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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 […]

National Honors students enjoy giving back with Homework Help

National Honor Society students enjoy an opportunity to give back and help younger students through Elkhart Public Library’s Homework Help program. Homework Help is available at all EPL locations and uses high school National Honors Society students as tutors to help younger students with their homework. Noah Sears, a senior at Elkhart Central, said he’s […]

New book club mixes young adult reading, movies, TV

A new book club is going outside the library walls for a growing community that enjoys popular titles, good food, and lively discussion. Young at Heart’s next book talk will be 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21 at the Electric Brew in Elkhart, 113 E. Lexington Ave. “While we have several successful book clubs at EPL, […]

Get homework help from National Honor Society students

For all K-12 students, Elkhart Public Library provides a space for after-school tutoring. Throughout the school year, National Honor Society students from area high schools 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 location will host […]

Learn from Grammy winners with ArtistWorks

Finally learning that musical instrument just easier, and cheaper, with ArtistWorks, available to EPL cardholders. With instructional videos for beginners and more advanced students, ArtistWorks is a free service to patrons that gives lessons on a variety of musical instruments and art. Videos are led by professionals, including award winning artists and a range of […]

EPL offers solutions, training for local business

When looking for a quick and inexpensive way to get her employees computer training they needed, Michaela Oberbauer, the general manager for Kiel, turned to the Elkhart Public Library. Oberbauer frequents EPL and it was on one of those visits that she discovered the computer classes that are offered. “I asked if I could have […]

Elkhart History – Shafer and Clinton Suggs

For Black History Month, Elkhart Public Library is highlighting individuals that have called Elkhart home. In this piece we look at two of the Suggs brothers, Shafer and Clinton, who were decorated athletes and went on to successful careers in the NFL and military, respectively.

A true page-turner! Join us for a murder-mystery dinner

This will be one killer evening at the library. On Friday, March 15, Elkhart Public Library will be the scene of a celebration. But this unique dinner event between friends old and new will be interrupted in a startling way – you may be the person to solve the crime, or you may be found […]

Elkhart History – Kelby Love

For Black History Month, Elkhart Public Library is highlighting great individuals who have called Elkhart, Indiana, home. In this piece, we’re remembering Kelby Love, a gifted painter renown for his realistic wildlife paintings and sculptures.

Save a book, save a dollar

Dougherty helps schools learn book repair tips and tricks to stretch budget dollars The collaboration between Elkhart Public Library and Elkhart Community Schools has benefitted students in ways that foster a love of reading and learning. One recent, behind-the-scenes collaboration was just as important in this work as a headline grabber. It’s helping keep reading […]

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