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Author digs into history of local murder involving family

Gary Sosniecki, like most journalists, is naturally curious. Growing up, he knew that there was a family secret, about a death in the family years ago, the type of thing that was whispered about at holiday gatherings. “I knew that there was a death,” Gary says. “I’d overhear things at Christmas or Thanksgiving at my […]

Computers available for essential use at all locations

Elkhart Public Library is making its computers available for essential use by appointment only. Reservations are for a 30 minutes. People may use their time to do essential things such as filing for unemployment, SNAP benefits and related documents and services. Please call your location to make an appointment – visitors will have to abide […]

Free downloads and streaming for all of your devices

Elkhart Public Library offers all sorts of streaming services for entertainment – perfect to get you through long holiday weekends. (Speaking of which, all five library locations will be closed July 4 for Independence Day) Access our streaming services: RBdigital for magazines with no waiting and no limits. Hoopla for lots of everything – books to TV […]

Learn more about the history of Juneteenth

In 2019, Elkhart residents came together at Canaan Baptist Church on the city’s south side to celebrate freedom. Today, the Juneteenth celebration will be renewed – part of a growing movement across the country to recognize the immensely important event of June 19, 1865. On that date, the delivery of the official military order freeing […]

Our collection of racial justice resources for children

It’s never too early to start talking to your children about race. These discussions can happen in age-appropriate ways, and reading books together is a wonderful way to start those conversations. (And, time spent reading together counts in our Summer Reading Challenge.) If you’re looking for resources to foster a discussion with your children about […]

A deeper understanding: justice and civil rights

We understand our community is hurting right now. As your library, we hear you. We are here to fulfill one of our core roles by providing our residents resources offering a deeper understanding of racial injustice and civil rights in our country. If you’re looking for resources to better understand how we got to this […]

Take a walk, read a book at Wellfield

Visitors to the Wellfield Botantic Gardens can enjoy the beautiful flora and get a great story during 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 “Bloom, Bloom” by April Pulley […]

Free books giveaway coming to CCS

Elkhart Public Library has partnered with Elkhart Noon Rotary Club and Friends of Elkhart Public Library to give away books to families in need this summer. From 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, June 4 at Church Community Services, 907 Oakland Ave. in Elkhart, Free Books to Feed Minds presented by EPL and the Elkhart Noon […]

Join ETHOS and EPL for Science Stories

Elkhart Public Library and ETHOS Innovation Center are pairing up for a special series of virtual storytimes with a science angle. Science Stories will be Wednesday, May 6 at 1 p.m. as they read “There’s No Place Like Space,” a book that explores the solar system using Dr. Seuss characters. Space is limited to 10 […]

Interact with other humans and talk about books you’re reading at our virtual Roundtable

Reading Roundtable, normally a once-a-month gathering at Cleveland, goes online Monday, April 20. Keep reading to find the link to join.

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