The circus is coming to Hamlet next month, but before that, local residents will have the chance to address their clown phobias with a free visit from Skeeter the Clown. Skeeter’s interactive program seeks to educate children on a variety of topics, incorporating history, math, Spanish, and sign language, as well as various learning skills. Continue reading
Starke County residents may be able to get some free help preparing this year’s income taxes. The Henry F. Schricker Public Library in Knox is hosting a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. Continue reading
The Starke County Public Library is kicking off its winter reading program this week with activities for people of all ages. This year’s theme is Sweet Adventures in Reading, based on the game Candyland. Continue reading
Health Insurance Marketplace Open Enrollment is underway for this year, and IU Health Starke Hospital is offering to help you find the right insurance plan. Continue reading
Residents will have a chance to sharpen their career skills next week. The Purdue Extension will be holding a résumé and cover letter workshop in Knox Tuesday morning. Continue reading
The Henry F. Schricker Public Library branch in Knox will be closed all day tomorrow, as workers put the finishing touches on the parking lot. Continue reading
The parking lot at the Henry F. Schricker Public Library in Knox will be closed today for repaving. Continue reading
Today will be business as usual at the Henry F. Schricker Public Library branch in Knox. Continue reading
The Henry F. Schricker Public Library branch in Knox is closed today and tomorrow to accommodate the parking lot repair and expansion project. Rain on Tuesday postponed the project. Library officials say the contractors will be able to work more quickly and get the project done sooner if they are closed. Safety for library users and children walking over from school is also a priority. Continue reading
Repair work to the parking lot at the Henry F. Schricker Public Library branch in Knox has been rain delayed. Director Rose Frost advises WKVI News they are hopeful the project can start tomorrow. Continue reading
Weather permitting repairs to the parking lot at the Henry F. Schricker Public Library branch in Knox will start today. Library patrons are encouraged to wait until after 5 p.m. to visit the library. Parking will be limited, and visitors are asked to heed roped-off areas. Continue reading
A special piece from the Starke County Historical Society is on loan to a local library. Fred and Judy Parker of Boca Raton, Fla., formerly of Starke County, donated a 1920s antique carousel horse to the museum a few years ago. Until recently it’s been on display at the Starke County Museum. Space there is limited, so the historical society board wanted to find a special spot to display the piece for public enjoyment. Continue reading
Come celebrate the recent renovations at the Henry F. Shricker Public Library in Knox during their annual summer reading program kick off today at 5:30 p.m. The theme for this year’s children and young adult program is Fizz…Boom…Read. It is a science oriented theme but that doesn’t mean that the reading choices are limited to science books. Students will be required to fill out a reading log and will then be eligible for prizes. The program runs from June 2 until July 26. Although the kickoff aimed towards kids there is a summer reading program for adults in which they will need to read six books checked out from the library. Entertainment for the little ones will include the presence of story book characters such as Clifford the Big Red Dog and Llama Llama Red Pajama. Any questions about this program or any other library services can be directed to program director Andrea Brown at email@example.com or 772-7323.
The Henry F. Shricker Public Library in Knox is offering programs for everyone this weekend. Elwood Staffing is sponsoring a job fair tomorrow from 10 a.m until 2 p.m. This program is open to all local adults and will take place in the meeting room of the library.
On Saturday, local man Jack O’Malley will be hosting a program and planting flowers that attract monarch butterflies. This opportunity is aimed at young adults but open to everyone. This special gardening event happening at 10 a.m Saturday, but it will run all weekend. This is the first of several summer programs in the butterfly garden at the library. For more information regarding library programs you can contact Andrea Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 574-772-7323.
If you’ve been looking for a creative outlet for your child who loves to build, look no further. The Henry F. Shricker Public Library in Knox offers a club the final Tuesday of every month that fits that description. It gives students the chance to show off their amateur architecture skills with Legos. Kids have the opportunity to build and name their own creation. This organization gives local children a chance to work with their hands and develop original work that will be featured in the library throughout the month. The next meeting will take place Tuesday, May 27 from 5:30 until 6:30 p.m.
Those spearheading the idea ask that all dog owners/lovers attend the 10 a.m. meeting at the Henry F. Schricker Public Library in Knox to learn about information needed to get a dog park approved in the city limits.
Chuck Richardson previously told WKVI that he presented a list of names on a petition to start a dog park at the Knox Park Board meeting last month, but the board members reportedly told him that they would like to see people attend their next meeting who are in favor of the incident.
The staff at the Henry F. Schricker Public Library in Knox are completing work since the new children’s wing was recently opened.
Library Director Sheila Urwiler said they are moving some shelving and installing some new furniture. Every attempt is being made to tie up loose ends in the project.
The new structural addition at the Henry F. Schricker Public Library in Knox has been complete, the grand opening having been held Dec. 7 for the new children’s wing. Sheila Urwiler told WKVI that the hard work has been complete, but there’s still a bit of work to be done with furniture and shelving.
The construction at the Starke County Public Library has been completed, but Library Director Sheila Urwiler said there is still a lot of remodeling left to do before their grand opening on Dec. 7. Urwiler said the grand opening ceremony will include a ribbon cutting at noon and activities for kids, as well as entertainment by the Knox Jazz Band and the Showstoppers.
Urwiler said she’s glad the opening day is nearly here.
After being closed for three days this week, the Henry F. Schricker Public Library in Knox is once again open, though work is still being done. Library Director Sheila Urwiler told WKVI that the children’s department has been moved to the newly constructed wing and the young adult department has been relocated from upstairs to its new area. On top of that, all the books have been put away, some bulletin boards have been put up, and some old furniture that won’t be reused has been disposed of.