Teen Read Week

Allison : October 9, 2012 1:33 pm : Elkhart Public Library, Teens

Teen Read Week 2012 Logo

The week of October 14-20 is Teen Read Week at your Elkhart Public Library! We dare you to read for the fun of it! This year’s theme is “It Came from the Library,” celebrating monsters, zombies, scary stories, and all that can be fun about reading and libraries.

Teen Read Week is a time to celebrate reading for fun. At the Main Library there will be special programs for teens. On Tuesday, October 16 come to the Monster Mash where we will be making monster crafts! Then, on Wednesday, October 17, we will be having a Speed Book Dating program. Will you find your next favorite book?

The week will end with a big finale, the Zombie Prom! Come dressed up in your  zombie costumes or no costume, if you prefer. We will have lots of games and snacks. Of course, everything will be zombie-themed! This is one party you won’t want to miss!

All teen programs are for ages 12-18. I hope to see you all there!


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The Osolo Branch Celebrates 25 Years

mrobinso : October 3, 2012 5:50 pm : Elkhart Public Library

The Osolo Branch is 25!
~Kathy Langenhop & Moxie Robinson

It is hard to believe that a quarter of a century has passed since the Osolo Branch Library first opened its doors. We have seen many changes in 25 years, not only in how we serve you, but also in the staff who serve you. Osolo’s first manager in 1987 was Joan Murphy, with children’s librarian Jeanine Rhodes, as her assistant.

A Week of Celebration

Kevin Kilmer, Elkhart Public Library’s Branch Operations Manager, and Donna Mitschelen, Osolo Branch Coordinator, cordially invite you to join them and their staff, for a week-long Silver Anniversary Celebration October 15 through 20. Festivities will include daily prize drawings for books (winners will choose from an assortment). The Bookmobile will be onsite Friday and Saturday, full of sale books stocked by the Friends of the Elkhart Public Library, and staffed by the Osolo Branch 2nd Monday Night Page Turners Book Club.

Saturday Open House

Capping off the week will be an open house on Saturday, October 20, with hourly prize drawings for gift packs donated by local businesses. Light refreshments will be served. At 11:00 Library Director Deb Stewart, Library Board members, and representatives from the Friends of the Elkhart Public Library will dedicate a Crimson King maple tree, newly planted on the south side of the property. The tree was a gift from the Friends group, along with contributions from Osolo patrons.

Mark your calendars now – October 15-20 – and plan to join us in celebrating the Osolo Branch Library’s Silver Anniversary!

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EPL at Biz-Ness Expo 2012

mrobinso : October 3, 2012 1:14 pm : Elkhart Public Library

Stop by our booth at The Greater Elkhart Chamber of Commerce Biz-Ness Expo Thursday, October 4, and discover the wide variety of resources the Elkhart Public Library has to offer the business community!  Pick up a list of the Best Business Books of 2012.

The 2012 Biz-Ness Expo will be at the RV/MH Hall of Fame, northeast of Elkhart, at 21565 Executive Parkway, off C.R. 17 between C.R. 6 and the Indiana Toll Road, from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m.

This year’s theme  is “Let the Challenge Games Begin,” an athletic focus on companies that have competed through the recession and are driving ahead to victory. Many of the 110-plus exhibitors will decorate their booths and wear costumes to match the theme, and the Chamber will award prizes.

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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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