While the bricks and mortar part of the Pendleton Library may be temporarily closed, the library still offers lots of online at home e-learning services– especially helpful when it comes to home-schooling elementary-aged kids through the end of the year.

There’s lots of ways to explore, play and learn in the children’s department with multiple programs a week for ages birth to pre-teen. Here’s a sampling of what’s available on line:

For Elementary students, The Pendleton Community Library offers age-appropriate book clubs, general studies, geography, language early learning, plus Tutor.com, and STEAM (science, technology, environment, arts & music) programs — fun and interesting ways to supplement your child’s learning.

Have you heard about Read ‘n Feed? The Pendleton Community Public Library’s Read ‘n Feed project is a combination bookmobile/food pantry that visits our neighborhoods every Thursday. Each Thursday, the Read ‘n Feed trailer makes three 45-minute stops in Southern Madison County.

Come take advantage of all that it has to offer — including basic library services and materials such as kids books, magazines, DVDs, music CDs, and books on CD. There’s also has an assortment of non-perishable food, including canned and boxed goods, milk, bread, fresh fruits, and veggies. Beginning this month, the fresh produce is provided by the Pendleton Community Garden. If you wish to use the services on the trailer, just provide your name and address. You are welcome to take 10 food items of your choosing. No questions asked.

Read ‘n Feed is available Thursdays at:

Special thanks to all Read ‘n’ Feed Sponsors, including United Way of Madison County, South Madison Community Foundation, Kroger, Needler’s Fresh Market,  Friends of the Pendleton Community Public Library, The Township Trustees of Fall Creek, Green Township, and Adams Township, the Pendleton Farmers’ Market, and many generous private donors.

So… grab a book, check out some of Pendleton’s free fresh produce – and make the most of this month – while practicing safe distancing, of course! Pendleton Community Public Library is located at 595 East Water Street, Pendleton. Call 765-778-7527 for more information.