During this time of upheaval and uncertainty, factual information from trusted sources is of the utmost importance. Our library has always prided ourselves on our ability to be one of those sources, and even though our doors are closed, our service to you has not. We will do our very best to keep up-to-date, relevant, and trusted information posted to these pages for you to reference.
Do your part and stay safe. We are all in this together.
EAP (Energy Assistance Program) Please use patience-limited staff are working remotely Available for anyone who has not already applied Call Northwest Indiana Community Action: 800-826-7871
NIPSCO Offering no disconnects until after May 1st Customers eligible for 3 month credit agreements Has been extended to 6 months Call 800-464-7726
Department of Family Resources Call: 800-403-0864 to apply one line SNAP/TANF, Health Coverage/HIP, Impact Employment
Student Food Bags Program In this time of great uncertainty, Brook's community leaders have come together to help reduce the risk of hunger in our community's youth. The Brook United Methodist Church is partnering with the Brook Iroquois Washington Public Library to present the Student Food Bags Program. Our goal is to see that no child has to worry about going hungry.
Bags of healthy, easy to eat, minimal prep food will be available for pick up every Friday between 12:00 and 12:30 PM. These will be distributed drive-thru style via the door on the east side of the building (use the alley off of Main St.) There is no registration required.
We would like to thank the Jasper Newton Foundation and the town of Brook for their support. If you are interested in making a donation to support this effort, please call the Brook United Methodist Church or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Newton County Community Services Wednesdays 8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. and 1:00p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Drive thru services offered Call: 219-285-2246 Also – follow up on Facebook for updates
Morocco United Methodist Church Backpack food program Call: 219-869-2324 Also – Follow us on Facebook for updates
Community Christian Reformed Church Each Saturday of Month 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Drive thru services offered Call: 219-345-3388
Covenant Federated Church 1st & 3rd Monday of every month including March 30th Hours are 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Drive thru only, please stay inside your vehicle Call: 219-474-5813
Brook United Methodist Church Thursday nights free hot meal - starting at 5 pm Drive through the alley behind the church, stop at the kitchen door, stay in your car and your meal(s) will be handed out in to-go boxes. Call: 219-275-3751 Also - Follow us on Facebook for updates
Lake Village Presbyterian Call: 219-992-3466 Also - follow us on Facebook for updates
Grab & Go Meals – North Newton Schools Visit the school Facebook Page or Website for details and current updates for meal distribution starting March 31st There is a survey for parents or students to complete regarding numbers of meals needed.
Grab & Go Meals South Newton Schools Email: email@example.com for details and current updates Tuesday Evenings 5 p.m. – 6 p.m. & Wednesday Mornings 9 a.m. – 10 a.m. starting March 31st Pick up location: Goodland, Brook, and Kentland Library Parking Lots There is a survey for parents to complete requesting number of meals needed.
Message from County Clerk's Office re:Voting It was announced that the May Primary will be rescheduled for Tuesday June 2, 2020. At this time, we recommend that voters vote by mail. You can do so now by calling our office 219-474-6081 ext. 1100 asking for an application. Once the application is filled out and returned to us we will mail a ballot out to you. The deadline to accept an application is May 21, 2020. The ballot must be marked and returned to the Clerk’s Office by noon on Election Day, June 2, 2020 either by mail or dropped off at our office by the voter or a member of the voter’s household. In person Absentee Voting at the Courthouse will begin on May 5, 2020 8 PM-4 PM. Voter Registration ends on May 4, 2020. You can register to vote or see who is on your Ballot by going to www.indianavoters.com Jessica Firkins – Newton County Clerk