April Fisher’s school assignment was to make a video for elementary-age students who have never been to, or borrowed from a library. She was asked to demonstrate library services and materials that are available to children in their age group.
Since April’s family moved to Elkhart County about 5 years ago, she has been visiting all EPL locations. She especially likes her Cleveland Branch. It shows in her impressive YouTube video!
It’s never too early to start sharing the joy of reading with your infant! The Elkhart Public Library is now offering a fun, free, interactive Baby & Me circle time for infants from birth to 24 months.
We will be sharing songs, rhymes, and stories and demonstrating age appropriate ways to have fun with books and words. Reading together is one of the most important things you can do to prepare your child for a lifetime of success, so come to a Baby & Me program today!
Our new Baby & Me program starts in September. Bring your baby to the library and discover how much fun you can have together!
Children dropped off their stuffed animals (and other characters) in the Children’s Room for a “slumber party.” Children’s librarian Miss Cheryl took pictures of the animals arriving, and some of the fun things they did at the party. The next morning, the kids were treated to a slide show. Each child made a picture frame, and took home a photo of her/his toy’s overnight activities.
Check out all the fun in our Facebook Photo Gallery
Storytimes at the Wellfield Botanic Gardens are so much fun we’ll be doing it again this year! We will meet in the English Cottage Garden on the 3rd Tuesday of each month, May through October, from 6:00-6:30 p.m. (In case of rain we will meet in the tented area.) Someone from the Elkhart Public Library will be there to share stories and songs and lots of fun. Tuesdays are free at the Wellfield, so you will not have to pay to get in. Bring the whole family and a blanket to share. If it rains, the Wellfield will have a tent for shelter.
Our January Paint computer class was all about using shapes and colors to create works of art. With Cheryl to guide them, the participants, ages 6-11, each created 3 pieces. The first could be anything they wanted. For the other two pieces, they used specific works for inspiration: Composition II in Red Blue and Yellow by Piet Mondrian and Several Circles by Vasily Kandinsky. Before the Kandinsky project, they were also shown some of Josef Albers’ work with colored squares, encouraging them to think of colors and shapes, and not just circles.
Here are some of their creations: