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Remote access to Ancestry

Ancestry will be available remotely to library patrons through the COVID-19 pandemic. Watch this video to see how to access Ancestry through your Elkhart Public Library account page, available at myepl.org/account.

Learning never stops with LinkedIn

Whether it’s job skills or creative, LinkedIn Library let’s you learn at your own pace. LinkedIn Learning, available through the EPL Digital Library, has thousands of courses across a wide variety of topics, from learning HTML to becoming a manager. Log in with your library card information and make a LinkedIn Learning account and explore […]

Ben Barnes ‘was second to none, but never better than anyone else’

Role model, author, leader – Ben Barnes was a powerful and caring presence for Elkhart

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 […]

Sweet! Michiana Science Cafe taps into syrup

Elkhart Public Library offers book list for Michiana Science Cafe

South Bend Code School scholarships available

South Bend Code School is offering 10 scholarships on a first come, first served basis for coding classes for children ages 7 to 18. Computer coding is an important technical skill that is believed to open the door for many future careers, it can also be a fun hobby for people as well. South Bend […]

Investing today to offer inspiration and improve Elkhart libraries

An inspiring $4.5 million investment to improve Elkhart Public Library’s neighborhood branches is underway. >>> See construction details and timetable <<< When construction concludes in 2022, library guests will find friendly spaces to study and collaborate in small groups. Building additions at three locations will expand spaces for children’s events, and power users will find […]

Tax resources at EPL

Taxes are as certain as, well, you know. With tax season ramping up, a lot of people are looking for where to go to get assistance and forms for their taxes. Elkhart Public Library locations will have limited paper tax forms this year, due to IRS rules.  All links to IRS tax forms are available […]

A dark winter filled with anguish, uncertainty … and hope

At Christmastime in the midst of a different dark winter, Elkhart already had lost far too many souls.  The weather was unseasonably warm. Main Street had no snow, but it did have a mobile Marine Corps recruiting station. Stores like Berman’s and Ziesel’s and Rosen Brothers ran festive holiday ads in the newspaper. The other […]

A legendary Elkhart figure delivered inspiration to Norman Vincent Peale

(Elkhart Public Library proudly supports “Legends of Michiana: The Martin Family” on WNIT-TV.) One of the most influential authors of the 20th Century, Norman Vincent Peale instructed generations to believe in “The Power of Positive Thinking.” The legendary pastor, who was close friends with one president and guided another to believe in himself, spent nearly […]

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