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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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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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