The library is celebrating Teen Tech Week, March 10-16! Teen Tech Week is all about using technology at the library, so this is what we are going to do. The library is offering three great technology programs the week of March 10-16. Check in at all three!
Teen Wii Tuesday, March 12 at 4:00.
Join us as we play the Nintendo Wii and challenge your friends in your favorite games!
E-book Demos Wednesday, March 13 at 4:00.
Learn about all the different types of e-readers and tablets in our devices petting zoo. Learn how to check out e-books from the library.
Rube Goldberg Machine Challenge Friday, March 15 at 4:00.
You’ve seen those machines that use a a complex series of marbles, dominoes, and pulleys to make your breakfast. We’re going to build one at the library! Challenge: to make build a machine that uses a chain reaction to complete a simple task. We’ll have all the supplies, you bring the ideas. Compete with other teams for the prize!
Elkhart Public Library has received the grant of an AWE Early Literacy Computer.
The Literacy Computer is an all-inclusive educational computer designed for children ages 2-8. The computer is equipped with a touchscreen, a mouse, and a color-coded keyboard. There are over 60 educational games and activities preloaded onto the computer.
Games include Diego’s Safari Rescue, JumpStart Learning, Kid Pix 3D, Sesame Street, and many more!
Come to the library with your child to try it out today. Your child does not need a library card to use the computer. Just come to the Children’s Desk to ask for the day’s password. Your child will enjoy the intuitive interface and games with their favorite characters, all while learning valuable skills.
This project is supported by the Institute of Museums and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by the Indiana State Library.
Friends of the Elkhart Public Library
Gigantic Book Sale
at the Main Library in Downtown Elkhart
Thursday, March 14, 2013, 2-6 p.m. for Friends of EPL
(membership can be purchased at the event)
Open to everyone:
Friday, March 15, 12:00-6:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 16, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m
For more information call 522-3333 or email FriendsofEPL@aol.com.
CLEAR YOUR LIBRARY ACCOUNT & START FRESH
Do you have overdue library materials? LONG overdue library materials? LONG, LONG overdue library materials?
WE WILL GLADLY TAKE THEM BACK, and CLEAR YOUR ACCOUNT of all related charges!
Here’s how it works:
- Return all undamaged, overdue materials to the Circulation Desk at any Elkhart Public Library location between March 4 & March 30, 2013.
- THEY MUST BE RETURNED DIRECTLY TO A CIRCULATION STAFF MEMBER. Items dropped in the drop box, return slot or on the counter will not qualify for amnesty.
- The staff member will waive all fines and fees related to the returned items.
For more information call 574-522-2665.
What Animals Can You See at the Zoo?
Bring your family to the Main Library on Wednesday, March 6, for an engaging evening filled with stories and songs about all your favorite zoo animals. Bedtime Storytime is a library program for all ages and designed for families to attend together. The program begins at 6:30 and pajamas are welcome!
There will also be a craft and we will serve animal crackers – the perfect snack for a storytime about zoos!
All Bedtime Storytimes are listed on the Events Calendar:
- Wednesday, March 6, at 6:30 pm: Zoo Fun. Details and sign-up.
- Wednesday, April 3, at 6:30 pm: Bunnies and Carrots. Details and sign-up.
- Wednesday, May 1 at 6:30 pm: Picky Eaters. Details and sign-up.
Cleveland, Dunlap, and Pierre Moran Branches also have Bedtime Storytimes! Go to the Events Calendar to check them out!