Shelby County Public Library - Shelbyville, Indiana

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  • Storytimes! Weekly storytimes are offered for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers.

  • Book Clubs! The library offers three youth book clubs. Check them out here.
  • Paws for Reading! Therapy dogs, Ava, Oakley, and Penny, are looking for children to read to them! Will you sign up and read to them for 15 minutes? Register in the youth department or call to reserve a spot the next time that they visit us - 317-398-7121 ext. 230. 

  • K-5 Monday Makers! Kindergartners through 5th Graders, join us for science activities on the 2nd and 4th Monday of every month at 4:30pm. On Mon., August 14 - the theme is "Water Science." On Mon., August 28, the theme is "Exploring Gravity." No reservations are necessary to attend.

For all questions, contact Brandy GravesYouth Services Director at 317.398.7121 ext. 230 or 

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ELECTRONIC BOOKS for youth! Check out eSebco - you can read books on anything with an internet connection.

Login: shelby
Password: BOOKS
*password must be in ALL CAPS.

Patron ID Number: your library card number 

Are you looking for child care? Looking for preschool opportunities? Let Huffer / Child Care Resource and Referral help. Just click on the Blue Dot above or call 800-554-9331.

Attention childcare and preschool providers, are you on the list? If not, contact Huffer / Child Care Resource and Referral today. Find out how easy it is to get referrals and any resources you might need.

READY READERS: 1000 BOOKS BEFORE KINDERGARTEN: Make sure that your child is ready to read before kindergarten. Track your reading with your child and receive great educational tips, prizes, programs, and a special graduation party for you and your child! Sign up at the library in the youth department anytime. 

Bring the completed logs to the youth department to receive prizes.

Looking for children's books to read? Get some ideas here.


Host your child's next birthday party at the Shelby County Public Library! You bring the party and we'll provide the entertainment! Details... 

Check out the library meeting rooms

LOST AND DAMAGE POLICY: If you have lost or damaged material borrowed from the Shelby County Public Library, please notify staff at the main circulation desk. You will be held accountable for the cost of material. Material purchased by patrons to replace lost or damaged books/media WILL NOT be accepted.