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Free books returns to feed minds

Elkhart Public Library is partnering up this summer to give away more than 1,000 books.

EPL, Crossroads United Way, the Community Foundation of Elkhart County and Friends of the Elkhart Public Library are bringing back Free Books to Free Minds, a collaborative effort that put nearly 1,000 books in the hands of children last summer and has its sights set even higher this year.

Through giveaways in the community this summer, the goal is to give away over 1,000 books. Books have already been given away at Concord Schools and more will be given away at summer meal pick up at Elkhart schools, as well as at pop up locations at Martin’s Super Markets and events at EPL branches.

Check the events calendar for the latest giveaway locations but upcoming events include:

Thursday, June 3 – 3 to 4 p.m. – Martin’s Super Market on Sanford School Road
Saturday, June 5 – 11 a.m. to noon – Martin’s Super Market on Mishawaka Road
Wednesday, June 9 – 4 to 5 p.m. – Martin’s Super Market at Cobblestone Crossing
Thursday, June 10 – 4 to 6 p.m. – Pierre Moran Library
Saturday, June 12 – 10 a.m. to noon – Lundquist Bicentennial Park, during Rhapsody Arts and Music Festival