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 Holiday Programs

Tuesday, December 3rd

Rescheduled for
Monday, December 9th
from 6:00-7:00 pm
ALL of our classes are FREE of charge.
We will be making a beautiful perfume!
If you want to patricipate in this program, registration is required, as we only have 12 spots available. Call 765-536-2335 to register.


ALL of our classes are FREE of charge.


Kids Spa Day DIY
Kids Only! No Adults!

Join us to make scented bath salts to give to that special someone!
ALL of our classes are FREE of charge.
This class is for kids 7-12 years of age

Friday, December 6th
from 4-5 pm
Register to save your spot, call 536-2335.


Ornament Making Class

Tuesday, December 10th
From 5:30-7:00 pm
ALL of our classes are FREE of charge, but
you must register to save your spot!
Call 765-536-2335


Santa’s Visit

Saturday, December 14th
from 12-1 pm

This is a free program!
Parents, don’t forget your cameras.


Toddler Craft

for toddlers 18 months-4 years
parents help requested

Wednesday, December 18th
from 10:30-11:30 am


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

Fall Children’s Programs

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

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

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

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!

December 5th
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!

New 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 December 3rd, see you then!

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


Chair Yoga
EVERY Monday & Thursday!
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!



“Hooked on Crochet”

Every 3rd Tuesday of the month
from 5-7 pm

Our next class will be November 19th

We will be making a small tote bag, we will provide an assortment of yarn, but if you have a favorite one, bring it with you.


“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 November 26th



“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, April or September 2019


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

Adult Programs

“Page Turners Book Discussion”

Next discussion will be Monday December 9th, we will be discussing the book “A Log Cabin Christmas Collection” by Wanda Brunstetter and a few other Chirstian fiction writers.

“Experience Christmas through the eyes of adventuresome settlers who relied on log cabins built from trees on their own land to see them through the cruel forces of winter. Discover how rough-hewed shelters become a home in which faith, hope, and love can flourish. Marvel in the blessings of Christmas celebrations without the trappings of modern commercialism where the true meaning of the day shines through. And treasure this exclusive collection of nine Christmas romances penned by some of Christian fictions best-selling authors.” — Publisher.

Pick up a copy of the book today and join us on November 11th!

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.

“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!

Next class will be December 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 December 19th
We will be having our annual Christmas pitch-in.
If you would like to come and bring a dish, call and let us know what it will be!

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.