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NCPL Moves Into Phase 3 of COVID-19 Response
Our Libraries are beginning Phase 3 of our reopening plan on Monday, May 18th at 9:30 AM.
-We will be open for limited hours, and will permit 10 people in our facilities at a time, each for 30 minutes.
-We will have only 3 public access computers available for use to allow for social distancing.
-We will continue to offer curbside delivery for patrons who prefer that service
-We will continue to offer document delivery services curbside.
Our Phase 3 hours are:
Mondays 9:30 to 5:30
Tuesdays closed with curbside delivery
Wednesdays 9:30 to 5:30
Thursdays closed with curbside delivery
Fridays 9:30 to 5:30
Saturdays and Sundays closed
Please contact Library Director Mary K. Emmrich at 219/992-3490 with any questions or concerns you may have.
Thank you for your patience as we keep moving toward normal operations.
FAX, Notary Services Available
Anyone needing copies, needing to FAX documents or needing documents notarized may call 219/992-3490, extension 224 to leave a message, or text 219/863-8629 to arrange an appointment for either of these services.
Newton County Public Library recognizes that many residents need to FAX documents to receive much needed support and services during this difficult time. These services will be provided at no cost during the Library's closure.
Director Mary K. Emmrich will schedule appointments to help you as quickly as possible.
Document services times are:
Morocco, 9:30-11:30 AM
Lake Village, 12:30-2:30 PM
Roselawn, 3:30-5:30 PM
Thank you - and know that we get through this together!
MESSAGE FROM THE COUNTY CLERK’S OFFICE:
It was announced that the May Primary will be rescheduled for Tuesday June 2, 2020.
At this time, we recommend that voters vote by mail. You can do so now by calling our office 219-474-6081 ext. 1100 asking for an application. Once the application is filled out and returned to us we will mail a ballot out to you. The deadline to accept an application is May 21, 2020. The ballot must be marked and returned to the Clerk’s Office by noon on Election Day, June 2, 2020 either by mail or dropped off at our office by the voter or a member of the voter’s household.
In person Absentee Voting at the Courthouse will begin on May 5, 2020 8 PM-4 PM.
Voter Registration ends on May 4, 2020. You can register to vote or see who is on your Ballot by going to www.indianavoters.com
Jessica Firkins – Newton County Clerk
Register online for Evergreen Indiana Library Card
If you do not have an Evergreen Indiana Library card, and you want to use our electronic books, magazines, or downloadable audiobooks, you may register online for a card.
Staff will review your request, finalize it, and approve it. You will be mailed your Evergreen Indiana library card and Personal Identification Number (PIN) so that you may take advantage of our great selection of materials in downloadable format.
Newton County Public Library is committed to helping our communities work through this difficult time.
Newton County Public Library is proud to be an Evergreen Indiana Library - Evergreen Indiana is a growing consortium of more than 100 public, school and institutional libraries located throughout Indiana that use the Evergreen ILS. Patrons of member libraries can use their Evergreen Indiana library card to view the catalogs and borrow materials from the other member libraries, and are always welcome to visit member libraries.
The Indiana Digital Consortium is our consortium's online presence at OverDrive. The consortium is comprised of more than 100 public libraries across Indiana that are pooling funds to purchase digital content for their patrons. If Newton County Public Library is your home library you are welcome to checkout Ebooks/audiobooks from our collection.
INSPIRE is Indiana's Virtual Online Library. INSPIRE is a collection of online academic databases and other information resources that can be accessed by Indiana residents. INSPIRE began in January 1998 as a project of the Indiana State Library, funded by a one-time development grant from the Lilly Endowment Inc. Since that time, INSPIRE has been supported by the Indiana General Assembly through Build Indiana Funds and the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA), and through a partnerhsip with the Academic Libraries of Indiana (ALI).
INSPIRE includes full-text magazine and journal articles, websites, pamphlets, images, almanacs, full-text historic newspapers, multimedia, library catalogs, and much more.
INSPIRE is a free resource available to all Indiana residents who have Internet access. Other states may offer similar services to their own residents.
The Indiana Gateway for Government Units is a data collection and transparency portal supported by the State of Indiana and Indiana University and used by thousands of local government officials, academic researchers, and taxpayers.
Gateway collects and provides access to information about how taxes and other public dollars are budgeted and spent by Indiana's local units of government.