• Shelby County Public Library: What's Happening at Your Library? 3/25/24

    March is going out like a lion at the Shelby County Public Library, and patrons are invited to join our roars. With the solar eclipse in two weeks, special activities are in store as are solar eclipse glasses. In the meantime, the library’s usual programs continue, especially storytimes and youth programs.

    First, the spotlight is on Easter. On Thursday, elementary age kids can create an Easter painting at 4 pm at the Morristown branch, 127 E. Main St. Then everyone can return o Saturday, March 20 for an easter egg hunt, games, crafts, and more fun at 11 am at the Morristown Branch. All library locations will close early at 5 pm on Good Friday, March 29.

    Tuesday brings Taco Tuesday Book Club with Dustin at Shelbyville’s Youth Services. This new book club is especially for those ages 11+. Discussion on March 26 will be on one of R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps series, “Welcome to Dead House.” Plus, Dustin will bring tacos for members to munch.

    To commemorate the eclipse, patrons may sign up for the library’s free craft, constellation string art. Adults and teens who can handle hammer and nails can gather at 6 pm in Room D of the Shelbyville Main building.
    An Eclipse Extravaganza starts at noon on Saturday, April 6 at the Morristown Branch. Staff will have crafts, games, trivia, and more fun for all ages to honor the solar phenomenon.

    All library locations will be closed on Monday, April 8 so staff members may enjoy the eclipse and avoid the heavy traffic that emergency services anticipate. On Monday, April 1, anyone may come to any library location to receive eclipse glasses. A government-approved ID, such as a driver’s license, or student ID, will be needed to receive glasses. All Shelby County schoolchildren will receive their own pair of eclipse glasses.

    Remember to check the library’s website for more information. Our solar eclipse page has several interesting and educational videos about eclipses as well as links to our county’s and state’s eclipse websites. The library’s eclipse-related activities are also listed there. Here is the link: https://www.myshelbylibrary.org/solar-eclipse-april-8-2024

    Check the library’s website calendar to find our regular daily and monthly programs. Many are related to the solar system, moon, and eclipses. If needed, patrons may contact the library through the website or its social media, @myshelbylibrary, on Facebook, Instagram, and X.