Staff Picks For Teens

By Christy Franzman The second HEPL Teen Writing Challenge has concluded and 3 winners were chosen out of 46 entries from teens in grades 6-12! The Teen Writing Challenge was the idea of a student who shared it with the library’s Teen Advisory Board (TAB). The TAB...

March is Disability Awareness Month, sponsored by the Indiana Governor's Council for People with Disabilities. Throughout March, the Hamilton East Public Library will offer an array of programs and resources for individuals, parents, caregivers, and allies to promote awareness of disabilities, provide resources and opportunities...

By Christy Franzman The theme for HEPL’s next Teen Writing Challenge is poetry to celebrate the upcoming National Poetry Month in April! Aspiring teen writers, or teens who want the chance to win gift cards (no judgement here!), can submit an original poem for HEPL’s 2nd Teen...

By Christy Franzman The first HEPL Teen Writing Challenge has concluded and 3 winners were chosen out of 24 entries from teens in grades 6-12. The Teen Writing Challenge was the idea of a student who shared it with the library’s Teen Advisory Board (TAB). The TAB...

With libraries in Fishers and Noblesville, the Hamilton East Public Library (HEPL) is pleased to announce that effective November 1, 2021 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...

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...

By Erin Weir As the Teen Librarian at our Fishers location, I am often asked about what volunteer opportunities the library has to offer teens. The library depends on teens in grades 6-12 to help with all kinds of things! We have different options for different...

By Christy Franzman Aspiring teen writers, or teens who want the chance to win gift cards (no judgement here!), can submit their original short story for HEPL’s Teen Writing Challenge! Get creative with the sentence starter provided below and write your own original short story. Who...

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...