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!
Abe Lincoln, Mark Twain and the Civil War
Wednesday, March 6, 7:00 p.m. at the Main Library in Downtown Elkhart
Discover how a Union president and a Confederate deserter fought against slavery and racism pre- and post-Civil War. Join us as veteran performer Dave Ehlert portrays both Lincoln and Twain in this live theatrical production of historical drama, humor and education.
This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Elkhart Public Library.
The event is a perfect prelude to this year’s One Book, One Michiana, April 1-May 11. The 2013 “One Book” selection is THE KILLER ANGELS by Michael Shaara. If you want to get a head start on reading (or listening to) it, you can find it in our online catalog or in area book stores.