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  • PILOT PROGRAM NO MORE FINES ON KIDS' MATERIALS

    Library Pilot Program Eliminates Fines From Certain Materials   In an effort to remove reading barriers, increase childhood literacy, and improve library access, the Kokomo-Howard County Public Library has created a pilot program to eliminate late fees on certain items.   Effectively immediately, overdue fines will not accrue on books classified as juvenile, junior high, or young adult, no matter what...

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  • Civil War digitization grant

    Library Gets Grant to Help Digitize Civil War Soldiers' Letters and Other Records     In 2018 terms, an Indiana Civil War soldier writes to his wife, “I know it’s a warzone between Kokomo, Indiana, and central Georgia, but I’m lonely, so please come visit.”   In 1863 terms, his letter read, “Dear Wife … If we stop about the 1st of October, it will be in Central Georgia and at that time it will suit...

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  • Monarch Magic at the Library

    Monarch Magic at the Library; KHCPL South to form Butterfly Garden   The monarch is a magical creature, undergoing a complete metamorphosis from egg to caterpillar to chrysalis to butterfly.    But the dwindling monarch population makes it clear that if we don’t intervene, we could lose them.    Over the past two decades, the monarch butterfly population in North America has sharply declined and faces a...

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  • KHCPL TO LAUNCH APTIV DIGITAL DIVERS

    KHCPL TO LAUNCH APTIV DIGITAL DIVERS Thanks to a grant from Aptiv, the Kokomo-Howard County Public Library will launch Digital Divers, an afterschool program to help improve students’ science, technology, engineering, and math skills, on Aug. 3 during First Friday.   With an ocean theme, third- through seventh-graders dive deeper into the sea with each completed, self-led STEM challenge in a race...

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