Library lists October youth programs
The Harrison County Public Library is open, with branches offering “grab and go service.” Masks and social distancing are required. Also, the library is still offering curbside pick-up for those who prefer not to enter the buildings.
Youth programs are different, due to COVID-19, with a mixture of live Zoom, outdoor and video programs and crafts and activities to go.
To register or for more information, call the children’s department at the main branch in Corydon at 812-738-4110, the Elizabeth branch at 812-969-2899, the Lanesville branch at 812-952-3759, the Palmyra branch at 812-364-6425 or visit the library website at www.hcpl.lib.in.us. Advise staff if your child has special needs.
Live Zoom programs
Storytime -— Tuesday, Oct. 6, at 2:30 p.m., Trains; Tuesday, Oct. 20, at 2:30 p.m., Not So Spooky. To request a link for the live Zoom with Ms. Nikki and Ms. Shawnda, call the Palmyra branch at 812-364-6425.
Youth program videos
Watch and participate in Mother Goose, Toddler Time, Storytimes and Cooking program videos. Like and Follow Harrison County Public Library on Facebook to see posts and links for new videos or visit the Brain Boosters — Youth Video Programs webpage at https://hcpl.lib.in.us/get-connected/services/youth-services/brain-booster-resources/.
Nature Club — Wednesday, Oct. 14, at 3 p.m. at Hayswood Nature Reserve; meet Ms. Eden in the bottom parking lot for a Woodland Trail Scavenger Hunt. Masks and social distancing required. Limited to 16 children. Call the Children’s Desk at the main library in Corydon (812-738-4110) to register. Registration is required.
Crafts to Go and Take and Make programs
Activities and Crafts to Go are available at all branches. Weekly programs are offered by Corydon and Palmyra with Crafts to Go and Elizabeth Friday Storytime Take and Make. A monthly Cooking Take and Make is offered by Palmyra, Lanesville and Elizabeth. A monthly Monday Fun Day craft is offered at Lanesville. Like and Follow HCPL on Facebook to see posts about the weekly activities and crafts. Visit our Brain Boosters Resource webpage https://hcpl.lib.in.us/get-connected/services/youth-services/brain-booster-resources/ and click on the “Activities/Crafts to Go” section for specific information at each branch location.
Oct. 19 to 24: Downtown Corydon Scavenger Hunt. Visit the children’s department at the main library in Corydon to pick up clues and treat. Find the Halloween characters in the windows of the downtown businesses. Clues and treat can be requested through curbside pickup. Participants can wear their Halloween costume when hunting if they want.
Special Services: Need help trying to choose books for your child? Contact your local branch; the staff will be happy to help chose a bundle of books specifically for your child’s interests and reading abilities. You may check out 35 books per library card; limit three books per subject, series or author per family or teacher.