News from the Kendallville Public Library:


Goodbye Numbers, Hello Words: Collection Changes

We live in a "now" society. While we like to encourage people to come and hang out at the library, the reality is that for many the library is one stop in a day full of errands.

We're making some changes to our collection that will not only make it easier for you to find what you're looking for while you're here, but will improve the ability to browse.



Keep Bodies and Minds Active All Summer


Libraries offer Summer Reading programs each year for more than just handing out prizes  (or in the Kendallville Public Library's case, supporting a community project). They do it to encourage you to exercise your mind.

OverDrive Increases Check Out Limit

Patrons can now download more books through OverDrive, the downloadable eBook and audio book service available through eIndiana Digital Consortium and provided to the patrons of the Kendallville Public Library and its branch in Rome City.

Now, patrons may have up to ten eBooks or audio books checked out at one time.


Experience the Unexpected This Summer

summer reading logo - web.pngExperience the Unexpected this summer at the Kendallville Public Library! If you haven't been in the library lately, there is a good chance that you've missed a lot of changes. This summer is a great time to get yourself reacquainted with the library, or simply enjoy all that the library has planned.


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The Kendallville Public Library invites you to participate in the annual Chautauqua Days Photo Contest. This year’s event is sponsored by the Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site and Summer Tan 365.


2016 Kleiman Creative Writing Winners 

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The Kendallville Public Library announced the winners of the 17th Annual Kleiman Creative Writing Contest at a banquet on May 5 at the Kendallville Event Center. The list of winners is included below.

Nearly 400 students in Noble, LaGrange and DeKalb Counties entered books for the contest in the categories of Fiction, Non-Fiction and Poetry. Each book was judged, bound, and returned to the students as a keepsake.


Donations Accepted for READ Program

The role of libraries is changing and the Kendallville Public Library continues to evolve to become what our community needs. We are no longer simply a place where our sole purpose is checking out physical materials. The library’s resources now extend beyond our walls through outreach and online tools.  


Learn to Knit at the Library

IMG_0346-web.jpgLibrary Provides STEM Education

Traditionally, kids get a STEM education at school. But there is another place they can learn the principles of Science, Technology, Engineering, Math and even Art (expanding STEM to STEAM) with engaging activities for students of all ages – even preschoolers.

That place is the Kendallville Public Library.


Family Events: Painting Classes at the Kendallville Public Library

State Park Passes Available for Check Out

Kendallville Public Library patrons can now reserve an Indiana State Park pass at the Kendallville Public Library and its Limberlost Branch.

The State Park Centennial Annual Pass Library Check-out Program is a partnership between Indiana State Parks and the Indiana State Library to encourage people to visit libraries and parks in 2016.


16594522_xl.pngStaying Relevant:

How the Kendallville Public Library is constantly changing, yet following the same mission

Are libraries obsolete? Absolutely not. Is the circulation of physical books down from this time last year? Yes. Are we worried about that? Nope.

Here's why. The role of libraries is changing, and has been changing since libraries were first invented. More recently, we've shifted from being a place where our sole purpose is checking out physical materials, to a community center which offers a wide range of services and online tools.


Launchpads Take Off at Library

launchpad-hero.pngPlayaway® Launchpads are the Kendallville Public Library's newest tool for early childhood development.

These handheld devices are geared toward children ages 3-5, and are preloaded with 10 learning apps to engage children in developing the skills necessary to start kindergarten.