Free Comic Book Day May 2

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Meet Mario Whyte

We are excited to welcome author Mario Whyte to the Main Library on Saturday, April 4 at 11:00. Whyte, originally from Elkhart, will be reading his delightful children's book WILLOW AND THE DRAGON. About the Book WILLOW AND THE DRAGON is an innocent tale that takes aim at newly independent … [Read more...]

Circus Fun for Everyone: One Book, One Michiana

 The Circus is Coming! All over Michiana, adults and teens are reading a book called THE NIGHT CIRCUS. To go along with the theme of the book, we have a delightful line-up of family and children's activities planned. We will start with A Day at the (Night) Circus on Saturday, March 28, from 9 … [Read more...]

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...]