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Broadway Art Show

July 26th & July 27th

The Monticello-Union Township Public Library is excited to host the Broadway Art Show on July 26th and July 27th. For the library, the Broadway Art Show has been an immense support to offset the cost of building and grounds repairs. In 2023, the art show profits provided funding to install an accessibility ramp at the entrance of the library. The profits from this year's art show will assist us in beautifying the library's south lawn.

Local artists are provided the opportunity to showcase their amazing artwork and the community can experience a variety of handmade, unique creations. There are over 40 artists confirmed for the art show with a diversity of art media from paintings, photography, jewelry, textiles, glass, pottery and wood.

On Friday, July 26th starting at 5 pm, join us for the Patron of the Arts reception for artists and art patrons. The art show will open to the public on Saturday, July 27th from 9 am to 3 pm, browse the beautiful collections of unique artwork and purchase items. Enjoy an afternoon with the sweet sounds from the Dulcimers Gathering.

Become an Art Patron

Those who want a first look and opportunity to purchase artwork can become an Art Patron. By pledging in advance, Art Patrons will receive an invitation to an exclusive reception on Friday, July 28 from 5 pm – 8 pm. Enjoy an evening of conversing with artists,  instrumental music, appetizers, wine, and artwork in an array of mediums. The multi-talented artist Cheryl Kaldahl will entertain us with her harmonious melodies during the reception. 

Individuals, businesses, and civic organizations can become Art Patrons by pledging to spend a minimum of $50.00 at the Broadway Art Show. If you are interested in being an Art Patron, you can join by filling in your information at this link or contact Scott Miller at 574-583-2665 ext 3304 or email

Artist Dennis Wischmeier

Artist Deb Waymire

Artist Lory Lewis

If you have questions about the Broadway Art Show, please contact the library at 574-583-2665 or email

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The Magic Lamp of Howl-O-O-O has been found!

Wowsers, they were fast! JJ and Gianna Massura found the Lamp on the first clue! Woot! Way to go kids! The Lamp was tucked into the back of the carved tree at Bluestem Nature Center. Here are all the clues that were from this week.The stolen piece is just wingspan or so away from beautiful songs.If you saw what I saw, you would be unchained and feel like a 6 ft. treow.Whether you say azure, sky, cobalt, indigo, aquamarine, sapphire, or navy, it still not the sedge you expect in the verd.Where can you see a squirrel, blue jay, 4 owls, goose, raccoon, 2 monarch butterflies, woodpecker and a bear all together? #cslpsummerreading #MrDufferssaysREADmoreBooks #INlibrary #scavengerhunt #mrdufferssaysreadmorebooks #monticelloparksdepartment #readmorebooks #monticelloindiana 

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The Magic Lamp Of Howl-O-O-O!

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Mr. Meow-rity is back at his naughty habits!  This time he has taken the Magic Lamp of Howl-O-O-O.  How long will it take you to figure out the clues he left behind?   Are you smarter than an angry kitty cat?  The chase is afoot!  Good Luck! 


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The Crystal Bone has been recovered

The Crystal Bone has been found by the Kyburz kids Molly, Madison and Henry. They found the bone behind the Chicago Thread concrete cover stone in front of the White County Historical Society. Indiana Bones was so excited. Congratulations kids! Join us a Monday morning on social media or our website for our next adventure. #cslpsummerreading #stuff4kids #MrDufferssaysREADmoreBooks #INlibrary #scavengerhunt #readmorebooks #monticelloindiana #familyfun

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Clue #4 - Indiana Bones and the Mystery of the Crystal Bone

Friends, Indiana Bones is getting worried that the Crystal Bone hasn't been found yet! Please get out and help us search. Today's clue has 2 really awesome hints! We hope they help! Don't forget that story time is at 10 am on the patio today! Also Friday the 14th we have story time at Bluestem Nature Center at 10 am and Garden Party for K-5th Grade at 2 pm!  

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Indiana Bones and the Mystery of the Crystal Bone Clue #3

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Indiana Bones and the Mystery of the Crystal Bone Clue #2

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Indiana Bones and the Mystery of the Crystal Bone! Clue #1

Egads!  Mr. Meow-rity has successfully pinched another one of our treasure in the display!  Who is ready to help Indiana Bones find the Bone?   

Also the numbers  drawn for the  LittleBits Guitar Kit and the 2 tickets for Wolf Park are  45 and  35!  Please bring your wrist band to the library to receive your gift.  

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Clue #3 for the Missing Chalice of Eternal Kibble

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Day 2 and a new Clue!

Day 2 for the search for the Chalice of Eternal Kibble. The Chalice lies near where vehicles float out and the float in. Just a bit up the road, there is much to see. Cross the bridge when it comes to you. It's going to be a great day to get out and explore the town.   

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The Game is Afoot!

Oh no!  Mr. Meow-rity  was successful in his efforts to pilfer the Chalice of Eternal Kibble!  Kids, please help Indiana Bones find the chalice and return it to the collections.  There will be one clue a day.  Remember to respect the property you search!!! If you find the treasure, please bring to the children’s desk!  Feel free to document your find on social media , but please take the library in your post!  

Drumroll!!! !🥁🥁🥁

Clue #1 - The chalice lies near where vehicles float out and they float in.


Good luck!  Have fun! And watch out for the deer!


 

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Mr. Meow-rity Sightings near Library!

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The public has reported two sightings of Mr. Meow-rity near the library in the last two days!  Egads, let's hope we can keep him out of the library and away from out doggie treasures!    Indiana Bones asks all kids to keep their eyes peeled for this pesky, persistent pick pocket.   And don't forget to get signed up for our Beanstack Summer Reading challenges for all ages!  

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Big News! Summer Reading is Almost Here!

This just in at the Monticello-Union Public Library! Keep watch as our scavenger hunt will be a foot on Monday! Also Summer Reading starts Saturday! Yeah! Are you signed up? Adults - read 600 minutes plus activities! Teens Complete your book bingo of 6 and then fill up your bingo card for more tickets! 6-11 and 0-5 years olds read 6 books plus a few activities! Kick off June 8th at Altherr Park 2-4 pm 

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Adults can join the Summer Reading Program!

The adventure begins at the library this summer! We encourage reading for all ages. Adults can look forward to some amazing completion prizes and grand prizes. All you need to do is complete the required reading to receive your completion prize and to enter tickets toward the grand prizes. This year, adults will track their minutes and need to read for at least 600 minutes to complete the challenge. You can register for the adult summer reading program by signing up for the Beanstack app. Watch the video below for a guide on downloading and signing up for the Beanstack app. 


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Adventure Begins At YOUR Library

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Our summer reading challenge is about to begin! In addition to our regular reading challenge in Beanstack and our awesome programs, we will be hosting an epic one of a kind Scavenger Story featuring our Mr. Duffers aka Indiana Bones. Enjoy the beginning out the story with this video! 

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