Archive for the ‘Library News’ category

Honor a Loved One: The Heroes Tree

October 18, 2010

@ Kennedy and Maring-Hunt

Honor a loved one who served or who is currently serving in the military. Make an ornament at home and visit either Library location to place it on the tree or you can visit either Library to make your ornament with the supplies on display and place it on the tree. You can also write the service person or veteran’s name and any other details you would like to share in the Heroes’ Album. The trees and ornaments will remain on display through Veteran’s Day on November 11. Help Muncie Public Library honor our past and current service men and women. Ornaments may be picked up after November 11, but cannot be mailed or returned to individuals. Please do not use irreplaceable items or photographs in making your ornament.

New Circulation Policy

June 24, 2010

Circulation Poilcy Change3 Days on Holds & Reserves

Effective July 8, 2010 all holds and reserves will now be held for THREE days before being cancelled. This will allow popular and in-demand materials to circulate more quickly and will serve as a cost-cutting measure for the Library.

Because of this change, postal mail notices of reserved and held materials will no longer be sent.

Please provide a phone number and/or email address at one of our locations or using this online form so we can notify you promptly when your materials are ready for pick up. Thank you.

Spread the Word!

April 13, 2010

MPLRead More, Learn More, Earn More @ Muncie Public Library

Listen to our Radio Ad

We are spreading the word! Students who are good readers do better in school in all subjects. Students who do well in school are more likely to stay in school. An education (high school, associate’s degree, etc.) can translate to more earning power! Listen for radio spots on WLBC, WERK and ESPN radio stations. Look for billboard ads too. This promotion was made possible by a generous gift from The Friends of Muncie Public Library. (The MPL delivery vans are also working double duty and spreading the word as they are driven throughout Muncie. Watch for them!)

April is National Poetry Month – Celebrate it at Muncie Public Library

March 29, 2010

April is National Poetry MonthThursday, April 8, 5-6 p.m.
@ Kennedy Library
Teens in grades 7 to 12, you’re invited to listen and share at the Poetry Café–a one-night event starring you and your original poetry or any poetry you would like to share. Free refreshments. More…

Monday, April 12, 5:30 p.m.
@ Maring-Hunt Library
Adults, enjoy a free screening of Dead Poet’s Society (rated PG) and free popcorn at the Monday Movie Night. More…

Teaching Opportunities for Summer Advantage

March 19, 2010

Summer Advantage

Muncie Public Library will be working with Summer Advantage.org to coordinate summer learning opportunities at South View Elementary. Summer teaching positions will be available for qualified academic and enrichment teachers. Select this link, go to Careers section at the top and search for Muncie, IN

Star Wars display at Maring-Hunt

December 14, 2009

Star Wars displayIf you are a Star Wars fan, young or old, don’t miss the incredible Star Wars display featured at Maring-Hunt Library now through January. Michael Walters, owner of Emperial Props, Inc. and a recognized prop and costume builder is sharing his personal collection which includes a full Darth Vader costume with armor pieces, utility belts, robotic arms, storm trooper blaster guns and more. He is also displaying Star Wars toys such as ships, vehicles and characters.