Youth News

Let's Walk Starke County

Get your body moving with this walking exercise program.  Tied in with healthy eating and good habits, this program is designed to help shape you up.  Meet at the Schricker Library in Knox, Tuesdays at 9:15 a.m. for a chance to exercise and socialize.  Part of the Moving Starke County Forward Project.

Starke County Historical Society loans carousel horse to Library

A 1920 German antique Carousel Horse now looks down upon children in the Henry F. Schricker Public Library.   Fred and Judy Parker from Boca Raton, Florida, formerly from Starke County, had donated this beautiful horse to the Starke County Museum a few years ago.   It has been on display at the Museum, waiting for a special place worthy of its antique value.   Because of space limitations at the Museum, the Board of Directors began looking for another location in the community where it could be properly displayed.  With the building of the new children's area in the Library in Knox, they wondered if it might be displayed there.  Dave Bullock, a Library board member, consulting with Sheila Urwiler, Librarian for the Henry F. Schricker Library, and with the help of his son, Wesley, built a mount for it.   The Carousel Horse is now on loan to the Library and beautifully displayed above the reference desk in the library's new children's addition. 

Great Websites for Kids

The Association for Library Service to Children has assembled some of the best websites for children, particularly to help them with their schoolwork and to feed their curiosity.  Great Websites for Kids brings together really good websites, in an easy-to-use format.  Visit today!