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Design the EPL Summer Reading Challenge Bookmark

Elkhart Public Library and Hopman Jewelers want you to design our 2021 Summer Reading Challenge bookmark. Our Go For Gold Summer Reading Challenge starts May 21 and before it gets started we need our official bookmark, which will be given out all summer long at the checkout desks of all of our library locations. One […]

Remote access to Ancestry

Ancestry will be available remotely to library patrons through the COVID-19 pandemic. Watch this video to see how to access Ancestry through your Elkhart Public Library account page, available at myepl.org/account.

Honoring Elkhart’s heroes: Veteran of the Month

Every month on the Elkhart Public Library’s Facebook page, we’ll share information about a veteran from Elkhart who served in the military. We find these service members through Fold3, the Digital Library resource available through EPL. Fold3 houses millions of documents, photos, maps, records and more for U.S. wars going back to the American Revolution. […]

Learning never stops with LinkedIn

Whether it’s job skills or creative, LinkedIn Library let’s you learn at your own pace. LinkedIn Learning, available through the EPL Digital Library, has thousands of courses across a wide variety of topics, from learning HTML to becoming a manager. Log in with your library card information and make a LinkedIn Learning account and explore […]

2020 was one for the books

We don’t want to repeat 2020, but it will be a year that Elkhart Public Library can look back on and feel pride in the services we offered the community. It may be a not-so-distant memory but EPL doesn’t want to completely forget 2020 – see why in our Annual Report. It was a year […]

From volunteer to full-time: Gloria retiring after 30+ years

As she nears her retirement after 33 years of working for the library, Gloria Sura Taylor remains an advocate for it. Sura Taylor began her career at EPL as a volunteer clerk before becoming a full-time employee working for both the outreach and Technical Services departments. “I do like libraries, there’s so much you can […]

Ben Barnes ‘was second to none, but never better than anyone else’

Role model, author, leader – Ben Barnes was a powerful and caring presence for Elkhart

COVID-19 FAQ: Open for business inside and at curbside

(This information will be updated as developments occur. To learn more about coronavirus, visit these local, state and federal sites. If you are having a medical emergency, call 911.) Library locations downtown, at Pierre Moran, and in Osolo Township will be open for browsing starting Monday, Feb. 8. (Our Cleveland and Dunlap branches are currently […]

COVID concerns? Check out this convenience – curbside pickup now at EPL

Whether you’re after new books or classics, movies or music, we can help you with your library needs at curbside pickup. You’re just a few clicks and a call away from enjoying great stories and more. First things first, all items are available to be held through our online catalog when you login with your […]

Remote learners welcome to study at the library

Students needing a place to do remote learning are welcome at Elkhart Public Library. Library locations will be open 9 a.m. to noon and 2 to 6 p.m. Monday through Wednesday and Friday, 9 a.m. to noon and 2 to 7 p.m. Thursday with exclusive workspaces for students engaged in e-learning in school or college. […]

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