You can earn prizes for reading over the summer!
The end of the school year is just around the corner. At the Library, summertime means Summer Reading. Come to the Library any time in June to sign up for this great program for children ages 0-12.
If you have done our Summer Reading Program in the past, be ready for a change. This year it is all new and all exciting. All you have to do is read at least 15 minutes a day for 4 days, plus do two extra activities. The activities are fun and simple, like checking out a book at the Library or drawing a picture about summer. The best part of the new program is that you can earn a prize every week!
There is also a grand prize drawing. Every time you come back for your next prize, you also get an entry into the drawing. We have 5 bicycles to give away to 5 lucky readers!
This year’s Summer Reading theme is Dig Into Reading and we have tons of underground programs and events for you to enjoy. Look forward to a visit from Silly Safaris and their wild animal show. Learn about Pirates and Treasure, Digging for Dinosaur Bones, and much, much more! At the end of summer, to wrap it all up, we’ll have our annual Ice Cream Social!
Storytimes at the Wellfield Botanic Gardens were so much fun last year, we have decided to do it again! We will meet in the English Cottage Garden on the 3rd Tuesday of each month, May through October, from 6:00-6:30 p.m. Someone from the Elkhart Public Library will be there to share stories and songs and lots of fun. Tuesdays are free at the Wellfield, so you will not have to pay to get in. Bring the whole family and a blanket to share. If it rains, the Wellfield will have a tent for shelter.
Garden Story Time 2013
6:00 p.m. (rain or shine):
Elkhart Public Library has a new computer for kids just like you!
The Literacy Computer is for kids ages 2-8. The computer is equipped with a touchscreen, a mouse, and a color-coded keyboard. It has over 60 games that kids will love. You don’t even need a library card to get on.
You can play Diego’s Safari Rescue, JumpStart Learning, Kid Pix 3D, Sesame Street, and many other games with your favorite characters. All the games on the computer help with skills like math, reading, and science and you’ll have lots of fun too. Come to the library to try it out today. Just come to the Children’s Desk to ask for the day’s password.
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.
The Homework Assistance program at Elkhart Public Library (EPL) is for students in Kindergarten through grade 12. Homework help is available in many different subjects and on a first come, first served basis.
Homework Assistance is offered from September through early May.
Times and Locations:
- Main Library – Mondays from 5 to 8 p.m.
- Pierre Moran Branch Library – Tuesdays from 4 to 7 p.m.
- Osolo Branch Library – Thursdays from 4 to 7 p.m.
- Cleveland Branch Library – Thursdays from 4 to 7 p.m.
For more information contact us by email or phone at (574) 522-2223.