repeated my outward assault only to revisit

the doorstep.  Back and forth, I stitched
air with caged velocity until my notice
chanced upward a confident stretch
of altocumulus, potholed with blue whispers

of beyond, and recalling yesterday’s moon
retasked my torqued spirit to a search
and rescue.  My eyes growing frantic
rummaged the high billowed mesh for

glimpse of waxing gibbous form.  And then,
as if answer, an unfinished orb tore
clear an instant to toss a wink.  Quickly
clouds recovered, but it was enough.

Comfort stood and
I was stilled.

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Vote For Your Favorite: 2020 Firefly Awards Are Open

by Youth Services

What is the Firefly Award?

The Indiana Early Literacy Firefly Award is awarded to books that encourage very young children & adults to interact through talking, singing, reading, writing, and playing. 

Nominated books are selected by teachers, librarians, caregivers and others who are committed to early childhood development. Each year, children ages 0-5 are encouraged to vote for their favorite!

 

How do I participate?
The nominated books are available for checkout or you can view all five books through recorded videos. After you’ve experienced all the books, help your child choose their favorite and use the online voting form. Votes will be collected until July 31, 2020. Please remember, this vote is only for children ages 0-5. Please fill out the form one time for each eligible child in your household.

Past Recipients

2019 Full List >

2019 Winner: There’s a Monster in Your Book by Tom Fletcher

2018 Full List >

2018: Noisy Night by Mac Barnett

2017 Full List >

2017: Don’t Wake Up the Tiger by Britta Teckentrup

2016 Full List >

2016: Hooray for Hat! by Brian Won

2015 Full List >

2015: Don’t Push the Button! by Bill Cotter

Firefly Award 2020 Nominees

B is for Baby
by Atinuke

Don’t Blink
by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

Firefly Home
by Jane Clarke

Pirate Jack Gets Dressed
by Nancy Raines Day

The Rabbit Listened
by Cory Doerrfeld

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