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Spend this holiday in Whoville

Celebrate the holiday classic “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” by coming to EPL Saturday, Dec. 22. From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. the library will transform into Whoville and a number of activities will be going on throughout the building. To start things off, the original classic will be played on a loop all day. The […]

Get experimental with mad science

Get grossed out and have some fun while tapping into your inner mad scientist Monday. Beginning at 4:30 p.m. at the downtown library, ETHOS will be on hand helping us to carry out some fun and gross experiments. We’ll also be learning about how organs work while doing an alien autopsy. < < Click here […]

Things to do: Halloween activities at EPL

With October underway it’s the season of spooky, scary and fun and the Elkhart Public Library has a number of activities for Halloween fans of all ages. From stories of the paranormal to costume making and pumpkin launching, the library has you covered this season. Here are the activities happening this month: Saturday, Oct. 20 from 12 to […]

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, […]

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 […]

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