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EPL card unlocks savings

High prices seem to be everywhere, except the library.  An Elkhart Public Library card is free.   And the value it unlocks saves families money.  Elizabeth Ordoñez knows a good deal […]

Branches open for success

The anticipation is over. All branch locations are open.  Soft and cozy furniture, bright and fun children’s areas, and big windows letting in natural light make the new-look branches feel […]

One year fine free brings back a love of the library

Less stress. Help for families. Energizing a love of reading.  In February 2022, Elkhart Public Library went fine free. The reason? Everyone should have access to books and resources, and […]

Our people: Herbert and Ruth Tolson “inspired a neighborhood”  

The Booker T. Washington Community Center closed its doors in February 1956. It took just over 34 years for ground to break on something to replace it. But the couple […]

Holiday activities and things to do in Elkhart

The holiday season is here. Elkhart Public Library has lots of great programs for the holiday season that are sure to entertain and enlighten the entire family. We’ve also included […]

Take a walk, read a book at Wellfield

Visitors to the Wellfield Botantic Gardens can enjoy the beautiful flora and get a great story with Story Walk. The ongoing program pieces out a children’s book onto stands around the […]

Renovated Osolo Branch gets rave reviews

Visitors admire the bright, vaulted ceiling of the Osolo Branch as they walk through the door. Familiar staff greet them and hear variations of the same phrases.  “It’s beautiful,” and […]

Book giveaways surpass 5,000 with addition of Book Bus

This year, Elkhart Public Library has put 5,300 books into the hands of children throughout the Elkhart community.  Free Books to Feed Minds returned for its third year, with support […]

Growing Readers to be confident and successful

Leo Garcia’s mom could see him struggling to read. His teacher called with concerns.   Gabriella turned to the library for help.  “His teacher reached out to me to say that […]