Young Adult Poetry Contest

2013-04 YA Poetry Contest web slider mediumStudents in grades 6-12 are invited to participate in Huntington City-Township Public Library’s annual Young Adult Poetry Contest by entering their own original poem based on this year’s overall summer reading club theme, “Dig Into Reading!” or on the theme for the young adult division of summer reading club, “Beneath the Surface.”

Poems may be in any form of the poet’s choice, including haiku, limerick, ballad, and free verse, and must be the original work of the submitter.  Illustrations are optional but encouraged.  All submissions must be in good taste.  Poems will be judged by the following criteria:

Genealogy Society hosts Dr. Dwight Ericsson on Miami Chief Jean Baptiste Richardville

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERADr. Dwight Ericsson, PhD., will appear at the April 3rd meeting of the Huntington County Genealogy Society, to be held at 7 pm in the Indiana Room at Huntington City-Township Public Library.  Dr. Ericsson will be speaking about Jean Baptiste Richardville, the last great Akima, or civil chief of the Myaamia, or Miami people.

Dr. Ericsson is retired from the Merillat Center for the Arts at Huntington University, and is the co-author, along with his wife, Ann Ericsson, of the book, The Forks of the Wabash : an historical survey; published in 1994 by the Historic Forks of the Wabash, Inc.

This event is free and open to everyone  –  you do not need to be a member of the Huntington County Genealogy Society to attend.   Are you interested in local history and genealogy?  New members are always welcome to the Huntington County Genealogy Society.  Attend a meeting or call the Indiana Room for more information about the Genealogy Society @ Your Library!

More Fun Than Florida! Spring Break Events @ Your Library

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Huntington City-Township Public Library invites kids and teens in grades 4 – 12 to come have More Fun than Florida! at the Library’s upcoming Spring Break events, to be held during the week of April 1 – 5.


Tuesday, April 2nd – Make a Duct Tape Wallet!

At 3pm on Tuesday, April 2nd, learn how to make an amazing wallet out of duct tape that you can really use! All supplies will be provided, but registration is a must for this workshop, as space is limited. Call the Children’s Department at 260-356-2900 to register as soon as possible.

Check In @ Your Library to celebrate Teen Tech Week

In celebration of Teen Tech Week™, Huntington City-Township Public Library invites teens to Check In @ Your Library!



This year’s theme encourages teens to come and see the outstanding technology available at the library, from services such as online homework help to resources like e-books, movies, music, audiobooks, databases and more. Teens’ use of technology increased dramatically in recent years, yet more teens are doing this from home instead of the library. The Pew Internet & American Life project found that 93 percent of teens go online, with many using social networking sites, finding news and information, sharing content they create, and looking for information on health. Teens need to know that the library is a trusted resource for accessing information and that librarians are the experts who can help teens develop the skills they need to use electronic resources effectively and efficiently.

Stories with the Easter Bunny @ HCTPL Libraries

Friday, March 22nd Stories with the Easter Bunny   –   4:45 pm @ MARKLE BRANCH LIBRARY The Easter Bunny is coming for a visit at the Markle Branch of Huntington City-Township Public Library!  Kids of all ages are invited to a special Easter Bunny Story Time at 4:45pm.  Parents are encouraged to bring their cameras, and take a photo…

Library offers Tween Scene programs for grades 4-6

Huntington City-Township Public Library calls all fourth, fifth, and sixth grade students to join Tween Scene, a  library program offered on the second Monday of every month at the Main Library.   Tween Scene members explore a different topic every month, and enjoy related games, crafts and activities.  Most of all, participants will experience the joy…

Discovery Crew programs @ Huntington, Markle Libraries

  Huntington City-Township Public Library offers Discovery Crew programs this spring at both the Main Library in Huntington, and the Markle Branch Library in Markle.  Discovery Crew members meet for stories and crafts, and sessions last 45-60 minutes.  The theme for this spring’s Discovery Crew program is “Tickle Your Funny Bone!,” with related games, silly…