Unlock the door to fantasy with the Osolo kids book club

The story of Omri and his imagination is on tap for this year's kids book club at the Osolo location of Elkhart Public Library. “The Indian in the Cupboard” by Lynne Reid Banks is this year's chosen book for the club, open to kids 8 and up. Register here, as space is limited to 10.  The first … [Read more...]

Don’t plan on a disaster, but get prepared for one during National Preparedness Month in September

With the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey still prominently on everyone’s mind, now is the perfect time for National Preparedness Month, or September as it’s more commonly known. This year’s theme focuses on having a plan for when the unthinkable happens because “Disasters Don’t Plan Ahead. … [Read more...]

1,000 success stories – getting kids ready to read

Reading books to children at an early age gives them a jump start on learning how to read. Studies indicate it's positive preparation for school, too. Children's author Mem Fox once said, “If every parent and every adult caring for a child read aloud a minimum of three stories a day to the children … [Read more...]

Take off for the stars: Learn about the sun and moon

The solar eclipse of 2017 was the best show of the summer, but we're not rolling the credits yet. Elkhart Public Library and NASA are teaming up on out-of-this-world events to explore the sun and moon. It's all part of the library's 18-month work on STEAM-related educational programming. Space … [Read more...]

Students of all ages can find plenty of help here

As summer winds down, kids, parents, and teachers alike are back in school mode. No matter your age, learning never ends. Whether it is learning about space, learning a new language, picking up a new school, or just reading a good book, Elkhart Public Library is here for you - with something for … [Read more...]

Eclipse 2017: Party in Central Park on Monday

The first 250 people in downtown Elkhart's Central Park after noon on Monday can get free eclipse viewing glasses. But that's not the only reason to come to the party. Eclipse - Our event, part of our NASA @ My Library work, goes from noon until 3. The moon will begin moving into the view of the … [Read more...]

Board Meeting Minutes 2017 07

The regular meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Elkhart Public Library was held July 18, 2017, at the 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 … [Read more...]

Board Meeting Agenda 2017 08

Board Work Session 4:45 p.m. Board of Finance meeting 5:30 p.m. A. Investment Policy revision Board of Trustees meeting Following Board of Finance A. ROLL AND INTRODUCTION OF GUESTS B. CONSENT AGENDA 1. Adopt Agenda 2. Minutes of the Last Meeting … [Read more...]

Get your website going – Code School is coming to Elkhart

Have you ever wanted to learn how to build your own website? If you answered yes, you’re in luck. The South Bend Code School is coming to Elkhart Public Library at 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 14. Code School: Create Your Own Website invites people to come and learn more about coding, the language of … [Read more...]

Learn the Law: Developing better landlord-tenant relations

Housing is critical to everyone's lives, says retired Judge Jim Rieckhoff, and "stable housing is ideal.” Throughout his 30 years on the bench in Elkhart Superior Court 5, Rieckhoff saw numerous cases related to landlord-tenant issues. He'll be presenting common issues and taking questions during … [Read more...]

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