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Coronavirus Information

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) summary of information COVID-19 is being updated constantly, and is available to you.  Please click on the attached link for further information. 


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 Newton County Public Library recognizes that it has obligations to patrons and staff to provide a safe environment in the event of an outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19).

In response to guidance from the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) and The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

·       Lake Village Memorial Township Library, Morocco Community Library, and Roselawn Library will remain closed until 6 April 2020. This closure may be extended further with the development of this pandemic.

·       Materials will not be considered overdue during this time, and fines will not be charged during this closure.

·       All programs are cancelled, but many will be rescheduled when we resume normal operation.

·       All scheduled community room use will be cancelled during this time.

We appreciate the patrons and communities we serve, and want our residents to remain strong and healthy. Please follow guidelines for limited social interaction. We look forward to returning to "business as usual."

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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 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.

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.

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