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Trick or treat? New bundles bring holiday fun

Stop into Elkhart Public Library for a special book bundle during the week of Halloween. Starting Oct. 24, every EPL location will be giving out Treat or Treat Bundles, a fun twist on our existing Book Bundles. From Oct. 24 to 31, during open hours, all library branches will have pre-packed bundles with random books […]

Free CDL prep tests through Digital Library

Commercial driver’s license practice tests are available for free through the Elkhart Public Library’s Digital Library. EPL cardholders can access driving-tests.org through the library’s Digital Library page on their website. There they will find a number of practices tests to use, broken down into a full-on practice test that mimics the real test by pulling […]

Feeding minds with free books

Library and community partners distribute more than 900 books to kids With COVID-19 putting schools on hold and keeping big public gatherings off limits, Elkhart Public Library staff went into the community to serve those with a need for reads. Through the Free Books to Feed Minds giveaways, EPL and several community partners – Elkhart […]

Summer reading creates new opportunities online

While the virtual world wasn’t the destination in mind when Destination Imagination launched as the 2020 EPL Summer Reading Challenge, it turned out to be just right for this unique summer. Returning readers and new challenge fans alike were excited about the addition of the Beanstack app to track reading days, rewards, and prize entries. […]

Remote learners welcome to study at the library

Students needing a place to do remote learning are welcome at Elkhart Public Library. Starting Monday, Sept. 14, all library locations will be open 10 a.m. to noon and 2 to 6 p.m. most weekdays, with exclusive workspaces for students engaged in e-learning in school or college. Check out the complete listing of hours and […]

Read up on nuclear energy for Michiana Science Cafe

Elkhart Public Library offers book list for Michiana Science Cafe

Rocking the roof: Curbside Concerts come to EPL

A special series of concerts is coming to Elkhart Public Library’s Downtown location. Curbside Concerts will bring a series of free rooftop shows to downtown Elkhart, allowing people to watch live music in person in a socially distant setting. The bands will play right above the Curbside pickup window that’s open six days a week […]

EPL a donation spot for EEF Tools for School

Elkhart Public Library locations will serve as donation sites for the Elkhart Education Foundation’s Tools for School program. Teachers in the Elkhart Community Schools system report spending an average of $1,000 of their own money on supplies and hygiene products for their students each school year, according to EEF. To combat this, the foundation set […]

How to hold a library item online

Here is a short video walking you through how to place a hold on an item through our online catalog. Placing a hold is easy and fast. It allows you to pick up the item you wish to have at the library branch of your choice. Currently books, audiobooks, CDs and DVDs are available to […]

This week’s programs

Our library locations are finally open for browsing, but not programming, however with take-home programs and virtual meetings, we’re still putting on great activities for your family. Here are the programs going on Aug. 17-22. Click on a program to register for it. Bedtime Stories – Join us at 7 p.m. Monday for a snack, […]

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