Even for winter lovers, northwest Indiana’s winter weather can take its toll.  Sometimes, we go days and days with no sunshine so we need to make our own.  Here are some ways that the library can help fight those winter blues.

Make sure you check out the library’s Monthly Snapshot.  It tells you about all the programs that are happening at the library.  We have programs for children, teens, and adults.  There truly is something for everyone!

Unlock the story of you by browsing the Ancestry Library edition on any computer in the library.  Ancestry delivers billions of records in census data, vital records, directories, and photos.   You can email or print what you find to work on later. 

The Creative Space is a shared space for library patrons to access tools that support STEM skills, collaborative learning, making, and creating. The space includes a 3D printer, an iMac with Adobe Creative Cloud, Cricut Maker, Cricut Explore Air, a heat press, and a die cutter. You can also preserve your own family pictures by scanning them on our high-speed scanner or scanning larger items on the flatbed scanner.  You need to learn to use this space; dreary winter days are a great time to do that. 

Grab a pile of great books or magazines and curl up by the fireplace for a cozy spot to read.  Looking for a place for your kids to play and for you to chat with friends?  The children’s department is a great place to meet, explore and create during the cold winter months.

Don’t forget that while books are great, we also have Readiness Kits with activities for preschoolers and STEM Kits for older children to explore.  We also have the Library of Things, full of games, puzzles, snow shoes, sleds, label makers, candy molds, and so much more!  

We wish you all a warm and cozy winter!