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  1. State Library Introduces eBook Kits for Patron, Staff Training

  2. Sign Up Today for Statewide Summer Reading Workshops

More Library News

Anderson Herald Bulletin
Pierce Burton was county’s first kids author
Associated Press
Applegate wins Newbery; Klassen takes Caldecott
Batesville Herald Republican
GED classes start soon in Batesville
Fort Wayne News-Sentinel
Cost of non-certified death certificates in Allen County may rise to $50
Greencastle Banner Graphic
PCPL continues to integrate new computer system 
Greensburg Daily News
Library temporarily closing for renovation
Hendricks County Flyer
War vet brings special art to Vonnegut library
Huntington County TAB
Andrews council learns of another library setback
Indianapolis Star
Quilt depicting horrors of lynching stirs emotions in Indy
Indianapolis Star
Indianapolis Public Library closes Garfield Park Branch after water pipe break
Lafayette Journal & Courier
Artist Hubbard's work displayed in Frankfort
La Porte Herald Argus
Library board: Finances are looking up
Muncie Star Press
Eat chili, help young readers in Haiti
Northwest Indiana Times
Coin club donates books to Lake County library
Northwest Indiana Times
East Chicago Public Library celebrates Black History Month - The Harlem Renaissance and Beyond
Shelbyville News
Shelby County Reads open house a hit
Terre Haute Tribune Star
Rockville Public Library to host open house
Terre Haute Tribune Star
Correctional facility to participate in Big Read
Terre Haute Tribune Star
This list of online databases free to anyone
Terre Haute Tribune Star
50 students get buried in an Avalanche of Books
Winchester News Gazette
WC Library goes into Overdrive with eReaders
WTHR-TV (Indianapolis)
"Lynching" quilt shocks some Central Library visitors
Yorktown Press
Young Yorktown readers, meet Mark the Dog

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State Library Introduces eBook Kits for Patron, Staff Training

eBook KitseBooks are rapidly becoming an important part of every library’s holdings. Are you prepared to meet the challenges of your patrons who come in and require help with eReader devices? Does your staff need a little more time and practice with the various e-reader devices that are available out there? 

The Indiana State Library has 10 eReader kits available for check out. Each kit contains each of the seven eReaders that are commercially available, including:

  • iPad
  • Kindle
  • Kindle Fire
  • Sony Reader
  • HansPad
  • Ematic
  • Kyros 7 

These kits are great for staff training days as well as individual workshops on e-books. An Indiana public or school library may obtain these kits by contacting the PDO at (317) 234-5650 or

Sign Up Today for Statewide Summer Reading Workshops

CSLP Teen Video Challenge Suzanne Walker, Indiana State Library Children's Services Consultant, has scheduled a full lineup of Collaborative Summer Reading Program training sessions coming to a community near you. Throughout February and March these three-hour workshops worth three LEUs will discuss different ways to structure your Summer Reading Programs, event ideas for all ages, and do 2-3 hands-on activities you can use this summer. Attendees are also encouraged to bring ideas about Summer Reading to share.

Registration is required via the WebJunction Indiana Calendar of Events, but do so quickly as space may be limited at many of the following locations:

  • 2/14/2013: Dubois Co. Contractual Public Library - Ferdinand (1:00 PM)
  • 2/22/2013: Plymouth Public Library (10:00 AM)
  • 2/25/2013: Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library - Zionsville (9:30 PM)
  • 2/27/2013: Rushville Public Library (9:00 AM) (This is a 4-hour, 4-LEU event)
  • 2/28/2013: Kendallville Public Library (10:00 AM)
  • 3/1/2013: Ohio Township Public Library – Newburgh (10:00 AM-CST)
  • 3/4/2013: Franklin Public Library District – Brookville (9:30 AM)
  • 3/14/2013: Muncie Public Library - Kennedy Branch (1:00 PM)
  • NOTE: Two or three more trainings TBD. Please refer to the WJ-IN Calendar

Also, be sure to check out more summer reading resources online, including fun Pinterest boards and information about the 2013 Teen Video Challenge. You may also contact Suzanne Walker at for more information

Digital Learning DayJoin Hundreds of Indiana Schools and Libraries for Digital Learning Day on February 6

Two Indiana Librarians Chosen to Participate in ALA's 2013 Student to Staff Program

Congratulations to graduate student Emily Stueven (Indiana University SLIS) and Owen County Public Library Director Ginger Rogers (Mississippi State University) who were among just 40 students nationwide to be nominated by their schools to assist ALA staff during the 2013 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago. In exchange for working four hours a day, Emily and Ginger will receive free conference registration, housing, and a per diem for meal expenses.

Upcoming Workshops,
Events & Important Dates

Digital Learning Day
When: February 6, 2013 (all day)
Where: Across the Nation

Every Child Ready to Read Workshop
When: February 6 @ 9:30 AM
Where: Tipton County Public Library

Libraries and Pinterest
When: February 8 @ 10:00 AM (CST) &
When: February 8 @ 11:30 (CST)
Where: Jasper County Public Library - Wheatfield

Central Indiana Children's Roundtable
When: February 11 @ 10:00 AM
Where: Morgan County Public Library - Martinsville

Every Child Ready to Read Workshop
When: February 15 @ 9:30 AM
Where: Bartholomew Co. Public Library

Readers Advisory for Youth
When: February 21 @ 10:00 AM
Where: New Albany-Floyd County Public Library

Every Child Ready to Read Workshop
When: March 5 @ 9:00 AM (CST)
Where: Jasper County Public Library - DeMotte Branch

Discovery to Delivery IV: Connecting the Community
When: March 8 @ 9:00 AM
Where: Ball State University

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