Programs & Events

Engage, Connect, and Grow

From children’s dance events to genealogy discussion groups and everything in between, it’s easy to find something at the St. Joe County Public Library that sparks a connection.

Events for Adults, Teens, and Kids

Free Programs & Events for Adults, Teens, and Kids

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Programs & Activities

Have an idea for a new event or program? Let us know!

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Start your child on the path to success by reading 1,000 books!

Book Clubs

Join us for Online Book Club, Book Groups, and more!


Meet local authors, hear their compelling stories and see their latest books!

Discovery Passes

Explore your community and visit a local attraction by checking out a free Discovery Pass.

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

Dolly Parton’s book gifting program mails FREE, high-quality books to children from birth to age five.


Expose the littlest readers to the magic of storybooks, the power of curiosity, and the magic contained within the library!

Fresh New Kicks Contest

Each winter, children and teens (grades 3-12) are invited to create their own shoe designs for the Library’s Fresh New Kicks contest.

“Life in Michiana” Photography Contest

Capture what makes our community great⁠ and submit your photographs to any library location.

One Book, One Michiana

Every year in April, the community comes together to read and discuss one book together.

Science Alive

Science Alive is a celebration of scientific discovery and fun!

Spill the Ink Poetry Contest

Spill the Ink is an annual poetry contest for all ages. Each Spring the community is encouraged to spill the ink and share their voice.

Storytime, Babytime, & Playtime

Storytimes are a great way to foster a love of books and prepare your child for future learning success.

Summer Reading Club

Sign up for Summer Reading Club and complete milestones to win prizes!

TALK: Text and Learn for Kindergarten

Text and Learn for Kindergarten is a free text messaging service that sends fun activities parents can do with their babies and preschoolers to make any time learning time.

Unfold Magazine

Unfold is a quarterly magazine highlighting new events and activities at the Library.

Volunteer and Community Services Fair

Learn about local services and how you can make a difference in our community at our annual Volunteer and Community Services Fair.

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