Virtual Tour of the Cleveland Branch

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 … [Read more...]

Baby & Me at the Library

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 … [Read more...]

Slumber Party!

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. … [Read more...]

Stories in the Garden

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 … [Read more...]

Paint Creations

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 … [Read more...]

AWE-some Computer in the Children’s Room

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 … [Read more...]

Reading with Friends

Kid-size reading table in the Main Library Children's Room. … [Read more...]