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Tween Library Lock-In

January 2024 – Tweens joined the Youth Librarians for an extra special lock-in at the Library held for a few hours after closing time!  Games were played, crafts were completed, and much more!

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New Year Branch Construction

New Year 2024 – View the most recent construction progress on the HMMPL Whitestown Branch! Photos courtesy of SCS Construction Services.

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Santa Romp & Stomp

Dec. 11, 2023 – Santa joined us for our December Romp & Stomp and stayed afterwards to visit with the children and their caregivers.

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November Branch Construction

November 2023 – View this month’s construction progress on the HMMPL Whitestown Branch! Photos courtesy of SCS Construction Services.

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Roz Puppets Presents Silly Bits

Dec. 5, 2023 – Families gathered in the Youth Department for a performance of Silly Bits by Roz Puppets.

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Secret Snowflake Shop

Dec. 2 – 3, 2023 – More than 600 children and their families participated in this year’s Friends of the Library Secret Snowflake Shop, where children could purchase gifts for family members, friends, and even pets. There were also lots of other holiday activities throughout the Library for shoppers and their families while they waited.

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Nutcracker Ballet with CIDE

Nov. 29, 2023 – The Central Indiana Dance Ensemble performed a preview of The Nutcracker. Children learned more about the story, watched the dancers perform, and practiced some ballet moves.

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Romp and Stomp

Nov. 10, 2023 – Children and their caregivers all had fun dancing and moving to the music during our November Romp & Stomp.

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October Branch Construction

October 2023 – View this month’s construction progress on the HMMPL Whitestown Branch! Photos courtesy of SCS Construction Services.

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2023 Friends Winter Silent Auction

Check out the baskets in this year’s Friends of the Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library Winter Silent Auction, held in conjunction with their annual Secret Snowflake Shop. Baskets will be on display and available for bids Sat., Nov. 18, 2023, through 5 p.m. Sun., Dec. 3, 2023.

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StoryWalkers Club: The Bear Ate Your Sandwich

Oct. 6, 2023 – Families joined us at Elm Street Green in Zionsville for a story and activity to celebrate the latest StoryWalk featuring The Bear Ate Your Sandwich by Julia Sarcone-Roach.

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September Branch Construction

September 2023 – View this month’s construction progress on the HMMPL Whitestown Branch! Photos courtesy of SCS Construction Services.

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Olympia Xperience

September 25 – 30, 2023 – Teens participated in Olympia Xperience throughout the last week of September in honor of the release of Rick Riordan’s latest book, Percy Jackson and the Chalice of the Gods! From creating their own mythological creature to a toga party, the event had something for everyone.

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August Branch Construction

August 2023 – View this month’s construction progress on the HMMPL Whitestown Branch! Photos courtesy of SCS Construction Services.

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Mr. Mike Day

September 7, 2023 – We celebrated Mr. Mike our Train Guy with a fun day of train-themed activities. We had a train storytime, a train craft and lots of time hanging out at the train table. Several of the children brought homemade cards and letters to let Mr. Mike know how much they appreciate him.

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ASL Storytime

August 21, 2023 – Several families joined us for our American Sign Language Storytime in partnership with the Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Education. Justin Perez, our guest storyteller, read the book Don’t Wake the Dragon, along with an ASL interpreter. The children also made their own paper dragons!

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Romp & Stomp

August 18, 2023 – Toddlers and preschoolers enjoyed a morning of hopping, skipping and dancing with Miss Kelli and Miss Kristin during our August Romp & Stomp.

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July Branch Construction

July 2023 – View this month’s construction progress on the HMMPL Whitestown Branch! Photos courtesy of SCS Construction Services.

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StoryWalkers Club: Hurry Up!

August 4, 2023 – Families joined us at Elm Street Green to celebrate the new StoryWalk, featuring the book Hurry Up! by Kate Dopirak. The children also sang songs with the Librarians and learned a few yoga moves to help them slow down.

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Music Makes Me Move

August 3, 2023 – Jody Smith, co-owner of Union Music Academy in Union, KY, visited us to sing, dance and play during our recent Music Makes Me Move program. Children had fun exploring the book Dear Zoo through various musical activities.

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Princess Storytime

August 1, 2023 – Jacqueline Pratt, the recently crowned Miss Boone County 2023, joined us to read some fun Princess books. The children also did fun activities and made their own paper crowns.

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Beach Bingo

July 26, 2023 – Several families joined us for an end-of-summer-reading Beach Bingo party! Winners got to choose a prize from a treasure chest, and by the end of the evening, everyone was a winner!

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Touch-a-Truck

July 21, 2023 – Our 5th Street parking lot was filled with all kinds of big trucks for our annual Touch-a-Truck event. Families came to see big machines and everyday community builders up close. Anchor Face Painting also was on hand to offer cool face designs.

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Roz Puppets Presents The Frog Prince

July 10, 2023 – Roz Puppets performed The Frog Prince at the Library. This original story based on the familiar tale featured a brand new cast of puppets made specifically for the story.

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June Branch Construction

June 2023 – View this month’s construction progress on the HMMPL Whitestown Branch! Photos courtesy of SCS Construction Services.

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StoryWalkers Event: How to Say Hello to a Worm

July 7, 2023 – Several families joined us for a story and activity at Elm Street Green to celebrate the July StoryWalk featuring the book How to Say Hello to a Worm by Kari Percival.

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Hedgehog Hannah Presents the Arctic 11

July 5, 2023 – Paul from Hedghog Hannah visited the Library this week to present the Arctic 11, an animal show with several different animals, including a beautiful Arctic fox. The children also got to see and pet a sulcata tortoise, legless lizard, chinchilla, ferret, rabbit, hedgehog, alligator, tarantula and giant python!

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Professor Steve’s Marvelous Machines Show

June 20, 2023 – Professor Steve entertained us with his awesome collection of classic, simple machines and taught us the importance of recycling & showing kindness to the earth with his amazing Time Machine.

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Balloons and the Imagination

June 15, 2023 – Brian from Pretty Funny Balloons led families in an afternoon of imaginative play using balloons to teach and entertain. With lots of balloon sculptures to make things fun, we learned that imagination is better with props, friends and games.

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Banjer Dan

June 12, 2023 – Banjer Dan, a “banjo-centric” acoustic musician and entertainer based in Santa Cruz County, CA, visited the library this week, playing his banjo and guitar and singing folk songs. He also brought the fossils he’s collected during his music tours around the country to share with the audience.

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Nature Play Days: Animal Adventures – Reptiles

June 9, 2023 – Several families joined our youth librarians and a naturalist on the library lawn to enjoy stories and meet some reptiles from the Zionsville Nature Center during Nature Play Days!

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May Branch Construction

May 2023 – View this month’s construction progress on the HMMPL Whitestown Branch! Photos courtesy of SCS Construction Services.

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Summer Reading Kickoff Party

June 2, 2023 – Hundreds of families joined us for our Summer Reading Kickoff Party at the Library. Thanks to the Friends of the Library, everyone enjoyed a free Kona Ice and a fun water show, along with games, activities and more.

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StoryWalkers Club: One Is a Pinata

June 2, 2023 – Miss Kelli and special guest Miss Cecilia led the children in a special outdoor, musical storytime of the book One Is a Piñata by Roseanne Greenfield. Afterward, the children explored the One Is a Piñata StoryWalk at Elm Street Green.

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Weather Camp with Kevin Gregory

May 31, 2023 – WRTV6 Meteorologist Kevin Gregory joined us for a weather camp, where students learned about clouds and precipitation, severe thunderstorms, and high and low pressure systems.

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Sleeping Beauty Preview with Ballet Theatre of Carmel Academy

May 17, 2023 – Dancers from the Ballet Theatre of Carmel Academy performed a preview of their Sleeping Beauty Ballet at the Library. Children who attended also learned a few ballet moves, acted out a scene from the show and took pictures with the dancers.

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Creature from the Woods Storytime

May 17, 2023 – Local author Megan Alms joined us for a special storytime to celebrate her new book, Creature from the Woods. The children enjoyed stories, songs and crafts with Megan and Miss Michelle.

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Race Car Storytime

May 16, 2023 – Indy 500 Festival Princess Ryann Bowers joined us for Race Car Storytime. The children listened to stories, sang songs and made their own race car to take home.

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April Branch Construction

April 2023 – View this month’s construction progress on the HMMPL Whitestown Branch! Photos courtesy of SCS Construction Services.

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Alice in Wonderland Ballet with CIDE

May 10, 2023 – The Central Indiana Dance Ensemble visited the Library with a storytime preview of their upcoming ballet performance of Alice in Wonderland. The children who attended also learned a few dance moves and took photos with the ballet dancers.

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2023 Friends Summer Fun Silent Auction

Check out the baskets in this year’s Friends of the Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library Summer Fun Silent Auction. Baskets are on display and receiving bids May 6, 2023 – 5 p.m. Sun., May 19, 2023.

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Batpig Party with Author Rob Harrell

April 14, 2023 – Author Rob Harrell joined us to celebrate the recent release of his third Batpig book, Go Pig or Go Home! He talked about his writing and drawing career and showed the kids how to draw Batpig and a few of the evil villains from the series.

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Discover Venezuela

April 13, 2023 – We welcomed special guest Ivette Mauricio to help us discover Venezuela. Participants learned about the culture, language and food of Venezuela with stories, crafts, activities and a few special treats.

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Preschool Obstacle Course

April 6, 2023 – The Youth Department offered an obstacle course for children ages 3 – 6 to practice their gross motor skills. Participants jumped, crawled, balanced, and more as they completed the course!

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March Branch Constrution

April 6, 2023 – Explore photos of March’s progress on the construction of the HMMPL Whitestown Branch.

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Interactive Tree Dedication

March 29, 2023 – We recently dedicated a new Interactive Tree in honor of retired Assistant Director Mary Rueff. The interactive musical tree was installed in the sensory garden on the east side of the Library near the 5th Street Entrance and is available for children of all ages to try their hand at making music.

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American Sign Language Storytime

March 20, 2023 – We had a great time at our American Sign Language storytime in partnership with the Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Education. The children enjoyed stories from our guest storytellers, along with an ASL interpreter, plus a craft afterwards.

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Romp & Stomp with Mr. Daniel

March 17, 2023 – Local musician Mr. Daniel led the kids in lots of silly songs and dances during our March Romp & Stomp.

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Seed Library Opening Reception

March 6, 2023 – We kicked off the 2023 Seed Library with an Opening Reception, where guests received gardening tips and took home free packets of seeds thanks to the support of the Friends of HMMPL.

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February Construction Gallery

March 2, 2023 – Explore photos of February’s progress on the construction of the HMMPL Whitestown Branch.

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Silly Safaris: Animals with Tales

February 20, 2023 – Ryan the Lion from Silly Safaris entertained a crowd at the Library with his show, Animals with Tales. He also brought along some of his animal “assistants” including Hootin’ Annie the Eagle Owl and Star the Burmese Python.

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Dog Man Party

February 20, 2023 – Everyone had a supa awesome time at our Dog Man Party! Students in grades K – 5 celebrated the crime-biting canine who’s part dog, part man with a whole lotta supa awesome activties.

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Romp & Stomp

February 17, 2023 – Our youth librarians led the children in dancing, hopping, twirling and more to a whole playlist of silly songs!

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January Construction Gallery

February 2, 2023 – Explore photos of this month’s progress on the construction of the HMMPL Whitestown Branch.

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Chinese New Year

January 20, 2023 – The Youth Department celebrated Chinese New Year with special guest Heidi Watson, who read the story Amy Wu and the Patchwork Dragon and taught the children songs in Mandarin. The children also made red dragons like the one Amy made in the story.

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Let’s Draw

January 12, 2023 – Children in grades K – 2 joined Miss Kristin for the first Let’s Draw monthly art class, where she led them step by step in drawing a penguin.

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Books ‘n Babies

January 11, 2023 – Miss Kelli led babies and their caregivers in a beginner lap-sit program that includes songs, rhymes, fingerplays, action-playing a short book and play time.

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December Construction Gallery

January 2, 2023 – Explore photos of this month’s progress on the construction of the HMMPL Whitestown Branch.

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Christmas Card Storytime

December 22, 2022 – Our special guests Joo-Yun and her son, Joshua, joined us to read The Jolly Christmas Postman and then helped the children make Christmas cards, play games and participate in other book-themed activities.

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ASL Storytime

December 19, 2022 – Several children and their families joined us for our American Sign Language Storytime in partnership with the Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Education. Justin Perez was our guest storyteller, along with an ASL interpreter, and we ended with a fun craft!

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Winterfest Prance and Dance

December 13, 2022 – Miss Michelle, Miss Robyn and Miss Lauren joined the Zionsville Parks & Recreation Department at Winterfest at Mulberry Fields for some prancing and dancing to holiday music. Everyone left with a book from the Bookmobile.

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November Construction Gallery

December 2, 2022 – Explore photos of this month’s progress on the construction of the HMMPL Whitestown Branch.

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October Branch Construction

November 7, 2022 – Explore photos of this month’s progress on the construction of the HMMPL Whitestown Branch.

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Whitestown Branch Beam Signing

October 26, 2022 – Community leaders, Library board members and staff, and members of the Worth Branch Advisory Group gathered at the HMMPL Whitestown Branch construction site to sign a steel beam that will be installed and remain visible in a mechanical room in the new building.

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September Branch Construction

September 2022 – Explore photos of this month’s progress on the construction of the HMMPL Whitestown Branch.

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August Branch Construction

August 2022 – Explore photos of this month’s progress on the construction of the HMMPL Whitestown Branch.

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July Branch Construction

July 2022 – Explore photos of this month’s progress on the construction of the HMMPL Whitestown Branch.

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