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COVID-19 FAQ: Open for business inside and at curbside

(This information will be updated as developments occur. To learn more about coronavirus, visit these local, state and federal sites. If you are having a medical emergency, call 911.) Library locations downtown, at Pierre Moran, and in Osolo Township will be open for browsing starting Monday, Feb. 8. (Our Cleveland and Dunlap branches are currently […]

COVID concerns? Check out this convenience – curbside pickup now at EPL

Whether you’re after new books or classics, movies or music, we can help you with your library needs at curbside pickup. You’re just a few clicks and a call away from enjoying great stories and more. First things first, all items are available to be held through our online catalog when you login with your […]

Remote learners welcome to study at the library

Students needing a place to do remote learning are welcome at Elkhart Public Library. Library locations will be open 9 a.m. to noon and 2 to 6 p.m. Monday through Wednesday and Friday, 9 a.m. to noon and 2 to 7 p.m. Thursday with exclusive workspaces for students engaged in e-learning in school or college. […]

Sweet! Michiana Science Cafe taps into syrup

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 limited 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 […]

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