Churubusco Public Library

Churubusco Public Library

Hours: M-F: 10-7 S: 9-2

buscolibrary@frontier.com

Telephone (260) 693-6466

Services

Dial-A-Story
YA Book Club
Adult Discussion Group
Community Support
Outreach Programs

In addition to typical library services (borrowing books and movies), the Churubusco Library also offers a variety of other services. Four computers are available for public use, as well as a color copier, a fax machine, and a scanner Copies are 10¢ per page black & white, or 50¢ per page color. Faxes are $1 per page to send, and 50¢ per page to receive. Scans are $1/page for the first 10 pages, and 25¢ per page thereafter.

The Churubusco Library also offers homebound services to patrons who cannot get to the library on their own. Books are provided to area business for their customers to Wait & Read. Children can dial a special number and listen to a story with Dial-A-Story. Patrons can borrow books from other libraries through Inter-Library Loan or by purchasing a PLAC card.

From January-April, the library provides tax forms for the public. During the summer months, a Summer Reading Program for adults and children is held. When possible, the library invites authors to visit and give book signings.

Lending Services

The library has a variety of materials that patrons can borrow. Our policy for lending, and information for new patrons can be found here: Lending Policy.

If we do not have an item you want in circulation, you may request it from another library through Inter-Library Loan. Inter-Library Loan (ILL) allows us to borrow books from other libraries within Indiana at no cost. Items borrowed from libraries outside of Indiana may be borrowed if the patron is willing to pay postage.

Dial-A-Story

Dial-A-Story, provided exclusively through the Churubusco Public Library, is an outreach service that allows children of all ages to dial a special number (693-1585) and listen to a short story over the phone. This service is available 24 hours, 7 days a week, and the story is changed regularly. Dial-A-Story was made possible through memorials, and is offered free of charge. This service began in February 2010.

Young Adult Book Club

The Young Adult Book club is a book discussion group targeted for high school/young adult readers. The Grim Readers started in 2008 and had been led by staff member Shelly Becraft since 2009 until it was taken over by Staff member Kelsey Shanabarger in 2013 and renamed YA Book CLub. They meet monthly to discuss books chosen by consensus among the group and approved by the Library Director. In the summer, the group reads two books per month. For more information, including a list of books being read by the group, visit them here.

Adult Discussion Group

Every month, a group of avid readers meet to discuss books. This group, led by Board Member Harold Norman, meets on the third Thursday of the month to discuss the chosen book. At the end of the year, they choose the books for the next year. For a list of books being read this year, visit the group page here.

Community Support

The library always tries to support the community. Two ways the Library does this is through the Campbell's Lables for Education program and through the B.A.B.E. Coupon program.

The library is a drop-off location for the Campbell's Labels for Education program. Patrons cut the labels off Campbell's products and can bring them to the library, where they are picked up by the Churubusco Child Care Center.

Through the B.A.B.E. coupon program, parents of children up to age 5 can receive a coupon for use at the B.A.B.E. Beds and Britches. Parents can ask for one coupon per child per week after checking out a minimum of five books.

Outreach Programs

The library offers a homebound service for patrons who cannot get to the library. Interested patrons should contact the library for more information. The library recognizesthat many seniors and other individuals may not be able to travel to the library, and therefore endeavors to bring library services to them.

Wait & Read - The Churubusco Public Library provides baskets of books to area businesses. These books are available for customers to read as they wait. New books are provided each month. Baskets containing eight books are dropped off at the beginning of the month to Biddle Chiropractic, Churubusco Family Dentistry, and Parkview Medical Group.