Welcome To Kids Services

Welcome to the kids page! Our library is all about helping kids get the tools they need for learning and entertainment. We offer programs for babies, preschoolers, elementary and middle school students, homeschoolers, tweens, and teens! The Youth Services Department also offers homework resources, as well as an extensive e-library for entertainment and education.

Top Staff Pick


Fish Girl

By: HEPL Staff

Fish Girl By: David Wiesenthal & Donna Jo Napoli Neptune, God of the seas and storms, now lives on land and has opened “Ocean Wonders,” an aquarium with amazing underwater creatures. Among those creatures is Fish Girl, the last mermaid of her kind. Neptune hides…

Upcoming Events

  • 25 Sep
    Mr. Dan the Music Man

  • 25 Sep
    Noblesville Storytime

    Storytime is for older toddlers through preschoolers and their caregiver. Sing, play and listen to stories followed by an activity or craft. Our programs are designed to include STEAM activities, help young children develop the skills they will need to...

  • 25 Sep
    Full STEAM Ahead Homeschool Enrichment

    Let's explore the SPENDIFEROUS SOLAR SYSTEM together. Join us for a fun hour of hands-on activities that introduce us to the sun and all of the planets in our solar system.   For ages 5 - 13.

  • 25 Sep
    Fishers LEGO Challenge

    Join the Youth Services for our LEGO Challenge. If you would like to leave your creation in our display case we will happy to show it off for you. Please bring your own LEGOs. For more information call 579-0304.

Meet The Team

Lori Holewinski

Noblesville Youth Services Manager

Lori HolewinskiLori began working at the Hamilton East Public Library in January 1994. Lori chose to work in Youth Services because she wanted to be part of providing children a place to learn, grow and engage with their community. “I love to watch children and their families enjoying the space, getting excited about books and ideas and having fun at programs.”

Favorite Book: Little Women, Louisa May Alcott

Super Power Of Choice: The ability to fly.

When I dance, I look like: I am extremely uncoordinated – however, I love to do it anyway!

If I were an animal, I would be: A horse because they are beautiful and peaceful.

Emily Burton

Fishers Youth Services Manager

Emily began working at Hamilton East Public Library in April of 2017. As a librarian, she enjoys the whimsy of working with children. Engaging with their families to promote literacy and to build a better community is the most fulfilling aspect of being a Children’s Librarian. She plays ukulele and loves to sing but she mostly likes doing silly things that make people laugh.

Favorite Book: The Invention of Hugo Cabret, Brian Selznick

Super Power Of Choice: Time travel.

When I dance, I look like: …no one is watching.

If I were an animal, I would be: A muskox because they look like something out of Nordic mythology and their thick fur keeps them warm even in the coldest temperatures.

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Both library locations will be closed on Monday, October 9 for staff training.