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

Hazelbaker Library

Fall Children’s Programs
Begins September 9th

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

This class is for babies and 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 4 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.


Tuesday, October 8th
from 5-7 pm

we will be making body scrub AND bubble bath!

If you want to participate in this program, registration is required,
as we only have 12 spots available, call us at 765-536-2335 today!

Children’s Audio Art!

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

October 3rd
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 September 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 September 17th

We will be making “Crochet Chain Stitch Beaded Necklaces”, we will provide an assortment of yarn, but if you have a favorite one, bring it with you.
Join us, you can make these quickly!


“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 September 24th



“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 September 9th and we will be discussing Dorothy Garlocks’s book
“Leaving Whiskey Bend”.

In 1890, two friends, middle-aged Pearl & pretty, young schoolteacher Hallie, have just about decided to leave the town of Whiskey Bend, where both are disillusioned with the way they have been treated. The final straw comes when they witness their friend Mary being assaulted in the street & no one steps forward to help her.

Pick up a copy of the book today and join us on September 9th!

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 September 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 September 19th
We will be playing Password!

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.