NORTH WEBSTER — As February marks Library Lovers Month, the North Webster Community Public Library takes pride in being a central hub that connects and enriches the community.
Mary Erb, president of the Friends of the Library, says about the library’s atmosphere, “The staff is fantastic. Warm, friendly, affirming and helpful. I would be here all day, every day if I could.”
Besides warm welcomes, NWCPL stands out for its commitment to providing a wide range of resources. As a member of Evergreen Indiana, a statewide library consortium, NWCPL offers free interlibrary loan and reciprocal borrowing for its patrons between the over 125 Evergreen libraries across the state. NWCPL also offers a wide variety of online resources, including access to digital genealogy resources, e-books and more.
Library Lovers Month is an opportunity to recognize the library’s role as more than just a place for books. It serves as a haven for learning and exploration though a variety of programs and classes. Erb enthusiastically notes, “The programs and classes at the library are top notch. So many interesting and fun things to do and to learn. I love it!”
As the community celebrates Library Lovers Month, NWCPL invites residents to discover the diverse offerings that make the library a beloved institution. From welcoming staff to a wealth of resources and engaging programs, the library remains a cherished space for all.
Library Closed For In-service
NWCPL will be closed all day Friday, Feb. 16, for staff training. The library will reopen on Saturday, Feb. 17.
Weekly Library Events
The following activities are set to take place at the library. Attendees do not need to have a library card to participate in any of these events.
Beat the Winter “Blues” day will be happening from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13. Keep your brain active this winter by doing crafts, playing games, doing puzzles and learning new skills. No registration required — just drop in for the fun.
The Adult Craft Class will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13. This month they will be finishing the rag rug projects they started in January.
Exercise classes will be happening at the library this week. Get Fit While You Sit chair exercise will be meeting at 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15. Let’s Move Dance class will be held at 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15. These classes are free and open to the public, no library card required.
Have the after-school blues? Stop by between 3:30 and 5:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 12, to hang out with friends, play board games and battle in Mario Kart on the Nintendo Switch. Feel free to bring your games to play. Snacks, coffee and pop will be provided.
Join us at 4 p.m. on Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14, for a special holiday book swap. Share your favorite books by bringing one from home or picking one from the library shelves and telling what you love about it. Let’s exchange books and book recommendations and explore something new together.
Certified therapy dog, Irish, will be waiting for you during the PAWS-to-Read program from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 12. This event provides a comfortable and judgment-free zone for kids to read and interact with Irish. Sign up for a 15-minute appointment by calling the library at (574) 834-7122.
Story times will be returning at the library in February. Baby and Toddler Time will be meeting at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13. Preschool Story time will be meeting at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14. Registration is appreciated, but visitors are always welcome.
NWCPL will be hosting a special one-of-a-kind interactive movie at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 17. Dive into the land of “Far, Far Away” as they watch the classic animated movie “Shrek,” with a bag of goodies and a script full of silly activities. Registration is required as seating is limited. Call the library at (574) 834-7122 to reserve your spot.
For more information about any library events, call (574) 834-7122, visit the library’s website nwcpl.org or click into the library’s Facebook page.