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It’s Food for Fines Time! - 28 Jan 2015


Always needed: Canned meats, Soup & Cereal!

February 1 – 28 is a great time at the Library, it's the month our customers can erase their overdue fines and benefit local families in need.

During the month of February, each non-perishable food item donated at one of our Circulation Desks can be used to erase $1 in overdue fines* owed to Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library.  *Please read our small print below!   

All donations will benefit the Zionsville Food Pantryat Zionsville Presbyterian Church, 4775 W. 116th St. 

Launched by the Library in 1997, our Food for Fines event can’t help but make everyone involved smile. The generosity of Zionsville residents is demonstrated each year, and mounds of food are donated for the needy! 

Over 600 families seek assistance from the food pantry annually, and Zionsville residents play a key role in providing some of the thousands of bags of food used to fill that need.  Now is the best time to donate. 

With numerous food drives occurring in the fall and spring, pantry shelves can become bare during February when donations drop off.  Yet, pantry volunteers must plan ahead for the Spring Break holiday when requests for assistance increase from families who normally receive some meals at school. 

Needed items include canned meats, boxed dinner mixes, canned meals, cereal, peanut butter, rice mixes, fruit juices, and baking supplies including oil, flour and sugar. Consideration is also given to families with food allergies, so any items that are gluten free, or do not contain nuts or dairy are also welcome. Click here for a full list of suggested donations. 

All area residents are invited to drop off donations at the Library, erase their overdue fines, and help the numerous families within our community who need assistance feeding their families! 

*Here's our small print: Only overdue fines owed to Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library can be erased during this program.  Lost, damaged and collection fees are not eligible.  Fines owed to other Evergreen libraries cannot be paid with food donations. We cannot accept expired food, sample sizes or items in glass containers.  Please check expiration dates before donating any food items. 

Coming Soon: 2015 Newbery and Caldecott Awards - 27 Jan 2015
The Library will be celebrating more than Groundhog Day on Monday, February 2 this year because the much anticipated Newbery and Caldecott Awards, along with many other awesome Youth Media Awards will be announced.  If you are as excited as we are, you can listen to a live webcast from home beginning at 8:00 AM! 

The Newbery Award is awarded for distinguished literature.  Brown Girl Dreaming has received a lot of buzz about winning the Newbery Medal this year, and it has been flying off of our shelf!  Check out other Newbery contenders on Pinterest.
The Caldecott Medal is awarded to the artist of the most distinguished picture book of the year.  Take a peek at your local Librarian's picks for the 2015 Caldecott Award.
Miss Caitlin's prediction for the 2015 Caldecott Award is Winter is Coming illustrated by Jim LaMarche.


Miss Kelli's prediction for the 2015 Caldecott Award is The Farmer and the Clown by Marla Frazee
Miss Danielle's prediction for the 2015 Caldecott Award is The Adventures of Beekle by Dan Santat

Miss Julie's prediction for the 2015 Caldecott Award is Baby Bear by Kadir Nelson

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (January 15, 1929 - April 4, 1968) - 19 Jan 2015


Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s message of inspiration and hope lives on today in his words and memory. You can listen to Dr. King’s historic “I Have a Dream” speech, delivered on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. on August 28, 1963. For the text of this and other history-changing addresses by the champion of the American Civil Rights Movement, stop by the Library, open regular hours on Monday, January 19.
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Toddler Zone -
When: Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 9:45 AM - 10:15 AM
Where: Mayfield North and South

Ages 12 - 35 months. This active and fun-filled program uses books, fingerplays, puppets, songs and nursery rhymes to foster a familiar environment for little ones where they feel comfortable to learn.
PreSchool Pals -
When: Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 10:45 AM - 11:15 AM
Where: Mayfield North and South

Three to six year-old children are introduced to longer stories and will enjoy various interactive activities, fingerplays, use of the flannelboard, songs and a craft.
Reading is Filling -
When: Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 1:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Do you want anything more than books or chocolate? The Library will give you both when you pick up a Challenge Sheet at the second floor reference desk between Jan. 5 and Feb. 28. Simply fill out your name and your Challenge, and you’re good to go. No computers, no passwords, easy as pie. Your Challenge is up to you. In years past, people have gotten themselves to tackle that stack of magazines that has been piling up, or read a few books outside of their comfort zone. Maybe there are a few classics you’ve always wanted to crack open, or perhaps you’d like to buckle down and try some nonfiction. Or, you can simply vow to devote more time to books, such as reading during every lunch break or always listening to audiobooks on the way home. Whatever the challenge, now is the time to conquer it. Return your Challenge Sheet by Feb. 28 for a shot at a gift bag.
TEEN: Game On! -
When: Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Get moving with the XBox or Wii in the Teen Area. No registration is needed, just come in and have fun. TV not on? Just ask the friendly librarian! For students in grades 6-12 and college.
Romp and Stomp -
When: Friday, January 30, 2015 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Lora Hussey Room

Family Program. Join us at the Library as we get wild with music and movement!
Reading is Filling -
When: Friday, January 30, 2015 - 1:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Do you want anything more than books or chocolate? The Library will give you both when you pick up a Challenge Sheet at the second floor reference desk between Jan. 5 and Feb. 28. Simply fill out your name and your Challenge, and you’re good to go. No computers, no passwords, easy as pie. Your Challenge is up to you. In years past, people have gotten themselves to tackle that stack of magazines that has been piling up, or read a few books outside of their comfort zone. Maybe there are a few classics you’ve always wanted to crack open, or perhaps you’d like to buckle down and try some nonfiction. Or, you can simply vow to devote more time to books, such as reading during every lunch break or always listening to audiobooks on the way home. Whatever the challenge, now is the time to conquer it. Return your Challenge Sheet by Feb. 28 for a shot at a gift bag.
TEEN: Game On! -
When: Friday, January 30, 2015 - 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Get moving with the XBox or Wii in the Teen Area. No registration is needed, just come in and have fun. TV not on? Just ask the friendly librarian! For students in grades 6-12 and college.
Parent/Child Chess Club -
When: Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Where: Mayfield North and South

Family program. Join the Parent/Child Chess Club at the Library on Saturday mornings to challenge your mind! Kids and parents can spend quality time together learning the game of chess. It doesn't matter if you are a chess expert or don't even know how the pieces will move, we will find a place for you!
Reading is Filling -
When: Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 1:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Do you want anything more than books or chocolate? The Library will give you both when you pick up a Challenge Sheet at the second floor reference desk between Jan. 5 and Feb. 28. Simply fill out your name and your Challenge, and you’re good to go. No computers, no passwords, easy as pie. Your Challenge is up to you. In years past, people have gotten themselves to tackle that stack of magazines that has been piling up, or read a few books outside of their comfort zone. Maybe there are a few classics you’ve always wanted to crack open, or perhaps you’d like to buckle down and try some nonfiction. Or, you can simply vow to devote more time to books, such as reading during every lunch break or always listening to audiobooks on the way home. Whatever the challenge, now is the time to conquer it. Return your Challenge Sheet by Feb. 28 for a shot at a gift bag.
Reading is Filling -
When: Sunday, February 01, 2015 - 1:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Do you want anything more than books or chocolate? The Library will give you both when you pick up a Challenge Sheet at the second floor reference desk between Jan. 5 and Feb. 28. Simply fill out your name and your Challenge, and you’re good to go. No computers, no passwords, easy as pie. Your Challenge is up to you. In years past, people have gotten themselves to tackle that stack of magazines that has been piling up, or read a few books outside of their comfort zone. Maybe there are a few classics you’ve always wanted to crack open, or perhaps you’d like to buckle down and try some nonfiction. Or, you can simply vow to devote more time to books, such as reading during every lunch break or always listening to audiobooks on the way home. Whatever the challenge, now is the time to conquer it. Return your Challenge Sheet by Feb. 28 for a shot at a gift bag.
Wonderful Ones -
When: Monday, February 02, 2015 - 9:45 AM - 10:15 AM
Where: Mayfield North and South

Ages 12 - 23 months. The one-year-olds' program focuses on a theme and uses books, flannelboard stories, fingerplays, puppets, songs and a craft.
Terrific Twos -
When: Monday, February 02, 2015 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Mayfield North and South

Ages 24 - 35 months. Two-year-olds are exploring the world around them and their storytime covers a wide range of themes using books, puppets, songs, fingerplays, complete with a craft.
Books 'n Babies -
When: Monday, February 02, 2015 - 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Mayfield North and South

Ages birth to 11 months. Babies will enjoy songs, rhymes, fingerplays, action playing, a short book and play time.
Reading is Filling -
When: Monday, February 02, 2015 - 1:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Do you want anything more than books or chocolate? The Library will give you both when you pick up a Challenge Sheet at the second floor reference desk between Jan. 5 and Feb. 28. Simply fill out your name and your Challenge, and you’re good to go. No computers, no passwords, easy as pie. Your Challenge is up to you. In years past, people have gotten themselves to tackle that stack of magazines that has been piling up, or read a few books outside of their comfort zone. Maybe there are a few classics you’ve always wanted to crack open, or perhaps you’d like to buckle down and try some nonfiction. Or, you can simply vow to devote more time to books, such as reading during every lunch break or always listening to audiobooks on the way home. Whatever the challenge, now is the time to conquer it. Return your Challenge Sheet by Feb. 28 for a shot at a gift bag.
PreSchool Pals -
When: Monday, February 02, 2015 - 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Where: Mayfield North and South

Three to six year-old children are introduced to longer stories and will enjoy various interactive activities, fingerplays, use of the flannelboard, songs and a craft.
TEEN: Game On! -
When: Monday, February 02, 2015 - 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Get moving with the XBox or Wii in the Teen Area. No registration is needed, just come in and have fun. TV not on? Just ask the friendly librarian! For students in grades 6-12 and college.
Toddler Zone -
When: Monday, February 02, 2015 - 4:15 PM - 4:45 PM
Where: Mayfield North and South

Ages 12 - 35 months. This active and fun-filled program uses books, fingerplays, puppets, songs and nursery rhymes to foster a familiar environment for little ones where they feel comfortable to learn.
eTots- Apps for iPads -
When: Monday, February 02, 2015 - 6:45 PM - 7:15 PM
Where: Mayfield North and South

Parents. Did you get a new iPad and want to learn how to use it with your child? Bring your own iPad. We will discover music and education apps. We will download free trial apps, share tips and research on appropriate use of the iPad with young children.

Toddler Zone -
When: Tuesday, February 03, 2015 - 9:45 AM - 10:15 AM
Where: Mayfield North and South

Ages 12 to 35 months. This active and fun-filled program uses books, fingerplays, puppets, songs and nursery rhymes to foster a familiar environment for little ones where they feel comfortable to learn.
PreSchool Pals -
When: Tuesday, February 03, 2015 - 10:45 AM - 11:15 AM
Where: Mayfield North and South

Three to six year-old children are introduced to longer stories and will enjoy various interactive activities, fingerplays, use of the flannelboard, songs and a craft.
Reading is Filling -
When: Tuesday, February 03, 2015 - 1:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Do you want anything more than books or chocolate? The Library will give you both when you pick up a Challenge Sheet at the second floor reference desk between Jan. 5 and Feb. 28. Simply fill out your name and your Challenge, and you’re good to go. No computers, no passwords, easy as pie. Your Challenge is up to you. In years past, people have gotten themselves to tackle that stack of magazines that has been piling up, or read a few books outside of their comfort zone. Maybe there are a few classics you’ve always wanted to crack open, or perhaps you’d like to buckle down and try some nonfiction. Or, you can simply vow to devote more time to books, such as reading during every lunch break or always listening to audiobooks on the way home. Whatever the challenge, now is the time to conquer it. Return your Challenge Sheet by Feb. 28 for a shot at a gift bag.
TEEN: Game On! -
When: Tuesday, February 03, 2015 - 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Get moving with the XBox or Wii in the Teen Area. No registration is needed, just come in and have fun. TV not on? Just ask the friendly librarian! For students in grades 6-12 and college.
PAWS to Read -
When: Tuesday, February 03, 2015 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Mayfield North and South

Ages 7 – 12. Read for 15 minutes to a therapy dog.
Just The Facts Nonfiction Book Club -
When: Tuesday, February 03, 2015 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us to discuss a different nonfiction book on the first Tuesday of each month, in the Conversation Corner on the second floor. Please register to get a reminder phone call or email. February's Pick will be "Travels With Charley" by John Steinbeck.
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