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Self-checkout now available at EPL

The Elkhart Public Library is proud to now offer self-checkout at all locations throughout the system. Self-checkout is an easy way to skip the line, unlock your items, if need be and get on your way. The new system will easily scan multiple items at once and allow for credit and debit card payment of […]

Manhattan SHORT film fest is for the people

Be a film critic for an evening and have a say in a festival-winning movie during the Manhattan SHORT film festival Sept. 29. Starting at 7 p.m. at Five Star Dive Bar, 526 S. Main St. in Elkhart, 10 short films will be screened and afterwards, attendees can vote on their favorite. Tickets are $5 […]

Home repair help made easy

Cleveland Branch is changing from a library to a home repair a day as it hosts Dare to Repair. From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 21, the branch will host Dare to Repair, a one-stop repair clinic for all your repair needs. Bring in a small appliance or bicycle that needs a […]

New classes focus on Google suite

Elkhart Public Library will be offering computer classes to help people looking to use the Google Suite online programs. Google Docs, Sheets and Slides are programs that are available on nearly any device with an internet connection and allow users to use a word processor, spreadsheet or slideshow presentation program just about anywhere. EPL will […]

Storytime prepares, socializes children for pre-K

Storytime, a program held at three EPL branches on a weekly basis, helps introduce the library to children, as well as socializing them and preparing them for preschool. According to Osolo branch supervisor librarian Donna Mitschelen, the program is presented different at each branch but follows the same idea. “This program focuses on helping children prepare for […]

Fiction writing group fosters creativity

Ashley Knapp was looking for a group of fellow writers to bounce ideas off of and when she couldn’t find what she was looking for, she decided to start a group of her own. Beginning at 6 p.m. on second and fourth Mondays of the month, the Elkhart Fiction Faction will meet at the downtown […]

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. Music, books, movies – OK, so that’s three things, but so what? Hoopla has it all! 9. Magazines – RBDigital has […]

WiFi hotspots available for check out

Take EPL WiFi with you, as hotspots are now available at the Downtown and Pierre Moran libraries. The hotspots are available to adult and business cardholders in good standing. The hotspots may be checked out for up to seven days but cannot be renewed. The hotspots deactivate after their borrowing period expires. They’re available on […]

Welch Packaging supports summer reading efforts

For the second year in a row, the library and Welch Packaging Group have been partners in giving our community the best summer reading program possible. “Education is a big focus for us, and so when there was an opportunity to help children engage in reading throughout the summer, we were excited to help,” says […]

Both Elkhart mayor candidates endorse library as significant asset

Rod Roberson and Dave Miller may be political opponents in the November election, but they do agree on at least one thing: the value of Elkhart Public Library. Even to that point, the Elkhart mayoral candidates both use the library in different ways. Miller says he and his family have been visiting the library weekly […]

Ecards lead to success for students

As students return to school for the 2019-2020 school year, Elkhart Public Library is delivering them with one tool that will help them achieve academic success. For the fourth full school year, students in the Elkhart and Concord school systems, as well as participating private schools, will receive an ecard from EPL in the next […]

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