NORTH WEBSTER — North Webster Community Public Library is uniting with libraries across the nation to promote the power of a library card during September Library Card Sign-Up Month. In addition to checking out books, a library card provides access to technology, multimedia content and educational programming.
A library card is one of the most cost-effective back-to-school supplies for students as well. It can save parents hundreds of dollars on educational resources and services including free access to STEAM programs and activities, educational apps, in-person and virtual homework help, internet access and the expertise of librarians. To determine cost savings, visit the Library Value Calculator at www.ilovelibraries.org/getinformed/getinvolved/calculator.
If you live in Tippecanoe Township, you qualify for a free North Webster Library card and because North Webster Library is part of the statewide Evergreen system you can use your North Webster card at any Evergreen library throughout the state including several libraries in the local area.
Although the staff encourages everyone to get a library card, you don’t need a library card to participate in Baby and Toddler Time in the Youth Department that starts 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 7 and will be held every Tuesday until Nov. 23. It’s a fun time of learning and engaging in meaningful play as parents and caregivers explore books, stories and songs together with their babies and toddlers. Parents also learn about resources and ideas for fostering early literacy skills in their children along with networking with other parents.
Parents can also enjoy fun quality time with their older kids at Lego Time 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 11. For ages five to 12, kids have fun building their own Lego creations. Legos provided. Children under age 8 should be accompanied by an adult.
In observance of Labor Day, the library will be closed Monday, Sept. 6.