CUTPL Centennial Information
Andrew Carnegie Essay Contest
Culver-Union Township Public Library is hosting an essay competition in honor Andrew Carnegie for our Centennial Year Celebration.
1st place winner - $100 2nd place winner - $50 3rd place winner - $25
The competition is open to any 6-8th grade student who lives in or attends public, private, or homeschool in Union Township.
Essay should thoroughly address, "How did Andrew Carnegie’s philanthropy impact the nation's libraries?"
Essay must range from 300-500 words typed.
Essay must be submitted by Monday, November 2, with a student entry form attached; form available at Culver-Union Township Public Library.
Essay will be judged by an impartial panel of judges; no Library Board or staff members will be a judge.
All essay winners will be invited to read his or her essay at our library’s Holiday Open House on Saturday, December 5, 2015, where all prizes will be awarded.
Please turn in or mail your essay with completed entry form to:
Culver-Union Township Public Library
Attn: Jill Gavlick
107 N. Main St.
Culver, IN 46511
CUTPL Historical Timeline
Our online historical timeline has launched, and currently contains newspaper articles relevant to library history. More documents and newspaper articles will be added in the near future.
It’s our birthday, 100 years and counting! Saturday, June 6 starting at 10 A.M.
StoryWalk® With Us!
Please join us on Saturday, June 6 at 10:00 A.M. at Culver’s Town Park for a very special ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the grand opening of Culver’s own StoryWalk®, which is one of a daylong series of events we have planned to celebrate our Carnegie Library’s Centennial birthday party!A StoryWalk® is an innovative and captivating way for children and adults to enjoy reading and the outdoors at the same time, thus promoting both family literacy and outdoor exercise. Culver-Union Township Public Library and the Culver Park Board have partnered to bring a StoryWalk® to our community! The StoryWalk® consists of 18 stations along our beautiful Lake Maxinkuckee in our community Park. Each post houses a different laminated page from a children's storybook. As families walk along the route, they can read the book together.
A StoryWalk® is an innovative and captivating way for children and adults to enjoy reading and the outdoors at the same time, thus promoting both family literacy and outdoor exercise. Culver-Union Township Public Library and the Culver Park Board have partnered to bring a StoryWalk® to our community! The StoryWalk® consists of 18 stations along our beautiful Lake Maxinkuckee in our community Park. Each post houses a different laminated page from a children's storybook. As families walk along the route, they can read the book together.
In this collaborative effort, CUTPL is supplying the laminated book pages used in the StoryWalk®, Phil Washburn of Yankee Painter built the posts and tops, and the employees of the Parks and Recreation Department will install the posts at the Park.
We will be featuring our first book, The Ice Cream Hotel, by local author Jack Johnston. The StoryWalk® books in the Park will change every 2 weeks starting in June and will be available through September, so be sure to come back to read the next story and get outdoors!!!
The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. StoryWalk® is a registered service mark owned by Ms. Ferguson.
Starting at 10:30 at the Park, Stevens Puppets presents… Beauty and the Beast
Setting the bar for puppetry arts not only regionally but nationally, the critically acclaimed Stevens Puppets, originally from Middlebury, Indiana, have truly become a NATIONAL TREASURE! Triumphantly celebrating their 80th year of producing unforgettable and one of a kind marionette productions for children of all ages. These marionettes were authentically created in the traditional old world style, specializing in classic children's literature, and classic fairy tales. All of the programs are intended for all age levels. All of the stories are educational and have a moral or life skill woven cleverly and discretely throughout.
Beauty and the Beast is a touching and humorous marionette play full of chuckles and drama. Artistic staging and clever effects accented with beautiful harp music bring this ever popular classic triumphantly to life.
When: Saturday, June 6 at 10:30A.M. (The show will last 45minutes)
Where: Culver Town Park
Immediately following the puppet show will be games and prizes for all ages at Culver Park!
- The Bozo Game
- Egg Walk
- Sack Races
- Hula Hoop Contest
- Face Painting
Finish with decorating your bicycle and parading back to the Library with us for lunch, cake, and a more festivities. We hope to see you there!
Architectural Historian, Kurt Garner, to Speak at Culver-Union Township Public Library
Throughout the country, Historic Preservation Month is observed each May. With that in mind, Culver-Union Township Public Library has invited Marshall County architectural expert Kurt Garner to help us celebrate our Centennial year. Kurt will give a presentation about the architecture of our Carnegie Library on Saturday, May 2 at 10:30 am.m
Kurt West Garner is an architectural historian with degrees in business administration and architecture. Kurt is the founder and president of Wythougan Valley Preservation, a county-wide non-profit in Marshall County. He is also the co-founder and president of Indiana’s Historic Michigan Road Byway Association, and has served as a member of Indiana Landmark’s Northern Regional Council since 2000. He is a former Plymouth city councilman, and current Marshall County Commissioner.
We invite you to attend and learn more about CUTPL’s very own contribution to Historic Preservation month. This free program is open to the public, and will be held in the Carnegie Room on the lower level of the library. For more information, please contact Reference/Adult Services Manager, Dana Thomas, at 574-842-2941 or email@example.com
I am an Artist Children's Program
In celebration of Culver-Union Township Library's 100th year anniversary, students K-6th grade will be offered a chance to participate in I AM AN ARTIST. To enter, please bring an item to donate to our local food pantry and fill out an entry form in the CUTPL Children's Department January 5th through the 21st. Drawing will be held on January 22nd and winners will be contacted by phone. The I AM AN ARTIST event, instructed by a local business, will be held on January 24th at 10:00 a.m. at the library.
2014 Holiday Open House & Centennial Celebration
Schedule of Festivities December 6, 2014
9:00-2:00 - CUTPL Friends of the Library book sale - Carnegie Room
9:00-9:30 - Holiday Storytime and Caroling with Miss Jill at Miller’s Merry Manor
10:00-12:00 - Santa’s visit to CUTPL
11:00-12:00 - Marcy Prochaska, hammered dulcimer
12:00-1:00 - Sherrill Fujimura, piano
1:00-1:15 - Centennial celebration kickoff & Flat Andy unveiling (Colleen McCarty, Marizetta Kenney, Paul Paré, Melanie Robertson)
1:15-2:00 - Sharon Coffey, piano
2:00-3:00 - Marizetta Kenney, piano
3:00-4:00 - Mary Allen Lynch, piano
Thank you to the CUTPL Friends of the Library for providing refreshments.
Flat Andy Photo Contest
Flat Andy, similar to Flat Stanley seen in elementary schools, is lightweight, easily packable, and would love to join you on your travels and adventures this year (he’s also a good bookmark).
We'll draw for prizes twice next year, at the June 6th birthday party and again at our 2015 holiday open house.
While we encourage the whole family to have fun and participate, only adult library patrons will be eligible to win prizes.
Entries must include:
- Name (first and last)
- Email used to register
- Where photo was taken
Please register before sending photos.
Once you are registered, send photos to firstname.lastname@example.org
Many local businesses, organizations and patrons have generously supported CUTPL's Centennial celebration. We would like to thank the sponsors for making this observance possible, and we ask that you support these businesses with your patronage.
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