Responding to a recent guest commentary in The Times, we believe the Porter County Public Library System serves the residents well. We believe discussing the points raised with the director or board members before writing the article would have been most appropriate and beneficial to all and…
Hundreds of reels of microfilm are the storage vaults of our region's story — from casualty reports in the Civil War to local reactions to the first man stepping foot on the moon.
The Porter County Public Library System can help solve numerous new problems and challenges facing our community. Like many other American counties, it is time to rethink the public library system in our own community. In Porter County, the public library system is a resource than can be use…
Children make certain that all the bubble wrap bubbles have been popped following a game of Bubble Wrap Hopscotch Monday at the Lansing Public Library.The library hosted the indoor hopscotch game for youth as part of their youth program. From left is Isaac Alvarez, 9 of Lansing with his sist…
Krishiv Pastel, 3 jumps over numbers with bubble wrap after helping set up the games Monday at the Lansing Public Library where they hosted the Bubble Wrap Hopscotch, an indoor hopscotch game as part of their youth program. Activities vary as do the days they are offered, but there is usuall…
Aryan Patel, 7, of Lansing, participates in indoor Bubble Wrap Hopscotch Monday at the Lansing Public Library while his mother, Asha Patel, left and Associate Librarian Tracey Steward watch.
Xcelsior Martial Arts owner Sean Harrington works with children on their confident stance or posture during the summer at a bully-prevention program at the DeMotte Public Library. Harrington also works with the nonprofit Team Pride to offer anti-bullying information to kids.
Selection of the right name wasn't a stretch when Hobart residents in 2009 formed a group to preserve and improve a city-owned park.
South Holland young people test their motion and momentum project Thursday night at the South Holland Public Library.
HOBART | The city has established cooling centers for residents seeking relief from the high temperatures.
Xcelsior Martial Arts owner Sean Harrington works with children on their confident stance or posture Tuesday during a bully prevention program Tuesday at the DeMotte Public Library. Harrington also works with the nonprofit Team Pride to offer anti-bullying information to kids.
Xcelsior Martial Arts instructors Mary Williamson and Dan Clancy demonstrate blocking Tuesday during a bully prevention program at the DeMotte Public Library.
Braden VanderMeer, 8, of DeMotte, practices blocking with instructor Austin Ruuska, of Xcelsior Martial Arts, during a bully prevention program Tuesday at the DeMotte Public Library. Nearly 50 elementary school kids participated in the program. The kids were taught four basic principles used…
“There are three kinds of people. Those who make things happen, those who watch things happen and those who wonder, 'What happened?'”
The examination of long-term debt at Northwest Indiana libraries has brought to light some interesting developments and a reminder of what could be.
Northwest Indiana's public libraries have been anything but quiet in recent years.
Imagine actually waiting to buy something until you've saved up enough cash in the old piggy bank to make the purchase outright. No credit cards, no loans, just good old-fashioned saving — and not buying until you can actually afford to pay for it.
I heard someone ask the other day, “Are libraries still relevant with the advent of the internet and e-books?” For those who haven’t stopped by their libraries in a while, take some time during National Library Week (April 14-20) to visit the library and experience the vast array of services…
Tackling what’s tough is difficult. Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. knows that. And that’s why he deserves credit for his latest undertaking.
Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. has been pushing for a merger between the Hammond Public Library and the Lake County Public Library system. While we're not saying no, it's a complicated issue that merits a thorough examination.
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