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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 for Memorial Day Monday, May 27.) Access our streaming services: RBdigital for magazines (formerly Zinio) with no waiting and no limits, and also books and audiobooks. (Read […]

Bringing awareness and color to Elkhart streets

Seventh grade art students at West Side Middle School are raising awareness to Elkhart waterways through a public art project in front of the downtown library location. Members of the Art Club at West Side are working when the weather allows on the north side storm drain along High Street, near Second Street just outside […]

Summer reading introduces new genres, fosters excitement

Maddie Dougherty understood the payoff of reading for fun last summer. Her mom, Elizabeth, saw the payoff in other ways. Maddie was the grand prize winner of Reading Rocks, Elkhart Public Library’s 2018 summer reading program. She won tickets to see Taylor Swift in concert at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. The prizes may draw […]

Blast off into Summer Reading with astronaut Leland Melvin

From the football field to the International Space Station, Melvin’s story is sure to inspire Leland Melvin is more than an astronaut and former football player. This year’s summer reading kickoff speaker is a scientist, a photographer, an explorer, and an educator. He will tell his story on May 15 from the Lerner Theatre stage […]

No ‘summer slide’ with summer reading

Multiple studies have confirmed truth about an old teaching nemesis: the so-called called “summer slide.” The slide happens when children forget much of what they learned the previous school year during the lengthy summer break. Students come back to school in the fall needing to re-learn skills to get back to where they should be […]

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 […]