Ellettsville Branch

Young minds aren't the only things blooming at the Branch!


Visit the Children's Room at the Ellettsville Branch and you will see our violets love the space as do families. Sit in a window seat to read together or play with blocks or train table in this special space. Many children enjoy the room before and after our programs. The NEW BROCHURE is now available in the library and sign-ups can be made through our website.




Reads that Rhyme

We're into the second full week of "A Cool Book and a Cold Beverage," MCPL's Adult Summer Reading Program. Participants can read books from any of six categories and fill out entry forms online or in the library to win prizes. Last week, Andrea suggested books to read for the "Hoosier Connections" category. This week, I'm highlighting "Reads That Rhyme." All of these books can be found at the Ellettsville Branch. Happy reading--and I hope your entry is a winner!

The Truro Bear and Other AdventuresThe Truro Bear and Other Adventures by Mary Oliver

From the winner of the National Book Award and the Pulitzer prize for poetry comes a book of poems and essays about mammals, insects, reptiles and a disobedient little talking dog.



Baseball HaikuBaseball Haiku edited by Cor Van Den Heuvel and Nanae Tamura

Fans of NPR's Only a Game radio program which features an annual Super Bowl Haiku Challenge will enjoy these short poems capturing the sights, sounds, smells and emotions of the national pastime.  



Hoosier Connections

Summer Reading Program Arrives!

 Join us for the 2012 Summer Reading Program at the Monroe County Public Library.

At the Ellettsville Branch you can participate in free programs and get your reading Guide to win prizes.

Registration for programs begins May 25 online and at the branch and the Guide will be given away starting May 29!Dream Big Read! Poster

Bookstore Clearance Sale at the Branch

If you like to buy good books for very little money, come to the library this weekend. The Friends of the Library are having a bookstore clearance sale in the meeting room at the Ellettsville Branch. On Friday, all books are selling for 50 cents to a dollar. Saturday, prices are reduced by 50%. Sunday, you can fill a bag with books for $3.00.

Sale hours are:

  • Friday, 5/11, 10-6

  • Saturday, 5/12, 9-5

  • Sunday, 5/13, 1-3

Every book you buy helps support library programs, collections, and staff development. Come early, stay late, and take home a bag of great reads!

Rachel Peden and Her Life on Maple Grove Road

The Friends of the Library held a "Coffee with Friends" event at the Ellettsville Branch for the first time on Sunday, April 22nd. In keeping with Earth Day, area resident Rachel Peden McCarty talked about her grandmother, Rachel Peden, and her life on Maple Grove Road. For more than 20 years, Mrs. Peden wrote a column for the Indianapolis Star called "Mrs. R.F.D." that shared vignettes and observations about what it was like to live on a small Hoosier farm. She also penned three books: The Land, the People; Rural Free; and Speak to the Earth that have been recently reprinted by the I.U. Press. It's amazing how these books written forty or more years ago are still fresh, relevant, and inspirational!

Spring at the Ellettsville Branch

Spring at the Ellettsville BranchIt's spring! The Bradford pear tree in front of the Ellettsville Branch Library is in full bloom, and the grass already needs to be mowed.

If warm weather has you thinking about digging in the dirt, take a peek at our selection of gardening books. Flowers, vegetables, decorative grasses--we've got information to help your garden grow!


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