Take a break between classes. Drop by the library, find a comfy chair and read your favorite daily newspaper or recent magazine, such as Sports Illustrated, O, Essence, National Geographic, Martha Stewart’s Living and many more.
Did you know the Ivy Tech library has an outstanding collection of cookbooks that cover all parts of the world and eating styles? Check out cook books that specialize in different world cuisine, such as Indian, Thai, Caribbean, Italian, French, Russian, Japanese or other national foods. Try one of our hundreds of cookbooks for your next summer meal.
Find some fascinating kid-friendly daily activities for you and your child to explore during the summer months. We have guides on many topics for you to check out, including:
- Bird Watching
- Indiana Wildflowers
- Reptiles and Amphibians
- Pond Life
- Stars and Planets
Pets are more than just animals. Our furry, feathered, and finned friends require time, attention, and as safe and comfortable a home as we do. Get some great ideas for improving their life this summer from your library. For example, check out Dog Friendly House by Ruth Strother and build an easy-to-make hoop jump for your dog. Or learn how to develop a healthy relationship with a well-behaved dog from Dog-Friendly Dog Training by Andrea Arden. Ever wonder what lies behind those big yellow eyes? Cat lovers, wonder no more, The Secret Life of Your Cat tell-all guide exposes the secrets of the cat’s most mystifying behaviors.
Do you need help finding a book? How about guidance in using a database? Or even a quick tour of the library itself? Any of our library staff would be happy to help you. We love to find resources and answer questions. Be sure to stop by this summer and get to know us, because as the fortune cookie says, “Librarians possess novel information!” We’ll look forward to seeing you!
Tracking number: 130GE
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