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Elkhart Public Library offers book list for Michiana Science Cafe

South Bend Code School scholarships available

South Bend Code School is offering 10 scholarships on a first come, first served basis for coding classes for children ages 7 to 18. Computer coding is an important technical skill that is believed to open the door for many future careers, it can also be a fun hobby for people as well. South Bend […]

New features added for payment, browsing local history

Elkhart Public Library has made searching for local history and paying for research easier than ever with the addition of a shopping cart and PayPal payment features to our website. EPL offers up 1.5 hours of staff research assistance for those that make requests on our website. Now this service can be paid for using […]

Investing today to offer inspiration and improve Elkhart libraries

An inspiring $4.5 million investment to improve Elkhart Public Library’s neighborhood branches is underway. >>> See construction details and timetable <<< When construction concludes in 2022, library guests will find friendly spaces to study and collaborate in small groups. Building additions at three locations will expand spaces for children’s events, and power users will find […]

Tax resources at EPL

Taxes are as certain as, well, you know. With tax season ramping up, a lot of people are looking for where to go to get assistance and forms for their taxes. Elkhart Public Library locations will have no paper tax forms this year, due to IRS rules.  All links to IRS tax forms are available […]

Local museum, parks passes part of library collection

An Elkhart Public Library card can be your ticket to going to a number of local places. Patrons can check out Elkhart County Parks passes for admission to Ox Bow Park, as well as passes for the Ruthmere and Havilah Beardsley homes and Wellfield Gardens passes too. The library has one pass each for Ruthmere […]

A dark winter filled with anguish, uncertainty … and hope

At Christmastime in the midst of a different dark winter, Elkhart already had lost far too many souls.  The weather was unseasonably warm. Main Street had no snow, but it did have a mobile Marine Corps recruiting station. Stores like Berman’s and Ziesel’s and Rosen Brothers ran festive holiday ads in the newspaper. The other […]

A legendary Elkhart figure delivered inspiration to Norman Vincent Peale

(Elkhart Public Library proudly supports “Legends of Michiana: The Martin Family” on WNIT-TV.) One of the most influential authors of the 20th Century, Norman Vincent Peale instructed generations to believe in “The Power of Positive Thinking.” The legendary pastor, who was close friends with one president and guided another to believe in himself, spent nearly […]

Bid on classic Read posters and support EPL

Decorate your walls with your favorite celebrities, their love of libraries and reading with our collection of vintage read posters. These posters were as ubiquitous in the ’90s as ‘got milk?’ campaign and acid-washed jeans. These posters have been used and loved at Elkhart Public Library but are now ready to find new homes. They […]

Get started with the Digital Library

The Digital Library is full of amazing resources that are available anytime, even when the library buildings are not. So how do you do it? Watch this video and get a walkthrough of the Digital Library, how to use it and how to access some of our most popular resources.

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