Everyone who signs up for a new library card
in September will be entered into a drawing for prizes.
If you already have a card, pat yourself on the back.
If not, now is the perfect time to sign up!
For information on how to sign up for an
Elkhart Public Library card, click here or call 574-522-2665
A slide show from the American Library Association:
60 Ways to Use Your Library Card
Friday’s What Floats Your (Cardboard) Boat Race was a boatload of fun! The EPL FRIEND-SHIP–named for the Friends of the Elkhart Public Library, who provided our entry fee–came in third. Not bad for our first time out! This was the fourth year for the race, which is organized by the United Way of Elkhart County to kick off their annual fund-raising campaign.
Click on the picture to see a Flickr slide show
September 19 is International Talk Like a Pirate Day. This be th’ perfect time t’ talk about Mango Languages, one of th’ many Online Resources on th’ EPL website. Pirate be one o’ Mango’s most popular courses. If ye set a course to any Elkhart Public Library location on the 19th, ye might see th’ Library crew walkin’ the aisles (but not the plank) in pirate garb. Be sure t’ put yer name in a drawing for a Mango mug, T-shirt or water bottle, generously provided by Mango. (And ye might want t’ sail over to our Facebook page, which we’ll be a’settin’ t’ Pirate Lingo for th’ day.)
About Mango Languages
Mango Languages offers user-friendly online courses for more than 60 different languages and ESL for speakers of 17 languages. Mango is available FREE to anyone with a resident Elkhart Public Library card and access to high-speed internet.
- Go to myepl.org/info247.
- Find “Language” on the list.
- Click on the plus sign and choose Mango Languages.
- Create a profile. You will be asked to sign in each time you use Mango, so you can track your progress;
- OR Click the “Start Learning” button to use Mango without creating a profile.
- Select a language course or click on the “Translate” tab, which uses the Google translation tool to interpret the ‘gist’ of conversations from one language to another. It is not a substitute for human translations.
Try the first lesson in any language on the Try Mango page. NOTE: While it is helpful to have a microphone for a more interactive experience, you can benefit from the lessons without one.
Borrowing eBooks from downloads.myepl.org was simplified last spring. (Read about it here.) Now reading eBooks from our digital library is easier than ever, too! The OverDrive Media Console (OMC) app for reading digital titles on your mobile device has been completely redesigned with ease of use as top priority. The new version will be available on August 20 for Android and iOS (Apple) devices. Check out a preview of the new app:
Some highlighted features include:
- A redesigned user interface with an all-new look, streamlined navigation, and a one-stop reorganized menu.
- Sync bookmarks and reading progress across multiple devices using a free, opt-in registration service called OverDrive One.
- Variable speed playback for iOS, audiobook users’ most requested feature.
System Requirements: OMC v3.0 for Android users requires Android OS v4.0 (or newer). OMC for Android v2.6.5 will remain available for download. OMC for iOS requires iOS 6 (or newer).
If you already have OverDrive Media Console installed on your device, you will be prompted to update, or it will happen automatically, depending on your device settings. To install OverDrive Media Console, or for more information, visit http://omc.overdrive.com. Happy reading!
Everyone who participated in the Summer Reading Program is a winner. Well done!
Congratulations to the prize winners in our “End-of-Summer-Reading” drawings: