Elkhart Public Library

This week’s programs

Our library locations may not be open for inside visiting but that’s not stopping us from putting on programming. We have lots of virtual programs and take-home programs for you and your family to enjoy. Here are the programs going on June 29-July 10. Click on a program to register for it. Virtual Play Date […]

Learn more about the history of Juneteenth

In 2019, Elkhart residents came together at Canaan Baptist Church on the city’s south side to celebrate freedom. Today, the Juneteenth celebration will be renewed – part of a growing movement across the country to recognize the immensely important event of June 19, 1865. On that date, the delivery of the official military order freeing […]

MatchBook: We’ll find a book for you.

Love is Blind is all the rage on Netflix and we want to set you up on a blind book date. We are sure that our experts will use their knowledge of recent titles to find you your next great read. Use the form below to fill out your preferences and we will send you […]

Introducing Book Bundles: Selections for your child

We know many families are missing the ability to browse the library shelves, especially those who check out lots of picture books for young children. We’ve created a way to get some ‘surprise’ books to you based on your child’s interests.  Simply fill out the form below and select what topic you would like for your Book Bundle. […]

Computer center to open for essential use

The Downtown location of the Elkhart Public Library will open its computer lab for essential use by appointment only, in order to comply with health guidelines, beginning Monday. The Downtown library is taking reservations for a 30 minute appointment for people to do essential things such as filing for unemployment, SNAP benefits and related documents […]

All the details for curbside pick up at library locations

Beginning Monday, Elkhart Public Library locations will be open for curbside service. Of course, by that very nature they won’t be open for people to come inside, but you will finally be able to get new books and other items in your hands. Any items you have to return to the library should be placed […]

Our collection of racial justice resources for children

It’s never too early to start talking to your children about race. These discussions can happen in age-appropriate ways, and reading books together is a wonderful way to start those conversations. (And, time spent reading together counts in our Summer Reading Challenge.) If you’re looking for resources to foster a discussion with your children about […]

A deeper understanding: justice and civil rights

We understand our community is hurting right now. As your library, we hear you. We are here to fulfill one of our core roles by providing our residents resources offering a deeper understanding of racial injustice and civil rights in our country. If you’re looking for resources to better understand how we got to this […]

Take a walk, read a book at Wellfield

Visitors to the Wellfield Botantic Gardens can enjoy the beautiful flora and get a great story during Story Walk. The ongoing program pieces out a children’s book onto stands around the gardens where visitors can walk up and read them as they make their way around the grounds. The current book is “Bloom, Bloom” by April Pulley […]