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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.

Take the census and help the future

Taking the 2020 Census online is easy and can be done quickly. The data from the survey is all kept anonymous but the population data becomes important when trying to improve the roads and resources in our communities. There’s plenty of reasons for Hoosiers to take the survey, but there’s also one that can help […]

Access children’s, teens, educational and other books with TumbleBooks

The newest addition to the EPL Digital Library is TumbleBooks, a wide-ranging resource of books for children of all ages. Unlike some other resources, TumbleBooks items do not need to be checked out or held, they’re all available immediately and are available on any device, no downloads or apps necessary. TumbleBooks is multiple services including: […]

Consumer Reports launches virus page, sanitizing product reviews

Consumer Reports is doing a great job covering the Coronavirus through their typical series of product reviews, investigative journalism, and helpful pro-consumer articles. They currently have a module with articles focusing on the best sanitation products backed by medical research, effective products for improving your home office, watching out for scams, home exercise, etc. Throughout […]

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