trevorw, Author at Elkhart Public Library

Students who love to read at Ox Bow Elementary get a visit from the Book Bus as part of the Reading Champions program.

Love to read: Reading Champions inspire teachers and classrooms

Here’s something you need to read about kids in this community who love to read.  The quality of readers in the youngest generation around these parts is very strong. And […]

Civic Plaza met the moment. Is its time fading?

When Civic Plaza was built, downtown finally had its meeting spot. But the story may be ending for the looming clock tower and often-dry fountain.

Free books for home keep kids engaged and inspired

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is now in our community. But parents also can use Elkhart Public Library in plenty of ways to build up the home bookshelf with free books.  […]

Share your ideas to help us better serve the community

When you share your ideas, you help Elkhart Public Library get better. Join us for one of these one-hour discussions and help us as we write our new strategic plan. […]

Downtown music: What you need to know about Jazz Fest

Downtown music all weekend long – Elkhart Jazz Fest is here. And Elkhart Public Library will be a prime destination for music lovers. Here’s what you need to know to […]

Library trustees offer important qualities to serve community

Library trustees are uniquely qualified to serve the Elkhart community. Get to know more about these volunteers.

Traffic headache lasted three years at the Johnson Street bridge

Johnson Street bridge improvements took 20 years to plan. Construction delays and political squabbles turned it into a project to forget.

1969 homecoming put focus on Elkhart’s simmering race issues

The homecoming queen didn’t receive her honors, and the football crowd was subdued. Racial tensions were at a boiling point in 1969 Elkhart.

Famous Kelby Love mural defined community response to gun violence

When a 19-year-old man died tragically in September 1993, the community’s heart began to beat with purpose. Rev. Duane Beck and artist Kelby Love were anxious to help.