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Page finds success at EPL

Theresa Lobley has been a page at Elkhart Public Library for nearly a year, but her journey to get here wasn’t always easy. Lobley graduated from Church Community Services’s Soup of Success program last year, a 20-week program aimed at helping women overcome obstacles and achieve goals such as career help. Lobley relied on the […]

New dog, old tricks: Paws to Read returns

Meet Benny. The black Labrador retriever is Elkhart Public Library’s new guest star for Paws to Read. The popular Saturday morning program pairs young readers with a therapy dog to help kids gain confidence in reading aloud. This school year, the program will take place downtown library every fourth Saturday of the month, 10 a.m. […]

Looking for new books? NoveList has it all

A fairly decent number of library users seem to like books. Also unsurprisingly, library power users also like to know what new books are on the shelves or coming soon. The best resource offered by Elkhart Public Library for those folks looking for a dose of new book smell can turn to NoveList Plus. This online tool, […]

Librarian by day, musician by night

Leading children’s programs by day. Playing saxophone in a cover band by night. It’s all in a day’s work for Erin Leiter. Leiter, the young people’s assistant at Elkhart Public Library’s Cleveland location for about the past two years, spent much of her career in Concord Community Schools as a paraprofessional. “Being a paraprofessional was […]

Overdrive Simplified: Meet Libby

Prolific readers can find their next ebook or audiobook on Libby. Libby, a newer version of the Overdrive app, allows a more user-friendly approach to get patrons reading quicker than ever. Simply download the Libby app on your device or access it through the library website and enter your card information and that is it. […]

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 […]

Elkhart Public Library teaming up with NASA to implement STEAM education programs

Celebrating the sun, moon and life here on Earth, Elkhart Public Library is ready to kick off its second year with NASA @ My Library. One of just 75 libraries nationwide chosen for the program, Elkhart was selected for its commitment to STEAM education – science, technology, engineering, arts and math. ETHOS Science Center and Elkhart Community Schools will be partners […]

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 […]

Take a free ACT practice test and get tips for improvement

An opportunity for a free ACT practice test and advice on improvement is coming to Elkhart Public Library. Beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 17 at the downtown library, a limited number of practice ACT tests will be administered by Sylvan Learning Center tutors. According to librarian Allison McLean, this is a chance for high […]

Paranormal group to share tales, lead investigation

A paranormal investigation team will lead a paranormal investigation inside the library, as well as share stories of chasing Sasquatch, Dogmen and other unexplained phenomenon during a special program for Halloween. From 6 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 24, members of the BSR Paranormal group, which has Elkhart and Fort Wayne chapters, will lead a […]

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