Kids & Teens
Come in and play your favorite game using our gaming computers complete with headsets, microphones and gaming mice! We have a number of games installed, including Fortnite and Roblox!
Teen Advisory Board Information
Calling all teens, 6th grade and up!
Join us to talk about things you’d like to see in the library! Come up with book suggestions, programs, and more. A great way to have your voices heard and have fun with fellow library lovers! Invite all your friends to come too!
1000 Books Before Kindergarten
Reading to your kiddos is the best way to enhance literacy, promote reading, and encourage parent and child bonding. Ages 0-5 are critical years in child development and parents/caregivers are integral in providing the first source of education. This program is designed to encourage reading each day. 1000 books seems daunting but how often do your children let you stop at just one book? You can read literally any book to your child, multiple times even, and count it toward reading 1000 books before to them before they start kindergarten.
Get started today by downloading the Beanstack app. Once you create an account, you can find the “1000 Books Reading Challenge” and start logging books you read with your kiddo(s)! And yes, duplicate books count and you can even count books read by other family members, daycare providers, etc. Every 100 books earns a badge and at every 250 books completed, stop by the library to pick a prize! Special prizes at other levels as well as upon completion of the program!
Other tracking methods are available if you’d prefer not to use an app! For more information or questions, call the library and speak with Youth Services or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library
Book Gifting Program
Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is a book gifting program which PCPL has partnered with to offer FREE, high-quality books to children from birth to age five who live in Parke County! Any child under the age of five is eligible! Registered children will receive a new book each month. Click below to register your child in the program! Paper forms are also available at the Parke County Public Library.
iPads are available to use in the library!
A lot of games are on mobile devices now, so come on in and play, read a favorite book, or catch up on some homework. Just ask one of our staff to check it out while you’re staying here in the library!
Libby by Overdrive
We offer OVERDRIVE which is free to the public. With Overdrive you are able to use your Phone, Tablet or PC to read or listen to E-Books online.
eBooks, Movies, Magazines, Comics, Music – Set up an account with Hoopla and attach your account to our library with your library card number.
Lifelong Learning Library for Hoosiers. Find journal articles, news, educational resources, and more!
World Book Web
World Book Online is an engaging, verified, and trustworthy digital resource for grades pre-K through high school.