Two final summer reading treats: ice cream and a play

Celebrating the end of the summer reading program, Elkhart Public Library is treating participants to an ice cream delight. From 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Monday, July 31, everyone is invited for an afternoon of fun with ice cream and toppings. GeoTrekkers, can bring their passport to get one last stamp. While … [Read more...]

Tribute to the late Jymme Valdez to be dedicated Thursday

“Jymme had a great sense of humor, loved to sing while she worked, and was there to help others when needed.” That is how Gwen Robison, assistant director of Elkhart Public Library, remembers Jemima "Jymme" Valdez, who passed away June 9, 2017. From May 2002 to January 2014, Jymme worked as … [Read more...]

Triple P preps parents with proven, practical strategies

Upcoming programs at Elkhart Public Library's downtown location * 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 14 - Developing Good Bedtime Routines * 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 17 - Hassle-Free Shopping With Children One of the world's best known parenting programs is now available in Elkhart County, with a range of courses … [Read more...]

Elkhart Public Library teaming up with NASA to implement STEAM education programs

Celebrating the sun, moon and life here on Earth, Elkhart Public Library is ready to kick off its partnership with NASA @ My Library. One of just 75 libraries nationwide chosen for the program, Elkhart was selected for its commitment to STEAM education – science, technology, engineering, arts and … [Read more...]

Get the kids inspired to create awesome art

Summer reading is winding down, which means the "Build a Better World Art Contest" deadline is here. Kids can bring art projects downtown by the end of the day Tuesday, July 25, to get entered. Fabulous works are already on display, and the judges certainly will have a difficult time deciding the … [Read more...]

Board Meeting Minutes 2017 06

  The regular meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Elkhart Public Library was held June 20, 2017, at the Main Library and called to order at 5:32 p.m. by Janice E. Dean, President.   ROLL CALL & INTRODUCTION OF GUESTS Members present:   Brian Byrn, Mary E. Davis, Janice … [Read more...]

Download and go: Audiobooks, magazines and eBooks now accessible in one app through RBdigital

For the first time, Elkhart Public Library and RBdigital are offering audiobooks, eBooks and magazines in one convenient app. Available with iOS and Android devices and Kindle Fire, RBdigital makes it easy to search for content on the go. The app is a combination of the old OneClickdigital and … [Read more...]

See how the police put technology into action

Meet Cpl. Chris Bella and members of the Elkhart Police Department as they demonstrate their robot at Elkhart Public Library's downtown location. The presentation at 5 p.m. Monday, July 17, is part of the library's 2017 summer reading program. Bella is a bomb technician and evidence tech for the … [Read more...]

Board Meeting Agenda 2017 07

BOARD MEETING ROLL AND INTRODUCTION OF GUESTS CONSENT AGENDA Adopt Agenda Minutes of the Last Meeting Business Manager’s Report and Finances Financial Reports –June 2017 Claims-to-be-paid –June/July 2017 Projected Summary of Cash –July/August 2017 Cash Flow & … [Read more...]

Take a staycation and travel to another place and time

By Chuck Pieri Branch Children's Librarian Maybe you didn’t have a chance to go on vacation this summer. Did you know that there are lots of places to explore and you don’t have to step outside the library? Why don’t you get started on your next great adventure - get lost in a book! Don’t … [Read more...]

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