The library has a great deal of resources available for every age and for nearly every purpose. Not sure where to start or need some ideas? The following links might help you during shelter-in-place.  And if you need more assistance, we are still responding to emails at questions@pendleton.lib.in.us!


Open Status

Current Open Status

Since June 8th, the library has been offering Essential Services. And starting on August 10th, the library will be open for "Grab and Go" services!

The library's hours during this open status are:

Monday - Wednesday 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Thursday 12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Friday CLOSED
Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

During this phase we welcome patrons back into a larger portion of the library. However, some areas of the library will be closed to patrons due to construction.

"Grab and Go" offers:

  • Patrons may still check out five items per card. We will maximize social distance via assisted checkout.
  • All items will be available, with the exception of board games.
  • All holds are available for contactless pickup in the East Lobby. No holds will be held at the Circulation Desk. Click here to learn how contactless pickup works.
  • Eight computers will be available on a first-come, first-served basis: Six in the main part of the library, and two in the Quiet Room. Two teen computers will also be available at a later date. No children’s computers will be hooked up at this time. There will be a 60-minute time limit per day.
  • Copying and scanning will be self-serve. If you are using these services, our machine takes coins, as well as single dollar bills. Change will not be available at this time.
  • Faxing is available. Patrons are welcome to call ahead to fax without entering the library. There is no charge for faxing at this time.
  • Notary services by appointment.
  • The opportunity to interact in-person with a friendly staff member who can answer questions, provide information, plus suggest and retrieve materials for checkout.
  • Assistance with online applications for employment or State/Federal assistance.
  • Summer Reading prize pickup.
  • Access to restrooms and drinking fountains.

The library is still taking the following measures to help ensure the safety of staff and patrons.

  • Spacing computers as far apart as possible.
  • Enforcing social distancing to provide a safe environment for all library customers.
  • Staff are required to wear masks.
  • We ask patrons to wear masks to stay in compliance with state and local orders.
  • Encouraging staff and patrons to wash hands often.
  • Hand sanitizer is available at each entrance and at the Circulation Desk.
  • Sanitizing all computer stations after each use. Sanitized mice and computer keyboards will be available for each patron.
  • Acrylic shields placed between staff and patrons.
  • Staff will clean all high-use areas often.
  • Remote computer assistance.
  • Allowing the recommended waiting period before handling returns.

Summer Reading Program

Summer Reading Programs

  • The library offered its summer reading programs through Beanstack from June 1st to July 12th.
  • Prizes, including Brag Tags, may still be picked up at the Circulation Desk.

 

Online books, audiobooks, comic books, music, movies


Storytime and Fun Stuff for Kids to do Online

  • Free Rice - Take fun quizzes in a variety of subjects and earn free rice to help conquer world hunger. For every correct answer, ten grains of rice are donated through the World Food Programme. It may not sound like much, but it sure adds up. Helping people has never been so educational, and FUN!
  • Firefly Award - Did you know Indiana has its own prestigious Children's Early Literature award? It's called the Firefly Award and YOUR children can help decide which book wins! Follow the link to see a video with each book, and then vote on the one your child likes the best. All these books are written by Indiana authors and aimed at kids ages 0-5. Vote for your favorite before June 30, 2020.
  • TumbleBookLibrary.com - TumbleBooks is now FREE through August and accessible to everyone, no limits! Follow the link and log in to read and watch so many great K-6 children's books!
  • TumbleMath.com - Like TumbleBooks? Try TumbleMath! It is a great K-6 grade math ebook database, free to everyone through August.

e-Learning Help

  • We strongly encourage all residents to get a library card to access all the resources the library provides, such as Tutor.com.
  • Student Portal - Our Student Portal will help navigate you to resources helpful to the students in our community.
  • Tutor.com is a learning tool that combines online tutoring, homework help, and test preparation with study resources. Students can interact with live, safe tutors who help with math science, social studies, foreign language, writing, and more. Tutor.com has live tutors available every day from noon to midnight.
  • Park & Wi-Fi - Our building may be closed for now, but our free Wi-Fi remains on and strong! It is easily accessed from the parking lot, no password needed.

Reference FAQ

Submit reference questions through Facebook Messenger or via emailing questions@pendleton.lib.in.us or cbellessis@pendleton.lib.in.us. Questions will be answered as promptly as possible M-Thursday from 8-3. Please see FAQ for more information.

  • How do I get tax forms now that the library is closed?

    eFiling, for both Federal and State taxes, has proven safe and efficient. If you need Federal paper forms and /or instruction booklets, you will have to download and print them from https://www.irs.gov/forms-instructions. The Federal Government is no longer mailing tax forms or instruction booklets as of 3-31-20. Indiana is still mailing tax forms as of 3-31-20. To order forms to be mailed to you, 317-615-2581 (leave your order on voice mail, available 24 hours a day). Online State tax forms can be found here: https://www.in.gov/dor/6524.htm

  • What’s up with the Census?

    Being counted in the census assures your community of the federal funds it deserves. Everything you need to know can be found here: https://2020census.gov/en.html. Here’s a short video on the census: https://youtu.be/Eq-FMB4epyw

  • This pandemic has got me thinking, “do I have all of my affairs in order?” How do I do that?

    For blank legal forms to be sent to you via email, or USPS, please send your request to the reference librarian at cbellessis@pendleton.lib.in.us.

  • What if I need something notarized?

    Please email questions@pendleton.lib.in.us and we will do what we can while still practicing social distancing.

  • I’m trying to apply for a job online, but it’s super confusing. Will you help?

    Yes! We will guide you via email or phone. Please email cbellessis@pendleton.lib.in.us to begin that help process.

  • I need help filing for unemployment. Who can I turn to?

    Your PCL reference librarian would be happy to guide this online process via email or phone. We also help polish resumes online. Please email questions@pendleton.lib.in.us further instructions/questions.

  • I need to find some property information. Where are the library’s plat maps?

    They’ve been digitized! You can find all of the library-owned plat books on our website in the Map Collection.

  • How can I use Ancestry.com if the library is closed?

    Our licensing with Ancestry.com does limit use to library computers. This is where your reference librarian comes in. Simply email cbellessis@pendleton.lib.in.us with basic genealogy questions, and they will be answered as thoroughly as possible. Please remember that we do not have access to interlibrary loan resources.


Adult Programs

As we adapt to a new way of doing things, please follow along online. For the most accurate, up-to-date information on what we are offering, please reference our online calendar and visit our Facebook page. We hope to continue with many of our ongoing programs virtually, as well as adding some new ideas along the way.

All LifeStream Senior Cafés will be closed until further notice beginning Wednesday, March 18. Café site attendees may request a box of 5 meals by contacting LifeStream. Pickup or delivery options will vary by café site. At this time, home-delivered meals are still being delivered. Older adults who are concerned about meals in the next few weeks are encouraged to call 800-589-1121 for help in making food arrangements.


Circulation Services FAQ

  • How do I get a library card?

    If you or someone you know:

    • is over the age of 18
    • live in Green, Adams, or Fall Creek townships
    • would like a temporary library card


    Please email Ashley, astout@pendleton.lib.in.us We'll get you set up so you can access our digital collection!

  • What is my PIN?

    Your PIN is the last 4 digits of your phone number. If that doesn’t work, it might have been changed at some point. Please email questions@pendleton.lib.in.us and we can reset it for you.

  • When are my items due?

    Anything due between March 10 - April 10 has been renewed and is now due by May 31. As the situation changes, this may change as well. The book drop next to the main entrance is available, if you want to return your items early. All items that are returned are in “quarantine” for at least 4 days before being checked in, so you might not immediately see them removed from your account.

  • Can I get something notarized? 

    Please send a notary request to questions@pendleton.lib.in.us. We will schedule an appointment for you to come in to the east end of the library and meet with a notary.

  • Is Wi-Fi still accessible at the library? 

    The library’s Wi-Fi reaches into our parking lot. For best service, park on the east end of the building. The network is PCL Wireless. No password needed. At this time, we ask that you remain in your vehicle in order to practice social distancing.


Read 'n' Feed

The library can help patrons who are in need of food items. The library is running a weekly drive-thru food pantry in place of the weekly Read ‘n’ Feed run. The drive-thru food pantry will be held every Thursday from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Patrons can text their food orders to (765) 716-3006 on Thursday before 3:30 p.m. Patrons unable to text can visit the library and wait in their car until a staff member approaches to ask what is needed. Orders will be packed and placed on an outdoor table for pickup. Fresh produce may also be offered, depending upon availability.

Patrons needing food for pets can also order pet food for Thursday’s drive-thru food pantry.

The library will also accept food and toiletry donations during its drive-thru time.

Patrons in need of food who cannot make it to the drive-thru pantry should call the library at (765) 778-7527 or email questions@pendleton.lib.in.us. A staff member will reach out to make arrangements.

Check the library’s website for additional information about changes to Read ‘n’ Feed.


 

Please note: Information, resources, and website links are provided only as a helpful resource for patrons. The websites listed are not affiliated with Pendleton Community Public Library, and the Library is not responsible for any content or operation of external websites. The listing of a website does not constitute endorsement of the website or its content by Pendleton Community Public Library or its staff.
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