Our Mission Statement
We welcome and support all people in their enjoyment of reading and lifelong learning. Working together, we strive to provide equal access to information, ideas and knowledge through books, programs, and other resources. We believe in the freedom to read, to learn, to discover.
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. If you are a non-resident, you may purchase a card for $68.50 for a year or $23 for 4 months.
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.
The library has a full range of materials to choose from: large print section, periodical section, audio book section, DVD section, 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. The microfilm collection includes local newspapers dating from 1875 through 2004; 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.