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.

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.

Fall classes begin on September 11th
No class will be held on October 9th, October 16th, October 30th & November 13th.


pictures by jt

Toddler Corral

2 thru 3 years of age

Tuesdays from
10:30 a.
m.-11:45 a.m.

If you have questions please call the library at 765-536-2335.

Toddler Corral Fall Programs, begins on
September 12th.

No classes will be held on October 10th, November 14th or November 21st.

“The Sprout Readers Program”

 Ages 4 to kindergarten

Thursdays from 1:00 to 2:00 pm.
If you have questions please call the library at 765-536-2335.

Sprouts Fall Programs will begin on
September 14th.

No classes will be held on October 12th or November 23rd.


preschool time



(this is not a scary program)

This program is for kindergarten–6th grade students.

Thursdays from 4:00 to 5:00 pm.
If you have questions please call the library at 765-536-2335.
Goosebumps Fall Programs, will begin on
September 11th. 

No classes will be held on October 9th or October 16th.

On December 18th there will be a small party “ONLY” for those who complete the requirements stated on the first day of the program.



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 a small snack. Our next book discussion will be on October 9th. The book we will discuss is “Postcard Killers” by James Patterson.

 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 September 18th.


“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.


No Senior Social will be held in August.
We will resume on September 21st.

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.