Welcome!

photo of Warren Public LibraryWelcome 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!

 
 
 
 
 
This Thursday, September 22nd, the library will be closing early at 5:30PM.
 
 
 
National Library Card Signup Month Special Discounts in Huntington County
 
 
National Library Card Signup Month begins September 1. Show your Andrews-Dallas, Warren, Roanoke, or HCTPL library card at participating businesses and receive exclusive discounts for the month of September!
 
Thanks to our partnering businesses:
County Line Kennels
Bear & Beak Bakery
Bend the Trend Boutique & Decor
HomeCraft – The Art of Home
Healthy Hut
The Huntington Bicycle Shop
The Nail Station
Parkview Huntington YMCA
Little Sweets Spot
Smith Furniture
Corn Coast Comics
Bowers Jewelers
Wertenberger Tire
TrophyCenter Plus
The Bread Guy LLC
The Little Herb Shop
The Pickle of Markle
Mazie’s Flowers – Trisha Abbott
Markle Do it Best Hardware and Rental Center
Nadean’s Cakes/Cookies/Catering
East of Chicago Pizza-Warren
Gebhart’s Floral Barn and Greenhouse
Highway Blends
 
 
 
 
 
Evergreen Phone Problems for September
 
 
We’ve been made aware of a problem with Evergreen and phone calls for holds.
 
Evergreen Indiana was informed that the provider we currently use to send out telephone notifications, specifically for holds, will be suddenly shutting off services in September.
 
All of the hardware pieces for a new provider are in place, with the exception of the new provider actually doing the final steps to transition service.
 
We anticipate there could be a downtime of up to four weeks for telephone notifications for holds. SMS (text messages) and email notifications will continue without pause. We recommend that everyone select those options for alerts in your online account, or call the library and we can help set those up.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Warren Weekly at the Library
 
 
Print outs of the Warren Weekly are available at the library. Pick up the current and previous week when you are curious about local news.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Overdrive/Libby Switchover to Indiana Digital Library Instructions
 
Concerned your digital library says there are only 22 books in the entire app?  20 that have holds, and there other 2 say “not available?”  Our digital library has been been moved, and combined with another digital library to give everyone even MORE titles.  
 
 
Website:
• Click the gold Sign In button
• Select Warren Public Library
• Enter your card number with NO spaces
 
Libby app:
• Yes there is an app.  Download from your phone’s store
• We recommend the Libby app, as the OverDrive app has been retired
• Tap the bottom button of three lines, it should be in the middle
• Under “Add Library,” search for Indiana Digital Library.  As of right now the symbol should be a yellow and blue card
• Tap IDL to add it
• Select Warren Public Library
• Enter your card number with NO spaces

 

 

 

Indiana Digital Library – Website link to browse and check your account

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

HISTORIC WARREN NEWSPAPERS NOW ONLINE


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:

  • Audiobooks
  • Comics
  • eBooks
  • Movies
  • Music
  • Television shows

Very simple instructions to get you started on Hoopla:

  1. To sign up, click the link here.  https://www.hoopladigital.com
  2. Near the top click on “Get Started Today.”
  3. Put in your preferred email address.
  4. Set up a password.
  5. On “Choose Your Library,” select Warren Public Library.
  6. Enter your library card number.
  7. Enter your library PIN.Don’t remember your PIN?  Call us at 260-375-3450 and we can reset it for you.
  8. 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.