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Introducing Book Bundles: Selections for your child

We know many families are missing the ability to browse the library shelves, especially those who check out lots of books for young children. We’ve created a way to get some ‘surprise’ books to you based on your child’s interests.  Simply fill out the form below, select what topic you would like for your Book Bundle and how […]

Journey to 1,000 Books: Reading to 300

Editor’s note: This is the second part in a series documenting one parent’s approach to 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten. Part 1 can be found here. The first hundred came and went, then the second hundred and now we’re closing in on our third hundred. That’s right, after dusting 100 books, 200 went and now my […]

Get homework help from National Honor Society students

For all K-12 students, Elkhart Public Library provides a space for after-school tutoring. Beginning the week of Oct. 4, National Honor Society students from Elkhart High School will be available to help any student with their homework, no matter the subject. Tutors are not unlimited, so it is a first come, first served basis. Each open […]

Meet the Blooze Brothers and come to the party

True to the plot of the namesake movie, it was supposed to be a one-night-only event.  In the early ‘90s Chuck Little and his ex-brother-in-law, John Aguila, were going to a Halloween party and needed costumes. Finding black suits, hats and sunglasses seemed easy enough, so they decided to go as the Blues Brothers.  >> save $5 – […]

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.

Rocking the roof – free Curbside Concerts are back

Curbside Concerts are back. The free shows, performed by bands on our rooftop in downtown Elkhart, will start back up Thursday, Aug. 5. First up in the series will be high-energy Rica Obsesion, an Elkhart Jazz Fest favorite with lively horns and powerful percussion. The series also includes Maybe April, an award-winning Americana group featuring […]

Ecards lead to success for students

As students begin the 2021-2022 school year, Elkhart Public Library is delivering them with one tool that will help them achieve academic success both virtually and at school. For the sixth full school year, students in the Elkhart and Concord school systems, as well as participating private schools, will receive an ecard from EPL in […]

Top 10…Things you can find in EPL’s Digital Library

Using our Digital Library is very easy, whether you’re using your EPL card or a student ecard, the Digital Library has all of the answers, entertainment and reading materials you could ever want. 10. Test prep – LearningExpress provides practice and test prep for college standardization tests, including the SAT and ACT. 9. Research – […]

Journey to 1,000 Books: An honest parent’s approach

The first 100 One thousand books seems like a lot when starting out, but like a lot of things when you’re raising a child, it’s going faster than I thought. Of course I feel a different pull to successfully finish the program, since I am an employee of Elkhart Public Library. I am the communications […]

Meagher leaves EPL after years of enthusiastic storytelling

Maureen Meagher has had a successful five years working at EPL. She’s read to numerous kindergarten classes and shared an enthusiasm for literacy through storytimes. She even met her husband at her library. She says Carlos, her now husband, came into Pierre Moran one day. He exceeded his allotted time on an express Internet station. […]

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