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!
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.
End of 2020 into 2021 – COVID and the Library
As of December 2020, as we head into the unknown with the new virus surge, through the holidays, and the greater winter season, the library is striving to keep our doors open. But we have to keep our staff safe during this time.
When the county metrics have Huntington County in Yellow and Orange, our doors will stay open. Normal hours, normal days. Facemasks and hand sanitizing for certain services will still be required.
Should Huntington County reach RED status, the library will shift to CURBSIDE ONLY. The county map is updated at 12:00pm on Wednesdays. That link again is https://www.coronavirus.in.gov/2393.htm
Curbside Service Steps:
- Go to the Evergreen catalog found at https://www.warren.lib.in.us to place holds, or call us at 260-375-3450 to request holds verbally.
- What titles are on the New Books shelf if you cannot come in? We keep an updated listing here: https://www.warren.lib.in.us/news…/whats-new-at-the-library/
- Give us a call or email at firstname.lastname@example.org when you expect to arrive to pick up your holds.
- Pull up out front and your order will be brought to you. PLEASE STAY IN YOUR CAR.
- Curbside returns of materials will be accepted.
No computer or print/copy services will be available during curbside.
We WILL keep our Wi-Fi signal on 24/7, which reaches into the area around our building. Please still observe social distancing.
Librarians will be here during open hours to answer questions.
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.
With anticipated pandemic closures looming, books are going to be great company this winter (and beyond). The Warren Public Library has a solution for book lovers – an online book club!
Book lovers can meet virtually with other book lovers thanks to this new online club.
The online book club is a private online forum where community members discuss books and network with each other. Members can participate according to their schedule – day or night. The group will spend approximately two months on each book, so there is plenty of time to read.
The next book club starts on January 7, 2021. Club members typically read two chapters per week, so you can join at any time without falling behind.
Sign up at www.pbc.guru/evergreenlibrary to join the group for the next book discussion, The Water Keeper by Charles Martin. “A riveting new story of heroism, heartache, and the power of love to heal all wounds.”
Martin (The Mountain Between Us; Long Way Gone) excels at writing characters who exist in the margins of life. Murphy Shepherd lives alone, doing maintenance work for a church that no one attends and trying to heal from scars gained rescuing others who dwell in the margins. His specialty is finding trafficked young girls and leading them from brokenness to freedom, but Shepherd thinks he has given everything he has, and it may be time to retire. His hermetic healing process is interrupted when he rescues a woman named Summer in Florida’s Intercoastal.
“Martin deftly unwinds Shepherd’s backstory in between high-octane chase scenes. Readers who enjoy flawed, yet likable characters created by authors such as John Grisham and Nicholas Sparks will want to start reading Martin’s fiction.” – Library Journal
It’s free to join. Free eBooks are available for download via the Freading eBook platform for patrons of Evergreen Indiana public libraries. Links to Freading are in the book club forum. You will need a library card to download your book. Library patrons may also borrow the book in print or audiobook from their local Evergreen Indiana library.
We have added hyperlinks to our What’s New page on the website. We hope this will help with at-home shelf browsing, and for placing holds.
A Copier that Does Color, Wireless and Scanning!
The library has new copier! This device has several new features: it can copy in COLOR, it can print documents from your PHONE, and it can SCAN a document right onto a thumb drive. We’ve already had a patron print documents directly from their phone today, so it is ready to go.