Read, Learn, Win!
- Starting June 1, visit any EPL location to sign up and pick up a reading log.
- Read at least 15 minutes a day for 4 days.
- Do 2 fun and simple learning activities.
- Bring your log back to the library for your prize!
You can earn a different prize every week, plus win a book when you finish 4 logs! Every time you come back for your next prize, you will be entered in our end-of-summer grand prize drawing for a new bicycle! The more you read, the more prizes you win, and the better your chances for winning the bike.
Every Hero Has a Story
Not all heroes wear capes and masks. This summer we will learn about different kinds of heroes, with plenty of opportunities to be a superhero, yourself!
Travel with a Superhero!
Dunlap Branch • Take a Superhero on Vacation
Pick up a superhero at the Dunlap Branch to take with you on vacation. Take a picture of you and your superhero. When you get home, bring the picture to the Branch and we will post it.
You Can Be a Hero, Too!
Main Library • Super Hero Art Contest
Kids, bring your artwork to the Children’s Room by
Friday July 3 Wednesday, July 15. Your creations will be displayed through July, and judged in five categories: ages 0-5, ages 6-8, ages 9-11, ages 12-14, and ages 15-17. Submissions must be your own work, in good taste, and nicely displayed in a frame — or on a board, if 3D, and must include an entry form (available at the Children’s desk). Prizes will be awarded at our Super Hero Delight program on August 3.
- Each of our locations has a super line-up of heroic children’s programs and activities. (Linked below)
- Teens and adults, we have special Summer Reading Programs just for you! (Also linked below)
Adults: Escape the Ordinary
Children’s Programs by Location:
Overview of all summer activities at myepl.org/events
Spend some family time together at the Wellfield Botanic Gardens We will meet in the English Cottage Garden on the 3rd Tuesday of each month, May through August, from 6:00-6:30 p.m. (In case of rain we will meet in the tented area.) A staff member from Elkhart Public Library will 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.
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!
Elkhart Public Library has a new computer for kids just like you!
The Literacy Computer is for kids ages 2-8. The computer is equipped with a touchscreen, a mouse, and a color-coded keyboard. It has over 60 games that kids will love. You don’t even need a library card to get on.
You can play Diego’s Safari Rescue, JumpStart Learning, Kid Pix 3D, Sesame Street, and many other games with your favorite characters. All the games on the computer help with skills like math, reading, and science and you’ll have lots of fun too. Come to the library to try it out today. Just come to the Children’s Desk to ask for the day’s password.
This project is supported by the Institute of Museums and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by the Indiana State Library.