Heyworth Public Library District

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Weekly Newsletter

Happy 71st Birthday Heyworth Public Library! 

On May 19, 1941 the first Board of Trustees held a meeting to organize the Randolph Township Library.  Mrs. Pearl Whitaker became our first librarian.  On display this month we will have our library’s history on display in the Memorial Case.  Carl Hinshaw will be providing a display of Heyworth history for our front display next week. If you have a club, collection or hobby you would like to display at the library we would love to offer our display cases to the community.  Stop by and see Alice or Beth.

May Closures:

May 17 we will close at 5pm for Hey Days.  Don’t forget to get your armband tickets at Village Hall or the First State Bank in Heyworth.

May 19 the library will close at 12 noon, but will be at a table in the HeyDays Merchant Tent from 1-4 pm.

May 28 the library will be closed in honor of Memorial Day.


The summer reading fairies have been hard at work, the Heyworth Public Library is properly decorated, school talks have begun, flyers are being distributed at the schools, our website heyworthlibrary.com is fully loaded with all programs available, and our wonderful business partners/sponsors have been busily donating MANY prizes. This summer looks more DELICIOUS than ever at your Heyworth Public Library. Stop in and sample the good things we have planned! We have six programs that children must sign up for before attending.  We will begin sign ups on May 19th at the library.  Reading for prizes will begin June 4, and this year there is NO sign up to read for prizes.  Just read books from Heyworth Public Library, fill out your reading log, and turn in before end of day on July 28th at the library.

Heyworth Public Library is excited to begin a LEGO Time program this summer.  LEGO Time will offer youth builders an opportunity to join together, create, and share inspiration. We are asking for the community members to look through their closets and donate LEGOS/Duplo’s their children have outgrown to help supplement our supplies.  You can drop off LEGOS at any time during regular hours.  If you would like to make a monetary donation to help purchase new LEGOS or more LEGO reading materials we would welcome your support as well.

Monthly Genealogy and Local History meeting

Wed., June 20 at 10 am.  All are welcome to help preserve Randolph Township history.  Come join us as we organize the historical records and materials we have collected at the library, and begin an oral history project.  If you have local history or genealogical items to donate to the Alexander Room please see Alice or Beth at the library.  You can view the current title holdings on our website under the Local History and Genealogy link.

Canine Reading Buddies Program

We now offer two different days a month.  Every third Thursday after school at 3:30 p.m. and NEWLY added every second Thursday at 6 p.m. (for three students at each session).   Sign up begins on the first Thursday of each month.

May 17 @ 3:30pm/3:50pm/4:15pm

June 14 @ 6pm/6:20pm/6:40pm

Weekly Programs:

After school movies:  Every Friday at 3:15 pm.  The schedule of movies to be shown is posted and available in the library.  Bring a friend, snacks, and a drink with a lid for a movie afternoon at your Heyworth Library.

New DVD Movie titles:

The Vow and Underworld Awakening are available this week. Our NEW DVD movies can be loaned for three nights for $1.00. All others are available for 7 nights for $1.00. 

Adult:  Double Dexter b Jeffry P. Lindsay; Guys in the Gang and other Stories by James T. Joyce; 11th Hour by James Patterson; Martha’s American Food: A Celebration by Martha Stewart.

Young Adult: Beautiful Days by Anna Godbersen; Croak by Gina Damico; Glimmerglass by Jenna Black; Insurgent by Veronica Roth.

Children:  Big Nate: What Could Possibly Go Wrong by Lincoln Peirce; The Serpent’s Shadow (The Kane Chronicles, Book Three) by Rick Riordan; Wolves of the Beyond #5: Spirit Wolf by Kathryn Lasky; Two Little Monkeys by Mem Fox


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