Summer reading introduces new genres, fosters excitement

Maddie Dougherty will really see how much reading rocks when she's in Indianapolis next weekend watching Taylor Swift perform live. Maddie was one of the winners of EPL's Reading Rocks grand prize; a pair of tickets and accommodations to see Swift on her Reputation tour. According to her mother, … [Read more...]

Great American Read kicks off: How many have you read?

By Jeanne Glanders, Popular Materials What’s the best book you’ve ever read? PBS’s eight part series The Great American Read will attempt to answer that question. And you have a say! They have put together a list of 100 of America’s best loved novels that span the depth and breadth the human … [Read more...]

Storytime prepares, socializes children for pre-K

Storytime, a program held at three EPL branches on a weekly basis, helps introduce the library to children, as well as socializing them and preparing them for preschool. < < Register for Storytime on the Events Calendar > > According to Osolo branch supervisor librarian Donna Mitschelen, … [Read more...]

Come build at EPL

Builders of all ages can come and test their skills and take the LEGO Challenge at EPL. Beginning at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 5, stop by the downtown library to build with LEGOs. Come with a friend and build...anything that you can imagine. EPL has received a huge tub of LEGO from the … [Read more...]

Elkhart, Concord students gain valuable access to trusted online resources

This year, more than 20,000 students in the Elkhart area will have free access to resources enhancing their classroom learning and individual creativity. Elkhart Public Library offers “ecards” to all K-12 students in Elkhart and Concord schools. The individual barcode allows access to the digital … [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...]

Rock your reading from anywhere this summer

Getting access to your reading and listening materials is easier than ever as the summer wraps up and school starts back up. OverDrive, the ebook and audiobook provider, has some recommended books for young readers and adults alike. Access OverDrive through or by downloading their app and … [Read more...]

From books to the big screen: Adaptations coming this summer and fall

Avid readers will have plenty of new TV shows and movies to say "the book was better" about this fall. Several popular books are coming to the small and the big screen. A new EPL book club coming this fall will give you a chance to read and discuss some of those books before the movies debut. … [Read more...]

How to research genealogy (and the best places to look)

When doing family genealogy research, it is easy to think that all of the information is online but backing that up with hard copy proof can be just as important. EPL has hundreds of resources and the expert help to find the information that family history researchers need to verify or prove the pieces … [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...]

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