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...]

Teen Leadership Club offers volunteer experience

Teens can get valuable volunteer hours for a college résumé or church at the library while having fun and making the library better. Teen Leadership Club meets at 4 p.m. on the first Tuesday of the month, beginning on Sept. 18, due to a rescheduled meeting, at the downtown branch. According to … [Read more...]

Empower yourself, learn new skills and brush up on old ones

This August is all about empowerment and bettering yourself at EPL and we're here to help with the new Empowerment [c]Rocks series. Every Wednesday in August at 4 and 6 p.m., there will be a program designed to help people get empowered on topics such as home repair, budgeting, cooking and more. The … [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...]

Library offers learning, community place for families

When Heidi Gunn and her family moved back to the Dunlap area after nearly 20 years, the first place she took her daughters was to the library. "It's good for our girls to know that where ever you go there is a library that you can plug in to," said Gunn, referencing her daughters Lucy, 5 and Stella, … [Read more...]

Make music from a computer

Create unique sounds and music while learning computer programming as well. Starting at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6, in the downtown library, kids taking part in Coding: Sonic Pi will start using programming skills to make music. Sonic Pi makes it easy to code, compose and perform music and … [Read more...]

Brainfuse can save the day when you need an answer

Studying for a test or looking for homework help? Brainfuse has your answer. Brainfuse is a free service offered to Elkhart Public Library users - don't have a card? Get this card. It's available online or as an app, and will get you quick access to live help on lots of subjects - everything … [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...]

Meet a Librarian: Vonda Litwiller

Looking to make her lifelong love of books into a career, Vonda Litwiller pivoted from a career as a nutritionist into being a librarian 13 years ago. Now in her fifth year at EPL, Litwiller works as a reference librarian on the second floor. She oversees interlibrary loan, assists people and offers … [Read more...]

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