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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.

America’s News has the local sources

Elkhart Public Library is dedicated to giving the public access to local news from anywhere. Getting the news online can be difficult with paywalls, but EPL has the resources you need to be able to get the news you want. The news that matters the most to you. Using our Digital Library, patrons can access […]

Fill in the Medicare gaps with help from Weiss

With Medicare enrollment ongoing, new enrollees are going to be looking for help navigating the confusing and overwhelming process. One of the biggest decisions for new enrollees to make is if they should get a Medicare supplemental insurance policy, sometimes called MediGap insurance. Elkhart Public Library has the resources to help those navigating Medicare sign […]

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 […]

Elkhart Truth 1995 mayoral debate coverage

A controversial incumbent. Voters on edge. Contested election results.

The 1995 election was intense. And the campaign did not end on Election Night.

Fold3 makes finding military history easy

Most people know who in their family lineage served their country but how many have actually seen their ancestors’ draft card or other paperwork? Fold3, a digital resource available both from outside or inside EPL locations using our Digital Library allows users to search for documents, records, photos and more. There are records for wars […]

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