Fine Forgiveness at the Tyson Library!


Tyson Library and the Tyson Library Teen Council is hosting our annual Fine Forgiveness program! During the month of November, we will waive HALF of your fines if you donate the other half towards our Teen Council library service project!** This year’s service project benefits Safe Passage INC.

**Fines must be Tyson Library fines only, We WILL NOT forgive any fines from other libraries or any fines from lost or damaged items.**


Safe Passage, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose mission is to provide help, healing and hope to build a community free of domestic and sexual violence. Through extensive services and support to victims of domestic and sexual violence and innovative community-based prevention programming, we strive to build safe, stable nurturing relationships and communities.
The non-profit organization began in 1997 when three women recognized a need in our area. Searching desperately for a source of help for a friend living under the threat of domestic violence, they realized that Southeast Indiana was the most under-served region in the state in terms of domestic abuse resources. The closest source of support was more than an hour away. The need for help was obvious, and these three women knew they should be the ones to address that need.
In 2004, Safe Passage, Inc. completed construction of a highly-secured, state-of-the-art shelter in Ripley County, where victims could come for safety, healing, and extensive support services. They immediately began housing individuals and families. Outreach services continued to be expanded, and by 2015, Jefferson County was added to the Safe Passage service region and four satellite offices were serving those in need throughout the large six-county area.
Since it’s inception, more than 14,000 victims of abuse have been helped by Safe Passage.



GREAT NEWS! We now have 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). If you would like to receive these newsletters, please use the link below to register!


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.



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!


Tales from Tyson Library!

Hello summer! The Tyson Library has many fun things in store for the summer. Our Summer Explorers Kick-Off starts on Saturday, June 8th with Professor Steve’s Space and Flight Show. Summer Explorers will start the next week on Tuesdays through Fridays this summer and the theme is “A Universe of Stories.” The Library will also be hosting a “Star Party” at the Versailles Sports Complex on Friday, July 5th. Be sure to sign up for these fun programs by using our new registration on our website or by calling the library!

Ms. Linda has a few new adult programs at the library. The most recent being Line Dancing on Mondays during the summer. Our monthly Book Club is still going on as well so make sure to stop by the library to pick up the book of the month along with some discussion questions. The Tyson Library will be collaborating with the Osgood/Milan Library as well as the Batesville Library this summer on programs related to the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing. Programs are made possible by a grant from the Indiana Humanities.

Our goal, in everything we do, based on the precept set forth by Mr. James Tyson, is to “Educate, Enlighten and Enrich”.  As we continue to evolve with the needs of our community, we welcome any input you have regarding programs, materials, or anything else we can do to serve our community and our community is YOU!

-Margaret Marcy