Pick out a tree, help the library

The third Trees, Trees, Trees event began Tuesday and runs through Saturday, Dec. 2. The silent auction features 11 uniquely decorated two-foot Christmas trees, all prepared by volunteers, available for bid in the front lobby of the downtown library. Bidding sheets are available on the computer kiosks … [Read more...]

Suggested Reading: If you like NaRae Lee…

The librarians here at EPL love data and love pouring over that data to make the experience of the library better for our patrons. We looked over the data from the past month to see which authors were the most popular. In the Young Adult group, the author with the most titles in circulation was … [Read more...]

Can you beat the clock?

Come race against the clock and your friends during the Minute It to Win It program Tuesday. Beginning at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 21, teens are invited to try their hand at nine mini games that will be set up around the room. No registration is required for the event. According to Young People … [Read more...]

Wellfield program finds winter home at EPL

As the winter weather approaches and animals and trees go into hibernation, so too will the Wellfield Gardens Lil’ Sprouts program, which spends the winter months inside the warm and cozy EPL. From Nov. to March the environmentally focused education program for preschool aged children will be held … [Read more...]

Saluting service: Veterans Day books

Saturday, Nov. 11 is Veterans Day and the perfect time to stop, reflect on the service of all those that served in the armed forces and thank them. While many people have never served, there are plenty of good reads out there to get an understanding of the courage and bravery of those that served. Those … [Read more...]

Community stories sought for Culture Series

Drawing from personal experiences helps build understanding and inclusive communities say the organizers of Write for Change, an upcoming program hosted at the Elkhart Public Library. EPL is working with Elkhart Community Schools, InterAction Inc. and Premier Arts for this year’s Culture Series, … [Read more...]

Take a walk, read a book at Wellfield

Visitors to the Wellfield Botantic Gardens can enjoy the beautiful flora and get a great story during Story Walk. The ongoing program pieces out a children's book onto stands around the gardens where visitors can walk up and read them as they make their way around the grounds. The current book … [Read more...]

Elkhart resident learns to read, gets first library card at age 57

Sandy Caldwell wanted to read the Bible to children at her church and she wanted to stop depending on her family members to do things for her. The problem for the 57-year-old Elkhart resident was that she couldn't read, she had never learned how. Caldwell says that her parents meant well when they … [Read more...]

Helping Hands turns plastic bags into mats for homeless

The Helping Hands mats program enters it second phase Saturday with a help session for those working on their mats. Helping Hands teaches attendees how to crochet plastic bags into mats for the homeless in the Elkhart County area. Saturday, Nov. 18 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. EPL will have help on hand … [Read more...]

Board Meeting Minutes 2017 09

  PUBLIC BUDGET HEARING A Public Budget Hearing was held September 19, 2017, Main Library and called to order at 5:30 p.m. by Janice E. Dean, President. ROLL CALL & INTRODUCTION OF GUESTS Members present:  Renee’ Cocanower, Mary E. Davis, Janice E. Dean, Carlos Esteves, Jennifer … [Read more...]

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