Welcome to the
Lisa Hammack - Director of Children and Teen Services
Kelly Wigus - Children's Assistant
Perry County Public Library-Tell City telephone #: 812-547-2661
On Your Mark, Get Set, Read!
the 2016 Summer Reading Theme at the Perry County Public Library.
Area children ages 0 – 18 are encouraged to participate in “On Your Mark, Get Set, Read!” the Perry County Public Library’s summer library program, from June 6 to July 23. Children are invited to come to the library to join in the exploration of all things sports, games, and fitness, as well as take part in special events offered throughout the summer.
Special events this summer will include:
June 10 & July 8 will be movie days! A movie will be shown in the afternoon from 1:30 – 3:30 on both days.
June 24 & July 15 from 1:30 – 3:30 will be board game days. The library has many board games, or you can bring your own game and enjoy some snacks while playing the games with your friends.
The summer finale will take place on Saturday, July 23 at 1:00. Steve Haffner with Haffner School Programs will be at the library in Tell City for the “Get Up” magic show. That will encourage children to get off the couch and stay active, both physically and mentally.
Along with those special events, the library will offer weekly activities. Click here for the schedule.
Registration is required to attend the weekly activities. Please choose one day and one time for the appropriate age of your child and that will be the day and time that you attend each week. Registration will begin on May 2. Please call 812-547-2661 to register.
The Summer Reading Program Also Begins in June
It’s almost time for the summer reading season and the Perry County Public Library will begin the summer reading program on Monday, June 6, 2016. The summer reading program is for children from birth through twelfth grade at both the Tell City and Cannelton locations. Several reading categories are specially designed to fit each reading level:
Babies and Toddlers – birth through two years
Preschool/Kindergarten – three through six years
Children’s – grades 1, 2 and 3
Tweens – grades 4, 5 and 6
Teens – grades 7 through 12
You do not have to register to participate in the summer reading program, just stop by the library (Tell City or Cannelton locations) beginning Monday, June 6 at 9:00 a.m. and pick up the appropriate reading form, read your favorite books, and return the completed form to the library for a prize. Then do it all over again! The reading program will conclude right before the summer finale on Saturday, July 23 at 1:00 p.m.
To receive a prize, just read the following number of books:
Babies and Toddlers – 10 easy reader books or board books
Preschool/Kindergarten – 10 easy reader books
Children’s (grades 1, 2 and 3) – 10 easy reader books or 2 chapter books
Tweens (grades 4, 5 and 6) – 2 chapter books or 2 graphic novels
Teens (grades 7 through 12) – one chapter book or 2 graphic novels
There will be links to the reading sheets for each age group on this web site by June 6.
The bees are a buzzin' at the
Perry County Public Library this spring!
A local author will read his
published children's book at the library in Tell City!
Saturday, May 7th, 2016 at 1:30 p.m., in the storytime room,
Mr. Eddie Price,
Kentucky author/retired history teacher, who wrote
will be reading his new children's book entitled:
Little Miss Grubby Toes Steps on a Bee!
This is the first book in a planned series of eight Little Miss Grubby Toes "misadventure" books.
It has won numerous awards including:
Gold Medal in the 2015 Mom's Choice Awards.
Gold in the 2015 Readers' Favorite Awards held in conjunction with the Miami Book Fair.
Included in the Renaissance Learning AR "Accelerated Reader" program, 2016 (quiz will be available in 4-6 weeks).
The illustrator and publisher of Little Miss Grubby Toes Steps on a Bee! is nationally-known Mark Wayne Adams (also Kentucky-born).
Mr. Price will first read the book, have a few discussion questions, and then, hopefully, the children will "wake up" Little Miss Grubby Toes (the puppet) by singing her favorite song.
This program is best suited for children in preschool through grade three, but everyone is welcome to attend.
Light refreshments will also be served.
There will be copies of "Little Miss Grubby Toes Steps on a Bee!" for sale at $14.95 each. There will also be copies of "Widder's Landing" for sale at $26.95 each.
Here are some things to check before using myOn:
The Hoosier Family of Readers
is providing access to myON for the entire year in
celebration of the Indiana Bicentennial.
Beginning on January 1, students can access thousands of
free online books using the myON Digital Library!
1. Go to: www.myon.com
2. Click the green Log in now button
3. Enter in School Name: Hoosier Family of Readers,
Indiana Department of Education
(the school name
will automatically populate as you type)
4. Enter Username: read (case sensitive)
5. Enter password: read (case sensitive)
6. Begin reading! Click on All Books to browse through
the entire myON Library, or search under the different
subjects and topics.
Tween (grades 4, 5, and 6)
Teen (grades 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12)
The Tween Book Club is full right now but will post when openings become available.
There are 5 openings in our
Teen Advisory Group!!!
Please click on the Teen Advisory Group button below for more information.
For older teens and adults
Click below on the blue book to access Tumble Books,
which are talking online Easy Reader Books for children age 2 through grade 2!
*There has been a change to accessing
You will now need to type in your Perry County
Public Library card number to enter onto the site.
For children in grades 3 - 8.
For children in grades K - 8
an easy-to-use search engine is available at
For older children there is a
Student Research Center available at