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A large portrait oriented touch screen with a big Touch Here To Start button. It's connected to a flatbed scanner and document feeder.

Scan Books and Historic Documents

We have a special scanner designed specifically for genealogy and local history research! This station is designed for patrons who wish to make digital copies of books or documents. It is not connected to a printer.

This scanner is special because it protects the spines of books while creating a more accurate digital copy than a flatbed scanner might. If you need help using it, please ask a staff member!

This special scan station is available at Cedar Lake, Dyer-Schererville, Griffith-Calumet Township, Hobart, Lake Station-New Chicago, Merrillville, Munster, and St. John branches. 

Most are located on height-adjustable tables for your convenience.

How Does it Work?

Just touch the screen and choose your scan type!

You can:

  • Scan items directly to a USB stick (see where to plug it in)

  • Scan items to your Google Drive or Dropbox

  • Scan items to email

  • Scan items to your smartphone via QR code

  • Translate documents to another language (10 page limit, 65 languages to choose from)

  • Scan text to an audio file (5 page limit)

Cost:

Free!

Upcoming Events
Wed, Mar 22, 10:30am - 11:30am
Merrillville - Meeting Room C
Classes to help prepare adults for the United States Immigration examination, to become legal Citizens.

Wed, Mar 22, 10:30am - 10:50am
Merrillville - Children's Programming Room
Babies up to 23 months and their families are invited to a 20-minute lapsit program of rhymes, songs, knee bounces, and other activities... more
Babies up to 23 months and their families are invited to a 20-minute lapsit program of rhymes, songs, knee bounces, and other activities designed to foster early child development.

Wed, Mar 22, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
St. John - Large Meeting Room
Do you enjoy crafting? Do you wish you had friendly people to work with on those crafts? Bring your current project and enjoy the... more
Do you enjoy crafting? Do you wish you had friendly people to work with on those crafts? Bring your current project and enjoy the company every Wednesday! All crafts are welcome.

Wed, Mar 22, 1:30pm - 1:50pm
Munster - Children's Program Room
Join us for a storytime program featuring stories, fingerplays, music, and a take home craft that teach pre-reading skills for kids 4-6.
This event is full

Wed, Mar 22, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Cedar Lake - Meeting Room A
Homeschool children are invited to attend a program exploring a STEAM topic each session. The only requirement is imagination and... more
Homeschool children are invited to attend a program exploring a STEAM topic each session. The only requirement is imagination and registration!

Wed, Mar 22, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Lake Station-New Chicago - Large Meeting Room
Come hang out at the library and play the Nintendo Switch and board games! We provide the games...you bring your friends to join in on... more
Come hang out at the library and play the Nintendo Switch and board games! We provide the games...you bring your friends to join in on the fun! Ages 12-18.

Wed, Mar 22, 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Cedar Lake - Cedar Lake Public Tables
Bring yarn and a size H crochet hook or size 7 knitting needles and cotton yarn ... or bring along a project you're already working on!

Wed, Mar 22, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
St. John - Large Meeting Room
Learn to create fun shapes out of rolled construction paper! Light refreshments will be served. Ages 12-18. Registration required.

Wed, Mar 22, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Munster
Do you, or someone you know, identify as LGBTQ+? Free monthly virtual and in-person meetings provide support, education, advocacy &... more
Do you, or someone you know, identify as LGBTQ+? Free monthly virtual and in-person meetings provide support, education, advocacy & community for families, friends, allies & those who are LGBTQ+

Wed, Mar 22, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Dyer-Schererville - Meeting Room Whole (A & B)
Join us and create a mini fleece pillow! This program is for children ages 6-12. Registration is required.

Wed, Mar 22, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Hobart - Programming Room
Tweens and teens ages 8-15 can join us to try Minecraft Pi. Play by yourself or with others.

Wed, Mar 22, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Griffith-Calumet Twp - Meeting Room
Teens ages 12 to 18 will play video games on the Nintendo Switch. We will have games available for the group to play. Please register.

Rescheduled
Wed, Mar 22, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
New date Wednesday, March 22, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Munster
Do you, or someone you know, identify as LGBTQ+? Free monthly virtual and in-person meetings provide support, education, advocacy &... more
Do you, or someone you know, identify as LGBTQ+? Free monthly virtual and in-person meetings provide support, education, advocacy & community for families, friends, allies & those who are LGBTQ+

Wed, Mar 22, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Cedar Lake - Meeting Room A
Join us for a discussion of Astronaut Wives Club by Lily Koppel.

Thu, Mar 23, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Griffith-Calumet Twp - Meeting Room
Like to cross-stitch, knit, crochet, or do any other craft? Every Thursday, bring and work on your own project while enjoying the... more
Like to cross-stitch, knit, crochet, or do any other craft? Every Thursday, bring and work on your own project while enjoying the company of others.

Thu, Mar 23, 10:30am - 12:30pm
St. John - Children's Program Room
Join us for this month's classic film To Catch a Thief directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Runtime: 1hr 40mins. Light refreshments will be... more
Join us for this month's classic film To Catch a Thief directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Runtime: 1hr 40mins. Light refreshments will be served. Please register.

Thu, Mar 23, 10:30am - 11:00am
Hobart - Children's Program Room
Join us as we read a story and enjoy sensory supporting stations of play. Space is limited. Please register every child and adult attending.
This event is full

Thu, Mar 23, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Merrillville - Small Group Room #2
Are you having laptop, smartphone, or tablet issues? Book this one-hour session to receive individualized assistance with your... more
Are you having laptop, smartphone, or tablet issues? Book this one-hour session to receive individualized assistance with your technology problems. Patron must bring their device with them.

Thu, Mar 23, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Hobart - Children's Program Room
Join us as we read a story and enjoy sensory supporting stations of play. Space is limited. Please register every child and adult attending.
This event is full

Thu, Mar 23, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Munster - Large Meeting Room
Join us for an informal and relaxed discussion of Addison Armstrong's "The Light of Luna Park." Copies are available at the Munster branch.

Thu, Mar 23, 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Hobart - Children's Program Room
Join us as we read a story and enjoy sensory supporting stations of play. Space is limited. Please register every child and adult attending.
This event is full

Thu, Mar 23, 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Merrillville - Board Room
Meeting of the Lake County Public Library Board of Trustees

Thu, Mar 23, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Munster - Large Meeting Room
Learn how to create a honey jar with a photo of your honey on it!
This event is full

Thu, Mar 23, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Merrillville - Meeting Room C
English Classes are for participants who are learning English as a second language. Different levels are available. Classes are free.

Thu, Mar 23, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Dyer-Schererville - Children's Programming Room
In this program children (completed grades K-5) may free build with the library's LEGO® blocks or build a 'challenge' project!

Thu, Mar 23, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Dyer-Schererville - Meeting Room Whole (A & B)
Ray from The Society for Financial Awareness provides information about how to plan for the effects of taxation on retirement in this... more
Ray from The Society for Financial Awareness provides information about how to plan for the effects of taxation on retirement in this free, one-hour, educational session.

Thu, Mar 23, 6:30pm - 6:50pm
Merrillville - Children's Programming Room
Join us for bedtime stories and songs. Wear your favorite pajamas and sing along to some lullabies.

Fri, Mar 24, 10:30am - 11:00am
Hobart - Children's Program Room
Babies and toddlers, birth - 23 months of age, accompanied by their caregivers, will enjoy this program filled with rhymes, books,... more
Babies and toddlers, birth - 23 months of age, accompanied by their caregivers, will enjoy this program filled with rhymes, books, music, and movement designed to help early literacy skills.

Sat, Mar 25, 11:00am - 12:00pm
St. John - Large Meeting Room
In this program, children will have the opportunity to read aloud to a Power Paws therapy dog and their volunteer.

Sat, Mar 25, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Griffith-Calumet Twp - Meeting Room
Tweens, ages 10 to 13, will create their own geometric canvas art with acrylic paint. Registration is required.

Mon, Mar 27, 11:00am - 11:20am
Lake Station-New Chicago - Lake Station Zoom Room
This is a virtual storytime for children, ages 2-6, and their caregivers.

Mon, Mar 27, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Merrillville - Small Group Room #2
Are you having laptop, smartphone, or tablet issues? Book this one-hour session to receive individualized assistance with your... more
Are you having laptop, smartphone, or tablet issues? Book this one-hour session to receive individualized assistance with your technology problems. Patron must bring their device with them.

Mon, Mar 27, 1:00pm - 1:20pm
Griffith-Calumet Twp - Children's Programming Room
Storytime for kids 4-6 years old, featuring stories, music and take home craft, that help develop early literacy skills. Must register.

Mon, Mar 27, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Griffith-Calumet Twp - Meeting Room
Based on actual oral histories of survivors, the novel follows the stories of Raina and Gerda Olsen, two sisters, both schoolteachers... more
Based on actual oral histories of survivors, the novel follows the stories of Raina and Gerda Olsen, two sisters, both schoolteachers who are affected differently by these events.

Mon, Mar 27, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Dyer-Schererville - Meeting Room Whole (A & B)
The Library is YOUR library. Help your local library create programs and initiatives that help and interest you. We'll brainstorm and... more
The Library is YOUR library. Help your local library create programs and initiatives that help and interest you. We'll brainstorm and discuss ways to improve teen programs.

Mon, Mar 27, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Munster - Children's Program Room
Children (completed grades K-5) may free build with the library's LEGO® blocks or build a 'challenge' project. Constructions will be... more
Children (completed grades K-5) may free build with the library's LEGO® blocks or build a 'challenge' project. Constructions will be displayed in the library until the next LEGO® Club meeting. 
This event is full

Canceled
Mon, Mar 27, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Dyer-Schererville
In this program children (completed grades K-5) may free build with the library's LEGO® blocks or build a 'challenge' project. Leave... more
In this program children (completed grades K-5) may free build with the library's LEGO® blocks or build a 'challenge' project. Leave your creations to be featured on the next month's flyer.

Tue, Mar 28, 10:30am - 10:50am
Merrillville - Children's Programming Room
Preschool-age children are invited to a 20-minute storytime session designed to foster pre-reading skills. Join us for books, music,... more
Preschool-age children are invited to a 20-minute storytime session designed to foster pre-reading skills. Join us for books, music, and a take-home craft!

Tue, Mar 28, 10:30am - 10:50am
Munster - Children's Program Room
Storytime for children 2 & 3 years of age, with a caregiver, featuring stories, fingerplays, music and a take home craft, that teach... more
Storytime for children 2 & 3 years of age, with a caregiver, featuring stories, fingerplays, music and a take home craft, that teach early literacy skills. Please register all attending. 
This event is full

Tue, Mar 28, 10:30am - 1:30pm
Hobart - Children's Program Room
Bring your current painting projects/materials for an opportunity to chat and create!

Tue, Mar 28, 10:30am - 10:50am
Dyer-Schererville - Children's Programming Room
In this program babies and toddlers, birth - 23 months of age, accompanied by their caregivers, will enjoy rhymes, books, music, and... more
In this program babies and toddlers, birth - 23 months of age, accompanied by their caregivers, will enjoy rhymes, books, music, and movement designed to help early literacy skills.

Tue, Mar 28, 10:30am - 10:50am
Highland - Children's Programming Room
In this program babies and toddlers, birth - 23 months of age, accompanied by their caregivers, will enjoy rhymes, books, music, and... more
In this program babies and toddlers, birth - 23 months of age, accompanied by their caregivers, will enjoy rhymes, books, music, and movement designed to help develop early literacy skills.
This event is full

Tue, Mar 28, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Griffith-Calumet Twp - Meeting Room
Relax via this coloring for adults open session. Enjoy a warm cup of coffee or tea while getting creative with no pressure for... more
Relax via this coloring for adults open session. Enjoy a warm cup of coffee or tea while getting creative with no pressure for perfection. Coloring materials provided. Ages 18 and over.

Tue, Mar 28, 11:00am - 11:30am
Dyer-Schererville - Children's Programming Room
Parents and caregivers of children birth- 23 months are welcome to chat with one another and enjoy a refreshment while children explore... more
Parents and caregivers of children birth- 23 months are welcome to chat with one another and enjoy a refreshment while children explore with books and puzzles! Registration is required.

Tue, Mar 28, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Cedar Lake - Children's Programming Room
This is a storytime program for babies and toddlers, birth - 23 months of age, accompanied by their caregivers, filled with rhymes,... more
This is a storytime program for babies and toddlers, birth - 23 months of age, accompanied by their caregivers, filled with rhymes, books, music, and movement designed to help early literacy skills.

Tue, Mar 28, 11:30am - 11:50am
Griffith-Calumet Twp - Children's Programming Room
Storytime program featuring rhymes, books, music, and movement, designed to help with early literacy skills, for young children, birth -... more
Storytime program featuring rhymes, books, music, and movement, designed to help with early literacy skills, for young children, birth - 23 months with an adult caregiver. Must register in advance.

Tue, Mar 28, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Highland - Meeting Room A
Join the Fact or Fiction Book Club in discussing "In the Land of Invisible Women" by Qanta Ahmed. Copies are available at the Highland... more
Join the Fact or Fiction Book Club in discussing "In the Land of Invisible Women" by Qanta Ahmed. Copies are available at the Highland Branch.

Tue, Mar 28, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Dyer-Schererville - Dyer-Schererville Zoom Room
The Between the Lines Book Club reads "We Are Not Free" by Traci Chee. Books for this Zoom discussion can be picked up at the... more
The Between the Lines Book Club reads "We Are Not Free" by Traci Chee. Books for this Zoom discussion can be picked up at the Dyer-Schererville branch a month prior to the event.

Tue, Mar 28, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Cedar Lake - Meeting Room A
Have you seen people playing games like Dungeons & Dragons and want to try it yourself? We will be playing the fantasy RPG "Knave", a... more
Have you seen people playing games like Dungeons & Dragons and want to try it yourself? We will be playing the fantasy RPG "Knave", a game similar to D&D. Beginners are welcome. For ages 12-18.

Tue, Mar 28, 7:00pm - 8:15pm
Munster - Large Meeting Room
Come learn about the universe during the Calumet Astronomical Society meeting!

Wed, Mar 29, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
St. John - Large Meeting Room
Do you enjoy crafting? Do you wish you had friendly people to work with on those crafts? Bring your current project and enjoy the... more
Do you enjoy crafting? Do you wish you had friendly people to work with on those crafts? Bring your current project and enjoy the company every Wednesday! All crafts are welcome.

Wed, Mar 29, 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Cedar Lake - Cedar Lake Public Tables
Bring yarn and a size H crochet hook or size 7 knitting needles and cotton yarn ... or bring along a project you're already working on!

Wed, Mar 29, 5:30pm - 6:00pm
Hobart - Children's Program Room
This is a storytime for preschoolers and their families. Enjoy an evening storytime with books, finger plays, and music. Feel free to... more
This is a storytime for preschoolers and their families. Enjoy an evening storytime with books, finger plays, and music. Feel free to wear pajamas!

Wed, Mar 29, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Griffith-Calumet Twp - Meeting Room
Teens ages 12 to 18 will play video games on the Nintendo Switch. We will have games available for the group to play. Please register.

Wed, Mar 29, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Munster - Large Meeting Room
Kids in grades Kindergarten through 5th grade will test their skill & luck with some silly challenges, such as cup stacking and pencil... more
Kids in grades Kindergarten through 5th grade will test their skill & luck with some silly challenges, such as cup stacking and pencil bouncing.

Wed, Mar 29, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Cedar Lake - Meeting Room A
Join us for this program filled with games and activities. All Ability programs are geared towards adults with special needs but are... more
Join us for this program filled with games and activities. All Ability programs are geared towards adults with special needs but are open to everyone age 10+. Caretakers must stay in the room.

Wed, Mar 29, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Highland - Meeting Room A
The meeting will be presented by a licensed arborist and following the presentation there will be a question and answer period regarding... more
The meeting will be presented by a licensed arborist and following the presentation there will be a question and answer period regarding tree care.

Thu, Mar 30, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Griffith-Calumet Twp - Meeting Room
Like to cross-stitch, knit, crochet, or do any other craft? Every Thursday, bring and work on your own project while enjoying the... more
Like to cross-stitch, knit, crochet, or do any other craft? Every Thursday, bring and work on your own project while enjoying the company of others.

Thu, Mar 30, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Merrillville - Small Group Room #2
Are you having laptop, smartphone, or tablet issues? Book this one-hour session to receive individualized assistance with your... more
Are you having laptop, smartphone, or tablet issues? Book this one-hour session to receive individualized assistance with your technology problems. Patron must bring their device with them.

Thu, Mar 30, 11:15am - 12:30pm
Dyer-Schererville - Meeting Room Whole (A & B)
The Between the Lines Book Club reads "We Are Not Free" by Traci Chee. Books for this discussion can be picked up at the... more
The Between the Lines Book Club reads "We Are Not Free" by Traci Chee. Books for this discussion can be picked up at the Dyer-Schererville branch a month prior to the event.

Thu, Mar 30, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Merrillville - Meeting Room A
In Person Only Learn the basic concepts to start your family tree and research. This includes where do I start, what records do I need... more
In Person Only Learn the basic concepts to start your family tree and research. This includes where do I start, what records do I need and how do I put everything together.

Thu, Mar 30, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Merrillville - Small Group Room #2
Register to receive individualized instruction in basic computer skills.