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No ‘summer slide’ with summer reading

Multiple studies have confirmed truth about an old teaching nemesis: the so-called called “summer slide.” The slide happens when children forget much of what they learned the previous school year during the lengthy summer break. Students come back to school in the fall needing to re-learn skills to get back to where they should be […]

Brainfuse can save the day when you need an answer

Studying for a test or looking for homework help? Brainfuse has your answer. Brainfuse is a free service offered to Elkhart Public Library users – don’t have a card? Get this card. It’s available online or as an app, and will get you quick access to live help on lots of subjects – everything from social studies to calculus. Brainfuse also offers writing […]

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 Writer’s Group will meet at the […]

Meagher brings vibrant and enthusiastic storytelling to Pierre Moran

Maureen Meagher has had a successful three years working at EPL’s Pierre Moran location. She’s read to numerous kindergarten classes and shared an enthusiasm for literacy through storytimes. She even met her husband at her library. She says Carlos, her now husband, came into Pierre Moran one day. He exceeded his allotted time on an […]

1,000 Success stories – getting kids ready to read

Reading books to children at an early age gives them a jump start on learning how to read. Studies indicate it’s positive preparation for school, too. Children’s author Mem Fox once said, “If every parent and every adult caring for a child read aloud a minimum of three stories a day to the children in […]

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 […]

Get Alzheimer’s and dementia care help from REAL Services

REAL Services will be offering free monthly educational classes throughout 2019 at Elkhart Public Library, aimed at helping those caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or dementia. On the second Wednesday of every month in 2019, from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at the downtown Elkhart Public Library, experts will offer an introductory class, a complementary […]

Sex and money at the library Monday

No fooling here, the downtown Elkhart Public Library location is hosting two separate events Monday, April 1 focusing on many people’s favorite topics: sex and money. No April Fool’s joke. Just the taboo topics many are afraid to discuss. First, beginning at 6 p.m., learn how use Weiss Financial Ratings to research stocks and bonds […]

Spend spring break at EPL

Spring break week is nearly here and if you aren’t going out of town, there’s still plenty of fun that can be had right here at Elkhart Public Library. From games and activities to movies and reading, there’s plenty going on at all of EPL’s branches. Spring weather can be unpredictable, but these activities will […]

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 […]

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