EPL goes wild as it welcomes Silly Safaris

The library is going wild Thursday as Silly Safaris brings their fun and educational animal show to the downtown Elkhart Public Library. At 1 p.m. Silly Safaris will be showcasing a variety of animals that fit in with the Reading Rocks theme of the summer reading program during their exciting program. Amazon … [Read more...]

A different kind of storytime for a summer that already rocks

Because Reading Rocks and all, Elkhart Public Library is giving you a chance to see professional musicians on a different stage - storytime! At 4 p.m. Thursdays starting June 14, we’re delivering some familiar names to play a couple of numbers and read a story. These all-ages storytimes will be … [Read more...]

Turn a book into a performance

Take a book to the stage during Readers' Theater this summer at the Cleveland Branch. At 4 p.m. on Thursdays in June (session one) and July (session two), children will pick out a book to read and turn into a performance, making everything from the props to the sound effects. On the last day, the … [Read more...]

Summer Reading prize includes Taylor Swift tickets, Nintendo Switch

The 2018 Summer Reading program will offer exciting prizes that live up to the “Reading Rocks” theme. Two grand prize winners will win tickets for them and a guest to attend Taylor Swift’s Indianapolis show on Sept. 15 at Lucas Oil Stadium. Hotel accommodations provided by Edgerton Travel are … [Read more...]

Hear a story in the gardens

Throughout the summer families are invited to a special story time held outside in the Wellfield Botanic Gardens. At 6 p.m. on the third Tuesday of the month, join an Elkhart Public Library storyteller for Stories in the Garden. Bring a blanket to the English Cottage Garden for an evening of stories … [Read more...]

Explore Elkhart artist Ted Drake

The most famous logo in the sports world earned the artist $50. Ted Drake’s legacy, though, is priceless and goes far beyond the Notre Dame leprechaun. This summer, the Elkhart County Historical Museum is celebrating the late Elkhart artist and illustrator with a special exhibit at Elkhart Public … [Read more...]

Pop up libraries coming to McNaughton Park

While residents are out enjoying the summer weather, they can check out our materials and browse the collection with our pop-up library program. From 11 a.m. to noon, library materials and staff will be available on select Fridays at McNaughton Park, 701 Arcade Ave. in Elkhart this summer. Come … [Read more...]

Jeanie B brings music, fun to EPL

For music teacher and performer Jeanie Bratschie, it's all about sharing her love of music with children. Bratschie, who performs under the name Jeanie B., will host two shows on June 6, at 4 p.m. at the Dunlap Branch and at 6 p.m. downtown. Bratschie said she has been performing since she was … [Read more...]

Explore robots from the state library

Get hands on with robots during a special program at the downtown library. At 5 p.m. on Monday, June 4, children will be able to build and play with an assortment of small robots from the Indiana State Library at the downtown EPL branch. Robots including LEGO Wedo, Cubelets, Sphero Spark and more. … [Read more...]

Barney set to retire after final Paws to Read

Barney the St. Bernard is riding off into the sunset and we're having a party to celebrate him! The trained dog, who helps kids gain confidence in their reading, is retiring and we're hosting a retirement open house for all his friends and reading partners to come back and celebrate him. From … [Read more...]

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