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Elkhart, Concord students gain valuable access to trusted online resources

This year, more than 20,000 students in the Elkhart area will have free access to resources enhancing their classroom learning and individual creativity. Elkhart Public Library offers “ecards” to all K-12 students in Elkhart and Concord schools. The individual barcode allows access to the digital library with resources ranging from online tutors, research tools, perspectives […]

Blast off into fun at Library Launchpad

Launch into the school year and the fall with a day of fun. From 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15, the Cleveland Branch will be hosting Library Launchpad with the ETHOS Science 2 Go Bus and loads of activities for children. < < Click here to RSVP for Library Launchpad > > […]

Teen Leadership Club offers volunteer experience

Teens can get valuable volunteer hours for a college résumé or church at the library while having fun and making the library better. Teen Leadership Club will meet at 4 p.m. on the first Tuesday of the month, beginning on Sept. 18, due to a reschedule, at the downtown branch. According to Allison McLean, librarian, […]

EPL is your after school headquarters

From tutors to research and more, Elkhart Public Library has the tools to help make the 2018-19 school year a success. EPL strives to help students and parents ease back into the school year and be both a yearlong resource for all your education needs, as well as an after school destination for both homework, […]

Storytime prepares, socializes children for pre-K

Storytime, a program held at three EPL branches on a weekly basis, helps introduce the library to children, as well as socializing them and preparing them for preschool. < < Register for Storytime on the Events Calendar > > According to Osolo branch supervisor librarian Donna Mitschelen, the program is presented different at each branch but follows […]

Tuesday Tales promises new adventures every week

Downtown storytimes just got more exciting for the 4- to 6-year-old set. Preschool-age children are invited to join the downtown Tuesday Tales for an hour of stories, songs, and learning activities. Each week, the 10 a.m. Tuesday Tales will give kids the chance to learn from a different presenter, meet the many friendly faces of Elkhart Public Library, and prepare […]

Think of Friends this giving season

There are many, many worthy charities to donate, one that is often overlooked is the Friends of Elkhart Public Library. The Friends are a network of library supporters, mostly volunteers, working to support and make the library better. President of EPL Ken Clayborn said the seven-year-old group has around 140 members. “The Friends raise money […]

Pick a tree and help the library

The third Trees, Trees, Trees event began Tuesday and runs through Saturday, Dec. 2. The silent auction features 11 uniquely decorated two-foot Christmas trees, all prepared by volunteers, available for bid in the front lobby of the downtown library. Bidding sheets are available on the computer kiosks near the tree displays. According to Friends of […]

Friends make the library better

There are many, many worthy charities to donate, one that is often overlooked is the Friends of Elkhart Public Library. The Friends are a network of library supporters, mostly volunteers, working to support and make the library better. President of EPL Ken Clayborn said the seven-year-old group has around 140 members. “The Friends raise money […]

Elkhart resident learns to read, gets first library card at age 57

Sandy Caldwell wanted to read the Bible to children at her church and she wanted to stop depending on her family members to do things for her. The problem for the 57-year-old Elkhart resident was that she couldn’t read, she had never learned how. Caldwell says that her parents meant well when they pulled her […]

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