Bring Your Child to the Library ♥ February 14

Valentine's Day is Take Your Child to the Library Day at EPL! Bring your children to the Elkhart Public Library on Saturday, February 14, for stories, crafts, and some extra special reading activities. Saturday hours are from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Crafts & Prizes ♥  Create a … [Read more...]

Black History Month

In 1976, President Gerald R. Ford officially recognized February as Black History Month, a time for the public to “seize the opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout our history.” It is also known as National … [Read more...]

Paws to Read

Kids, ages 5 and up! Come to the Main Library on Saturday, October 25 from 11:00-12:00 and read to Amber, a trained therapy dog from Pet Partners. Kids can sign-up for 15 minutes of reading time with Amber! Parents, this is an excellent opportunity for your children to improve their reading … [Read more...]

Homework Help

Homework Assistance at All EPL Locations Homework Assistance is available to all students from Kindergarten through 12th grade. National Honor Society students from Elkhart Central and Memorial High Schools will be on hand to help in many different subjects, and on a first come, first served … [Read more...]

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...]

Professor Steve’s Amazing World of Science (photos)

Fizz Boom Science!  Children (and grownups) were treated to Professor Steve's Amazing World of Science on June 11 at the Main Library. The professor was, indeed, amazing.  We are grateful to the Friends of the Elkhart Public Library for making this program possible. Photo Gallery … [Read more...]

Fizz Boom Read: Cleveland Branch

Cleveland Branch  53715 County Road 1 574-266-2030 Summer Reading Opening Day Monday, June 2 – All day • All ages Be one of the first to sign up! Click on any event for details and to sign up (if required). Lap Sit Monday, June 9 – 10-10:30 am • Ages 0-2 School Agers: … [Read more...]

Fizz Boom Read: Dunlap Branch

Dunlap Branch 58485 County Road 13 East 574-875-3100 Click on any event for details and to sign up (if required). Summer Reading Sign-up Thursday, June 5 – All day • All ages Sign up for Summer Reading and spend some time in Dunlap’s back yard playing games and blowing bubbles. Ice … [Read more...]