Join thousands of libraries around the world for the Big Library Read, global eBook reading club. Beginning on May 15th, patrons can download Michael Malone’s novel The Four Corners of the Sky in OverDrive Read, Kindle, EPUB, and PDF formats via the library’s OverDrive eBook catalog. There will be unlimited access to the eBook from May 15th through June 1st. No holds or waiting lists! You will need your resident Elkhart Public Library card and an Internet connected electronic device such as a computer, laptop, tablet, or smartphone.
The Four Corners of the Sky is described as a novel of love, family, and forgiveness. Annie is a Navy pilot now but once she was a motherless child, abandoned by her con artist father to live with family she’d never met. When her father’s dying wish is the return of a precious gift in exchange for her mother’s name, Annie embarks on an unforgettable adventure.
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Big Library Read is a pilot program in which libraries worldwide offer a single eBook to their patrons. In addition to creating a global “library book club,” Big Library Read is designed to demonstrate the positive exposure and sales influence library eBook catalogs provide to authors and publishers. It will spotlight one title for a set time period for library patrons around the world to read simultaneously. The program is sponsored by OverDrive, a global distributor of eBooks and audiobooks, with initial support and participation from Sourcebooks, Inc., a leading US independent publisher.
The lovely Wellfield Botanic Gardens will, once again this year, be the setting for Stories in the Garden. Elkhart Public Library staff will share stories and songs. Gather in the English Cottage Garden on the third Tuesday of each month, May through October, from 6:00-6:30 p.m. Wellfield admission is free on Tuesdays. This year there will be a tented area in case of rain. Bring a cozy blanket to sit on and enjoy interactive family time amid beautiful surroundings. You could even make it a regular family outing, and explore the Gardens before or after the program.
Garden Story Time 2013
6:00 p.m. (rain or shine):
e-Books & e-Audiobooks
Now easier than ever:
- Redesigned catalog
- Quick check on item availability
- Faster checkout
- Ability to read e-Books in your browser
The Next Generation Digital Library — One-step Checkout Demo:
Are you seeking funding for your organization, project, education or research? You can simplify your search with our newest Online Resource, GrantSelect.
GrantSelect is a comprehensive database that connects you directly to available grants, awards, and fellowships. It features a broad range of up-to-date funding opportunities, including support for arts and culture, humanities, children and youth, community development, education, faith-based groups, minority populations and research.
Access to GrantSelect is FREE for Elkhart Public Library resident card holders and can also be accessed free at any EPL location.
To access GrantSelect:
- Go to myepl.org/info247
- Click +Grants
- Click Access from Home*
- Enter your library card number
*If you are using an Elkhart Public Library computer, choose GrantSelect. You will not be asked for your card number.
User-friendly, easily searchable and updated daily, GrantSelect is a highly effective fund-finding tool for any grant seeker.
If you are new to the grant process, you may be interested in reading Jack Kraicer’s The Art of Grantsmanship on Grantseekers’ Café.** Kraicer provides step-by-step guidelines on preparing grant applications from the moment of conception to the final proposal.
**Grantseekers’ Café, a blog featuring “news, information, advice, tutorials and networking for anyone seeking a grant” is published by Schoolhouse Partners, owner and operator of the GrantSelect database.
Do you need to learn a foreign language for business or travel?
Are you interested in learning a new language just for fun?
¿Te gustaría aprender cómo hablar en Inglés?
With Mango Languages, you can learn a language in the comfort of your own home; on your own schedule. All you need is a high-speed internet connection and a resident Elkhart Public Library card. Learning a new language with Mango Languages is FREE to all resident EPL card holders.
Mango offers 40 foreign languages, as well as ESL (English as a Second Language) courses for speakers of 14 different languages. Each lesson combines real life situations and audio from native speakers with simple, clear instructions.
- Go to myepl.org/info247.
- Find “Language” on the list.
- Click on the plus sign and choose Mango Languages.
- Create a profile. You will be asked to sign in each time you use Mango, so you can track your progress;
- OR Click the “Start Learning” button to use Mango without creating a profile.
- Select a language course or click on the “Translate” tab, which uses the Google translation tool to interpret the ‘gist’ of conversations from one language to another. It is not a substitute for human translations.
Try the first lesson in any language on the Try Mango page.
NOTE: While it is helpful to have a microphone for a more interactive experience, you can benefit from the lessons without one.
Mango in Action
Watch this short video to see Mango Languages in action and learn about how this language learning software actually helps you converse in the language(s) of your choice.
Take your language learning everywhere you go with Mango Mobile Library Edition. Download for Android, iPhone or iPod. For the apps to work, you must first have Mango account set up through the Library. Download the app for your iPhone/iPod or Android device,enter your Mango Languages log-in information, download a course and start learning at your own pace with or without an Internet connection!