News from the Kendallville Public Library:

Will Waive Fines...for Food

food for fines logo.jpgPatrons of the Kendallville and Limberlost Public Libraries can give a gift and get rid of their fines at the same time.

The Food for Fines program will run from Tuesday, September 8 through Saturday, September 19. For each item donated, the library will forgive $1 in fines, up to a $25 fine value.



Explore The Beatles!

America's only professional Beatles scholar, Aaron Krerowicz, will be presenting an event at each library on Saturday, September 19.  Join him as he explores The Beatles: Band of the Sixties and finds The Influence of Rock 'n' Roll on the Beatles through audio clips of music, excerpts from band members and musical analysis of Beatles recordings. Click to read more.

Library Announces M.A.P.S. Workshops

MAPS logo.pngFun, family activities are one of the things the Kendallville Public Library is famous for, and now the library is extending those activities to the Preschool crowd.

The library is introducing M.A.P.S. Workshops, which combine traditional Preschool Storytime activities with family-centric play stations for children of all ages.



Volunteer Opportunity: The Cortex

Cortex Logo 1 - small.jpgThe Kendallville Public Library's Cortex will be a place where the community can devise, design and discover. It's also a place where volunteers can learn valuable technology and customer service skills.

The Cortex, a Kendallville Public Library MakerSpace, was named after the Cerebral Cortex, the part of the brain responsible for thought, problem solving and information processing. The Cortex will open to the public on Monday, September 14, and the library is seeking volunteers high school age through adult to help maintain the room and assist the public with projects.


Click to learn more about this Volunteer Opportunity.


Library Offers Mobile Hotspots & Streaming Device

netgear_zing.pngThe Kendallville Public Library has long offered much more than books, and now the library has expanded its collection with some new technology.

Beginning July 1, the library will have 10 mobile hotspots available for patrons age 13 and up to check out. These hotspots will offer unlimited data, a quick connection with no software to install, and nationwide coverage via Sprint's mobile network (3G and 4G LTE capable).


Library Now Leads WordUP Campaign


Word Up.jpgThe WordUP Program, developed by LEAP in 2014, was designed to increase awareness of a child's need to hear 21,000 words a day to be prepared for kindergarten.

Now that LEAP has closed its doors, this initiative has been entrusted to the Kendallville Public Library.


Grants to Change Patron Experience

The Kendallville Public Library has received two grants totaling $60,000 from the Dekko Foundation. 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), offering potential $30,000 grants for each library building in the Dekko Foundation's service area. Library Director Katie Mullins considered many needs, and applied for the grants.



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If you shop at Kroger, Scott's or Owen's, you can now use your Kroger Plus Card to donate to the Kendallville Public Library.

The library is now a member of Kroger Community Rewards. If you have a Kroger Plus Card, you can simply go online to, and sign in or create an account.


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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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.