Tuesday, May 21st, 2019

Libraries offering summer programs again

Posted: Friday, May 10, 2019

The Andrews, Huntington, Markle, Roanoke and Warren public libraries are joining up with Indiana DNR this June to host a Summer Library Program kick-off party for all Huntington County residents and passers-by. The Summer Stargazing Party will take place Saturday, June 1 starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Kil-So-Quah Boat Ramp at Roush Lake in Huntington and is for all ages.

Each library will bring a variety of activities, including hands-on DIY, a three-legged race, corn hole, book walk, life-size tic-tac-toe and more, and the DNR will provide a limited number of fishing poles for those interested in trying their hand at fishing.

A joint-library story time for the entire family will take place at 8 p.m., and the Fort Wayne Astronomical Society will lead a late-night star and deep space objects viewing session starting around 9:30 p.m. Residents of all ages are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs, a picnic meal and their entire family – including leashed pets. Bringing one’s own outdoor grill (using propane or wood) or fishing gear is welcome as well. June 1 is an Indiana Free Fishing Day, so all ages are free to fish without requiring a fishing license. This event is free and anyone is welcome to attend, regardless of whether they have a library card or even live in the area.

The Andrews-Dallas Township Public Library’s summer program for all ages takes place June 1 through July 20. The Huntington City-Township Public Library and the Markle Branch Library’s all ages program also kicks off June 1 but runs through July 27. The Roanoke Public Library’s summer program takes place Tuesdays June 11 through July 23 at 10 a.m. for children age two to six and at 2 p.m. and children age seven to 12. The Warren Public Library’s summer all age programs runs June 3 through July 13 for children and August 31 for adults.

For more information on the various library programs, visit the libraries’ websites at https://andrews.lib.in.us (Andrews), https://hctpl.info (Huntington and Markle), https://roanoke.lib.in.us (Roanoke), and https://www.warren.lib.in.us (Warren). The Kil-So-Quah Boat Ramp is located off State Road 224.