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How To Get Started Researching Your Family Tree

If you want to branch out your family tree, look no further than your local library branch. Your search to build out your family tree from twigs to trunk can […]

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.

Things To Do During Christmas Vacation (Or Just Cold Days)

There’s no shortage of things to do around the holidays, so branch out this year and try something new. Make this the best Christmas vacation yet by taking advantage of […]
Woman teaches child to read at Elkhart Public Library

How To Use The Library To Teach Your Child To Read

Learning to read helps children make sense of the world, boosts their confidence, and gives them a necessary tool to be lifelong learners.  When you’re teaching your child to read, […]

Renovated Osolo Branch gets rave reviews

Visitors admire the bright, vaulted ceiling of the Osolo Branch as they walk through the door. Familiar staff greet them and hear variations of the same phrases.  “It’s beautiful,” and […]

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.
woman streaming media on tablet with library card

How To Stream Movies, Music And Ebooks For Free With Your Library Card

How much do you spend on subscription services a month? You may spend even more than you think you do.  Lucky for you, gone are the days when library cards […]

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.
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