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Start a garden with EPL’s seed library

Stretching food dollars. Building sustainable communities. Elkhart Public Library’s seed library makes growing fresh herbs and produce easier. Lindsey Caterina, community wellness coordinator for Purdue Extension Elkhart County, says seed […]

Things to do in Elkhart during Spring Break

Get out of the house and into the library for fun over Spring Break 2024. Elkhart Public Library locations have activities from art to LEGOs to movies. We’re sure to […]

How to watch the solar eclipse in Elkhart at the library

When the sun disappears for a few brief moments on Monday, April 8, Elkhart Public Library locations will be watching it all happen. The Cleveland, Dunlap and Downtown libraries are […]

Remembering Stu Basquin, friend to the library and community

Stuart Basquin, a dedicated volunteer, former Elkhart Public Library board trustee, and founding board member of the Friends of the Elkhart Public Library, passed away Feb. 9, 2024.  Following his […]

Homework Help a ‘grassroots movement to help kids’

Helping younger students and making a better community. Importantly, teenagers are leading the way.  National Honors Students from area schools provide Homework Help at Elkhart Public Library locations. And whatever […]

A second home: Homeschool moms find flexibility, fun at library

Kim Shearer says her library branch is as familiar as an old sitcom.  “It feels like ‘Cheers’ when we walk in here. Everyone knows our name here,” she says. “We’ve […]

After landing job, library remains preferred work location

Geno Peek quit his job. He had no job lined up and no plan. His home was full of distractions.   What he needed was an office. What he found […]

Bringing local family history back

While digitizing thousands of obituaries, Orvan Mabie uncovers some interesting historical pieces among the mundane.   One was the notice published about the death of Christian Rath. Capt. Rath, who served […]

The data you need – curated and easy to use 

Dive deep into statistics both digestible and transparent with Statista, a global data portal.  Using over 22,000 sources, Statista conducts its own research and gathers more data from secondary sources […]