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Claim your Summer Reading Challenge book rewards

Congrats on earning your free book reward for participating in the Summer Reading Challenge. Below is the list of books you have to choose from, arranged by grade or reading […]

Summer reading helps recover disrupted learning loss

Two years of pandemic disruptions to classroom learning have hurt students across the board.  Scores on IREAD – the standardized test given to third graders – have declined by six […]

Celebrate stories and storytellers ‘On The Heritage Tale’

Elkhart’s story is about to be told “On The Heritage Tale.” Authors, musicians and other creatives will be featured in a week-long celebration at the downtown library the week of […]

Palm Sunday tornadoes revealed Huffman’s strong will and steady hand

The Palm Sunday tornadoes brought death and destruction to Indiana in 1965. The photographer capturing that history had a story of his own.

Elkhart History: Bill Phillips

Bill Phillips was a pioneer; the first Black Elkhart city councilman, a Jaycee, a community servant, airport manager and later, a bank manager. A lifelong Elkhart native, he served in […]

Get homework help from National Honor Society students

For all K-12 students, Elkhart Public Library provides a space for after-school tutoring. Throughout the school year, National Honor Society students from area high schools will be available to help any […]

Judge Redding wanted reform but failed to beat Cosentino

A brigade of men in light-colored suits moved confidently on the sidewalk leading to the Elkhart County Courthouse. In the middle of this who’s who of local lawyers was the […]

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 […]
Traffic goes under downtown Elkhart's Arch

Looming over downtown, the costly Arch was toppled by critics

The Arch was memorable, costly and criticized as a short-lived 1960s Main Street attraction.