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It was brought to my attention that some users were having trouble finding their Evergreen account.  I have now added a “MyAccount” tab at the top of this page after “Ebooks” and before “About Us”.  This will take you directly to your Evergreen account without having to go through the “Catalog” tab.  I hope this is helpful to you. 

Celia Bandelier, Library Director and WebMaster.

NOTICE:  The vaccination of Hoosiers against COVID-19 has begun. Any Hoosier age 60 and older is now eligible to schedule a vaccination appointment. If you need help getting an appointment or filling out the needed information for the appointment, the library staff will do all they can to assist you either in person or by phone.

NOTICE:  If Huntington County’s status should turn to level RED, to insure everyone’s safety the public will not be allowed to enter the building but curbside pick-up and computer usage and other services (fax, notary, copying, etc.) by appointment will be available.  

NOTICE: We are quarantining all returned items for at least 3 days so if you receive a late notice on items that you already returned, do not be concerned as it will be taken care of when your items are actually checked in-with the check-in date being back-dated to your actual return date.  We will attempt to contact you, if we notice that the items are not returned in time and may incur fines.

Mask up Hoosiers logoPlease Help us by wearing a mask.  

Hours continue to be:

9:30 am to 6:30 pm Monday-Thursday

9:30 am to 12:30 pm on Saturday

….. as we will be cleaning and preparing the library for a half hour before we open and for a half hour after we close

  • Masks are required for visitors. The staff will be wearing a mask for your safety.
  • No computer time limits unless there are people waiting.
  • Limitations on people entering the library will be eliminated unless the staff feels that too many people are entering and the situation is getting threatening.
  • You will be able to enter and leave the Library by either door, either from the front steps or through the back from the parking lot.
  • Services will be performed without an appointment.
  • We request strongly that if you are sick to please not enter the building instead call the Library at 260-672-2989 and we will make other arrangements to serve you.
  • Seating will be very limited
  • Toys in children’s area will be very limited
  • Public computers will be separated by plastic partitions, please be careful of them
  • No group programming; public meetings allowed with social distancing
  • No loaning of items as in pens, pencils, staplers, etc.
  • There will be a sneeze guard present at the check-out desk
  • There will be no loaning of headphones
  • All copying will be done for you
  • All printed pages will be handed to you
  • We request that you only touch materials you are checking out. Please do not re-shelve DVDs. There will be a cart to put DVDs that aren’t wanted after pulled from the shelf.
  • We request you stay the recommended 6 feet apart from others.
  • Baker will do some children’s programming by appointment-call 260-672-2989.
  • If you still don’t feel comfortable in the library, call the library at 260-672-2989 to make arrangements to fulfill your library needs.

Roanoke Public Library Board –Nov. 24, 2020

    • To see Library Safeguards, click here.
    • Will be offering to fax and/or print your documents sent to director’s email (director@roanoke.lib.in.us) that can be picked up at library by appointment.
    • Or you can call (260-672-2989) or email (director@roanoke.lib.in.us) with other requests as we will plan to be here most regular library hours.
    • Dropbox is open.
    • Remember there are eBooks, eAudio and other resources available here. If you wish to take advantage of these services, but don’t have a Roanoke Public Library card, contact the library by email or phone to set up an appointment to get one.

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Home Suggested Books on Diversity by Nashville Public Library

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Kid ResourcesHere is a great list of resources . 

These are different things you can do while you are stuck at home that are educational and fun. You can get them all online.  Let me know if you have issues.

Coronavirus ResourcesFor Covid-19 Coronavirus information: https://roanoke.lib.in.us/covid-19-information/


“Roanoke Public Library Renovation: from dirt floors to grand openings”….

Available Free at our library! ABCmouse.com-books, games, puzzles, art activites, songs and more.ABCmouse.com For Kids Learning

ABCmouse.com: With 5,000+ Interactive books, educational games, puzzles, and other learning activities, ABCmouse.com’s award-winning online curriculum is an invaluable resource for young learners (ages 2-7+) . From Age of Learning, Inc


Basic ESL improves an individual’s listening, speaking, reading and writing skills through a simple to follow, and instructionally proven curriculum. Students learn English quickly and effectively on relevant topics including: family, home, school and many other topics. In each lesson students learn key vocabulary and how to use that vocabulary in conversation. Click on Basic ESL to begin. No computer experience is necessary. At the website, click on “Instant Access” to enter without registering.

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Reference Solutions is the number 1 source of information on businesses and people specifically designed for small business owners, marketing professionals, researchers and job seekers.  Reference Solutions helps users create marketing plans, conduct competitive analysis, raise funds and locate people.”

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