Library Closed Monday, September 1, 2014 All Starke County Public Library Branch locations will be closed 9/1/14 in observance of Labor Day. Please see our holiday closing schedule for a full listing of closures.

SCPLS News

Let's Walk Starke County

Get your body moving with this walking exercise program.  Tied in with healthy eating and good habits, this program is designed to help shape you up.  Meet at the Schricker Library in Knox, Tuesdays at 9:15 a.m. for a chance to exercise and socialize.  Part of the Moving Starke County Forward Project.

Starke County Historical Society loans carousel horse to Library

A 1920 German antique Carousel Horse now looks down upon children in the Henry F. Schricker Public Library.   Fred and Judy Parker from Boca Raton, Florida, formerly from Starke County, had donated this beautiful horse to the Starke County Museum a few years ago.   It has been on display at the Museum, waiting for a special place worthy of its antique value.   Because of space limitations at the Museum, the Board of Directors began looking for another location in the community where it could be properly displayed.  With the building of the new children's area in the Library in Knox, they wondered if it might be displayed there.  Dave Bullock, a Library board member, consulting with Sheila Urwiler, Librarian for the Henry F. Schricker Library, and with the help of his son, Wesley, built a mount for it.   The Carousel Horse is now on loan to the Library and beautifully displayed above the reference desk in the library's new children's addition. 

Digital Magazines are Here!

Zinio from Starke County Public Library brings free magazines to your computer or web-enabled device!   Zinio is an unlimited, simultaneous-use digital newsstand. This high quality service is the same as that used by many consumers to access magazines in their digital form, but is now available for libraries through Recorded Books Digital.

  • Over 60 magazines are available.  Check out as many as you like – no limits.
  • No check out period – no late fees!  Keep the magazines as long as you wish.
  • Digital Magazines are full-print, full-color (including advertisements) - exactly like the print magazine, with bonus interactive elements in many magazines.

Readers can view the magazines on a variety of devices, including smartphones, tablets, and e-readers.  You can even download the magazine so that it can be enjoyed for offline reading.  Visit the Starke County Public Library digital downloads page at www.starkecountylibrary.org/zinio  for more information, and to start enjoying these wonderful magazines!

San Pierre Recipe Club

The San Pierre Branch Library will be hosting Recipe Club meetings every other week, on Wednesdays at 11:30 a.m.  

If you are interested in attending, please contact Diane Koenig at the San Pierre Library 219-828-4352 for the upcoming dates.

X