Fort Branch & Haubstadt Public Library

Hours & Locations

    • Fort Branch Public Library

      107 E Locust St.
      Fort Branch, IN 47648

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      Phone: 812-753-4212

    • Business Hours

      Mon: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
      Tues: 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm
      Wed: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
      Thurs: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
      Fri: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
      Sat: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm (1st & 3rd)

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    • Haubstadt Public Library

      101 W. Gibson St.
      Haubstadt, IN 47639

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      Phone: 812-768-6005

    • Business Hours

      Mon: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
      Tues: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
      Wed: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
      Thu: 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm
      Fri: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
      Sat: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm (2nd & 4th)

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July Staff Recommendations

Jul 10, 2023 | Hidden Gems

Need some new reads to summer to keep cool? Check out what out staff is reading! We asked our staff for some of their top reads so you don’t have to.

What is a book you would love to read of the first time again? Why?

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas! The adventure, mayhem, and plot twists make for a fun read, while being set in a fantasy world that feels tangible. It is also a book that doesn’t feel too YA or too Adult, so it appeals to a wider audience. ”

The Throne of Glass series is currently available in both library branches as well as on Libby.

What is a junior/children’s book you think everyone should read? Why?

Show Me a Sign by Ann Clare LeZotte. This is a book about a deaf community that lives on Martha’s Vineyard in the 1800s, and almost everyone on the island (settlers and Native Americans alike) can communicate with sign language. This is based on a true historical phenomenon where many people on the island were born deaf and outsiders wanted to know why, which leads to the main character having to struggle for her own survival. I learned a lot from this book, but also feel like it’s a very unique piece of historical fiction. ”

Show Me a Sign is currently available at both library branches as well as on Libby.

What is your favorite read of the year so far?

“That might be a tie between Olga Dies Dreaming by Xochitl Gonzalez, or The Radium Girls by Kate Moore.”

Both Olga Dies Dreaming and The Radium Girls are only available on Libby. They are able to be requested as an ILL (Inter-Library Loan) if a physical copy is preferred.


Items can be reserved by: 

  • going through the online catalog
    • use the number under the barcode on your library card as the username
    • the password is the last 4-digits of your phone number
  • calling us at 812-753-4212
  • texting us at 812-649-1084
  • responding to this email 
  • stopping into either library

Check out these great recommended reads – we hope to see you soon!

If you missed our July Book Bytes, you can check it out here