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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 Faction will meet at the downtown […]

Top 10…Things you can find in EPL’s Digital Library

Using our Digital Library is very easy, whether you’re using your EPL card or a student ecard, the Digital Library has all of the answers, entertainment and reading materials you could ever want. 10. Music, books, movies – OK, so that’s three things, but so what? Hoopla has it all! 9. Magazines – RBDigital has […]

WiFi hotspots available for check out

Take EPL WiFi with you, as hotspots are now available at the Downtown and Pierre Moran libraries. The hotspots are available to adult and business cardholders in good standing. The hotspots may be checked out for up to seven days but cannot be renewed. The hotspots deactivate after their borrowing period expires. They’re available on […]

Welch Packaging supports summer reading efforts

For the second year in a row, the library and Welch Packaging Group have been partners in giving our community the best summer reading program possible. “Education is a big focus for us, and so when there was an opportunity to help children engage in reading throughout the summer, we were excited to help,” says […]

Ecards lead to success for students

As students return to school for the 2019-2020 school year, Elkhart Public Library is delivering them with one tool that will help them achieve academic success. For the fourth full school year, students in the Elkhart and Concord school systems, as well as participating private schools, will receive an ecard from EPL in the next […]

Backpack through space with new library item

An out-of-this-world kit is available for check out at the Downtown library starting this week. Two NASA Space Explorers Backpack enter circulation from the downtown location Friday, Aug. 9. The backpacks contain items for studying and learning more about space, including books, a telescope, a coding game, constellations and moon resources and more. The Explorers […]

Monarch butterflies to star at Dunlap Tuesday

Stop in and see the butterflies at Dunlap Tuesday during their Butterflies Galore Open House. At 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 6, the Elkhart County Parks will be giving a presentation about the Monarch butterflies that the library has and then attendees can see them up close on the counter. Dunlap keeps some caterpillars on […]

EPL a donation spot for EEF Tools for School

Elkhart Public Library locations will serve as donation sites for the Elkhart Education Foundation’s Tools for School program. Teachers in the Elkhart Community Schools system report spending an average of $1,000 of their own money on supplies and hygiene products for their students each school year, according to EEF. To combat this, the foundation is […]

Would you be interested in test proctoring at EPL?

Elkhart Public Library is considering holding test proctoring for homeschool or online students or for anyone else that needs it. We are working to understand how much and when the demand would be for. This is an activity that the library gets requests for, so if it something you’re interested in or would be interested […]

Janice Dean reflects on library board time

The longest-serving member of the Elkhart Public Library Board of Trustees has retired after 18 years of service, completing another chapter of a lifetime spent fostering knowledge and curiosity in others. Janice Dean joined the board after she retired from teaching at Elkhart Memorial High School in 2001. Her final library meeting took place June […]

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