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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!)


Teddy Bear Picnic!

May 8, 2009

Check out these photos from the Teddy Bear Picnic!

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Friends Book Sales

May 6, 2009

Friends Book Sale!

Friends Book Sales @ Carnegie Library

 Shop the Carnegie shelves for amazing deals on great books, dvds, cds and more. Your purchase helps support the MPL Friends and local library programs and special events.

Friday, May 15, 6-8 pm
Friends Members Preview Night. Must show your Friends card at the door. (Or you can join at the door!. $15 for an individual membership.)

Saturday, May 16, 9 am until 2 pm
Public sale, everyone is welcome.

Get Growing @ MPL!

May 6, 2009

Community GardenThe Community Garden at Maring-Hunt is tilled and ready to plant. A few plots are still available.

Just $20 covers your use of the 8 x 26 foot garden plot and the watering fee for the season.


This garden is strictly organic, so no chemicals please!

Call Doyne Hahn at 747-8204 today to reserve a space.

2008/2009 Winter Reading Program Winners

April 2, 2009

Ann Gregory
Completing 8 levels pre-5th – $100 Books-a-Million gift card

Drucilla Carter
Completing YA 8 levels – Digital camera

Kaitlyn Rawls
YA entry for each level – $50 Books-a-Million gift card

Hannah Knodel
Checking out 5 books – $50 Books -a -Million gift card

Graham Silverthorn
Checking out 5 books – $50 Books -a -Million gift card

Popcorn container with popcorn and theater candy:
Kevin Robinson
Andrew Shrock
Derek Davis
Megan Smith
Holly Wilson
Jacob Parsons
Noel Keith
Natalie Martin
Rachel Jewett
Nicole Price

Butter popcorn Bucket with $5 Family Video Pass:
Akrem Ahmed
Nicole Cunningham

Baby prizes-book and stuffed animal:
Draven Baumgartner
Jillian Darby

Education Grant Awarded to Muncie Public Library

December 11, 2008

Students in Program @ MPL

Education Grant Awarded to Muncie Public Library Will Help At-Risk Students at South View Elementary

Muncie Public Library has received a 21st Century Community Learning Center grant for its Great Achievers after school program. The program began under the CAPE initiative in 2002 and has been successful in helping students improve grades and ISTEP scores by providing homework help and curriculum support.

The grant period runs on a four y ear cycle with the capacity of providing $448,413 in grant funds over the four years. The first year will provide $134,724 in funding beginning in January and running through May 31, 2010.

The grant will allow the Library’s program to expand, providing four days of academic support for grades 1-3 compared to the current two days a week. “The grant will allow us to add music, art, physical education and field trips to an otherwise strictly curriculum based program” said Denise Gawrys, director of Great Achievers and a licensed teacher. The program will also seek to increase parental involvement, family literacy and life skill information which will be presented at monthly Family Night activities.

Virginia Nilles, Director of Muncie Public Library described the grant as, “great news and a real affirmation for this program and its proven record of success over the past seven years.” She credited the success of Great Achievers to the parents, children and Library employees who are a part of the program as well as the administration, teachers and staff of Muncie Community Schools.

The grant is part of the 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program and is administered by the Indiana Department of Education.
The 21st Century Community Learning Centers program is an after school initiative authorized by the No Child Left Behind Act, Title IV Part B. The program is administered in the State of Indiana by the Indiana Department of Education. Particularly targeted at students in high-poverty areas or low-performing schools, the program helps communities establish or expand community learning centers that provide students with academic enrichment opportunities aligned to state standards in core subjects, such as reading and mathematics.

The program’s primary purpose is to award grants, via competition, to public schools, community-based organizations, public/private organizations, faith-based organizations or a consortium of these organizations.

Staff Picks @ MPL

November 18, 2008

Have you checked out Staff Picks @ MPL?

What are Staff Picks?

We’ve asked all of the library staff for information about the book or books they are currently reading and we’re posting them on our website for your convenience.

Check them out here: MPL STAFF PICKS

What do you think of our Staff Picks?