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


The Princess in Black

By: HEPL Staff

The Princess in Black By: Shannon Hale and Dean Hale Who says princesses don’t wear black? This beginning chapter book introduces readers to Princess Magnolia who has a secret.  When trouble calls she trades in her fancy dresses and glass slippers for a black mask…

Upcoming Events

  • 27 Mar
    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...

  • 27 Mar
    Super Thinkers -- Full STEAM Ahead "What came first... the chicken or the egg?"

    Which came first... the chicken or the egg?  Join us as we learn all about the eggs and do some "eggs-periments" that will amaze you.  We'll wrap up the class by creating some beautiful Easter eggs in unusual ways!  For...

  • 27 Mar
    Glow in the Dark Movie Night

    Would you like to play games, enjoy snacks and watch a movie in the dark?  Join us for a special Glow in the Dark movie night.  We will be showing The Lego Movie!

  • 27 Mar
    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.

Melissa Dragoo

Fishers Youth Services Manager

Melissa DragooMelissa joined the Hamilton East Public Library in 2008. She has always loved working with children and teens. By chance, she ended up at the Hamilton East Public Library and never looked back. “I love working with the families who come to our library.” Melissa’s favorite part of her job is matching a reader to the perfect book and hearing all the cute things kids say.

Favorite Book: Anne of Green Gables, L.M. Montgomery

Super Power Of Choice: To control the weather, like Storm from X-Men.

When I dance, I look like: A unicorn that just spotted a rainbow.

If I were an animal, I would be: A cheetah because they are the fastest animals in the world.

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