Access the library's Online Catalog from Home — www.mclib.org. The library website will take you to the Online Catalog where you can access books, videos, DVD, CDs, magazines and much more. Wi-Fi is available in the library. For more information stop by the Reference Department. Normal library hours are Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sundays 1 to 5 p.m. To manage your account online, you need your barcode number from your library card and a pin number which you can get from the circulation desk. For more information, contact the circulation desk at 873-3042.

Library Remodel Phase II

The library is in the middle of the second phase of the remodeling. The library's meeting room will be closed through most of January. Check the library's website at mclib.org or Facebook page for up-to-the-minute updates about changes to library hours and departments.

Friends of the Library

Your Friends of the Library membership shows that the library and all it has to offer the community, is important to you and your family. All of your $10 per year dues goes to support the Library and its various programs and services. 

Follow the Library on Facebook and Twitter

Check out the library on Facebook and Twitter (MCPublicLibrar1). Links to Facebook and Twitter are available on the library's website: www.mclib.org.

Tax Assistance Volunteers Needed

Each year the library participates in the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. They are looking for volunteers to offer help at least one day a week during the tax season (Feb-April). The IRS provides some training and you must pass the VITA test through the intermediate level. Testing and training are online. There is a great need in the community for this kind of assistance. For more information, call 219-873-3049.

The Learning Center

Do you love to read? Would you like to share that with someone else? The Learning Center is in dire need of a few good people! They have students on a waiting list for tutoring assistance, especially for reading. If you are willing to give just a few hours a week, you can make a difference. Sign up to volunteer at the Learning Center today. Call 219-873-3049 or better yet, stop by the library and see Jessica.

Driving Practice Tests

The Michigan City Public Library and Driving Tests.org are partnering to offer 11 different practice tests for Indiana driving. In addition, questions about Indiana driving rules and regulations are answered on their website. Access the free tests on the library's website.

Reference

The Michigan City Public Library offers employment, career planning and job training information at the library. File unemployment claims online and use Indiana Career Connect, the state's online employment site. Sign up for online classes to improve your job-related skills. When the remodeling is finished, you can make an appointment with reference staff to help you with your resume. Normal faxing and printing fees apply.

Honor Someone and Support Your Library

Support the library and honor someone special with a suggested donation of $20 to the library's Endowment Fund. The library will honor the designated person by placing a decorative bookplate imprinted with their name inside the front cover of a book. Arrangements can be made to dedicate other library materials as well. Donors can designate the general subject or a library staff member will help choose an appropriate topic. It can pay tribute to special anniversaries, school or sports honors, birthdays, weddings or memorials. The Endowment Fund is a sustaining fund designed to enhance programs and library services. It is supported by gifts from individuals, businesses and organizations. For more information or to honor someone today, contact 219-873-3049.

Youth Services

Graphic Novels Book Club: Returns in February

Join the library's Graphic Novels Book Club for 13-18 year olds. The club is taking a recess in January but will return in February. Stop by Youth Services for more information.

Week at a Glance at the Library

Thursday, Jan. 16

3:30 p.m. Makerspace: Open Lab Hours — Create, discover, and tinker with LEGO WeDo, Micro Bits, paper circuits, Ozobots, and more! For kids ages 6-18. Kids 12 and under must have a parent or guardian attend the session with them.

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