Library Overview
Syracuse-Turkey Creek Township Public Library is an information center providing resources in a variety of formats to serve the needs of the citizens of Turkey Creek Township, including the town of Syracuse. It is funded through local property tax assessment. Borrowing privileges are extended to all residents and property owners of the taxing area and to students of the Wawasee Community School Corporation.
Turkey Creek Township is one of seventeen townships in Kosciusko County, Indiana, with less than 10,000 year-round residents. Due to the proximity of Lake Wawasee and Lake Syracuse, many of the library’s patrons are summer residents. Wawasee Community Schools enroll more than 3,000 students who are eligible for free library cards regardless if they are residents of Turkey Creek Township.

The library has a full range of materials to choose from, including a large print section, periodical section, audio book section, video (both VHS and DVD) section, as well as many volumes of reference materials in addition to fiction and non-fiction selections (for children, adults and young adults). There is a local history section, with volumes outlining the history of Kosciusko County and Indiana history in general. The microfilm collection includes local newspapers dating from 1875 through 2004 (as of 2009); physical copies of local newspapers are kept in the library for five years after the publication date. There are approximately 87,000 library visits each year.

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