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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 […]

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 […]