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 9:30am-7pm
Friday 9:30am-5pm (Every 3rd Friday of the month 9:30am-4:00pm)
Saturday 9:30am-1pm

“Special Program”


Eva Kor

Documentary film to be shown at:
Ralph E. Hazelbaker Library

Monday, January 27th
from 7-8 pm 

This film explores Kor’s life as a Jewish girl on a farm in Romania, to the time she spent at Auschwitz, to the journey to forgiveness and healing. Come learn about Eva’s experiences during her life!

Hazelbaker Library

Winter/Spring Children’s Programs

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Mommy & Me
Mondays from 10:30-11:30 am

Winter programs begin Monday January 27th

This class is for babies, toddlers and their mommy (daddy/grandparent) from birth thru 3 years. 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 what will help them learn to read. We try to develop these skills by incorporating reading, signing, singing and play into our class.

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Little Sprouts
Tuesdays from 4:00-5:00 pm

Winter programs begin Monday January 28th

The Little Sprout Reading Program, is for children ages 3 years up to entering kindergarten. It is also where we will be leaning about colors, shapes and discovering the world around us. We will be providing small snacks for the Sprouts, along with an environment that will be preparing them for their first year at school.

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Mondays from 4:00-5:00 pm

Winter programs begin Monday January 27th

This class is for children in kindergarten-6th grade. We read a story, learn things about the world around us, and have an activity and a small snack each week. We will work to complete requirements to earn invitations to a special party at the end of the current session.

Children’s Audio Art!

Do you like to color while listening to digital books? We have a program for you!

February 6th
4:00-5:00 pm

This class will be held on the 1st Thursday of each month through March 2020

We will supply books, headphones, coloring pages and colored pencils. “IF” you have your own headphone, bring them with you.

PLEASE, sign up for this class so we can have a book ready for you!

Adult Programming


Genealogy Basics and Beyond
The 1st Tuesday of each month
7:00-9:00 p.m.

This program is aimed towards beginner researchers or it can serve as a refresher for those who have some knowledge of genealogy searching

Our next class will be on February 4th, see you then!

Sign ups are not required but, would be appreciated.
All programs at the Hazelbaker Library are FREE of charge!


Chair Yoga
Mondays & Thursdays!
1:00-2:00 p.m.

This program is for all adults and is easier on the body than regular yoga.
Come try it with us!


“A Stitch in Time”
Knitting Class

Sheri will be showing us how to make simple slippers this month! We will have supplies to get you started or if you like you can bring your own.
We will be using Red Heart Supper Saver yarn and 3.5 mm knitting needles.

Every 4th Tuesday of the month,
from 5-7 pm

Our next class will be on January 28th



“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 will be held in January, May or September 2020


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

Adult Programs

“Page Turners Book Discussion”

Next discussion will be Monday February 10th, we will be discussing the non-fiction book “Three Weeks with My Brother” by Nicholas & Micah Sparks.

In January 2003, Nicholas Sparks and his brother Micah set off on a three-week-trip around the world. It was to mark a milestone in their lives, for at 37 and 38 respectively, they were now the only surviving members of their family. As they travel the globe, the intimate story of their family unfolds in the details of the untimely deaths of their parents and only sister. Against the backdrop of the wonders of the world, the Sparks brothers band together to heal, to remember, and to learn to live life to the fullest.

We meet the
2nd Monday of the month from 7:00–? PM. We discuss a book each month and receive a new book for the following month’s discussion + have a small snack.

Pick up a copy of the book today, and join us for our next discussion!

“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!

Due to holiday closings our next class will be March 16th

“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.

Next class will be January 16th
We will be playing Ice Breaker” games.

Bring a friend!

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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.