Welcome to the Warren Public Library website. From here you can access our catalog, learn about upcoming library events, and find links to other resources. We serve Salamonie Township in Huntington County, Indiana and anyone else with an active Evergreen Indiana library card. Founded in 1916, we are now over 100 years old!
*Important update regarding the ongoing courier issues for Indiana libraries*
Short version – Evergreen deliveries will be temporarily suspended as we return to our previous courier service. The next delivery day for Warren won’t be until September 15th at the earliest. Evergreen will not allow holds to be placed on items outside your home library until September 17th.
Long version –
Back in July, the courier service used by Indiana libraries switched to a new business called Pillow Logistics. Pillow, as our patrons know, has met difficultly in meeting expectations for service and timeliness.
The contract with Pillow has been terminated, and all Indiana libraries will be returning to our previous courier, NOW, who we have used for years.
That’s the good news. The bad news is, we have to go through another transition period. NOW, being very familiar with the process of library deliveries, routes, and staffing, has given us this approximate calendar.
Friday, September 1 – Meaning no deliveries to Warren this week.
NOW Courier to acquire all materials from Pillow Express
September 1 – 10
No deliveries or pickups from libraries.
NOW Courier sorting all materials from Pillow and ramping up driver fleet.
NOW Courier will resume pickups and deliveries to libraries.
Evergreen Indiana resource sharing will be turned back on with all existing open holds also updated.
The Indiana State Library has announced the formation of a new statewide e-book consortium, the Indiana Digital Library, launching on March 1. Nearly 200 public libraries in the state will all share the OverDrive platform to create a statewide consortium of e-books and magazines. This new consortium – made up of libraries that serve populations under 150,000 – will benefit libraries, taxpayers and library users. Patrons of consortium member libraries will have the ability to borrow materials from both their own library’s collections and the member library collections. The State Library is paying the platform fees for the consortium and 100% of the member libraries’ fees will be spent on materials.
A volunteer library team will also assist with collection development for libraries and will help ensure the efficient usage of the consortium’s funds. Libraries may either purchase titles for their collection on their own or may chose to assign their funds to the collection development team.
“The new Indiana Digital Library consortium will be a great service and benefit to Indiana libraries and the customers of Indiana libraries. This collaboration is a great example of Indiana libraries working together to provide high quality services to library users,” said Jake Speer, State Librarian.
BIG DIGITALIZATION ANNOUNCEMENT
The Warren Tribune and the Warren Weekly are now available on the Internet via the Warren Public Library’s (WPL) website.
There are nearly 37,000 searchable pages available of The Warren Tribune (1898-1985), and nearly 8,000 searchable pages available of the Warren Weekly (1986-2000).
The website allows you to search, pan, view, zoom in, zoom out, clip, fit to width, fit to height, rotate, view previous object, view previous page, advance page, and print the newspaper pages with the click of your mouse.
NEW LIBRARY SERVICE ANNOUCEMENT
Attention Warren Public Library cardholders, let us introduce you to Hoopla!
Hoopla is a digital service that expands your options even further. Hoopla offers:
- Television shows
Very simple instructions to get you started on Hoopla:
- To sign up, click the link here. https://www.hoopladigital.com
- Near the top click on “Get Started Today.”
- Put in your preferred email address.
- Set up a password.
- On “Choose Your Library,” select Warren Public Library.
- Enter your library card number.
- Enter your library PIN.Don’t remember your PIN? Call us at 260-375-3450 and we can reset it for you.
- PLEASE NOTE – As of right now, each card is limited to just FIVE checkouts per month.
Online Database Feature – World Book Online
Did you know the library has access to several research databases, some geared for school curriculum? World Book Online lists its mission as such:
“To enhance learning and reading for children around the world by developing trustworthy, engaging content to create products that will engage children of all ages at home, on the go, in the classroom or in libraries worldwide. We aspire to establish World Book as a renowned, global, adaptive, and mission-driven enterprise that helps kids learn and read throughout their entire childhood journey.”
Click on the link, enter your library card number, and have access to this up-to-date classic encyclopedia series.
New AWE Learning Computer is at WPL
Look upstairs for a computer designed with engaging activities for our young readers. Science, technology, reading, engineering, art, and math.
-Ages 1-14: Created specifically for young learners!
-Award-winning content: Providing hours of education and fun!
-70+ Software titles: Over 4,000 learning activities.
-Correlated content: Aligned to STEM/STREAM and correlated to academic standards.
-Safe environment: Self-contained learning solution keeps children away from unwarranted websites and content.
-Engaging and fun! Full of child-friendly images, sounds, songs & videos.
-Ideal for all learning styles: Auditory, visual, tactile & kinesthetic learners.
-Enhances school readiness.