Read, Learn, Win!
- Starting June 2, 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!
You can earn a different prize every week. For every 4 logs you turn in, you win a book! 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.
Fizz Boom Fun!
This year’s theme is Fizz Boom Read, with plenty of opportunities for discovery and delight! You can enter an art contest, conduct science experiments, stack liquids and make robots. Would you like to dress up like an astronaut or a superhero? How about building with marshmallows and spaghetti? And who doesn’t like to eat ICE CREAM? All this, and lots more! Let’s have a Fizz Boom summer!
Storytimes at the Wellfield Botanic Gardens are so much fun we’ll be doing it again this year! 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. (In case of rain we will meet in the tented area.) 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.
Our January Paint computer class was all about using shapes and colors to create works of art. With Cheryl to guide them, the participants, ages 6-11, each created 3 pieces. The first could be anything they wanted. For the other two pieces, they used specific works for inspiration: Composition II in Red Blue and Yellow by Piet Mondrian and Several Circles by Vasily Kandinsky. Before the Kandinsky project, they were also shown some of Josef Albers’ work with colored squares, encouraging them to think of colors and shapes, and not just circles.
Here are some of their creations:
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.