Beyond Books

There's so much to do at your Lake County Public Library

2014-02-17T00:00:00Z There's so much to do at your Lake County Public LibraryBy Lacey Klemm Lake County Public Library
February 17, 2014 12:00 am  • 

Where can you get a free cup of coffee, tea, or hot chocolate every week, build complex structures out of LEGOS, travel to a far off place without spending a dime, learn about gardening, and test your Wii game and Guitar Hero skills all in one place?

It's the library!

Every month the Hobart branch of the Lake County Public Library goes to great lengths to plan outstanding programs that will be enjoyed by everyone who comes in. Along with all the great programming, we also have great books, DVD's, CD's, magazines, e-books, databases, and so much more for the awesome price of . . .FREE.

Are you a parent and need something fun for the kiddos to do? We have you covered with programs for birth to 23 months called Mother Goose on the Loose, for 2- and 3-year-olds called Toddler Story Time, for 4- and 5-year -called Preschool Story Hour, and special themed programs for grades kindergarten to 5.

And the whole family can participate together on Super Scrabble Saturday, Family Evening Movies, and the Family Evening Story Hour.

Of course, we haven't forgotten the 'tweens and teens – there are craft projects, video games, a celebration of Teen Tech Week in March, along with a Yu-Gi-Oh competition and teen gaming. The adolescent set can join the Teen Advisory Board to brainstorm ideas for upcoming events.

We don't just care about providing fun for the kids and teens, we care about the adults as well. Stop in for Coffee Break Tuesdays, Super Scrabble on the first Monday of the month, Who Picked This Book? book club on the third Tuesday of the month, Tea and Television, Tuesdays with Movies, Travel by Film, or a gardening program.

If you are in need of some computer help we have computer classes planned for beginners, basic computing, and those wanting to learn how to better navigate the internet. There are both afternoon and evening classes each week for those needing to learn English as a second language. The Alzheimer's Association will be here in March giving a presentation, Know the Ten Signs.

Do you blog? We do! You can find book reviews on our Book Nook blog, Write a book review and you get a free book from our book sale room. Three entries per month.

Need to find out what programs are coming up, check out the Hobart Library Nook blog,

The Hobart Branch Library, 100 Main St., has something for everyone. As we all look forward to warmer weather, why not “spring” in today and check us out.

This month's Lake County Public Library column was written by Lacey Klemm, branch manager at the Hobart branch of the Lake County Public Library, 100 Main St., (219) 942-2243. Opinions expressed are solely those of the author.

Copyright 2014 All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

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