Teens Tag

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: 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: Hamilton County Historian David Heighway As we approach the 93rd anniversary of Martin Luther King’s birth, people are looking at various ways to recognize and celebrate it.  Often that involves trying to find some personal connection with the man and his work.  While King never...

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 Maggie Chen Unlike the previous college application blog sections that were writing based, this section does not have an essay to write and submit. Much of this section deals with you requesting either your guidance counselor or  College Board to send official materials like your transcript, test scores, and AP scores to...

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...

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...

Celebrate National Aviation History Month By: Anders Arnold Look! Up in the sky. It’s a bird…it’s a plane…It’s…a plane. Seriously, we’re going to celebrate aviation this month and my blog is going to focus on some great children’s and teen books all about flight. Highlighted below are some fantastic titles within...

By: Missy Flanagin It’s nothing new that young students love unicorns. Unicorns are literally everywhere you turn. They can be found on the cereal box you may have in your kitchen or they can be on your pajamas you snuggle up in at night. So, it’s...