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Thursday, November 27
Today's Hours:
Libraries are closed today in observance of Thanksgiving Day.

 

 

Class Visits to the READ Center

Storytime in READ

The READ Center at Central Libary welcomes visits from area preschools and elementary schools. To ensure a pleasant and successful visit for all involved, the READ Center staff recommends the following guidelines:

Preschool classes

Preschools and daycares may arrange for a story time experience in the River Room. Story time sessions for 3-5 year-olds usually last 30 minutes. Although most preschools and daycares prefer morning sessions, afternoon story times are also available. Class size is usually limited to no more than 25 children.


Kindergarten, Grades 1 and 2

Kindergarten, first and second grade classes are invited to participate in a limited walking tour of Central Library (high points of the First Floor plus the READ Center). A story time or book talk is also an important part of the 45 minute class visit. Class size is usually limited to no more than 50 students (half will tour while the other half enjoys the book talk).


Grade 3

All third grade classes in Vanderburgh County are invited to visit one of EVPL's facilities from February to April of each school year. Although schools usually visit the public library closest to them, any third grade class is welcome to visit the READ Center. During the one-hour visit to the READ Center half of the class will tour Central Library, while the other half enjoys a book talk. At the half-hour, the groups will switch. Students with a valid library card may also check out one book during this visit.*** Class size is usually limited to no more than 50 students.


Grades 4-5

Class visits for fourth- and fifth-graders consist of a one-hour session. The group will tour both floors of Central Library and enjoy a book talk. Half of the group will tour, while the other half listens to the book talk. At the half-hour, the groups will switch. Students with a valid library card may also check out one book during this visit.*** Class size is usually limited to no more than 50 students.


 

If teachers want their students to check out books while on their library visit...

*** Teachers should arrange to pick up library card applications at least 3 weeks before the scheduled READ Center visit. Applications must be signed by the child's parent or legal guardian, then returned to the READ Center at least 2 weeks before the visit.

School visits to the READ Center can be scheduled Monday through Friday. Please call (812) 428-8225 to arrange your visit. We'll be happy to answer any questions you might have regarding your plans.

Scout troops, parent groups, or other educational groups who wish to tour Central Library, especially the READ Center and/or the Educational Materials area may also call (812) 428-8225 to arrange a time and date.

Middle and high school classes should arrange Central Library visits and tours with Michael Cherry, Teen Librarian, at (812) 428-8217.