Cooling Centers Available to Help Beat the Heat

  
 

Cooling centers are available throughout the area to help residents beat the heat. A heat advisory remains in effect through tomorrow night. The National Weather Service cautions heat index values will top 100 degrees today and hover near that mark tomorrow. Dangerous heat and humidity may continue through Sunday. Drink plenty of water, stay in an air conditioned room, avoid the sun and check on neighbors and relatives. Continue reading

Pulaski County Public Library Celebrates National Library Week

 
 

The Pulaski County Public Library is celebrating National Library Week with a program on Thursday.

Library officials are hosting a maker session of Springtime Green Cleaners and Cocktails for adults at 5:30 p.m. ET at the library in Winamac. Participants can learn how to freshen homes with nature’s best ingredients. Along with the cleaning aspect, adults will also learn how to prepare herb-infused drinks.

National Library Week is sponsored by the American Library Association. It is a time to highlight the role of libraries in communities including the work put forth by librarians and workers. The recognition continues through Saturday, April 18.

Library Executive Director MacKenzie Ledley invites patrons to stop by the library and see what free programs are available on a regular basis. Find more information at www.pulaskicounty.lib.in.us.

Pulaski Memorial Hospital Accepts Book Donation

Pictured:  Dolores Schladenhauffen, Director of O.B. at Pulaski Memorial Hospital, MacKenzie Ledley, Executive Director of Pulaski County Public Library, Michael Rose, Systems Administrator of Pulaski County Public Library, and Richard Mynark, Chairman of the Pulaski County Public Library Board of Trustees.
Dolores Schladenhauffen, Director of O.B. at Pulaski Memorial Hospital, MacKenzie Ledley, Executive Director of Pulaski County Public Library, Michael Rose, Systems Administrator of Pulaski County Public Library, and Richard Mynark, Chairman of the Pulaski County Public Library Board of Trustees. Photo courtesy of the Pulaski County Journal and provided by the PCPL.

The Pulaski County Public Library recently donated books, so every child entering the world will get an early start on reading.

Copies of the book Little Blue Truck were presented to the staff at Pulaski Memorial Hospital. About 100 copies of the book were donated to the hospital. A book will be given as gifts to the families of newborn babies.

In addition to the book, parents will be provided with a brochure about early literacy and reading to children. The document includes information on how and when to read to babies, a timetable of what reaction changes to expect when reading books, and more books babies will enjoy.

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Workshop Planned for Entrepreneurs

ISBDCRon Gifford from the Starke County Economic Development Foundation will be presenting a workshop on Tuesday, Sept. 16 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. ET at the Pulaski County Public Library in Winamac.

Gifford serves as the Northwest Indiana Small Business Development Center Business Advisor for Starke County and Pulaski County. This workshop aims to help entrepreneurs evaluate their business ideas, prepare a sound business plan, manage expectations and increase chances of accessing capital.

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Money Saving Program to be Featured at Pulaski County Public Library

 
 

Next week is Money Smart Week and the staff at the Pulaski County Public Library in Winamac is hosting a program to help you get a hold of your finances.

Lisa Thompson from Fort Wayne will be presenting a program entitled “How to Save Money and Pay off Debt” on Thursday, April 10 at 5 p.m. ET at the library. She and her husband went through David Ramsey’s Financial Peace University Membership kit and found their $80,000 debt disappear.

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Pulaski County Public Library to Host Indiana Heart Gallery

  
 
The Indiana Heart Gallery is stopping at the Pulaski County Public Library in Winamac.

The gallery features portraits of children in need of adoptive families. The Heart Gallery is used by the Indiana Department of Child Services to help raise awareness about children in foster care in need of a forever home. More than 1000 children in Indiana are in need of a home.

The Indiana Heart Gallery will display a dozen portraits daily from Aug. 5 to Aug. 26 at the Pulaski County Public Library in Winamac. The exhibit may be viewed Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET.