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Meet Your Children's Library Staff

Becca Isaacs, Head of Youth Services

Becca is the Head of Youth Services at the Hardin County Public Library. She wants to foster a lifelong love of reading and learning in children and encourage them to create a lasting relationship with the library. Their main goal is to make the children's department somewhere that kids and their parents want to spend time learning and playing together.

Adelle Malone, Teen Librarian

Adelle is the Teen Librarian at the Hardin County Public Library and runs programming for young adults ages 12-18. She likes to encourage teamwork, communication, and creativity in teens through interactive stories and programs. Her main goal is to make the library a place where young adults can make lasting memories and friendships.

Summer Reading Program 2024

Summer Reading Program 2024

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Dear Reader

Read the latest books in your email with our Online Book Clubs.

Every day, Monday through Friday you'll receive a 5-minute read from a chapter of a book in your email. By the end of the week, you'll have read 2-3 chapters.

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Here at HCPL, we are pleased to offer a variety of services to your children. These services include:

  • Fun reading based programs for a variety of ages.
  • Story hour for ages 0-5. To see the schedule click on the Story Hour Tab.
  • Quality reader's advisory and reference service. We are here to help with your homework needs!
  • Yearly summer reading program. To see the schedule click on the Summer Reading Tab.
  • Computer games for children.
  • A wide variety of children's fiction, non-fiction and audio materials available.
  • And of course, the famous "little" door!

Your Kids Can Get Their Own Library Card!

Children can get their own library cards. This is a wonderful opportunity to teach your child responsibility at a young age. There is no age limitation on library cards. However, parents must bring your child with them in person to the library with a photo id for mom or dad. Only parents or guardians can get their kids library cards. This card is free to Hardin County residents. Out of county residents must pay a $25.00 annual membership fee. So sign your kids up for their own library cards today!

We want your child to feel welcome and safe at HCPL. Please read our Safe Child Policy so that your visit is as pleasant as possible! Please note that all children under six must be accompanied by an adult or caregiver who is at least 16 years or older.


Teacher in Library

The HCPL is pleased to offer services especially for teachers! Please call our youth services librarian at 769-6337 for more information if you are interested in any of these services.

Tours for any age student. We even include a story for younger visitors or book talks for older students. Tour groups can also get library cards. We provide the applications, you get them signed by parents and we will have the cards ready for you when your group arrives (requires one week processing time).

Book talks for grades K-12, either here at the Library or at your school.

We will be glad to put together a selection of non-fiction titles for your use. Please give us at least two weeks notice for these requests. Books can be checked out for up to a month, provided that they are not new titles. Selection will be at the librarian's discretion. Not all materials on a certain subject will be included.

Other Resources

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