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Administrator : August 15, 2013 2:56 pm : Home, Teen Blog


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!

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Administrator : August 14, 2013 8:09 pm : Teen Blog


Everyone who participated in the Summer Reading Program is a winner. Well done!

Congratulations to Lily and Sam, prize winners  in our “End-of-Summer-Reading” drawings!

Lily: KindleFire

Lily: Kindle Fire

Sam: NookColor

Sam: Nook Color













Thanks to the Friends of the Elkhart Public Library for the prizes!

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Administrator : August 5, 2013 9:27 pm : Home, Teen Blog

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Administrator : June 12, 2013 8:05 pm : Teen Blog


e-Books & e-Audiobooks
Now easier than ever:

  • Redesigned catalog
  • Quick check on item availability
  • Faster checkout
  • Ability to read e-Books in your browser

Click here to see an overview of OverDrive’s next generation.

Downloads.myepl.org will take you directly to the EPL Digital Media Catalog.

The Next Generation Digital Library — One-step Checkout Demo:

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Administrator : June 12, 2013 6:50 pm : Teen Blog


Summer Reading for Teens (ages 12-18)

Teens, this year Summer Reading is all new and exciting! You will have the chance to explore different kinds of books and authors. When you sign up, you get a “Bingo Card” with different genres of books to read and various  library-related activities.  For each row you fill, you earn a prize. For this year’s grand prize drawings we will give away a Kindle Fire and a Nook Color! Summer Reading runs from June 1 to July 27. Prizes can be claimed through August 3, 2013.

Teen Summer Activities

Design a surfboard, decorate a rock, fill a time capsule, play Wii games, eat pizza….
Click on any event for details and to sign up (if required).


Worry Stones
Thursday, June 12, 4:00 p.m.

Graffiti @ the Library
Thursday, July 18, 4:00 p.m.


Ball Jar Terrarium
Tuesday, June 11, 2:00 p.m.

Tie Dye
Tuesday, July 30,10-11 a.m.


Rock Art
Tuesday, June 4, 4:00 p.m.SRPTeen-01

Teen Wii
Tuesday, June 11, 4:00 p.m.

Back from the Future: Time Capsules
Tuesday, June 25, 4:00 p.m.

Beneath the Surface Jeopardy
Tuesday, July 9, 4:00 p.m.

Teen Wii
Tuesday, July 16, 4:00 p.m.

Finishers’ Pizza Party!
Tuesday, July 30, 4:00 p.m.


Surfboard Design Contest
June 1-30

Rock On Necklace
Thursday, June 13, 3:00 p.m.

Beneath the Coffee Cup
Create your own unique coffee cup
Thursday, June 27, 3:00 p.m.

HOLES Book Club
Thursday, July 11, Monday, July 15,
& Thursday, July 18, 3:00 p.m.

T-shirt Art
Tuesday, July 16, 3:00 p.m.



Tie Dye
Wednesday, June 5, 3:30 p.m.

Rock Art
Tuesday, July 30, 4:00 p.m.



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