EPL Welcomes a New Director

Elkhart Public Library is pleased to introduce our new director, Lisa Guedea Carreño! Lisa comes to us from Goshen College, where she was the director of the Harold and Wilma Good Library. She lives in Dunlap with her husband Sonny and daughter Genevieve. They have two cats, Sadie and LOBS (named … [Read more...]

Board Meeting Agenda 8/26/2014 5:30 p.m.

EXECUTIVE SESSION The Board will meet in executive session as provided for by IC 5-14-1.5-6.1(b)(5), Item 6: To receive information about Contract Negotiations. BOARD MEETING ROLL AND INTRODUCTION OF GUESTS CONSENT AGENDA Adopt Agenda Minutes of the Last Meeting Business Manager’s … [Read more...]

EPL Director Deb Stewart Retires

Friday, August 22 will be Deb Stewart’s last day as Director of the Elkhart Public Library. Stewart joined EPL in 2000 as manager of the Osolo Branch, coming to us from the Sturgis District Library in Sturgis, Michigan. She transferred to the Main Library in 2003 when the position of Assistant Director … [Read more...]

We’re In It to Win It: Cardboard Boat Race 2014

The EPL Friend-Ship, 2013 Cardboard Boat Race entry We came in third last year. This year we're aiming for FIRST. Our crew is hard at work constructing a lean, mean rowing machine. Come on out and cheer us on! What Floats Your (cardboard) Boat Race Presented by the United Way of Elkhart County • Friday, … [Read more...]

EPL Staff Reads: July 2014

We read mostly fiction and genre fiction in July, including quite a few Young Adult (YA) novels. One staffer in Young People's Services immersed herself in children's poetry. Enjoy! ALL FALL DOWN by Jennifer Weiner (FIC; Audio Book; Large Type) • I have seen this book at the top of many “beach … [Read more...]

Cookbook Corner: Lunchbox Surprise

It is back to school time, and time to rethink what might go into those lunchboxes and brown bags for the boys and girls to eat.  A number of newer titles are available at the Elkhart Public Library, emphasizing quick and easy meals, as well as healthy ones.  Ideas and recipes abound, from those promising … [Read more...]

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...]

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