Library Closed Thursday, November 27, 2014 All Starke County Public Library Branch locations will be closed 11/27/14 in observance of Thanksgiving Day. Please see our holiday closing schedule for a full listing of closures.


Enter to win a Kindle Paper White!

Let us get you into "OVER-DRIVE" for Christmas. Enter our drawing to win a Kindle Paper White for all your E-Book wishes. Content starts on Nov. 1st 2014 to Nov 29th 2014. Winning entry will be selected on Black Friday and announced on Monday Dec 1st, 2014. Entry box will be located at the Circulation Desk. On Wednesdays it will be at the Overdrive demo desk.

Must be 18 to enter. Need not be present to win.

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.