News from the Kendallville Public Library:

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It will be a super summer in Kendallville and Rome City as the Kendallville Public Library plans a Superhero Summer Reading Program!

The "Every Hero Has a Story" Summer Reading Program will begin on June 1 and runs through July 31. All ages can participate, even infants. The details for each age range are below. Registration begins June 1, and reading records can be picked up then at the Kendallville Public Library or its Limberlost Public Library branch in Rome City.



Grants Would Change Patron Experience

In mid-April, the Dekko Foundation made an exciting announcement to directors of the Libraries Serving Communities group (made up of library directors in Northeast Indiana). The Foundation is offering potential $30,000 grants for each library building in the Dekko Foundation's service area, which includes several states. Since that announcement, Kendallville Public Library Director Katie Mullins has been considering many needs.



2015 Kleiman Creative Writing Winners



The Kendallville Public Library announced the winners of the 16th Annual Kleiman Creative Writing Contest at a banquet on April 30 at the Kendallville Event Center. The list of winners is included below.

Around 350 students in Noble, LaGrange and DeKalb Counties entered books for the contest in the categories of Fiction, Non-Fiction and Poetry.


Donations Accepted for READ Program

The Kendallville Public Library has now entered its second century. Through the years, the staff has been dedicated to keeping the library relevant to our community. We have evolved by adding programs and services to meet the current and future needs of our patrons, and continued to expand by...

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art expo web.pngArt Expo a Success!


The Kendallville Public Library would like to extend a huge THANK YOU to all the artists, patrons and staff who attended to 1st Art Expo. 

Nearly 300 people attended on Friday, April 17. Fifteen artists displayed their work, sparking creativity and pride throughout the community.

 Dozens of amateur artists participated in a People's Choice Contest. Results are:



red rain.jpgNew Art Prints Now Available!

The library's updated art print collection, unveiled in February 2015, is now available for checkout! See something you like?

Lower Level Now Open for Public Use

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The library's Lower Level is now available for online meeting room registration.

Here are the policies for those interested in using Meeting Rooms C, D or E:

  • Meeting Room C can hold up to 75 people in chairs, while Meeting Room D will accommodate up to 100 people seated.


City Recognizes Library for 100 Years of Service



At the Annual Mayor's Breakfast on February 19, 2015, Mayor Suzanne Handshoe recognized the Kendallville Public Library for 100 years of service. Katie Mullins accepted a commemorative plaque from the Mayor and Jerry Kessler, President of the Kendallville Economic Development Commission.



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Queen Elsa made a surprise visit to Wolcott Mills Elementary school on Thursday, February 12. She was there to offer words of encouragement for the upcoming ISTEP (or as she likes to call it, ICE-Step).



Video: Author Adam Gidwitz Tells Grimm Tales


Adam Gidwitz, the author of The Grimm Conclusion, In a Glass Grimmly and A Tale Dark and Grimm, spoke to 4th, 5th and 6th grade students, teachers and parents at the Kendallville Public Library on Monday, January 26.