Preschool Story Hour
Children 3-5 years, enjoy stories, finger plays, music, crafts, and films. The children are also exposed to color, numbers, alphabets and other simple concepts.
Children 18 mos.-3 years enjoy simple stories and finger plays and songs.
Martin Luther King, JR.
Youth Services and Outreach plan activities to share with classes and children in after school programs.
Circulation / Audio Visual staff show monthly film programs at both Main and Pastrick Branches. Films are shown for adult and family audiences.
Classes visit the various library locations to enrich classroom activities. Bibliographic instruction, general information, celebration of various holidays, special assignments are examples of library activities covered.
International Reading Day
For the past several years we cooperate with Northwest Indiana Literacy Coalition and the Indiana Adult Literacy Coalition to "Take time out for reading." 15 minutes of reading at 10:00 am red noses are distributed (Put your nose in a book) to schools and other interested agencies.
Christmas Around the World
Trees are decorated honoring the different ethic groups who reside(d) in East Chicago. Over the years, the exhibit included a program with a tree lighting ceremony, caroling, storytelling and a visit from Santa.