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Summer reading introduces new genres, fosters excitement

Maddie Dougherty understood the payoff of reading for fun last summer. Her mom, Elizabeth, saw the payoff in other ways. Maddie was the grand prize winner of Reading Rocks, Elkhart Public Library’s 2018 summer reading program. She won tickets to see Taylor Swift in concert at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. The prizes may draw […]

Blast off into Summer Reading with astronaut Leland Melvin

From the football field to the International Space Station, Melvin’s story is sure to inspire Leland Melvin is more than an astronaut and former football player. This year’s summer reading kickoff speaker is a scientist, a photographer, an explorer, and an educator. He will tell his story on May 15 from the Lerner Theatre stage […]

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 “Water Can Be…” by Laura […]

Sex and money at the library Monday

No fooling here, the downtown Elkhart Public Library location is hosting two separate events Monday, April 1 focusing on many people’s favorite topics: sex and money. No April Fool’s joke. Just the taboo topics many are afraid to discuss. First, beginning at 6 p.m., learn how use Weiss Financial Ratings to research stocks and bonds […]

Spend spring break at EPL

Spring break week is nearly here and if you aren’t going out of town, there’s still plenty of fun that can be had right here at Elkhart Public Library. From games and activities to movies and reading, there’s plenty going on at all of EPL’s branches. Spring weather can be unpredictable, but these activities will […]

Get homework help from National Honor Society students

For all K-12 students, Elkhart Public Library provides a space for after-school tutoring. Throughout the school year, National Honor Society students from area high schools will be available to help any student with their homework, no matter the subject. Tutors are not unlimited, so it is a first come, first served basis. Each location will host […]

Overdrive Simplified: Meet Libby

Prolific readers can find their next ebook or audiobook on Libby. Libby, a newer version of the Overdrive app, allows a more user-friendly approach to get patrons reading quicker than ever. Simply download the Libby app on your device or access it through the library website and enter your card information and that is it. […]

Spend this holiday in Whoville

Celebrate the holiday classic “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” by coming to EPL Saturday, Dec. 22. From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. the library will transform into Whoville and a number of activities will be going on throughout the building. To start things off, the original classic will be played on a loop all day. The […]

Get experimental with mad science

Get grossed out and have some fun while tapping into your inner mad scientist Monday. Beginning at 4:30 p.m. at the downtown library, ETHOS will be on hand helping us to carry out some fun and gross experiments. We’ll also be learning about how organs work while doing an alien autopsy. < < Click here […]

Things to do: Halloween activities at EPL

With October underway it’s the season of spooky, scary and fun and the Elkhart Public Library has a number of activities for Halloween fans of all ages. From stories of the paranormal to costume making and pumpkin launching, the library has you covered this season. Here are the activities happening this month: Saturday, Oct. 20 from 12 to […]

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