Book and drink pairings for the cold season

We asked a few of our librarians what books they're reading and what warming beverage they are pairing them with. As lake effect snow falls around the area and the cold weather settles in, it's a great time of the year to curl up inside with a good book and a warm drink. What is our staff pairing? Classic … [Read more...]

Get into a galaxy far, far away with these titles

Tis the season for joyous celebration. That's right, not just for the holidays, but it's time for another new Star Wars movie premiere. EPL can get you all set for the debut of "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" with all kinds of "Star Wars" universe titles. Not only does the library have a great assortment … [Read more...]

2018 Book club titles announced

The downtown EPL book club has unveiled their title selections for 2018. The club meets on the third Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. According to club organizer Mary Ann Dubash, the books are chosen by the group from a list she gets from Indiana Humanities. "I give that list to the participants … [Read more...]

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 library activities have a little of everything

As the calendar year winds down and the holidays ramp up, EPL has the activities to get everyone into the spirit of the season. From carols to cards, there are a number of activities going on at all of the branches. Here are all of the activities going on in December: Tuesday, Dec. 5 at 6:30 … [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...]

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...]

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...]

Friends make EPL better

The Friends of Elkhart Public Library provide more than just financial support for the library, they are a network of volunteers and donors committed to making it better for the community. According to Friends of EPL president Ken Clayborn, the group is seven years old, boasts about 140 members, … [Read more...]

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