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    We will put your pumpkin characters on display in the library along with the book they are from. Pumpkin book characters can be brought to the library on:

    ·Oct. 27 & 28 (The week after fall break). 

    They will be voted on:

    ·Oct. 29 & 30. 

    Winners will be announced on
    October 31, and students can take them home that day. 

    Here are the contest rules: 
    ·Pumpkins should represent a favorite book character and should be accompanied by a book with that character (library books can be used).  For ideas go to: www.hardin.k12.ky.us/creekside/hh/favorites.htm
    ·Pumpkins and books from home should be labeled with your name.  Borrowed books (classroom, library, etc.) should have a bookmark inserted with your name.

    Although this is a family project, a majority of the work should be done by the student. Students’ entries will be judged with others in their age group—K/1, 2/3 and 4/5/6.

    ·First place per age group– Ten dollar book fair gift certificate.

    ·Second place per age group– Five dollar book fair gift certificate

    ·Overall Grand prize– Twenty five dollar book fair gift certificate

  • book fair

    The Greentown Children’s Library will be hosting its annual fall book fair on the following dates and times:

    Monday, Nov. 17 / 8 – 6

    Tuesday, Nov. 18 / 8 – 8

    Wednesday, Nov. 19 / 8 – 6

    Thursday, Nov. 20 / 8 – 6

    Friday, Nov. 21 / 8 - 4

    It’s a great opportunity to shop for Christmas gifts! All proceeds benefit children’s programming.


    by Christina Baker Kline. This 2014 selection from over 40 nominees, features Molly, a troubled teenager whose life revolved around one foster home after another. She finds herself in service to Vivian, a 91-year-old Irish immigrant orphan who relates to Molly her early life on the orphan trains of the early 20th century and subsequent placements with several Midwest families. Through their common histories and adversities they discover friendship and even self-made “family” devotion.



    Author Christina Baker Kline, will speak at IUK Kresge Auditorium on Dec. 4 at 7:00 p.m. Bring your book for her to sign, or buy one there. Tickets are free at each library location, but you must have one to attend.


    Jackie Kennedy was the epitome of grace as First Lady and never more so than when she hosted the wives of the Apollo 7 at tea in the White House. In recognition of one of the other HCR 15 finalists, The Astronauts Wives Club by Lily Koppel, you are invited to come to our version of a presidential tea and program in the Greentown Public Library Meeting Room at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 9. Reservations required. Call 628-3534.


    Lively discussions of Orphan Train and other HCR 15 Finalists will take place at these venues:

    ·11/3—Orphan Train at Greentown Public Library @ 6:30

    ·11/5—Orphan Train at Kokomo Main Library @ 6:30

    ·11/13– Whistling Past the Graveyard at Kokomo South Branch Library @ 6:30 with author Susan Crandall. Books will be available for purchase and signing at this event.

    ·12/11—Orphan Train at Kokomo South Branch Library @ 6:30


    Mark your calendars for Dec. 6 for a fabulous day-trip of shopping, dining, and having fun in an enclosed mall, out of the weather OR taking the trolley to visit 10 other Schaumberg, Illinois locations.

    Also on this trip, there is the opportunity to attend the Holiday Jewelry, Fashion and Accessory Show. Call for details.

    The charter motor coach from Imperial Travel will leave the Greentown Library at 7:15 And drop us off at the Woodfield Mall. It will pick us back up at 5:30 for the return ride home. Cost is $42. Space is limited, so call the library to reserve your spot. Reservations are not complete until non-refundable money is received. 765-628-3534.

    Deadline: When filled.


    Theme: Molly’s teacher discusses how the Native Americans had to carry their canoes and everything they possessed across land from one water body to the next. They had to think carefully about what to keep and what to discard. The teacher asks the students to interview someone—a mother, father or grandparent—about their own portages, the moments in their lives when they’ve had to take a journey. We are asking you to do the same.

    Talk to someone significant in your lIfe about when they’ve had to take a journey, literal or metaphorical. Ask them the same questions: “What do you choose to bring with you to the next place in your life? What do you leave behind? What insights did you gain about what’s important?” Discuss how these ideas and this concept of portage relates to the journey of the characters of Orphan Train and also how it connects to your significant person and to your personal journey as you prepare for college?


    ·Howard County residents

    ·Current high school junior or senior, current college student, adult planning to enroll in an accredited college during the next 12 months

    Deadline: Sunday,Nov. 9

    See: www.howardcountyreads.org or and Kokomo or Greentown Library branch.


    Get “jiggy” with us at the Elite Banquet Conference Center, 2820 S. Lafountain St. on Friday, Oct. 17 from 7-9 for a fun-filled and dance-filled evening as we listen to lively Celtic music by The Ennis Clare Band. Irish cuisine will be provided and you can pick up a keepsake at the silent auction. Tickets are $20 in advance and $30 at the door. and can be picked up at the Greentown Public Library or Kokomo Howard County Public Library. For more information, call 628.3534.


    Tuesday, December 2 @ 6:30 pm we will be making a snowmen center piece out of gloves. The cost of this craft will be $2.00 and we will provide all the material needed for this project. Registration is required please call the library @ 628-3435 to register.


    Our once-a-month class where you will enjoy creating beautiful and useful cards to give away. Tuesdays-Sept. 10, Oct. 8, Nov. 12, Dec. 10; Classes start at 9:30 & 10:30. Cost $1.00. Please call 765-628-3534 to register.

  • preschool

    What: Babes in Story Land
    When: Mondays,

    1st session - Sep. 22—Oct. 13
    2nd session– Nov. 3—Dec.. 8
    Time: 11—11:30
    Age: Birth to 2 years

    What: Mother Goose
    When: Thursdays,
    1st session - Sep., 25—Oct., 16
    2nd session– Nov. 6—Dec., 11
    Time: 11—11:30
    Age: 3 years

    What: Story Hour
    When: Tuesdays,
    Sep., 23—April 14
    Time: 10:30—11:30
    Age: 4-5 years
    Toddler Biting Book    Registration is required for preschool programs. Call 628-2882 to register.

  • rein

    What: Make a Christmas Ornament
    When: Tuesday, December 9
    Where: Children’s Library
    Time: 6 p.m.

    Registration is required. Call 628-2882

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