Class Visits to the READ Center
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
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
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).
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.
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
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
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
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.