Kids Tag

By: Lori Holewinski Hamilton East Public Library’s annual Cozy Winter Reading Program runs from February 1-28, 2022. This program gives readers of all ages an incentive to stay cozy and read during this cold winter month. Enroll on Beanstack here or at hepl.beanstack.org/reader365. Readers of all ages...

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...

By: Christina Shields Are you missing library storytimes and your favorite songs? We are missing reading and singing along with you and your little ones, too! Happily, you don’t have to wait until we meet again to enjoy many of our regular storytime songs! You can...

By: Christina Shields I am missing all of the creative families that attend our monthly Create, Color & Chill program at HEPL’s Noblesville location. As you may remember, Create, Color & Chill usually includes a fun, sensory station; a musical component; and a creative activity. Below...

Ready, Set… Start Growing! By: Hella Rumschlag, Youth Services Assistant Early April is too early to put plants in the ground in central Indiana, but it’s never too early to start planning and dreaming of that bountiful summer garden. Imagine ripe, red tomatoes; crisp, green peppers; and...

Solar Energy STEAM Activity for the Whole Family to Enjoy By: Julie Armstrong You’ve heard it before and you’ll hear it again – Renewable energy is the energy of the future! Doesn’t it make sense then to begin now to teach our children about these energy choices...

DIY Breakout Rooms By: Julie Armstrong So you are a lover of games. You and your family play board games, video games, mind games (no, not those!) How about breakout rooms? They seem to be all the rage right now and they are incredibly fun and challenging,...

Recent Favorite Picture Books Review by: Angela Dubinger Folks, we love picture books. Sure, they’re geared toward preK to early elementary kids, but we think that picture books are really for EVERYONE. It’s true! And when you are one of the storytime providers at our library, you...

September is the Perfect Time to get Your Library Card By: Christina Shields Did you know that you only have to be 5 years old to get your own library card? Guardians, please visit our FAQs page here to find out what you need to bring to the...

Best Historical Fiction for Tween Readers By: Julie Armstrong I’m not a huge fan of historical fiction. I often feel sadness as I read about the injustices of our past.  Every once in a while, however, a book comes across my desk that I find fascinating, and...