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Evergreen Maintenance:

Evergreen Indiana's online services will be down from 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 1 through 8 a.m. on Wednesday, December 2 for maintenance. You will be unable to access your Evergreen Indiana account, or the library's catalog during that time.

News from the Kendallville Public Library:

Library Participates in 5 to Thrive

6V7A2168.jpgThe 2015 session of Thrive Noble County's 5 to Thrive initiative wrapped up in November, with final presentations, a celebration and a graduation at Moose Lake Christian Craft Village.

Kendallville Public Library's Teen Assistant Kiaya Martin, who works at the Limberlost Branch, was one of those happy graduates. Kiaya and her group focused on the Youth Engagement pillar of Thrive, a cause that is very important to her.

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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. 


Cartoon-ize the Library!


How are your cartoon skills? We need your help!

We are looking for a cartoon-ized version of our library for a special project. Here, you see an illustrated version created by our talented Early Childhood Assistant, Sarah Buuck. Let's make it a little crazy!


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The fastest way to keep up with the library is...

We love that you love our newsletter. We really do! It's a great way to get important information about what's happening at the library, and gives a snapshot of the activities we have planned for the month. Here's the problem with print, though. It's not always up-to-date.

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Party On! Give On. with Prairie Farms


Beginning November 16, Prairie Farms is bringing back its Party On Give On campaign for the holiday season. 'Tis the season for giving, so Prairie Farms wants to give to you, as well!

Starting on November 16th, you will have the chance to enter daily to win weekly Prairie Farms Prize Packs. With each entry, you can select the Our Caps Your Cause organization of  your choice (we recommend the Kendallville Public Library) to receive bonus caps if you win! 


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Make your child's birthday or family gathering extra special with a specialty or character cake pan from our newest collection! Bake a cake with our unique cake pans and decorating kits, available free for check out beginning October 5 at KPL and LPL.


Take The Cortex Challenge!

Build the best 3D Model: October 1 through November 30

Cortex Logo 1 - small.jpgThe Cortex crew has issued a challenge to all the makers out and create the best 3D model! Using whatever 3D program you choose (we recommend Thingiverse, SketchUp, Tinkercad or Blender), design your own 3D model from scratch, and print it using our 3D Printer. Design from scratch means that you start with a blank slate, and build it on your own - you can't take a design someone has already developed and alter it. Design and print your model, then have a staff member snap a photo of it. The contest runs October 1 through November 30. Then, photos of the models will be on display for voting from December 1 through December 15. The winner in each age group (8-15 and 16 and up) will win 100 grams of 3D printing in the color of your choice (to use all at once or on multiple projects as needed). What are you waiting for? Start designing!

Oh, and all Cortex policies apply. Click here complete information about The Cortex. 

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.


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 is 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 opened in September, 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.

The library has 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).


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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