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Great American Read kicks off: Vote for your favorites

By Jeanne Glanders, Popular Materials What’s the best book you’ve ever read? PBS’s eight part series The Great American Read will attempt to answer that question. And you have a say! They have put together a list of 100 of America’s best loved novels that span the depth and breadth the human experience and you […]

Summer reading introduces new genres, fosters excitement

Maddie Dougherty will really see how much reading rocks when she’s in Indianapolis next weekend watching Taylor Swift perform live. Maddie was one of the winners of EPL’s Reading Rocks grand prize; a pair of tickets and accommodations to see Swift on her Reputation tour. According to her mother, Elizabeth, Maddie has enjoyed participating in […]

Blast off into fun at Library Launchpad

Launch into the school year and the fall with a day of fun. From 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15, the Cleveland Branch will be hosting Library Launchpad with the ETHOS Science 2 Go Bus and loads of activities for children. < < Click here to RSVP for Library Launchpad > > […]

Hear a story in the gardens

Throughout the summer families are invited to a special story time held outside in the Wellfield Botanic Gardens. At 6 p.m. on the third Tuesday of the month, join an Elkhart Public Library storyteller for Stories in the Garden. Bring a blanket to the English Cottage Garden for an evening of stories and music and enjoy the […]

Teen Leadership Club offers volunteer experience

Teens can get valuable volunteer hours for a college résumé or church at the library while having fun and making the library better. Teen Leadership Club will meet at 4 p.m. on the first Tuesday of the month, beginning on Sept. 18, due to a reschedule, at the downtown branch. According to Allison McLean, librarian, […]

EPL is your after school headquarters

From tutors to research and more, Elkhart Public Library has the tools to help make the 2018-19 school year a success. EPL strives to help students and parents ease back into the school year and be both a yearlong resource for all your education needs, as well as an after school destination for both homework, […]

Free downloads and streaming for all of your devices

Elkhart Public Library offers all sorts of streaming services for entertainment – perfect to get you through long holiday weekends. (Speaking of which, all five library locations will be closed Sept. 3 for Labor Day) Access our streaming services: RBdigital for magazines (formerly Zinio) with no waiting and no limits, and also books and audiobooks. (Read even […]