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Rocking the roof – free curbside concerts are back

Season 5 of Curbside Concerts is finally here. Get ready to see the best local musicians play the best roof in downtown Elkhart. The rooftop lights back up at 7 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.

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. […]

Things to do in Elkhart for fall and Halloween

Activities, parties and more are part of the fun in October for Halloween and autumn celebrations. Elkhart Public Library is hosting events for the whole family. We’ve rounded them all […]

Summer Reading pays off with a shopping spree

How did you spend your summer? Neviah Santiago went from reading books to picking out a new bike and more.  “I’ve never won anything before,” she says. “I can’t believe […]

Wall Street Journal available with your library card

Access unlimited free articles from the Wall Street Journal with your Elkhart Public Library card.  Available now through the Digital Library, cardholders can enjoy free access to the Wall Street […]