Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN


September 1, 2011

Weekly Geek: Roadtrips

Greensburg — Vacation season is drawing to a close, but that doesn't mean that you can't take a day or two to relax and enjoy. If you still need a little time away, why not take it in the form of a day or overnight trip? To continue our Geek the Library campaign, next week's Weekly Geek is Road Trips! The display at the Library will feature materials about things to see and do within driving distance. You might want to check out one of these:

Weird Indiana: Your Travel Guide to Indiana's Local Legends and Best Kept Secrets by Mark Marimen, James A. Willis and Troy Taylor

Weird Michigan: Your Travel Guide to Michigan's Local Legends and Best Kept Secrets by Linda S. Godfrey

Echoes of Yesterday Still Ring Today: Old National Road (U.S. 40) by Wendell Trogdon

Incredible Indiana: Scenic Splendor, Awesome Wonders by Wendell Trogdon

Scenic driving, Indiana by Douglas Wissing

Backroads of Ohio: Your Guide to Ohio's Most Scenic Backroad Adventures by Miriam Carey

Midwest Getaway Guide - Rand McNally

Country Roads of Indiana: Drives, Day Trips, and Weekend Excursions by Sally McKinney

We have also ordered travel guides from Indiana, Ohio and Michigan for you to pick up for your road trip.

If you choose to travel Indiana, you might want to take your EVERGREEN Indiana Library card with you. Your Evergreen Card will give you access to any of the 90 libraries in the state. When you are done with the items, you can return them to the Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library. What is an EVERGREEN Indiana Library card? It's the Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library card issued to any Decatur County resident free of charge. That card is good at any EVERGREEN Library across the state.

This might be a great time to try out an audio book. Pop one in your car's CD player or plug in a Playaway for your next drive. A few suggestions are:

Hero at Large by Janet Evanovich

High Profile by Robert Parker

I Still Dream About You by Fannie Flagg

On Mystic Lake by Kristin Hannah

Malice by Lisa Jackson

If you are planning your trip to take in the changing leaf colors you might want to use the Library's computers to check out This website will tell you all about the places to stay, eat, and visit in Brown County, Indiana. You might also visit the Inspire database from the Library's homepage,, to check out the "What Tree is That" link sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation.

Another website of interest is This website will allow you to search for a scenic byway in and around Indiana. It gives you a link to information about Historic National Road stating "it takes three hours to drive the byway or six hours to enjoy stops along the way. Travelers along Indiana's National Historic Road will see landscapes marked by the heyday of the 1840s to 1940s. Historic villages with traditional Main Streets give way to fields and pastures. From Federal-style 'Pike Towns' and Victorian streetcar neighborhoods to drive-ins and stainless steel diners, follow the migration of the nation."

If you have time for a short trip closer to home, we invite you to stop by WTRE anytime from 4-6 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 7 for the WTRE Geek the Library party. We'll be joining Sandy Biddinger in a special Geek the Library song. You can tell us what you geek, sign the geek board, have your picture taken, enjoy refreshments and register to win a "What Do You Geek" t-shirt.

Whether you're traveling in town or out of town, the Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library can help you with whatever you geek. Take a little road trip over to see us...we'll be waiting!

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