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Elephant Seal Pups!

We'll be visiting an elephant seal rookery at Hearst San Simeon Park as they have their babies and raise them on the beach. You will need an email to register.

You must be able to run Zoom from a computer or mobile device. Space is limited, and in order to accommodate as many as possible to this event, we ask that you restrict registration to one device per household. 

Those registering will receive an email prior to the event with a meeting room code and password to get in. You will not be able to attend without this information. 


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Phone: 219-769-3541

Branch manager

Mon, Mar 01 11:00AM to 7:00PM
Tue, Mar 02 11:00AM to 7:00PM
Wed, Mar 03 Closed
Thu, Mar 04 11:00AM to 7:00PM
Fri, Mar 05 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sat, Mar 06 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Mar 07 Closed

About the branch

The Merrillville branch library encompasses over 114,000 sq ft of electronic and print resources, and visual and musical collections. The library offers free WIFI, public internet computers, rooms for quiet study, and public meeting rooms. Our vast collections of Lake County history and genealogy sources make the Merrillville branch a popular destination for research by visitors from all around the country.

Merrillville branch has three fantastic floors of informational and recreational materials. The main floor contains our popular collection of new books, large-print material, magazines and newspapers, teen, anime, and an enormous selection of music and DVDs. Our Genealogy Room has numerous resources including microfilm of local newspapers, obituary indexes, and many other historical resources. Our Book Sale room, open during select hours Monday-Saturday, is full of unique finds. 

The Upper Level includes tables for quiet study, a tremendous reference collection, our “Indiana Room” for specialized Hoosier historical research, and our locally known statue “The Reader” by artist Hermann Gurfinkel.

The entire lower level houses our bright and airy Children's Department where children will find fun games, books, music and magazines to fulfill their reading pleasure as well as attend engaging kids’ programs. This is also where our public meeting rooms are located, where our library events and programs are held.

Upcoming events

Tue, Mar 02, 10:30am - 10:45am

Tue, Mar 02, 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Wed, Mar 03, 10:30am - 10:45am

Wed, Mar 03, 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Wed, Mar 03, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Wed, Mar 03, 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Wed, Mar 03, 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Thu, Mar 04, 10:30am - 10:45am

Thu, Mar 04, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Fri, Mar 05, 10:30am - 10:45am

Fri, Mar 05, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Sat, Mar 06, 10:30am - 10:45am

Sun, Mar 07, 10:30am - 10:45am

Mon, Mar 08, 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Mon, Mar 08, 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Tue, Mar 09, 10:30am - 10:45am

Tue, Mar 09, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Wed, Mar 10, 10:30am - 10:45am

Wed, Mar 10, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Wed, Mar 10, 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Wed, Mar 10, 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Thu, Mar 11, 10:30am - 10:45am

Thu, Mar 11, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Fri, Mar 12, 10:30am - 10:45am

Fri, Mar 12, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Fri, Mar 12, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Sat, Mar 13, 10:30am - 10:45am

Sun, Mar 14, 10:30am - 10:45am

Mon, Mar 15, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Mon, Mar 15, 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Tue, Mar 16, 10:30am - 10:45am

Tue, Mar 16, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Wed, Mar 17, 10:30am - 10:45am

Wed, Mar 17, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Wed, Mar 17, 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Wed, Mar 17, 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Thu, Mar 18, 10:30am - 10:45am

Fri, Mar 19, 10:30am - 10:45am

Fri, Mar 19, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Sat, Mar 20, 10:30am - 10:45am

Sun, Mar 21, 10:30am - 10:45am

Mon, Mar 22, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Mon, Mar 22, 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Tue, Mar 23, 10:30am - 10:45am

Wed, Mar 24, 10:30am - 10:45am

Wed, Mar 24, 11:45am - 12:30pm

Wed, Mar 24, 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Thu, Mar 25, 10:30am - 10:45am

Thu, Mar 25, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Fri, Mar 26, 10:30am - 10:45am

Fri, Mar 26, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Fri, Mar 26, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Sat, Mar 27, 10:30am - 10:45am

Sun, Mar 28, 10:30am - 10:45am

Tue, Mar 30, 10:30am - 10:45am

Tue, Mar 30, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Wed, Mar 31, 10:30am - 10:45am

Thu, Apr 01, 10:30am - 10:45am

Thu, Apr 01, 2:00pm - 3:00pm