Friday, September 30, 2005

Rock ‘n Read Coming to Library

Staff members from New Castle-Henry County Public Library, along with members of the Friends of the Library, will be “Rockin’ and Reading” from 1-5 p.m. on Thursday, October 6. Participants will be reading aloud while sitting in rocking chairs. The event is part of the county-wide “Put Your Nose in a Book” red-nose campaign to support local literacy efforts. Red noses are currently on sale for $1 at the library and at other area businesses. All proceeds will benefit literacy programs in Henry County. For more information about the “Rock ‘n Read,” please log on to or call 765-529-0362, ext. 310.

Friday, September 23, 2005

And, a good time was had by all.

Library Staff Recognition 2005 was a success. There was plenty of pizza and other good stuff from Mancino's to go around.

Louise proved herself to be the "memory master" and won the prize for the game.

Although she wasn't able to be with us, Angela was recognized for 5 years of service with the library. Celestine was honored for her 25 years of service. What a show of endurance!

Beverly was thanked for her service as President of the Friends of the Library.

Thank you to all the staff for all the work you do to make our library a great place to be!

Thank You Library Staff

The library will be closed today from 11:30-1:00 so that library staff can have lunch together and say thanks for all the great work they do.

Have you hugged your librarian today?

Thursday, September 22, 2005

Troubleshooting Computers

New Castle-Henry County Public Library will present “Troubleshooting Computers" on Wednesday, September 28, at 6 p.m. The program will be held in the upper level meeting room. Participants will learn how to solve computer problems before they start. The library’s experienced computer systems staff will explore common computer problems and how to solve them at this valuable hands-on workshop. Registration is limited to ensure adequate attention for each participant. To register, log on to or call 765-529-0362, ext. 310.

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Geronimo Stilton at the Library

Students in grades 1-6 are invited to a program at New Castle-Henry County Public Library on Wednesday, September 28. Get to know more about mouse reporter Geronimo Stilton, the main character in the popular book series.
The program will begin after school, at 3 p.m., in the upper level meeting room. The program is designed for grades 3-6.
Geronimo Stilton is an internationally best-selling series of illustrated chapter books. The series is often called “Italy’s answer to Harry Potter.”
For more information about this program, please call the Children’s Library at 765-529-0362, ext. 366.

Monday, September 19, 2005

Fun Munches, Great Lunches

Looking for healthy snacks and lunches for your family and for yourself? Pam Mihankhah of Purdue Extension Services will share tips and recipes during this informative program. The program will begin at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, September 21, in the upper level meeting room. Snack samples will be served.

For more information or to register, log on to or call 529-0362, ext. 310.

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Library Offers Story Time

New Castle-Henry County Public Library invites children ages 3-kindergarten to enjoy weekly story times beginning September 13 and running through October 28. There are two times to choose from: Tuesdays at 1:30 p.m. or Fridays at 10 a.m. All story times will be held in the upper level meeting room. Call 529-0362, ext. 366, or log on to to register.

Friday, September 09, 2005

Library Open Sundays

New Castle-Henry County Public Library is now open Sundays from 1-5 p.m. Spend a Sunday afternoon browsing the library’s many helpful and entertaining resources.

Friday, September 02, 2005

Library Launches New Book Group

Looking for a way to meet new people and read great books? Try making the "Book Connection." Book Connection is the library's new book discussion group. The group will meet every third Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. The scheduled books are varied and interesting. Copies of the books are available to borrow. Check out the lineup of upcoming books.

  • September 20 -- The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks
    See the book that made the movie...a tender story of the enduring power of love.
  • October 18 -- All Over but the Shoutin' by Rick Bragg
    Bragg offers a haunting and inspiring memoir of triumph over tough circumstances.
  • November 15 -- Oh My Stars by Lorna Landvik
    Meet Violet, an endearing character, as she navigates the ups and downs of her tragic life.
  • January 17 -- Crazy Ladies by Michael Lee West
    Explore the trials and tribulations of six Southern women in the early 1930s.
  • February 21 -- The Perfect Storm by Sebastian Junger
    Read this thrilling true story about career fishermen that inspired the popular movie.
  • March 21 -- Outer Banks by Anne Rivers Siddons
    Follow four friends from their college experience in the '60s to their reunion 28 years later.