2020 Bookmark Contest Winners Announced.

Tyson library held their annual Bookmark contest for area students again this year.  Library staff and teen council selected the winning bookmarks, and the winners in each category were invited to a reception held in their honor out on the front lawn of the library on Thursday evening, July 23.  Tyson library would like to thank all those who participated in the contest, and a special thank you everyone who encouraged their students to participate. There were about 120 total entries this year.  Congratulations to the following students for designing the winning bookmarks for 2020.  These bookmarks will be on display at the library and are available for patrons to pick up.

          Sophia Hurst                preschool

         Hayze Hostetler           grade 1

          Gracie Sturgeon          grade 4

          Anna Schmaltz            grade 3

          Katie Thomas               grade 5

          Gavin Bennett             grade 6

          Elizabeth Rea               grade 9

          Rese Swingle               grade 10

          Rory Heffelmire           grade 11

          Dale Donnelly              grade 12

Congratulations to all our winners!


Tales from Tyson Library!

First of all, I would like to say “Thank You” to our loyal patrons! I understand how tough it has been for everyone and we continue to appreciate your patience with us during these trying times! The Covid-19 pandemic took time away from our great patrons and we are just now opening back up and we are definitely looking forward to seeing everyone soon!

All of our staff members are doing our part to keep everyone safe! We are sanitizing multiple times a day and have a 7-day sanitation process for all returned items during this time. We also are limiting the number of people inside the library at one time and the computers are by appointment only.

We have some fun adult and children’s activities planned for this summer. Look below for more information and if you have any questions about the programs, please give us a call and we will be happy to answer them!

Tyson Library staff members would like to congratulate our 2020 Bookmark Contest Winners! Please click here to read more about our 2020 winners!

The library is hosting an adult/teen gift card raffle for this summer! Once you’ve finished reading a book, submit a completed form located at You can enter for any format that you read (Physical Book, Audio-book, e-book, etc). The last day to submit is Friday, July 31st. Every entry increases your chances of winning the gift card drawings. Winners will be contacted starting on Monday, August 3rd for pickup. We must be able to contact you based on the information provided in your submission.

We are hosting our Monthly Pinterest Free Craft Day’s outside for the time being. Please make sure to CLICK HERE to register for these amazing DIY crafts!

Our children’s summer activities are virtual this year. You can find the virtual video’s on our Facebook page under groups. Find our Facebook page here. You must request to join as this is a private group. Once joined, you will be able to see all videos posted with new postings throughout the summer. Each video has a correlating activity bag that can be picked up at the library at your earliest convenience.

We are so excited to see you again and hope you take advantage of our summer programs!

From the desk of:

-Sarah Bush



GREAT NEWS! Tyson Library now has the capability of emailing newsletters out to our patrons! We will be sending out a quarterly newsletter with upcoming programs and events! We have sent an introductory email to all emails we have on file for patrons already (with the option to unsubscribe or opt out).

These newsletters will include up to date information about the library programs, activities, and news. We won’t spam your email account as we will only send one newsletter out every 90 days.*




We have a brand new way to register for programs using our online system!

Here is a step-by-step guide on how to register for an event.

First click on the “EVENTS CALENDAR” button at the top of the page (see example below).

It will bring you to the current month and show all the events in a calendar form.

If you rather look at them as a list, please click “view as” button in the upper right hand of page. Then select “list”.

To register for a certain event, click on the title of the event and it will take you to the individual event’s page. It will have a registration button under all of the information (see example below).

Enter all information, click “I am not a robot” button, and then click submit. It will tell you if your entry was submitted at the top of the registration page.

If you have questions, please feel free to call us at 812-689-5894 and we will be glad to help!


Auto-Renewals at the Tyson Library!


Tyson Library is now an Auto-Renewal Library!

Evergreen Indiana has introduced Auto-Renewals! What does this mean for Tyson Library patrons?

Items will be renewed automatically on their due date. If you’ve given us your email address, you’ll be notified when your items are successfully renewed. If you would like to give us your email address for notifications, please call the library!

PLEASE NOTE: There are circumstances for items not eligible for Auto-Renewals! Items not eligible for Auto-Renewal will have a Hold for another patron OR the maximum amount of item renewals has been met.

Be sure to read your emails carefully! If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the library at 812-689-5894.

For a whole list of items and dates due please log in to your account here.