Ralph E. Hazelbaker Library


 1013 W Church Street
P.O. Box 486
Summitville, IN 46070 | MAP
Phone Number (765)536-2335
Fax Number (765)536-9050

Monday – Thursday 10am-7pm
Friday 10am-5pm
Saturday 10am-1pm




Reading Programs

 Mommy & Me

newborn to two years of age

Our baby program, “Mommy/Me” (or daddy/grandparent)  has resumed! If you’re interested in bringing your baby for the Mommy & Me program, please call us at 765-536-2335. This program is held on Monday mornings at 10:30 am.

We are doing this program on a scheduled basis. If you would like to schedule this program for your baby, call the library and talk to Jill. 765-536-2335

Socialization is just one of the benefits of our infant class, but we also focus on early literacy skills. From the time they are infants, children learn language and other important skills that will help them learn to read. We try to develop these skills by incorporating reading, signing and play into our class.


pictures by jt

Toddler Corral

2 thru 3 years of age

Our Fall Reading program for the toddlers is held on Tuesdays from 10:30 a.mIf you have questions please call the library at 765-536-2335.

We try to develop interest in reading by “shared reading”. We discuss the book cover and try to predict what the book is about. We ask the children questions about the book as we read. Our toddlers will also sing songs, do a little activity and have a small snack at the end of the class.

NO programs in May, so we can prepare for summer reading.

Toddler corral

Our Pre-school Reading Program has a new name

“The Sprout Readers Program”

 Ages 4 to kindergarten

Our pre-school program has transformed! We have a new name and we have a new format for the program. We will be learning our ABC’s and discovering the world around us. We will be providing small snacks for the “Sprouts”, along with an environment that will be preparing the children for their first year at school! This program is held on

Thursdays from 1:00 to 2:00 pm.

No programs in May, so we can prepare for summer reading.

preschool time

Our Afterschool Reading Program has a new name-


(this is not a scary program)

This program is for kindergarten–6th grade students.

“Goosebumps” program meets on Mondays at 4:00 p.m. Our program has not changed, just our name. We will still hear a story each week and learn things about the world around us and have a activity. We will also have a small snack each week.

No programs in May, so we can prepare for summer reading. 



Adult Programming

“Young Adult Program”

7th to 12th grade

This class is offered on the first Monday of each month from 5:00 – 7:00 PM. The program will be different each month. You will do some sort of volunteering at each program, so you will be able to list “volunteering at your local library”, as a community service on your work and college applications.
Some things we will do: collect food for the Hope Center, make crafts for someone or for use at the library, and this fall we will make wreaths and center pieces. Come have fun with your friends and earn community volunteer hours!
No program in July 2017 or September 2017


For dates, times, and special programs refer to the calendar page.

Adult Programs

“Page Turners Book Discussion”

for adults 

We meet the 2nd Monday of the month from 7:00–? PM. We will discuss a book each month and receive a new book for the following month’s discussion + have coffee and cookies. Our next book discussion will be on June 12th. The book we will discuss is “On Second Thought” by Kristan Higgins.  If you would like to join the discussion stop by and pick up a copy today!


“Color Me Happy”

For Adults

We meet every 3rd Monday of the month from 5:30 – 7:00 PM. Come color with us and relive your stress! Our next Color Me Happy program will be on May 15th .


“Senior Social”

for those who are 50+

We meet every 3rd Thursday of the month from 2:30 – 4:00 PM.  We play games, do crafts, sometimes we have a guest speaker, or we just talk.

Our next social will be on May 18th
“We will be preparing things for Summer Reading”.

Bring a friend!

senior social

 Tech Hour

One on one computer classes will be held weekly on Wednesday from 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM at each branch.  Please call the Elwood branches’ Adult Services Desk to schedule an appointment.

Reading at the Nursing Home

We meet every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month from 10:30 AM – 11:30 PM at the local nursing home.  We read something that the residents request. 

For dates, times, and special programs refer to the calendar page.