Yellowstone Trail Fest Organizers Schedule Educational Visit with Skeeter the Clown

SkeeterTheClownThe 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

Knox Library Branch Closed for Parking Lot Paving

Henry F. Schricker Library
Henry F. Schricker Library

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

Starke County Historical Society Loans Horse to Library

Starke County Library HorseA 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

Summer Reading Program Kicks Off at Knox Library

Henry F. Schricker Library
Henry F. Schricker Public Library

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 abrown@starkecountylibrary.org or 772-7323.

Job Fair and Butterfly Garden Planned at Library

Henry F. Schricker Library
Henry F. Schricker Library

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 abrown@starkecountylibrary.org or call her at 574-772-7323.

Lego Club Available at Henry F. Schricker Public Library

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAIf 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.

Meeting Set to Discuss a Dog Recreation Park

dog picA meeting is scheduled for Saturday, April 19 to see what the interest is in creating a dog recreation park in Knox.

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.

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New Starke County Public Library Wing Grand Opening Dec. 7

Henry F. Schricker Library
Henry F. Schricker Library
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.

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Henry F. Schricker Public Library Open; New Wing Opening Dec. 7

Henry F. Schricker Library
Henry F. Schricker Library
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.

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