Money Smart Week @ Your Library

 Starke County Public Library System is hosting several programs, part of the more than 3,000 free financial programs during Money Smart Week®, April 5-12, 2014.  A list of events can be found here:

Money Smart Week is a public awareness campaign to promote financial education across all age groups. Launched in 2002 by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, the program is now active in more than 45 states through national partnerships with the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) Cooperative Extension and the American Library Association.

Money Smart Week began as a coordinated effort among a small group of Chicago-area organizations working to promote financial literacy,” says Alejo Torres, Senior Outreach Manager at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.Today, Money Smart Week continues to expand nationally, providing greater awareness of, and access to, personal finance resources for all.”

Money Smart Week events are open to the public at businesses, financial institutions, schools, libraries, nonprofits and government agencies throughout the country on topics including kids and money, unemployment, managing student debt and retirement. To learn more about Money Smart Week® visit,  

New Activities at the San Pierre Branch

During the month of April, the San Pierre Library will be offering all day, drop-in activities.  Bring a project you're working on, get some help, or just to sit and chat with others while you work. Diane Koenig will be there to offer assistance and suggestions.  While there will be a focus each day, you are welcome to bring your projects on days other than the specified one.  

Mondays - Crochet

Wednesdays - Knitting

          Recipe Club - 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Friday - Genealogy

Tailgating with David Haugh and Charlie Adams

A sports party will be held on April 12, 2014, starting at 5:00 p.m., at the Nancy J Dembowski Community Center. 

Starke County Community Services is holding a fundraiser to elderly services (congregate meal program, home-delivered meals, homemaker services, and transportation).   Reserve your table of eight now; $25.00 per ticket or $200 per table.  Call (574) 772-7070 for more information.

David Haugh, former North Judson/San Pierre athlete and state record holder in football, also played for Ball State University.  After graduation he worked at the South Bend Tribune as a sports reporter and then moved on to the Chicago Tribune where he is currently the "In the Wake of the News" sports columnist.  David can also be heard on WGN-FM, 87.7, weekdays from 9 a.m. to noon, starting February 24, 2014, along with David Kaplan.  At the tailgating party, he will share his experiences over the years while covering Notre Dame, the Olympics, and all Chicago sports.

Charlie Adams, former WSBT TV sportscaster for 16 of his 25 years in sports broadcasting, and currently a motivational speaker, will share his most memorable events and people he covered during this time. 

A silent and live auction will take place; click here for the latest list of items.  And, remember, more are coming in every day!

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  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.