FrankenKidz: One Book, One Michiana Family Fun

For One Book, One Michiana 2014, people in our area are reading FRANKENSTEIN by Mary Shelley. There are many Frankenstein activities planned. The Elkhart Public Library has lots of FrankenFun in store for you. These activities are for families and children. For a list of events that includes teens … [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...]

Black History Month Read

Read some great literature to honor Black History Month at the Dunlap Branch! Black History Month is in February, but Dunlap is celebrating twice as long with a drawing for children and teens that will last for two months. Every time you read a book about Black History in January or February … [Read more...]

Family Story Time: Chinese New Year

Celebrate Chinese New Year at the Main Library! 2014 is the Year of the Horse. Join us for special stories, games and crafts. We will even do a traditional Dragon Dance! The dragon was created by Cheryl in Young People's Services. The festivities start at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, January 6. All … [Read more...]

Homework Troubles? We Can Help!

  Homework Help @ Your Library If you need help with your homework, you can stop at any Elkhart Public Library location. National Honor Society students from Elkhart Central and Memorial High Schools will be there to help you with just about any subject. You will not need to make an … [Read more...]

Nancy Clancy Super Sleuth: Big Library Read

Join thousands of children around the world for the Big Library Read! From September 16-30, NANCY CLANCY, SUPER SLEUTH will be featured in the Elkhart Public Library's Overdrive eBook Catalog. There will be no limits on how many people can download it at once. All you need is a resident Elkhart … [Read more...]

Summer Reading Winners

Everyone who "Dug into Summer Reading" is a winner. Well Done! Congratulations to the bicycle winners in our "End-of-Summer-Reading" … [Read more...]

It’s Never too Early to Read

There are so many benefits to reading to babies! Babies love to hear the sound of your voice. From birth on, infants are learning how language works when their parents talk to them. Reading is an excellent way to supplement those one-sided conversations. Babies love to hear the rhyme, rhythm, and … [Read more...]

Hoosier Family of Readers

The Indiana Department of Education has a new summer initiative called Hoosier Family of Readers. Along with this, they are providing free access to thousands of digital children’s books!! The initiative invites children and adults to read every day this summer and to identify their Hoosier … [Read more...]

Silly Safaris Live Animal Show

Silly Safaris Live Animal Show Coming to the Elkhart Public Library Tuesday, June 18 4:30 p.m. at the Main Library 6:30 p.m. at the Dunlap Branch   Brought to you by the Friends of the Elkhart Public Library Visit the Silly Safaris website at www.sillysafaris.com … [Read more...]