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Get started with the Digital Library

The Digital Library is full of amazing resources that are available anytime, even when the library buildings are not. So how do you do it? Watch this video and get a walkthrough of the Digital Library, how to use it and how to access some of our most popular resources.

COVID concerns? Check out this convenience – curbside pickup now at EPL

Whether you’re after new books or classics, movies or music, we can help you with your library needs at curbside pickup. You’re just a few clicks and a call away from enjoying great stories and more. First things first, all items are available to be held through our online catalog when you login with your […]

Elkhart Truth 1995 mayoral debate coverage

A controversial incumbent. Voters on edge. Contested election results.

The 1995 election was intense. And the campaign did not end on Election Night.

Free CDL prep tests through Digital Library

Commercial driver’s license practice tests are available for free through the Elkhart Public Library’s Digital Library. EPL cardholders can access driving-tests.org through the library’s Digital Library page on their website. There they will find a number of practices tests to use, broken down into a full-on practice test that mimics the real test by pulling […]

Read up on climate change for Michiana Science Cafe

Elkhart Public Library offers book list for Michiana Science Cafe

EPL a donation spot for EEF Tools for School

Elkhart Public Library locations will serve as donation sites for the Elkhart Education Foundation’s Tools for School program. Teachers in the Elkhart Community Schools system report spending an average of $1,000 of their own money on supplies and hygiene products for their students each school year, according to EEF. To combat this, the foundation set […]

How to hold a library item online

Here is a short video walking you through how to place a hold on an item through our online catalog. Placing a hold is easy and fast. It allows you to pick up the item you wish to have at the library branch of your choice. Currently books, audiobooks, CDs and DVDs are available to […]

This week’s programs

Our library locations are finally open for browsing, but not programming, however with take-home programs and virtual meetings, we’re still putting on great activities for your family. Here are the programs going on Aug. 17-22. Click on a program to register for it. Bedtime Stories – Join us at 7 p.m. Monday for a snack, […]

Author digs into history of local murder involving family

Gary Sosniecki, like most journalists, is naturally curious. Growing up, he knew that there was a family secret, about a death in the family years ago, the type of thing that was whispered about at holiday gatherings. “I knew that there was a death,” Gary says. “I’d overhear things at Christmas or Thanksgiving at my […]

Learn more about the history of Juneteenth

In 2019, Elkhart residents came together at Canaan Baptist Church on the city’s south side to celebrate freedom. Today, the Juneteenth celebration will be renewed – part of a growing movement across the country to recognize the immensely important event of June 19, 1865. On that date, the delivery of the official military order freeing […]

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