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Winter Reading Program

December 15, 2008

Pop Open a Good Book 
Winter Reading 2009
December 26, 2008 – February 27, 2009
For all children Birth through 8th Grade !

Hey, kids, it’s time to “chill out” at the library with a GREAT book!  Winter Reading fun starts December 26, 2008 at the Muncie Public Library!  Sign up at Maring-Hunt, Kennedy or Conley and pick up a reading log to keep track of how much time you spend reading. You can even read magazines and listen to books on tape! 

Read just 20 minutes a day to reach a prize level and earn a prize! Be sure to bring your reading log to the library every week to earn:

 Book Bucks for the Bookworm store for children.

 Special prizes and drawing prize entries for middle school students.

 Entries for gift certificates for checking out five books.

Book bags and book marks will be given to the first 500 people who sign up early. Reach the half-way point and you are eligible for the end of Winter Reading Party.

Finish all levels of the Winter Reading Program and you are eligible for a drawing:

 Kids could win a $100 Books-A-Million gift certificate!

 Middle School Students will have a chance to win a digital camera!

Special activities will include:

Star Wars Party: Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Maring-Hunt Library – (Grades K-8) 3:30-5:00 pm
Calling all you Jedi fans! Come to this galactic program and find out what your Star Wars name is. Have a blast with space age activities and Star Wars books. Try some Wookie Cookies, Jabba Juice and take a whack at the Death Star to destroy it.

Critter Junction: Thursday, January 15, 2009 Kennedy Library – (Family) 6:00 pm
Critter Junction Adventures is an exciting, live, action packed animal adventure program for all ages. Families will be thrilled and educated with our exotic critters. You never know what you will see at a Critter Junction program. Be sure to sign up and save your spot to at this exciting program!  741-7333

Wild & Wacky Popcorn Science: Thursday, January 22, 2009
Maring-Hunt Library – (Grades 2-5) 3:00-4:00 pm
How does popcorn pop? How many types of popcorn are there? Get the answers to these questions and more! Find out all about popcorn and have a poppin’ good time with books, activities and a popcorn craft! 741-5151

Pop Open a Good Book & Make a Valentine: Thursday, February 5, 2009Kennedy Library – (Grades K- 8) 3:30- 4:30 pm
Join us  for craft and reading fun! Rack up minutes to reach a reading level and earn a prize. Make a Valentine! 741-7333

Pop-In for a Good Movie – Kit Kittredge: An American Girl: Thursday, February 12, 2009
Maring-Hunt Library – (Family) 5:00-7:30 pm
Grab a friend and get to the library! Enjoy hot popcorn and a fun movie on the big screen! Best of all…it’s FREE! Check out books from the American Girls series! 741-5151

Winter Reading Program Celebration: Thursday, February 26, 2009
Kennedy Library – (Family*) 6:00-7:30Winter Reading Fans….CELEBRATE! Did you read 8 hours and reach the 4th level on your reading log? Then you’re eligible to attend the Pop Open a Good Book Blowout! Enjoy games, snacks, and fun! 741-7333 *(All Winter Readers who reach four levels, qualify to attend.)

If you don’t have a card, that’s okay! You can read at the Library! Read just 20 minutes a day to reach a prize level and earn a prize!


Christmas Tea 2008 @ MPL

November 18, 2008

Start the Christmas season at MPL! Enjoy Christmas stories and songs with the whole family. Make a Christmas craft and enjoy a delicious Christmas treat. To reserve your spot, call 741-7333 or register online at

Snag the Big One!

October 30, 2008

Job search and Interviewing Tips Class @ MPL

Learn some of the best “fishin’ spots” for your job search. Get some tips on how to land the “big one” in a job interview.

Maring-Hunt Library
The Loft – Second Floor
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
3-5 p.m.

To reserve your spot call 747-8200 and ask for Katherine or email

Our Heroes’ Tree @ MPL

October 29, 2008

Our Heroes' Tree

Muncie Public Library is participating in Our Heroes’ Tree initiative sponsored by the Military Family Research Institute (MFRI) at Purdue University. The program honors past and present service members and works to create awareness of military families currently affected by deployment.

MFRI is asking public libraries across the state to participate in the program. Kennedy Library and Maring-Hunt Library will each display trees for the community to decorate.

To participate in Our Heroes’ Tree, people need to simply create a handmade ornament honoring a service member in their family or community from past or present wars, conflicts or peacetime operations. Bring the ornament to Kennedy Library or Maring-Hunt Library beginning November 1, where it will be placed on the tree with other ornaments. Supplies to create ornaments will also be available at each Library location. Photocopied pictures (no originals please) and stories about the individual service members may also be submitted and will be placed in a binder on display near the tree.

By participating in the Our Heroes’ Tree project, you will be honoring a family member or loved one from the past or present by acknowledging their service and dedication to our country!

Magna Cum Murder Crime Writer Festival

October 8, 2008

Magna Cum Murder will be held October 24-26, 2008 in Muncie. Lovers of crime writing will have a murder mystery weekend with some of their favorite writers. To celebrate, Kennedy Library and Maring-Hunt Library are showcasing some of the most popular murder mystery books in the MPL collection.

Check out the great mystery collections at Muncie Public Library and visit the Magna Cum Murder website to find out more about this annual event. Registrations are still being accepted. Fans of the mystery genre will have an unforgettable weekend.

Harvest Fest 2008

October 7, 2008

@Carnegie Library

Scarecrow Raffle

During the month of October, checking out books at Carnegie Library earns you tickets in our Scarecrow Raffle. One lucky ticket will be drawn on October 27 to win our adorable Scarecrow!

Candy Corn Counting Contest

Can you guess how many candy corns are in our jar?
The child and adult who make the best guesses will each wint their own jar of candy corn! Winners will be decided October 27.

Halloween Story Time

Monday, October 20, 10:30a.m. & 4:30p.m.
Join us for a special Halloween Story Time at Carnegie Library!
Two times available for two times the fun!

Friends Book Sale Coming Up in November!

October 2, 2008

The Friends are in their NEW location at Webb Hunt Library
1110 W. Memorial Drive

Don’t miss the first BIG sale in the new location.

Friday, November 7, 2008
6 to 8 p.m. Friends Only Preview Night
Must Show Your Card to Get In!

Saturday, November 8, 2008
8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Public Sale
Saturday is Friends Member Discount Day
Must Show Your Card for Discount!

Sunday, November 9, 2008
1 to 4 p.m. Public Sale
Sunday Special-$2 a Bag for Books Only!