INSPIRE: Search Thousands of Magazines

INSPIRE is a powerful online research resource available to residents of Indiana. Many articles are available for reading online. Look for the "Full Text" link. Access it through the Elkhart Public Library: Go to myepl.org/info247. Click + Magazines and Journals. Scroll to INSPIRE and click … [Read more...]

Mystery Writer Kate Collins is Coming to EPL!

Step into the world of Bloomers Flower Shop in New Chapel, Indiana. Meet Abby Knight, law school dropout turned florist, who can't resist a mystery. This is the setting for Kate Collins’ delightful, fast-paced FLOWER SHOP MYSTERIES. Kate Collins will be at the Main Library on Saturday, July 13 from … [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 Family … [Read more...]

Board Meeting Minutes 2013 05

ROLL CALL & INTRODUCTION OF GUESTS The regular meeting of the Board of Trustees of Elkhart Public Library was called to order by Barbara G. Anderson, president, at 5:30 p.m., on May 21, 2013, in Meeting Room #1 of the Main Library. Members present: Barbara G. Anderson, Krystal Anderson, Renee' … [Read more...]

Ed2go is now Learn4Life: Limited Course Enrollments through November 2013

UPDATE: Learn4Life is now Gale Courses! Access and content are still the same. The links this post will take you to the site. When ed2go, a popular online learning course service, recently began offering subscription access to public libraries through the publisher Gale Cengage Learning, we … [Read more...]

Summer Reading for Grownups

Adults, we have a Summer Reading Program for you, too! For each item you check out, you can write a brief book review or solve a puzzle. Every review or puzzle you complete will be entered in a drawing for a weekly prize. Prizes will include gift baskets with donated items and services from local businesses, … [Read more...]

ReadKiddoRead: Books Kids WANT to Read

ReadKiddoRead.com  was created by James Patterson to help parents and teachers find books that kids will truly enjoy reading. Author and reviewer Judy Freeman, in a 2010 School Library Journal interview, talked about the website and how it started:  "So here’s this stupendously successful and … [Read more...]

Discover a New Hobby

What does it take to tie a fly? Decorate a cake? Create a card? Explore your inner hobbyist this summer at Elkhart Public Library. During June and July guest hobbyists will visit the Main Library to demonstrate their hobbies, and discuss the tools and supplies involved. Two different presentations … [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 The Friends of the Library will have Children's books available for purchase at both events. Visit … [Read more...]

Beneath the Surface: Teen Summer Reading & Activities

Summer Reading for Teens (ages 12-18) Teens, this year Summer Reading is all new and exciting! You will have the chance to explore different kinds of books and authors. When you sign up, you get a "Bingo Card" with different genres of books to read and various  library-related activities.  For each … [Read more...]

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