Are you familiar with AmazonSmile? It is a way to shop and share at the same time. When you start your Amazon shopping at smile.amazon.com, a percentage of what you spend on eligible purchases goes to support the charitable organization you select from their extensive list.
The Friends of the Elkhart Public Library is one of the organizations you can designate to receive donations through AmazonSmile. Please take a moment to sign up for AmazonSmile and consider choosing Friends of the Elkhart Public Library as the organization you would like to receive this support. Every little bit helps!
- Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice.
- AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same Amazon Prime benefits.
- Support your charitable organization by starting your shopping at smile.amazon.com.
- Questions? Learn more about AmazonSmile.
- Represent a charitable organization? Visit org.amazon.com.
Someone else has done the decorating!
Which one(s) would you like to take home?
Come to the Main Library and feast your eyes on the mini-tree display just inside the door.
Each tree was lovingly decorated by a local group or individual.
All decorated trees will be sold to the highest bidders,
with proceeds benefiting the Friends of the Elkhart Public Library.
Bid soon! Bid often!
The auction closes at 8:00 pm on Wednesday, December 7.
Winning bidders can pick up their trees beginning Monday, December 12.
Prizes will be awarded for:
MOST ORIGINAL / LITERARY
PEOPLE’S CHOICE (be sure to cast your vote!)
YOU can encourage the next generation of writers, right here in Elkhart!
Elkhart residents can help judge West Side Middle School’s language arts writing contest. The students’ assignment was to to write an engaging, cohesive narrative with at least four well developed scenes. The school is partnering with the Library to open the last round of judging to the public. The top picks were selected by West Side students and teachers, and the winners of that competition are now participating in a city-wide contest hosted by the Library.
Go to myepl.org/stories between now and November 11. Read some or all of the stories and give each one you read a star rating. Enjoy!
Who knows, maybe you’ll discover the next John Green or J. K. Rowling!
Show us how you use your Elkhart Public Library card
for a chance to win a new Amazon Kindle Fire HD8!
Your Elkhart Public Library card has so much to offer! Show us how you use your Library by entering our social media contest between now and November 18. It’s as simple as snap, post and tag.
How do you enjoy your Library? Listening to an audiobook? Streaming your favorite music, movies or shows? Browsing books, magazines or videos? Using our computers? Reading in one of our comfy chairs? Participating in our many programs and events? As you enjoy the benefits of being a cardholder, simply snap a pic and add it to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or all three! Include #thiscard and mention @myEPL in each post. (Make sure to leave a space between the two tags.)
Snap, post and tag! Five random winners will receive new Amazon Fire HD tablets. The first winner was chosen at our Main Library Open House on October 27. The other four will be selected at the end of the contest on November 18 and will be notified soon after. Photos can be taken at any Elkhart Public Library location.
Show us how you use #thiscard @myEPL! Complete contest rules can be found here.
Join the Fun!
When and Where
- Saturday, November 12 at the Knights of Columbus, 112 East Lexington in Elkhart.
- Doors open at 6:30 pm; the contest begins promptly at 7:00.
Cost and Reservations
- Reservations can be made at any Elkhart Public Library location.
- Cost is $10.00 per person, cash or check at time of registration.
- Walk-ins welcome!
- Proceeds will benefit the Friends of the Elkhart Public Library.
Food and Drink
- It’s kind of like indoor tailgaiting!
- Bring food and snacks to share with your table.
- Bring your own plates and table service.
- Beverages can be purchased at the Knights of Columbus bar.
The theme is YOUR FAVORITE BOOK. Feel free to come in costume and decorate your table. Prizes will be awarded throughout the night.
The winning table will receive their entry fees back!
Questions? Contact Gloria Sura Taylor: