News from the Kendallville Public Library:

Art Expo Comes to the Kendallville Public Library


art expo web.pngThe Kendallville Public Library's Art Expo on Friday, April 17 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. is a perfect place for local artisans to share their talent. Artists can display and sell their pieces, offer demonstrations for the public and make connections with other artists.



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.


Reading is Snow Cool at KPL

AWRP.pngWinter is a great time to read. It makes a great picture: curled up by the fire while the snow is falling, reading a book that just can't be put down.

This winter, the Kendallville Public Library is encouraging adults to read, and offering prizes, too!


Board Approves Policy Changes

Tuesday night the Kendallville Public Library Board of Trustees approved several revised policies and gave the staff a raise.

The 2015 budget includes a 3% pay increase for hourly employees and 2% increase for salaried employees. The board voted unanimously to approve the pay increase since the money was already included in the bottom line for next year. Employees will receive the increase beginning with their first paycheck in January.



Library Volunteers Receive Giver of Gifts Awards



Each year, the Noble County Community Foundation bestows several Giver of Gifts awards to volunteers throughout Noble County. For the second year in a row, two Kendallville Public Library volunteers have received that honor.

At a ceremony on December 4, Rachael Green and Yvonne DeMuyt were honored for their years of service to the library.

Since 2012, Rachael has dedicated over 1,500 hours of time to the adult and teen departments. She was nominated by Adult Services Librarian Mindy Patterson.


2015 Kleiman Creative Writing Contest

kleiman new logo2.pngGet your own child - or an entire classroom of children - started on their entries for the Kleiman Creative Writing Contest, open to 4th, 5th and 6th grades. Books will be due on Friday, March 20. You can find all the contest documents right here, including guidelines, a sample layout, and a sample scoring sheet.


 Library Expands Services with Technology, Outreach


Rather than focusing on what the library has for people, the Kendallville Public Library is concentrating more on what it can do for the community. Since the library moved into a new building on South Park Avenue in June of 2007, library visits have increased significantly.

"It's wonderful that people are continuing to come to us, to take advantage of the technology and resources we offer," said Library Director Katie Mullins.