2013-04 national library week web banner smallHuntington City-Township Public Library invites the community to celebrate National Library Week with events for all ages to be held at both the Huntington and Markle library locations during the week of April 14 – 20. 

Annual Bookmark Designing Contest for Kids & Teens  (both library locations)

Kids in grades 1 – 12 are invited to submit their designs in Huntington City-Township Public Library’s annual Bookmark Designing Contest.  Designs should reflect this year’s overall Summer Reading Club theme, “Dig Into Reading!”  All entries must be submitted to the Library by May 22nd.  Entries may be turned in at either the Main Library or the Markle Branch.  Winning designs will be printed and given away during Summer Reading Club 2013, and winners will receive a small prize plus thirty copies of their winning design to give away themselves.

Annual Bookstacking Contests for Children & Teens

Children’s Bookstacking Contest @ the Main Library – 4:15pm – 5:30 pm, Monday April 15

Children in grades K – 6 are invited to stop by the Main Library anytime from 4:15pm – 5:30pm on Monday, April 15 to take part in our annual Children’s Bookstacking Contest in the Children’s Department.  Each participant shall receive a small prize, and there will be a special prize for the TALLEST stack of all.  This is a free activity, and no registration is required to attend.

Extreme Bookstacking Contest for Teens @ the Main Library – April 1 – 30

Young Adults in grades 6-12 are invited to participate in HCTPL’s  Extreme Bookstacking Contest at the Main Library.  During the month of April, teens are invited to stop by during the hours of 9am – 6pm, Monday through Thursday; or between 9am – 5pm on Fridays to find out how high they can pile a tower of books!  Careful measurements will be taken of each competitor’s stack of books.  All participants will receive Small prizes for all participants, and a special prize for the winner who stacks the TALLEST tower of all.

K-12 Bookstacking Contest @ the Markle Library

Kids & teens in grades K – 12 are invited to test their bookstacking skills at the Markle Branch Library April 15 – 20 in celebration of National Library Week.  The contest is divided into two separate divisions; an elementary division for grades K – 5 and a senior division for grades 6 – 12, with prizes to be awarded for the highest stack of books achieved in each age group.  Competitors may stop by the Markle Branch Library, 197 E. Morse Street, during regular library hours – 1pm – 7 pm, Monday April 15 – Friday, April 19, or from 9am – Noon on Saturday, April 20, to make their attempt at the TALLEST stack of all.


Get Digital @ Your Library (both Library locations)

Want help with a gadget, device, phone, or other piece of technology? Need an introduction to social media or email? Interested in using the Library’s Digital Branch to do research on our databases, search for a new job or career, or download eBooks & eAudiobooks?

Huntington City-Township Public Library invites the community to bring their gadget troubles & digital wonderings to either library location on Wednesday, April 17th . The technology geeks from the Library’s staff will be on hand  at the Main Library from 9am – 6pm and at the Markle Branch from 1pm – 7pm to show off the Library’s new Digital Branch, and to offer help with all kinds of technology – from Windows 8 to iPads, Facebook to web browsing, from scanning a photo to setting up a smartphone, from Tweeting to finding auto repair information on our Chilton’s database, and much more. It’s completely free to Get Digital @ Your Library, and no registration is required to participate. Bring any gadget, device or technology-centered questions you like – if it’s digital, we can help!

For more information about Get Digital @ Your Library, call the Reference Department at the Main Library at 260-356-0824 or email the library at ask@huntingtonpub.lib.in.us.


Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale

The Friends of the Library will offer a two-day Spring Book Sale at the Huntington Main Library in celebration of National Library Week.  The sale will open at 9am on Friday, April 19 and continue until 4:30 pm.  A second day of book bargains will get underway at 11am on Saturday, April 20, and continue until 4pm.

Featured at the sale will be cookbooks, travel books, gardening, hobby, craft, and other DIY project titles, a large selection of mass-market and trade paperback fiction, and a special collection of must-see, rare and unusual needlework patterns, including patterns for crochet and needlepoint projects and much more.

Prices will start at 50¢ for mass-market paperbacks, $1.00 for hardcover books and most needlework patterns, and $2.00 for a small selection of gift-quality books.