Come celebrate with us!
Join us as we cut the ribbon, celebrate our newly renovated
Main Library, and show you what we’ve done with the place.
Thursday, October 27 • 3:00-5:00 pm
Main Library • 300 S. Second Street • Elkhart, Indiana
- A special welcome and ribbon cutting
- Refreshments and giveaways
- Live music
- Tours to show off our new features and spaces
- A chance to win a new Amazon Kindle
The Friends of the Elkhart Public Library will be holding a book sale in their new space!
Central to the upgrade was the need for an ADA compliant elevator and accessible spaces for people to meet. These changes will make using the Library a more enjoyable experience for everyone.
The New Stuff
- A brand new wheelchair-friendly elevator
- Pleasant, accessible spaces for meetings, events and programs
- Conference rooms for small groups and one-on-one consultation
- New circulation and information desks
- Colorful new section for children’s AV materials
- Refurbished young adult area
- Welcoming lobby and comfortable atrium reconfiguration
- Dedicated book sale room for the Friends of the EPL
- Upgraded restrooms
- And more!
This event will kick off a month-long social media competition. Five lucky winners will be chosen during November. The first will be selected during the celebration and will win a new Amazon Fire HD tablet. Watch our Facebook and Twitter pages for more information.
Collections on the 2nd floor, including Nonfiction, will not be affected.
The good news: This means the renovations are almost finished!
See the movie, meet romance authors Julia Quinn, Eloisa James, Tessa Dare and Vivienne Lorret, and attend a book signing. There is a $15.00 charge for this event with proceeds benefiting the Friends of the Elkhart Public Library. Tickets are on sale at all EPL locations. See Library News Blog post Love Between the Covers for more information, including author photos, links to their websites and a movie trailer.
Main Midweek Movies
Fun Family Movie
Join us at the Main Library on Saturday, October 22, 1:30-5:30 pm for a fascinating foray into the world of romance authors and readers!
Tickets* are $15, cash or check, and can be purchased at any Elkhart Public Library location. Admission includes a screening of LOVE BETWEEN THE COVERS, a book signing by our guest authors, and a gift bag. All proceeds benefit the Friends of the Elkhart Public Library.
Books will be available for purchase (cash or check only) or you can bring your own copies to be signed.
*If you do not purchase a ticket, you are welcome to come to the book signing from 4:30-5:30 pm at no charge.
Author Talk: Peggy Reiff Miller • Monday, October 3, 6:30 pm
Osolo Branch Library • 3429 E. Bristol Street • Elkhart
Come aboard and join local author Peggy Reiff Miller as she talks about the Seagoing Cowboys, volunteers who transported livestock across the ocean to people who were suffering the effects of World War II. Their mission was called the Heifer Project (now Heifer International). THE SEAGOING COWBOY, a children’s picture book written by Miller and illustrated by Claire Ewart, is the story of these volunteers.
Peggy Reiff Miller has been researching, writing, and speaking about the seagoing cowboys since 2002. Through interviews, questionnaires, diary accounts, photos, and movies of their trips, she has accumulated a wealth of information; much of it is documented on her website, seagoingcowboys.com. She lives in Goshen, Indiana. This is her first children’s book.