McNaughton Park Story Time

Administrator : June 3, 2015 2:22 pm : Elkhart Public Library

Park kids bookDoes your family enjoy the Tuesday evening Elkhart Municipal Band concerts at McNaughton Park? Come early and hear some stories, too!

You are invited to join us in the park on Tuesday evenings at 7:00, June 9, 23
July 7, July 14 and August 4. Gather by the playground for a half-hour story time presented by Elkhart Public Library staff members. Bring a blanket to sit on and join the fun!

All ages are welcome! (If it’s raining we will not meet.)

McNaughton Park is located at 701 Arcade Avenue, Elkhart.

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Every Hero Has a Story: Summer Reading 2015

Administrator : May 27, 2015 3:04 pm : Elkhart Public Library


Read, Learn, Win!

  • Starting June 1, visit any EPL location to sign up and pick up a reading log.
  • Read at least 15 minutes a day for 4 days.
  • Do 2 fun and simple learning activities.
  • Bring your log back to the library for your prize!
  • Repeat!

You can earn a different prize every week, plus win a book when you finish 4 logs! Every time you come back for your next prize, you will be entered in our end-of-summer grand prize drawing for a new bicycle! The more you read, the more prizes you win, and the better your chances for winning the bike.

Every Hero Has a Story

Not all heroes wear capes and masks. This summer we will learn about different kinds of heroes, with plenty of opportunities to be a superhero, yourself!

Travel with a Superhero!

Dunlap Branch • Take a Superhero on Vacation
Pick up a superhero at the Dunlap Branch to take with you on vacation. Take a picture of you and your superhero. When you get home, bring the picture to the Branch and we will post it.

You Can Be a Hero, Too!

Osolo Branch  Animal Shelter Donation Drive
Be a hero to our furry and feathered friends. Donate food and supplies to the Osolo Branch for the Elkhart County Humane Society.

Art Contest!

Main Library Super Hero Art Contest
Kids, bring your artwork to the Children’s Room by Friday July 3 Wednesday, July 15. Your creations will be displayed through July, and judged in five categories: ages 0-5, ages 6-8, ages 9-11, ages 12-14, and ages 15-17. Submissions must be your own work, in good taste, and nicely displayed in a frame — or on a board, if 3D, and must include an entry form (available at the Children’s desk). Prizes will be awarded at our Super Hero Delight program on August 3.


  • Each of our locations has a super line-up of heroic children’s programs and activities. (Linked below)
  • Teens and adults, we have special Summer Reading Programs just for you! (Also linked below)


Teens: Unmask 

Adults: Escape the Ordinary


Children’s Programs by Location:

Cleveland Branch
Dunlap Branch
Main Library
Osolo Branch
Pierre Moran Branch


Overview of all summer activities at

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