Download library eBooks directly to your NOOK color & NOOK tablets!

Administrator : October 2, 2012 5:10 pm : Elkhart Public Library

OverDrive app

Learn how to install OverDrive’s mobile app on your NOOK color or NOOK tablet!

Yes, we have eBooks.


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No Public Internet; Library Catalog Oct. 15

Administrator : October 2, 2012 3:49 pm : Elkhart Public Library

We will be upgrading our Polaris circulation/catalog system Monday, October 15, 2012. Some of our regular services will be unavailable, and others limited on that day.

  • Public Internet Computers will NOT be available at any EPL location (but our website will be accessible via home or wireless devices).
  • Wi-Fi WILL be available at all EPL locations.
  • The Public Access Catalog will NOT be available.
  • Library materials CAN be returned, but will NOT be checked in.
  • NO library cards will be issued.
  • You WILL be able to check out if you have your library card with you.

Thank you for your patience. We hope to be back to “business as usual” by Tuesday morning.

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Banned Book Week

mrobinso : October 1, 2012 11:19 am : Elkhart Public Library

Virtual Read-Out

This week, September 30 – October 6, 2012, marks the 30th anniversary of Banned Books Week, an annual celebration of the freedom to read. To commemorate this milestone, the American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom has coordinated a

50 State Salute to Banned Books Week, which included a Banned Books Virtual Read-out. People all over the country—and around the world—were encouraged to upload videos of themselves reading or discussing their favorite banned or challenged books on the special Banned Books Virtual Read-out Channel on YouTube.

Each year, the ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom records hundreds of attempts by individuals and groups to have books removed from libraries shelves and from classrooms, and compiles a list of banned or frequently challenged books.

Living in the Window

Here in Indiana, Saturday Evening Post editor Corey Michael Dalton, is living in the front window of the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library for the week, to protest the continuing ban on Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse-Five by the Republic, Missouri school system.

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mrobinso : September 28, 2012 11:06 am : Elkhart Public Library

Come downtown to the Main Library today (Friday, September 28) until 6:00

and tomorrow (Saturday, September 29) from 1 to 5!

First-time sale for all books. Something for everyone!

Presented by the Friends of the Elkhart Public Library.

Proceeds from the sale support Elkhart Public Library programs and services.

Thank you, Friends!

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Stories and Songs in the Garden

Administrator : September 28, 2012 10:40 am : Elkhart Public Library, Kids

Join Branch Children’s Librarian Chuck Pieri,  Tuesday, October 2 at 6:00
for Early Evening Story Time at the Wellfield Botanic Gardens, 1011 N. Main Street in Elkhart.

Bring a blanket and pillow and enjoy stories and songs in the beautiful English Cottage Garden. All ages are welcome. No registration is required. Rain date will be October 3.

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