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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.

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2021 Bookmark Contest Now Open!

Please click the bookmark entry form above to find the printable form OR stop by the library during business hours to get your copy!

Any child preschool through grade 12 can submit an original drawing about Tyson Library, books, or the fun and adventure of reading. Winning designs will be printed as the official Tyson Library bookmarks for 2021 and will be used throughout the year beginning National Library Week, April 4-10. Winners will be selected from six age/grade groups to ensure an equal representation of artwork from all age groups.

(1) preschool

(2) grades K-3

(3) grades 2-3

(4) grades 4-6

(5) grades 7-9

(6) grades 10-12

Contest rules:


The bookmark design MUST fit in a space 8 inches by 2 inches (included on printable form).


Drawings can be hand or computer drawn in color or black & white using ink, crayon, paint, or other media. (Note: pencil drawings are often not reproducible, thus not accepted.) Computer graphics may be submitted electronically (donna@tysonlibrary.org), however, an official paper entry form must also be submitted with appropriate name, age, and parental signature. These can be scanned to the above e-mail.

Limit one drawing per person.


Drawings must be received in the library by 6:00 p.m. March 6, 2021. (Entries can be dropped off at the library, attached to an e-mail (donna@tysonlibary.org) or faxed to 812-689-7401.

Submitted drawings must have the child’s name, grade, and parent’s signature (authorizing the library to use the winning drawing).

Winners of the bookmark contest will be notified prior to March 19, 2021 and the printed bookmarks will be available after April 9, 2021.

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Virtual Holiday Cooking Class Recipes

Click on the link’s below to see the recipes for our Virtual Holiday Cooking Class.

Monster Cookies- Video released on 11-20-2020
Pumpkin-Roll- Video released on 11-27-2020
Rum Cake- Video released on 12-4-2020
Christmas Lasagna- Video Released on 12-11-2020
Hawaiian Sandwiches- Video Released on 12-18-2020
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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!

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Tales from Tyson Library!

Winter is right around the corner and library staff-members are busy making sure everything is decorated and displayed for the holidays. This year has been so different from years past because of the pandemic. We have made the necessary changes and improvements for the safety of our staff and patrons.

Because of the pandemic, we did not get to host our annual trick-or-treat at
the library back in October. The staff made the hard decision that based on
numbers from years past; it was just too much of a risk to host it, for both
our community members and staff’s sake.

The staff also decided that hosting our annual Breakfast with Santa program was too much of a risk since the number of positive cases in our area are continually rising. We felt that we could not just have nothing for the kids this year, and so our Virtual personalized video from Santa program emerged. We have had to make the decision of limiting our sign up to the first 50 children registered because we do not want to wear Santa out before his big night! The staff-members are so excited that we are able to have a virtual program for those signed up.

In adult programing news, we are looking to add more programs in the day and evening. Library staff will be asking patrons to fill out a survey to see when the best time of day/evening works for them. We are going to try to schedule some neat crafts/activities starting in the New Year. I personally hope to bring new creative ideas for programs and events we host.

As always, we hope you and your loved ones stay healthy and we hope to see you soon. Best Wishes and Happy Holidays!

-Sarah Bush

Cataloger, Community Relations, and Adult Program Coordinator

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NEW E-NEWSLETTER FEATURE!

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.*

**TYSON LIBRARY WILL SEND UPDATES ABOUT THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC AND ANY OTHER PUBLIC EMERGENCY AFFECTING OUR LIBRARY WHEN NECESSARY**

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HOW TO REGISTER FOR EVENTS

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!