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Statewide Borrowing: Indiana Libraries Working Together for Indiana Readers

What Is It?

Patrons from one Indiana library can visit another

Statewide borrowing in Indiana is a reciprocal borrowing program that covers the entire state. What's reciprocal borrowing, you ask? It's an arrangement between libraries to allow patrons from one library system to check out materials from another library system.

That's right: now with your LCPL card, you can visit libraries outside of Lake County and check out books - no additional cost, no waiting for us to transport the book to you.

Which materials reciprocal borrowers are allowed to check out differs at each library. Some allow DVDs and other AV items in addition to books. If you've found an Indiana library that has the item you need, call first to make sure you can borrow it under the statewide borrowing program!

When you do borrow an item from a different library, you're responsible for the item just as you are when you borrow from us. That means you have to pay any late fees - so make sure you check how long you get to keep an item. It might be different from our loan period! You also must return the item to the library system from which you borrowed it - please don't return items from Porter County Public Library to us!

Library card examples: red and green

How Do I Get Started?

When you find a participating library that has an item you want to borrow, all you have to do is bring your Lake County Public Library card to that library (to prove you're a member in good standing) and they will issue you a reciprocal card. Reciprocal borrowers are usually given a different card than resident borrowers. Here at Lake County Public Library, reciprocal borrowers get a green card, while resident borrowers get a red one.

Once you have your card, you can check out whatever items that library includes under their reciprocal borrowing agreement.

Isn't This Just ILL?

Delivery of books between libraries

ILL (or Inter-Library Loan) is a time-honored tradition amongst libraries. Through ILL, libraries are often able to acquire out-of-print or less-popular books from other libraries for a one-time loan. In order to do this, libraries literally box up the items and ship them to each other. If you've ever paid shipping on a lot of books, you know that this can be costly and that the shipping isn't the fastest!

With reciprocal borrowing you can go and pick up the book yourself, exactly when you want it. You don't have to wait for us to process the order or for the book to ship. It's faster for you and cheaper for the library.

Of course, Lake County Public Library will still offer ILL services! Learn more about ILL and purchase requests.

What about Reciprocal Borrowing at LCPL?

Opening statewide reciprocal borrowing to our patrons means that Lake County Public Library is now also open to patrons of other Indiana libraries. But don't worry - this won't impact availability of materials.

First, reciprocal borrowers at our library are limited to 50 physical items. They don't have access to our electronic resources, like ebooks and downloadable audiobooks. See the full list of reciprocal borrowing privileges.

In addition, we've hosted reciprocal borrowers from other library systems in Lake County for years. Patrons from Hammond, East Chicago, Whiting, Lowell, Gary and Crown Point libraries can all borrow materials from us. While we are opening reciprocal borrowing to the entire state through this agreement, it actually won't expand our area of service that much since we already serve most of the people closest to us. The further away a person lives, the less likely they are to drive out to borrow books: they are more likely to be served by other, closer libraries that are also participating in this program.

What Libraries Can I Use?

Here is a list of participating libraries from Northwest Indiana. Click the library name to visit their catalog and search for an item! For libraries outside of Northwest Indiana, scroll down.

CROWN POINT COMMUNITY PUBLIC LIBRARY
EAST CHICAGO PUBLIC LIBRARY
GARY PUBLIC LIBRARY
HAMMOND PUBLIC LIBRARY
LOWELL PUBLIC LIBRARY
WHITING PUBLIC LIBRARY

JASPER COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY
LA PORTE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY
MICHIGAN CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY
NEWTON COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY
NORTH JUDSON-WAYNE TWP PUBLIC LIBRARY
PORTER COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY SYSTEM
PULASKI COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY
WESTCHESTER PUBLIC LIBRARY

OTHER INDIANA LIBRARIES

If you want to travel a bit further afield, here is a list of all other Indiana libraries participating in statewide borrowing:

AKRON CARNEGIE PUBLIC LIBRARY
ALEXANDRIA-MONROE PUBLIC LIBRARY
ALEXANDRIAN PUBLIC LIBRARY
ARGOS PUBLIC LIBRARY
ATTICA PUBLIC LIBRARY
AURORA PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT
BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY
BARTON REES POGUE MEMORIAL PUBLIC LIBRARY
BELL MEMORIAL PUBLIC LIBRARY
BENTON COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY
BICKNELL-VIGO TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY
BLOOMFIELD-EASTERN GREENE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY
BOONVILLE-WARRICK COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY
BOSWELL-GRANT TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY
BOURBON PUBLIC LIBRARY
BRAZIL PUBLIC LIBRARY
BREMEN PUBLIC LIBRARY
BRISTOL-WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY
BROOK-IROQUOIS-WASHINGTON PUBLIC LIBRARY
BROOKSTON-PRAIRIE TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY
BROWN COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY
BUTLER PUBLIC LIBRARY
CAMBRIDGE CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY
CAMDEN-JACKSON TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY
CENTERVILLE-CENTER TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY
CHARLESTOWN CLARK COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY
CHURUBUSCO PUBLIC LIBRARY
CLAYTON-LIBERTY TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY
CLINTON PUBLIC LIBRARY
COLFAX-PERRY TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY
CONVERSE-JACKSON TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY
COVINGTON-VEEDERSBURG PUBLIC LIBRARY
CRAWFORD COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY
CRAWFORDSVILLE DISTRICT PUBLIC LIBRARY
CULVER-UNION TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY
DARLINGTON PUBLIC LIBRARY
DELPHI PUBLIC LIBRARY
DUBLIN PUBLIC LIBRARY
DUNKIRK PUBLIC LIBRARY
EARL PARK PUBLIC LIBRARY
EAST CHICAGO PUBLIC LIBRARY
EDINBURGH WRIGHT-HAGEMAN PUBLIC LIBRARY
ELKHART PUBLIC LIBRARY
FAYETTE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY
FLORA-MONROE TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY
FORT BRANCH-JOHNSON TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY
FORTVILLE-VERNON TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY
FRANCESVILLE-SALEM TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY
FRANKFORT COMMUNITY LIBRARY-CLINTON COUNTY CONTRACTUAL PUBLIC LIBRARY
FULTON COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY
GARRETT PUBLIC LIBRARY
GAS CITY-MILL TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY
GOODLAND & GRANT TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY
GREENTOWN & EASTERN HOWARD SCHOOL PUBLIC LIBRARY
GREENWOOD PUBLIC LIBRARY
HAGERSTOWN-JEFFERSON TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY
HAMILTON NORTH PUBLIC LIBRARY
HARRISON COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY
HENRY HENLEY PUBLIC LIBRARY
HUNTINGBURG PUBLIC LIBRARY
JASONVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY
JASPER-DUBOIS COUNTY CONTRACTUAL PUBLIC LIBRARY
JEFFERSON COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY
JEFFERSONVILLE TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY
JENNINGS COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY
JOHNSON COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY
JOYCE PUBLIC LIBRARY
KENDALLVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY
KENTLAND-JEFFERSON TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY
KEWANNA-UNION TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY
KINGMAN-MILLCREEK PUBLIC LIBRARY
KIRKLIN PUBLIC LIBRARY
KNIGHTSTOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY
KNOX COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY
LA CROSSE PUBLIC LIBRARY
LA GRANGE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY
LADOGA-CLARK TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY
LAWRENCEBURG PUBLIC LIBRARY
LEBANON PUBLIC LIBRARY
LINCOLN HERITAGE PUBLIC LIBRARY
LINDEN CARNEGIE PUBLIC LIBRARY
LINTON PUBLIC LIBRARY
LOGANSPORT-CASS COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY
LOOGOOTEE PUBLIC LIBRARY
MIDDLEBURY COMMUNITY PUBLIC LIBRARY
MISHAWAKA-PENN-HARRIS PUBLIC LIBRARY
MITCHELL COMMUNITY PUBLIC LIBRARY
MONON TOWN & TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY
MONTEREY-TIPPECANOE TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY
MONTEZUMA PUBLIC LIBRARY
MONTICELLO-UNION TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY
MONTPELIER-HARRISON TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY
MORGAN COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY
MORRISSON-REEVES LIBRARY
NAPPANEE PUBLIC LIBRARY
NEW ALBANY-FLOYD COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY
NEW CASTLE-HENRY COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY
NEW HARMONY WORKINGMEN'S INSTITUTE
NEWBURGH CHANDLER PUBLIC LIBRARY
NEW CARLISLE-OLIVE TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY
NOBLE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY
NORTH MADISON COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY SYSTEM
NORTH MANCHESTER PUBLIC LIBRARY SYSTEM
ODON WINKELPLECK PUBLIC LIBRARY
OHIO COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY
OHIO TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY SYSTEM
ORLEANS TOWN & TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY
OSGOOD PUBLIC LIBRARY
OTTERBEIN PUBLIC LIBRARY
OWEN COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY
OWENSVILLE CARNEGIE PUBLIC LIBRARY
OXFORD PUBLIC LIBRARY
PAOLI PUBLIC LIBRARY
PENDLETON COMMUNITY PUBLIC LIBRARY
PENN TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY
PERRY COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY
PIKE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY
PLYMOUTH PUBLIC LIBRARY
POSEYVILLE CARNEGIE PUBLIC LIBRARY
PRINCETON PUBLIC LIBRARY
PUTNAM COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY
REMINGTON-CARPENTER TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY
ROACHDALE-FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY
RUSHVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY
SALEM-WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY
SCOTT COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY
SHELBYVILLE-SHELBY COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY
SHERIDAN PUBLIC LIBRARY
SHOALS PUBLIC LIBRARY
SPENCER COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY
SPICELAND TOWN-TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY
STARKE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY SYSTEM
SULLIVAN COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY
SWITZERLAND COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY
SYRACUSE-TURKEY CREEK TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY
THORNTOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY
TIPPECANOE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY
TIPTON COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY
UNION COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY
VAN BUREN PUBLIC LIBRARY
VERMILLION COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY
VIGO COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY
WABASH CARNEGIE PUBLIC LIBRARY
WAKARUSA-OLIVE & HARRISON TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY
WALKERTON-LINCOLN TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY
WALTON & TIPTON TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY
WANATAH PUBLIC LIBRARY
WASHINGTON CARNEGIE PUBLIC LIBRARY
WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY
WATERLOO-GRANT TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY
WAVELAND-BROWN TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY
WEST LAFAYETTE PUBLIC LIBRARY
WEST LEBANON-PIKE TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY
WESTVILLE-NEW DURHAM TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY
WILLARD LIBRARY OF EVANSVILLE
WILLIAMSPORT-WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY
WOLCOTT COMMUNITY PUBLIC LIBRARY
WORTHINGTON JEFFERSON TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY

Upcoming Events
Sat, Feb 04, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Dyer-Schererville - Meeting Room Whole (A & B)
Create a unique painting with assistance from local artist Mary Stang-Helm. Cash fee of $25 paid at time of event covers all materials.... more
Create a unique painting with assistance from local artist Mary Stang-Helm. Cash fee of $25 paid at time of event covers all materials. Class begins promptly at 10:00 a.m.

Sat, Feb 04, 10:00am - 11:00am
St. John - Children's Program Room
A 30 minute storytime for children ages Birth - 6 and their family. We will read books, sing songs, and take home a craft!

Sat, Feb 04, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Hobart - Children's Program Room
Bring your current projects (knitting, crochet, cross-stitch, embroidery, etc.) for an opportunity to chat and create! Other attendees... more
Bring your current projects (knitting, crochet, cross-stitch, embroidery, etc.) for an opportunity to chat and create! Other attendees would be happy to instruct on crochet as needed.

Mon, Feb 06, 10:30am - 11:30am
Merrillville - Meeting Room C
Classes to help prepare adults for the United States Immigration examination, to become naturalized citizens.

Mon, Feb 06, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Highland - Meeting Room A
Come and enjoy this afternoon movie with us! Seating is limited. Registration is required.

Mon, Feb 06, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Griffith-Calumet Twp - Meeting Room
Teens in 6th-12th grades are invited to join the NWI Chess Club. Please register and bring your own board.

Mon, Feb 06, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Dyer-Schererville - Meeting Room Whole (A & B)
Teens are invited to join us as we sample books by Black authors in honor of Black History Month. From romance to science fiction,... more
Teens are invited to join us as we sample books by Black authors in honor of Black History Month. From romance to science fiction, mysteries to novels in verse, there's something for everyone!

Mon, Feb 06, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
St. John - Large Meeting Room
Earn volunteer hours and help the St. John Branch create teen programs, displays, and more! Refreshments will be served. Grades 6-12.... more
Earn volunteer hours and help the St. John Branch create teen programs, displays, and more! Refreshments will be served. Grades 6-12. Please register.

Mon, Feb 06, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Munster - Large Meeting Room,Munster Zoom Room
Teens get volunteer hours! Help plan programs and projects at the library. Interested teens 11 - 17 can attend. Zoom available.... more
Teens get volunteer hours! Help plan programs and projects at the library. Interested teens 11 - 17 can attend. Zoom available. Registration Required.  Programs subject to change.

Mon, Feb 06, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Merrillville - Meeting Room B
English Classes are for participants who are learning English as a second language. Different levels are available. Classes are free.

Mon, Feb 06, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Lake Station-New Chicago - Large Meeting Room
Are you a fan of anime or manga? If so, come to our monthly Teen Anime Club to find new anime to watch. We watch 3-4 episodes of your... more
Are you a fan of anime or manga? If so, come to our monthly Teen Anime Club to find new anime to watch. We watch 3-4 episodes of your choosing each month. Ages 12-18.

Mon, Feb 06, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Highland - Meeting Room A
Teens are invited to help the Highland branch create projects and programs that you would like to attend. Snacks will be provided. ... more
Teens are invited to help the Highland branch create projects and programs that you would like to attend. Snacks will be provided. Registration required. Ages 12 – 18.

Tue, Feb 07, 10:15am - 10:45am
St. John - Children's Program Room
A 30 minute program for toddlers, ages 2-3 with their caregiver(s). We will read books, sing songs, and take home a craft!

Tue, Feb 07, 10:30am - 11:30am
St. John - Large Meeting Room
Join us for this month's travel film about Paris. Runtime: 60mins. Please register.

Tue, Feb 07, 10:30am - 10:50am
Merrillville - Children's Programming Room
Children ages 2-3 and their caregivers are invited to a 20-minute storytime session. Join us for books, music, and a take-home craft,... more
Children ages 2-3 and their caregivers are invited to a 20-minute storytime session. Join us for books, music, and a take-home craft, all designed to foster pre-reading skills.

Tue, Feb 07, 10:30am - 10:50am
Munster - Large Meeting Room
Babies and toddlers, birth - 23 months of age, accompanied by their caregivers, will enjoy this program filled with rhymes, books,... more
Babies and toddlers, birth - 23 months of age, accompanied by their caregivers, will enjoy this program filled with rhymes, books, music, and movement designed to help early literacy skills.
This event is full

Tue, Feb 07, 10:30am - 10:50am
Highland - Children's Programming Room
A storytime program for children 2 & 3 years of age, with a caregiver, featuring stories, fingerplays, music and a take home craft, that... more
A storytime program for children 2 & 3 years of age, with a caregiver, featuring stories, fingerplays, music and a take home craft, that teach early literacy skills. Please register all attending.

Tue, Feb 07, 10:30am - 11:00am
Hobart - Children's Program Room
Program for babies and toddlers, birth - 23 months of age, accompanied by their caregivers, filled with rhymes, books, music, and... more
Program for babies and toddlers, birth - 23 months of age, accompanied by their caregivers, filled with rhymes, books, music, and movement designed to help early literacy skills.

Tue, Feb 07, 11:15am - 11:45am
St. John - Children's Program Room
A 30 minute program for toddlers, ages 2-3 with their caregiver(s). We will read books, sing songs, and take home a craft!

Tue, Feb 07, 11:30am - 12:15pm
Cedar Lake - Children's Programming Room
For this storytime 4 and 5 year olds will hear stories and participate in music activities, rhymes, and other activities, with an... more
For this storytime 4 and 5 year olds will hear stories and participate in music activities, rhymes, and other activities, with an emphasis on important early pre-reading skills.

Tue, Feb 07, 11:30am - 11:50am
Griffith-Calumet Twp - Children's Programming Room
A storytime program for toddlers and their adult caregivers. Attendees will enjoy a storytime with books, rhymes, music, and a craft.... more
A storytime program for toddlers and their adult caregivers. Attendees will enjoy a storytime with books, rhymes, music, and a craft. Registration Required.

Tue, Feb 07, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Griffith-Calumet Twp - Meeting Room
A heartbroken pop star (Jennifer Lopez) spontaneously weds a stranger from the audience (Owen Wilson) while live on stage. PG-13 1h 52min

Tue, Feb 07, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Dyer-Schererville Branch - Tutor Table
Book this one-hour session to receive individualized instruction in basic technology skills. Registrant may be contacted before the... more
Book this one-hour session to receive individualized instruction in basic technology skills. Registrant may be contacted before the session to discuss the type of help needed.
This event is full

Tue, Feb 07, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Griffith-Calumet Twp - Children's Programming Room
A program for children of all ages and their families to come craft homemade valentines, all supplies included!

Tue, Feb 07, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Highland - Children's Programming Room
In this program children in grades K-5 will learn how to make a heart-shaped bird feeder, and other simple feeders, to help our... more
In this program children in grades K-5 will learn how to make a heart-shaped bird feeder, and other simple feeders, to help our feathered friends during the height of winter, when they need it most.

Tue, Feb 07, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Munster - Large Meeting Room
Each session includes a series of asanas (postures) & sequences of pranayam (breathing exercises) for good health. Please bring your own... more
Each session includes a series of asanas (postures) & sequences of pranayam (breathing exercises) for good health. Please bring your own mat to class.

Tue, Feb 07, 6:00pm - 7:45pm
Merrillville - Meeting Room B
We are proud to be hosting a support, education, & social space for LGBTQ+ teens & their allies. Teens (12-18) are welcome.

Wed, Feb 08, 10:30am - 11:30am
Merrillville - Meeting Room C
Classes to help prepare adults for the United States Immigration examination, to become legal Citizens.

Wed, Feb 08, 10:30am - 10:50am
Merrillville - Children's Programming Room
Babies up to 23 months and their families are invited to a 20-minute lapsit program of rhymes, songs, knee bounces, and other activities... more
Babies up to 23 months and their families are invited to a 20-minute lapsit program of rhymes, songs, knee bounces, and other activities designed to foster early child development.

Wed, Feb 08, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
St. John - Large Meeting Room
Do you enjoy crafting? Do you wish you had friendly people to work with on those crafts? Bring your current project and enjoy the... more
Do you enjoy crafting? Do you wish you had friendly people to work with on those crafts? Bring your current project and enjoy the company every Wednesday! All crafts are welcome.

Wed, Feb 08, 1:30pm - 1:50pm
Munster - Children's Program Room
Storytime featuring stories, fingerplays, music, and a take home craft that teach pre-reading skills for kids 4-6. Please note NEW... more
Storytime featuring stories, fingerplays, music, and a take home craft that teach pre-reading skills for kids 4-6. Please note NEW afternoon time.

Wed, Feb 08, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Cedar Lake - Meeting Room A
Homeschool children are invited to attend a program exploring a STEAM topic each session. The only requirement is imagination and... more
Homeschool children are invited to attend a program exploring a STEAM topic each session. The only requirement is imagination and registration!

Wed, Feb 08, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Lake Station-New Chicago - Large Meeting Room
Come hang out at the library and play the Nintendo Switch and board games! We provide the games...you bring your friends to join in on... more
Come hang out at the library and play the Nintendo Switch and board games! We provide the games...you bring your friends to join in on the fun! Ages 12-18.

Wed, Feb 08, 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Cedar Lake - Cedar Lake Public Tables
Bring yarn and a size H crochet hook or size 7 knitting needles and cotton yarn ... or bring along a project you're already working on!

Wed, Feb 08, 5:30pm - 6:45pm
St. John - Large Meeting Room
Join the Page Turners as we discuss "Unsettled Ground" by Claire Fuller. Books are available at the St. John Branch circulation desk.

Wed, Feb 08, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Hobart - Children's Program Room
Join us as we create a project with Crayon wax. Dress for a messy time!

Wed, Feb 08, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Munster - Large Meeting Room
Printmaker Ida Short will be visiting with her antique table top printing presses! Learn about the art of letterpress and make your own... more
Printmaker Ida Short will be visiting with her antique table top printing presses! Learn about the art of letterpress and make your own valentines.

Wed, Feb 08, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Lake Station-New Chicago - Children's Program Room
School age children are invited to explore science, technology, engineering, art, and math with fun projects at the library. Please wear... more
School age children are invited to explore science, technology, engineering, art, and math with fun projects at the library. Please wear clothes you do not mind getting messy in.

Wed, Feb 08, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Highland - Meeting Room A
This month we will be making paper quilled valentines! Quilling is an art that uses thin strips of paper to make designs. Space is... more
This month we will be making paper quilled valentines! Quilling is an art that uses thin strips of paper to make designs. Space is limited. Registration is required for all attendees.

Wed, Feb 08, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Hobart - Programming Room
Join us and earn volunteer hours while helping us plan teen programming and services. For grades 6-12. Also, bring your art supplies... more
Join us and earn volunteer hours while helping us plan teen programming and services. For grades 6-12. Also, bring your art supplies and draw anything you like.

Wed, Feb 08, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Griffith-Calumet Twp - Children's Programming Room
Each session will highlight a different artist- we will learn about their craft and try out their unique style for ourselves. 6 week... more
Each session will highlight a different artist- we will learn about their craft and try out their unique style for ourselves. 6 week program; sign up for all or choose individual sessions to attend
This event is full

Thu, Feb 09, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Griffith-Calumet Twp - Meeting Room
Like to cross-stitch, knit, crochet, or do any other craft? Every Thursday, bring and work on your own project while enjoying the... more
Like to cross-stitch, knit, crochet, or do any other craft? Every Thursday, bring and work on your own project while enjoying the company of others.

Thu, Feb 09, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Merrillville - Small Group Room #2
Are you having laptop, smartphone, or tablet issues? Book this one-hour session to receive individualized assistance with your... more
Are you having laptop, smartphone, or tablet issues? Book this one-hour session to receive individualized assistance with your technology problems. Patron must bring their device with them.

Thu, Feb 09, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Merrillville - Meeting Room A
Earn volunteer hours while helping us plan teen programming and services. For grades 6-12.

Thu, Feb 09, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Merrillville - Meeting Room C
English Classes are for participants who are learning English as a second language. Different levels are available. Classes are free.

Fri, Feb 10, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Hobart - Children's Program Room
Join us as we speed solve Rubik's Cube puzzles. All skill levels are welcome. Rubik's Cubes are supplied.

Sat, Feb 11, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Merrillville - Meeting Room B
Interested in any of the needle arts including knit, crochet, cross-stitch, and more? Join us for an opportunity to chat and create.... more
Interested in any of the needle arts including knit, crochet, cross-stitch, and more? Join us for an opportunity to chat and create. Please bring your own projects.

Sat, Feb 11, 10:00am - 12:00pm
St. John - Large Meeting Room
Create a suncatcher using glass pebbles. All materials will be provided. Space is limited and registration is required. Please... more
Create a suncatcher using glass pebbles. All materials will be provided. Space is limited and registration is required. Please register for only one session to allow more people to attend.
This event is full

Sat, Feb 11, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Merrillville - Children's Programming Room
Kids ages 6 months through 3 years old and their caregivers will enjoy interacting at various block play stations. Registration for all... more
Kids ages 6 months through 3 years old and their caregivers will enjoy interacting at various block play stations. Registration for all children & adults attending is required.
This event is full