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History on tree bark

One of EPL’s smallest and oldest books holds the most mysteries  Looking for answers to questions long unanswered, a researcher came to Elkhart. The pursuit? Looking at a book in […]

Passion for reading gets deeper with Summer Reading Challenge

Sally Bawtinheimer lifted her daughter’s backpack early one February morning. She noticed it was heavier than usual.  “She said, ‘I have six books in there,’” Sally recalled 8-year-old Lucy saying. […]

Start a garden with EPL’s seed library

Stretching food dollars. Building sustainable communities. Elkhart Public Library’s seed library makes growing fresh herbs and produce easier. Lindsey Caterina, community wellness coordinator for Purdue Extension Elkhart County, says seed […]

How to watch the solar eclipse in Elkhart at the library

When the sun disappears for a few brief moments on Monday, April 8, Elkhart Public Library locations will be watching it all happen. The Cleveland, Dunlap and Downtown libraries are […]

Homework Help a ‘grassroots movement to help kids’

Helping younger students and making a better community. Importantly, teenagers are leading the way.  National Honors Students from area schools provide Homework Help at Elkhart Public Library locations. And whatever […]

A second home: Homeschool moms find flexibility, fun at library

Kim Shearer says her library branch is as familiar as an old sitcom.  “It feels like ‘Cheers’ when we walk in here. Everyone knows our name here,” she says. “We’ve […]

After landing job, library remains preferred work location

Geno Peek quit his job. He had no job lined up and no plan. His home was full of distractions.   What he needed was an office. What he found […]

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.

The data you need – curated and easy to use 

Dive deep into statistics both digestible and transparent with Statista, a global data portal.  Using over 22,000 sources, Statista conducts its own research and gathers more data from secondary sources […]