Barney returns to be a reading partner for kids

Barney the St. Bernard is coming back to be a reading partner for kids this week. The trained dog, who helps kids gain confidence in their reading, returns for the November Paws to Read session from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 16 at Elkhart Public Library's downtown location. Parents can sign … [Read more...]

Holiday handbell concert coming to Osolo Branch

Ring in the holiday season with a special concert at the Osolo Library. At 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 5 the Resounding Glory handbell choir from the Elkhart Seventh Day Adventist Christian School will hold their first public performance at Osolo, focusing on holiday music. “Handbells have a unique … [Read more...]

Board Meeting Minutes 2017 10

EXECUTIVE SESSION The Board met in executive session as provided for by IC 5-14-1.5-6.1(b) Items (6), and (9) respectively: With respect to any Individual over whom the governing body has jurisdiction; to discuss job performance evaluations of individual employees Executive Session was held 5:00 … [Read more...]

Think of our Friends for Giving Tuesday

As the holidays come around, people's minds often turn to giving. There are many, many worthy charities to donate, one that is often overlooked is the Friends of Elkhart Public Library. The Friends are a network of library supporters, mostly volunteers, working to support and make the library better. President … [Read more...]

Artist enjoys the chance to bring out kids’ creativity

Middlebury artist Linda Pieri is returning to EPL for two classes this month. Pieri usually works with acrylics, charcoal and graphite. On top of her own art, Pieri teaches classes to people of all ages, showing them the art of acrylic painting or graphite drawing. On Thursday, Nov. 30, at 4:30 … [Read more...]

Be a gift-giving pro with these Black Friday searches

Be a gift-giving pro this holiday season with help from Elkhart Public Library. Two of the library’s online resources, NoveList and Consumer Reports, connect shoppers with recommendations and reviews to find the right gifts for everyone on their lists. NoveList makes recommendations based on … [Read more...]

Need last minute Thanksgiving cooking help?

It's Monday, Thanksgiving is Thursday and maybe you're panicking because you promised to cook the big meal but don't know where to start? Or maybe you've never cooked a turkey and want to give it a try but would like some expert reinforcement? EPL has the books to help. Don't rely on some unproven … [Read more...]

Closed for Christmas, so check out our streaming services

As we observe Christmas Eve and Christmas, all Elkhart Public Library locations will be closing at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 22 and re-open on Tuesday, Dec. 26. But you always can access our streaming services: RBdigital for magazines (formerly Zinio) with no waiting and no limits, and also books and audiobooks. … [Read more...]

Board Meeting Agenda 2017 11

  Board meeting Agenda 2017 11 21 ROLL AND INTRODUCTION OF GUESTS CONSENT AGENDA Adopt Agenda Minutes of the Last Meeting Business Manager’s Report and Finances Financial Reports – October Claims-to-be-paid –October/November Projected Summary of Cash –November/December … [Read more...]

Learn survival skills with Elkhart County Parks Monday

Get hands on with history and learn how our ancestors lived and thrived during Adventure: Native Americans with Elkhart County Parks Monday. Starting at 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 20 at the Downtown library, Krista Daniels, interpretive naturalist for Elkhart County Parks will lead hands-on active lessons … [Read more...]

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