The Winamac Park Board discussed some of its plans for the Town Park with a small group of local residents during a public hearing Monday. Park Board President Courtney Poor explained that the board plans to apply for a federally-funded Land and Water Conservation Fund grant. “What this is for is two things,” he said. “We want to build a new restroom and we’re looking for some help for that over at the park, and we also want to completely revamp, if possible, the small children’s playground and to make it ADA-compliant, as best we can.”
The Indiana Bicentennial Torch made its way to Pulaski County Friday. The torch traveled up U.S. 35 before heading down the Tippecanoe River in a canoe. Then, it was on to Downtown Winamac for the TorchFest Opening Ceremony.
Winamac-area residents had the chance Wednesday to offer input on the town’s park and recreation facilities. As part of the process of putting together a five-year park and recreation plan, members of the public got to share what they like about the parks, as well as potential areas for improvement. Continue reading
The Pulaski County Public Library has upgraded its equipment to enable audiovisual presentations to be held in the library’s Activity Room. The new system includes a projector, screen, and speakers. Groups using the room can connect to the system using a wall-mounted control and input panel. Continue reading
A few more details have been revealed about the planned takeover of the former Medaryville library branch by Pulaski County Human Services. The organization will be moving its Medaryville program into the former library, which will now be called West Side Center. Continue reading
The former Medaryville library branch is expected to reopen to give residents access to computers, as well as the Pulaski County Public Library’s digital services. The Library Board voted Wednesday to enter into a facilities use agreement with Pulaski County Human Services. It will now be up to them to operate the facility. Continue reading
The Pulaski County Public Library Board is sticking to its plans to end most services at the Medaryville branch starting January 1. However, plans call for the books to stay in place and wi-fi access to remain for those near the building until a deal can be reached with a nonprofit group to keep the building open for access to computers and potential programs. Continue reading
The Pulaski County Public Library is working hard at expanding its services, and to that end, the library has added digital magazine and MP3 music file downloads to its collection. The library’s website now offers access to more than 3 million downloadable songs, including access to The Freegal Music Service, an online database with legal music files that do not expire and are compatible with nearly all devices.
Pulaski County Public Library resident cardholders are eligible for three MP3 downloads per week, available online at www.pulaskicounty.lib.in.us. Library officials expect Freegal will appeal to patrons of all ages and musical tastes, and librarians will be happy to assist users with the new service.
A beautiful wealth of information is in jeopardy due to a lack of patrons. Pulaski County Library Director MacKenzie Ledley said the Medaryville branch is suffering from a lack of circulation, and she said they aren’t sure what’s causing it.
“Annual circulation at the Medaryville branch dropped from 25,780 in 2007 to a year-to-date of 11,651 – that’s through the end of August,” said Ledley. “We’re really not too sure what’s changed to decrease the circulation; it could be the availability of information online and that patrons are able to access it at home.”