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Planning Your Staycation Fun

Planning a Summer Staycation? Your Yorktown Public Library is here for you!

Staycation- a period in which an individual or family stays home and participates in leisure activities within day trip distance of their home and does not require overnight accommodation.

You may not be traveling to distant shores, but you still deserve a fun break, a moment to rest, relax and recharge.  Here are a few suggestions to get your staycation started!


Spend the Day At a Museum

You can check out family passes at your Yorktown Public Library. Family Passes offer free admission for four people and can be checked out for 7 days.  Some restrictions apply, so visit your Yorktown Public Library for more information. 


Your Yorktown Public Library has the following museum passes:

A child and adults examining museum exhibits.
Eiteljorg Museum (Indianapolis)

The Eiteljorg museum inspires an appreciation of the art, history and diverse cultures of Native America and the West. Visitors can immerse themselves in the dynamic stories the museum shares.  The museum focuses on historical context, artistic expression, new ideas, and individual perspectives.


Indiana State Museum (Indianapolis)

The Indiana State Museum, built from Indiana limestone and sandstone, has three floors of galleries and special exhibits that explore Indiana art, science and culture from the state’s past, present and future.


Muncie Children’s Museum (Muncie)

The mission of the Muncie Children’s Museum is to provide fun through educational and interactive opportunities for children of all ages in a safe and creative environment.


Here are a few tips for visiting museums:

  • Visit their websites for hours of operation, parking information and other frequently asked questions
  • Dress comfortably
  • Pack snacks for the drive


Bonus:  You can check out the movie Night at the Museum to round out your adventure!  


Binge Watch

One of the most enjoyable parts of any staycation is binge watching all those programs your friends have recommended.  You have all the free time now and with the streaming options your Yorktown Public Library offers, all you need now is popcorn!

Person relaxing, watching a show titled "Friends for Life" on a tablet. #streaming #relaxation
Check Out a T-Mobile 4G LTE HotSpot ZTE

Hotspots enable you to create an impromptu internet connection with relatively little time and effort. Adult patrons can check out a hot spot for 14 days. 

Check Out a Roku

This TV streaming platform lets you stream free TV. Watch in-season shows, news, movies, sports, and more.  The Roku can be checked out for 14 days.



Plan a Spa Day

Ready for a bit of “ME” time?  Treat yourself to a relaxing spa day at home starting with:

Relaxing Music

Music sets the mood.  Our CD collection includes:

Three people with towels on their heads applying facial masks, including a young girl who is looking at a handheld mirror.
Luxurious Spa Treatments

Soothe your way to relaxation with the following materials from our collection:

Sip a refreshing beverage

Put your feet up and relax with a tasty drink.  Enjoy creating your new favorite summer drink from the  recipes from the following books in our collection:


Let the Games Begin

A family playing a board game together, smiling and enjoying their time.

Visit the library’s Board Game Swap Station and choose a board game from our ever-expanding collection.  You do not need to bring in a board game to take home a board game.  Browse the selection, take your pick and off you go for a relaxing day of fun and games.

The Board Game Swap Station is located by the library’s beautiful floor to ceiling corner window near the adult non-fiction collection.




Level up your Exercise Routine

Looking for a way to increase the fun and benefits of your workout?  Now is the time to check out your Yorktown Public Library’s collection and build on your current regime or jump start a new workout routine.

A person exercises at home with a laptop on a chair. Bright room with plants and furniture visible.
In the DVD Collection


In the Adult Collection
In the Children’s Collection
  • Healthy Bodies by Robyn Hardyman
    • Exercise and play every day is the mantra of this book-focusing on basic advice for children on staying healthy through exercise.
  • Peaceful Piggy Yoga by Kerry Lee MacLean
    • Who loves yoga? Everyone from ballerinas to football players!  Yoga is a great way to keep your mind and body healthy.  


Puzzled By What To Do Next?

A family is assembling a puzzle on the floor.

If the only muscle you want to flex is piecing a puzzle together, now is the time to give your mind a workout.  Located in the same area as the Board Game Swap Station, you will find the Puzzle Swap Station. 

Choose from a variety of puzzles on the shelf.  Take home a puzzle and work on it at your leisure.  Once you have completed the puzzle, snap a photo and post it to the library’s Facebook page.  Celebrate your puzzle prowess with us!




With all of these ideas to choose from, now is the time to visit your Yorktown Public Library and check out everything that you need for the perfect staycation!





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