Elkhart Public Library Archives

One year fine free brings back a love of the library

Less stress. Help for families. Energizing a love of reading.  In February 2022, Elkhart Public Library went fine free. The reason? Everyone should have access to books and resources, and […]

Lalo Cura saxophonist returns to his roots for Friday concert

Growing up as the son of pastors in Elkhart, Sam Que didn’t hear a wide variety of music.  “I listened to church music,” he says with a laugh.  And while […]

Filmmakers find their setting at the library

Cameras, lights, wires and microphones fill the lounge area at the Dunlap Branch one early summer morning.  A film crew for Siemens Healthineers prepares to record their latest interview on […]

Library bookmobile: Elkhart invented. And now reinvented.

The library bookmobile was invented right here in Elkhart. A century later, it's now the vehicle for Free Books to Feed Minds.

Jazz fest delivered fantastic high notes at ill-fated Midway Motor Lodge

The hotel never quite delivered on its promise, but it gave life to the city's biggest event.

Celebrate stories and storytellers ‘On The Heritage Tale’

Elkhart’s story is about to be told “On The Heritage Tale.” Authors, musicians and other creatives will be featured in a week-long celebration at the downtown library the week of […]

Journey to 1,000 books: Book Bundles add titles

Editor’s note: This is the third part in a series documenting one parent’s approach to 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten. Part 1 can be found here Part 2 can be found here […]

Al and Helen Free understood science and changed the world

Meet Al and Helen Free. They raised six kids, committed themselves to educating youth, served the community, and changed the world.

2020 was one for the books

We don’t want to repeat 2020, but it will be a year that Elkhart Public Library can look back on and feel pride in the services we offered the community. […]