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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 […]

Bid on classic Read posters and support EPL

Decorate your walls with your favorite celebrities, their love of libraries and reading with our collection of vintage read posters. These posters were as ubiquitous in the ’90s as ‘got milk?’ campaign and acid-washed jeans. These posters have been used and loved at Elkhart Public Library but are now ready to find new homes. They […]

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.

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