Overdrive Challenge Winners!

A huge THANK YOU to everyone who borrowed eBooks and audio eBooks in June! Because of you, we won $2,500 to use for building our digital collection. The Challenge To raise awareness of digital library lending, Overdrive, EPL’s digital media supplier, offered $2,500 in content credit as an incentive … [Read more...]

Board Meeting Minutes 2014 06

ROLL CALL & INTRODUCTION OF GUESTS The regular meeting of the Board of Trustees of Elkhart Public Library was called to order by Janice E. Dean, President, at 5:30 p.m. Members present: Krystal Anderson, Brian Byrn, Renee' Cocanower, Janice E. Dean; and Jennifer Nielsen; Members absent: Mary … [Read more...]

Cookbook Corner: Ice Cream and More

July is National Ice Cream month.  Celebrate summer with any of the tasty treats you can concoct from the books listed below.  There are several new arrivals, published this spring.  Make your own frozen delights such as salted caramel ice cream or watermelon granita.  For gourmet tastes, try recipes … [Read more...]

Public Fireworks Displays — July 2014

Here is a list of area fireworks displays courtesy of WNDU.   Akron - July 4, Dusk - Pike Memorial Park Baroda - July 3, Dusk - American Legion #345 Bremen - July 4, Dusk - Sunnyside Park  Chapman Lake - July 5, Dusk - Lake Chapman  Dowagiac - July 3, Dusk - Russom Park Eau Claire - July … [Read more...]

EPL Staff Reads: May/June 2014

Late April and early May, staff reading slowed down as we shook off the long winter and spent time on outdoor activities. By mid-May, we were back to our books, and the titles started pouring in. ALIEN COLLECTIVE (ALIEN NOVELS, book 9), Gini Koch (PSF) ANGEL’S COMMAND: A TALE FROM THE CASTAWAYS … [Read more...]

Professor Steve’s Amazing World of Science (photos)

Fizz Boom Science!  Children (and grownups) were treated to Professor Steve's Amazing World of Science on June 11 at the Main Library. The professor was, indeed, amazing.  We are grateful to the Friends of the Elkhart Public Library for making this program possible. Photo Gallery … [Read more...]

Let’s Jazz it Up: Elkhart Jazz Festival Resources

Jazz fans and jazz legends will come together this weekend for the 27th Annual Elkhart Jazz Festival. The festivities will kick off Friday, June 20 with a New Orleans-flavored Mardi Gras parade at 5:00. The parade will begin at Jackson & Waterfall, head south on Waterfall and up Franklin to the … [Read more...]

“Wicked Plants in Literature” Program

Beautiful but Deadly Many beautiful medicinal plants are poisonous and can be used for good or evil. Do you know which plants to avoid? Join us Monday, June 23, 6:30 pm at the Main Library  for a fascinating presentation about poisonous plants in literature. Our presenter, Emma Wynn, studied … [Read more...]

Overdrive Challenge: You Can Help Us Win!

You can help the Elkhart Public Library to win $2500 just by downloading eBooks and audiobooks during the month of June. To raise awareness of library eBook lending, Overdrive, EPL's eBook distributor, will award prizes to libraries for increasing their digital  circulation by 25% or 50% during … [Read more...]

Literary Elements: Adult Summer Reading

Library Bingo Grownups, we have a Summer Reading Program for you, too! Play Element Bingo! Each element on your bingo card is paired with a type of book or library service. Explore different books and authors, and participate in fun, interesting library activities! Play the game by reading, attending … [Read more...]

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