Battelle awards the Hurt Battelle Memorial Library a STEM Grant for 2023

The Hurt Battelle Memorial Library received an early Christmas present from Battelle.  Battelle is awarding the library $20,000 to support the library's STEM programming in 2023.  The Library Board and staff are grateful for Battelle's continued support.  The library has now received this grant for 3 consecutive years.  Last year, 2000 children participated in various STEM programs conducted by the library.  This year's goal is to increase attendance by 10%.


Raise your children to be lifelong readers by bringing them to storytime at the library!


Welcome to Storytime! Storytimes are Wednesdays & Fridays at 10:30 AM in the Library's Community Room! If you are curious about each day's theme, go to our Calendar of Events from the main page. If you have one that you don't want to miss, add it to your phone's calendar!

Library Fun With More to Come

At the beginning of 2022, the library started a new initiative entitled "Reconnecting at the Library."  The program has 2 main goals:  

1.  Help children make up some of the learning deficits created by the pandemic

2.  Bring people back to the library.

With a generous donation of $15,000 from Battelle and an increase to $12,000 for the programming budget by the Board of Trustees,  the library embarked on an aggressive schedule of programming:

Year round Storytimes

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