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Take a walk, read a book at Wellfield

Visitors to the Wellfield Botantic Gardens can enjoy the beautiful flora and get a great story with Story Walk. The ongoing program pieces out a children’s book onto stands around the gardens where visitors can walk up and read them as they make their way around the grounds. The current book is “One Leaf Rides the […]

Helen Free and Al Free

Al and Helen Free understood science and changed the world

Meet Al and Helen Free. They raised six kids, committed themselves to educating youth, served the community, and changed the world.

Hear a story in the gardens

Throughout the summer families are invited to a special story time held outside in the Wellfield Botanic Gardens. At 5:30 p.m. every Tuesday, beginning May 18 through the end of September, join an Elkhart Public Library storyteller for Stories at Wellfield. Come to the Children’s Garden area for an evening of stories and music and […]

New York Times joins EPL Digital Library

The New York Times is now available digitally to Elkhart Public Library cardholders. Through the Digital Library page, cardholders can now access the New York Times’ award-winning journalism through their website without hitting a paywall. NYTimes.com is available both inside all library locations and from anywhere. Simply create a free NYTimes.com account and, if accessing […]

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.

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

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