October 16, 2023

HEPL Gift Guide


The holiday season is here, which means many of us are on the hunt for the perfect gift to show our appreciation for our loved ones. At the library, we love giving you recommendations, so consider us your personal gift consultants! From the local history buff to the kid who loves animals or the coffee-obsessed aunt, we’ve got personalized recommendations for everyone on your list, all based on items from our awesome library collection. Check out the official HEPL Gift Guide!


For the perfect baby shower gift…

Get Before, Now by Daniel Salmeri, a picture book about opposites and life stages.


For the nostalgic mom…

Convert those old family videos from VHS tapes to DVDs or digital files in our Noblesville Digital Media Lab.


For the teen who loves true crime…

Get Murder Among Friends by Candace Fleming.


For the friend who loves entertaining…

Personalize a charcuterie board with the laser engraver in Ignite Studio.


For the local history buff…

Get Hidden History of Hamilton County, Indiana by David Heighway or Celebrating Hamilton County, Indiana: 200 Years of Change by the Hamilton County Bicentennial Commission.


For the animal lover…

Get the middle grade graphic novel Saving Sorya: Change and the Sun Bear by Trang Nguyen, illustrated by Jeet Zdung.


For the aunt who loves coffee…

Make a personalized tumbler with the sublimation printer in Ignite Studio.


For the teen who loves swashbuckling adventures…

Get Fable by Adrienne Young.


For the storytelling grandparent…

Build a “scrapbook” of their glory days from articles in our Newspapers.com database and our local high school yearbooks.


For the film buff…

Look at the book Hoosiers in Hollywood by David L. Smith and create a list of must-see movies to watch together.


For the introverted child who needs a new chapter book…

Get Maybe Maybe Marisol Rainey by Erin Entrada Kelly.


For the family history genealogist…

Help gather family lore through genealogy sites like Ancestry.com and Family Search.


For the Indiana literary lover…

Check out one of our classic Indiana author books like A Girl of the Limberlost by Gene Stratton Porter or Ben-Hur by Lew Wallace.


For the teen who loves WWII historical fiction…

Get The Light in Hidden Places by Sharon Cameron.


For the niece with a great singing voice…

Book recording time in Ignite’s A/V Studio.


Didn’t find the perfect gift on our list? Reach out to a librarian for a personalized recommendation! Remember, all of these items and more are available to your for free with your HEPL library card (just don’t gift away library copies!). Happy gifting!