Archive for September 2007

The Muncie Public Library Needs You!

September 27, 2007

The Muncie Public Library is looking for a few good volunteers to assist with our Homebound program. This program helps provide customers of all ages who are unable to travel freely to the Library with a selection of Library materials and home delivery of those materials at least once a month. We currently serve about 40 customers and are looking to add support for about 30 more.

Volunteers will need to have their own transportation and will help with selecting, delivering and picking up materials one time per month. Training and assistance is provided by the Muncie Public Library.

If you are looking for a meaningful opportunity to give something back to our community, please consider volunteering with us. Call Linda Dailey at 765.747.8214 for an opportunity to help out.



Zoom Into Science

September 21, 2007

MPL’s Zoom into Science Events

  • > September 25, Tuesday: Matter on a Platter
  • > October 9, Tuesday: Reptiles
  • > October 23, Tuesday: Bats
  • > November 13, Tuesday: Pumpkins
  • > November 27, Tuesday: Icebergs & Glaciers

This program is for grades K-4. Call 765.741.5151 to register!

Visit the Zoom website for more learning and fun @ home!


After School Book Clubs

September 21, 2007

colfer1.jpg Enjoy reading the exciting mystery Half Moon Investigations by Eoin Colfer, the author of the Artemis Fowl series. If you are interested in this, you must register at 765.741.5151 by October 3. Occurs on Wednesdays, from September 19 through Octiber 24th at 3:30 p.m. at Maring-Hutn Library. For grades 2-5.

Coming soon: The Magic Tree House Book Club: This After School Book Club is scheduled to meet on Mondays, from November 5-26 at 3:30 p.m. at Carnegie Library. For grades K-2. If you are interested in signing up for this upcoming event, please call 765.741.5158 to register.

Join us and enjoy good books, fun crafts and exciting activities!


Not Feeling Well?

September 19, 2007


Maring-Hunt Library welcomes the Visiting Nurse Service, Inc. who will be administering Flu & Pneumonia Vaccinations on:


October 12, 2007

from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

@ Maring-Hunt Library

Flu Shot $25      
Pneumonia Shot $40
½ Dose Flu Shot (6-35 mo.) $15
Limited Supply of: 
FluMist (healthy ages 5-49) $35
½ Dose Thimerosal-Free Flu Shot (6-35 mo.) $35
Full Dose Thimerosal-Free Flu Shot $40

For additional locations, visit our website at or call the Bugbuster Hotline at 317.722.8284.

VNS accepts all Medicare Part B & Medicare Managed Care plans.  Individuals must present their appropriate card to receive the flu &/or pneumonia shot(s).  VNS will submit these claims to the carriers.  You MUST have your card at time of vaccination.  If card is NOT presented, then payment will be due when service is rendered.  If claim is denied, then the recipient is responsible for payment. 

VNS accepts cash or check only.

CDC Influenza Symptoms


Construction Update!

September 19, 2007

Kennedy Construction

The Kennedy remodel is moving along! Construction crews are working on the west parking lot. They have installed the new sidewalks right up to the building.

The new walls are in place, heating and cooling are being installed, the new wiring is nearly done and the dry wall is up in most of the building. Carpeting has been ordered, and furniture and shelving are also on order.

The newly renovated Kennedy Library will be a beautiful and valuable resource for the entire community!


Fall Into Reading

September 19, 2007


Fall into Reading on October 20 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Maring-Hunt Library!

Sign up for your library card, check out great books, enjoy popcorn and other treats and plenty of craft activities. There will be storytelling, facepainting and guessing contests. The fun is scheduled from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Everyone of all ages is invited! (Be sure to check out the Friends of Muncie Public Library Book Sale that will also be going on that day!)

Other Fall Festivities


Banned Books Week & Meet the Authors Event

September 19, 2007

Red Scare in the Heartland  In observance of banned books week, Muncie Public Library will host a Meet the Authors program October 4 at 3:30 p.m. at Carnegie Library. Guest authors will be Shirley A. and Wayne A. Wiegand, who wrote Books on Trial: Red Scare in the Heartland. Co-sponsor of this event is Ball State University. The authors will also speak October 4 at 7 p.m. at Bracken Library.

More information

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ALA’s Challenged & Banned Books