2020 Book Bingo Challenge

Choose 5 books from 25 fun categories to win! Go to https://elkhartlakepubliclibrary.beanstack.org to register!

This Challenge is based on a 5×5 Bingo card. You have 25 activities to choose from. Complete any 5 activities and we will place a book plate on a new book in your honor!

  1. Books can only count for one activity badge. No double dipping!
  2. For each activity, you may read books of your own choosing or we’d be happy to recommend titles for you
  3. You cannot count books you have already read

Meet our New Kits!

Story Time To-Go Kits

We have made the hard decision to suspend Story Time indefinitely. We will re-evaluate the situation on a monthly basis.

In the meantime, we are preparing Story Time To-Go kits to help fill the gap. Each theme-based kit will have 5 books, a craft, and activity. Some kits will have additional materials like music CDs, puppets, puzzles or games. The kits will be in the Monarch catalog to request or you may give us a call and we will let you know which kits are available.

We will miss you! Stay safe!

Take and Make Summer

Crafts for all kids, even Middle Schoolers! One activity per child per visit. Choose a craft and take it to do at home!

Book Club

Friday, November 12th at 1 pm at Vintage Elkhart Lake. Early Morning Riser by Katherine Heiny.

“A wise, bighearted, boundlessly joyful novel of love, disaster, and unconventional family.”

Order your copy on monarchcatalog.org. Contact the library to be placed on our book club email list to receive updates.

Visit the Library

Beginning June 1 only the 40 Pine Street entrance will be open to the public. Our park-side entrance will be used for our no-contact curbside service and delivery.

Picture Book Bundles

We are now offering Picture Book Bundles! Bundles are selected group of picture books on a single theme. For instance, dinosaurs, animals, trucks, princesses, gardening, etc. Give us a call and tell us what you need and we will have them ready for pick up. Bundles available for board book for toddlers or easy readers for our beginner reader.

Ancestry available at home

Temporary remote access instructions:

To access Ancestry Library Edition please log into Badgerlink first, hereChoose the Elkhart Lake Public Library and enter your barcode without spaces. Close out that page and return here to link to Ancestry Library Edition

Sponsored by the Friends of the Elkhart Lake Public Library.

ProQuest has partnered with Ancestry.com to create Ancestry® Library Edition, one of the most important genealogical collections available today.  It has unparalleled coverage of the United States and the United Kingdom, including census, vital, church, court, and immigration records, as well as record collections from Canada, Europe, Australia and other areas of the world!  This collection, with thousands of databases and billions of indexed names, is essential to having a broad genealogy collection, and its valuable content is a strong complement to HeritageQuest® Online.

Library Tech Help

The library staff will be available by appointment to help you with library related tech questions. Need assistance with using the Library’s on-line resources? Your library card isn’t working? Want to know how to download an ebook? What to use ZOOM to attend one of our virtual programs? Give us a call at 876-2554 for an appointment.

Coffee Hour & Book Chat

Coffee Hour is meeting Wednesdays at 10am. Call 876-2554 or email elcirc@monarchlibraries.org to be put on our contact list.

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