Staff Picks For Kids

By: Heidi Herald Welcome to the very first What’s Cooking @ HEPL blog! I am Heidi Herald, a Public Services Librarian at Hamilton East Public Library (not a social media influencer), so taking on this blog series involves a steep learning curve for me! I will...

With libraries in Fishers and Noblesville, the Hamilton East Public Library (HEPL) is pleased to announce that effective November 1, the library will no longer charge overdue fines on late library materials, including books, audiobooks, and DVDs. Overdue fines are the daily charges that quickly add...

Practicing gratitude and positivity has been found to have a profound effect on the human brain, helping us make happiness a habit. When we focus on the positive our reality becomes more positive. Gretchen Rubin, Habit researcher and author of The Happiness Project, says, “We...

October in Indiana brings to mind crisp fall days, colorful leaves, pumpkins, and Halloween fun. What better way to celebrate fall than to participate in one of the programs on the October menu at Hamilton East Public Library. From informative, to entertaining, to crafty, to...

Books Build Bridges is a community read program hosted by Hamilton East Public Library each fall to build community through shared experience, provide diverse reading opportunities and engage our community with noted authors. Featured books this year are The Distance Between Us by Reyna Grande...

Let’s talk SHARKS!  They elicit such strong emotions-from fear to fascination. The media loves to villainize sharks by portraying them as evil creatures (Jaws, 47 Meters Down). I’ve heard countless tales of people watching these shows and then refusing to ever go into the water...

If you have visited or driven by our Fishers and Noblesville libraries lately, you have noticed the initial renovation work required to maintain our buildings into the future and improve access for all. Our libraries will remain open during regular hours throughout the construction unless...

A public library is so much more than a building. One big takeaway from the Covid-19 pandemic is that people continue to connect with their library even when they can’t come to the building. This summer HEPL will be out and about outdoors to make...

Whether it’s a story with animals, fun facts about birds and beasts, or a wild and fascinating tome, you’ll find something to enjoy with our summer reading recommendations. Incorporating something for almost everyone in this list, kids who participate in reading during summer can boost...

Join the HEPL community of readers this summer to log your reading during June and July, 2021! Enrolling in the Tails and Tales Summer Reading Program for Adults will earn readers a HEPL book tote. Teens, kids, toddlers and babies will earn a free book...