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Storytime prepares, socializes children for pre-K

Storytime, a program held at three EPL branches on a weekly basis, helps introduce the library to children, as well as socializing them and preparing them for preschool. < < Register for Storytime on the Events Calendar > > According to Osolo branch supervisor librarian Donna Mitschelen, the program is presented different at each branch but follows […]

Tuesday Tales promises new adventures every week

Downtown storytimes just got more exciting for the 4- to 6-year-old set. Preschool-age children are invited to join the downtown Tuesday Tales for an hour of stories, songs, and learning activities. Each week, the 10 a.m. Tuesday Tales will give kids the chance to learn from a different presenter, meet the many friendly faces of Elkhart Public Library, and prepare […]

Think of Friends this giving season

There are many, many worthy charities to donate, one that is often overlooked is the Friends of Elkhart Public Library. The Friends are a network of library supporters, mostly volunteers, working to support and make the library better. President of EPL Ken Clayborn said the seven-year-old group has around 140 members. “The Friends raise money […]

Pick a tree and help the library

The third Trees, Trees, Trees event began Tuesday and runs through Saturday, Dec. 2. The silent auction features 11 uniquely decorated two-foot Christmas trees, all prepared by volunteers, available for bid in the front lobby of the downtown library. Bidding sheets are available on the computer kiosks near the tree displays. According to Friends of […]

Friends make the library better

There are many, many worthy charities to donate, one that is often overlooked is the Friends of Elkhart Public Library. The Friends are a network of library supporters, mostly volunteers, working to support and make the library better. President of EPL Ken Clayborn said the seven-year-old group has around 140 members. “The Friends raise money […]

Elkhart resident learns to read, gets first library card at age 57

Sandy Caldwell wanted to read the Bible to children at her church and she wanted to stop depending on her family members to do things for her. The problem for the 57-year-old Elkhart resident was that she couldn’t read, she had never learned how. Caldwell says that her parents meant well when they pulled her […]

Tax resources at EPL

Taxes are as certain as, well, you know. With tax season ramping up, a lot of people are looking for where to go to get assistance and forms for their taxes. Elkhart Public Library has a limited amount of tax forms from the federal government and Indiana. The government has limited the number of forms […]

8 Things you didn’t know your library card gave you

An EPL card gives patrons access to the vast collection of materials inside the library, but it also does so much more. New library cardholders often don’t realize all of the benefits and perks available to them through EPL. Here are our top things you might not realize can do with your library card: Stream […]

Extension services serves patrons beyond library walls

Craig Cheney knocks on the door and opens it a crack, announcing his presence. “Norma, it’s Craig,” he calls. After hearing his welcome he walks in and is greeted warmly by Norma Wisoleek, an elderly library patron that is unable to leave her home, whom Cheney brings 10 books about every two weeks through Elkhart […]

Learn how to pay your fines online

Online payment to Elkhart Public Library for fines, fees and other transactions is now available. Online payment is available outside of EPL locations by accessing the “My Account” section at myEPL.org. At this time payment is only available if the outstanding balance due is at least $5. All major credit cards and PayPal are accepted […]

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