The Kendallville Public Library announces updates to its current meeting room policy. The updates safeguard taxpayer dollars invested in the Kendallville and Limberlost facilities and their associated resources as well as provide a safer campus for staff and patrons.
The Library provides for the informational, cultural, and educational needs of the community it serves. Meeting rooms will be available to groups in the community regardless of the beliefs and affiliations of their members. The fact that a group is permitted to meet at the Library does not constitute an endorsement of its policy or beliefs. Rooms shall not be used for political campaigning for an individual candidate. Library sponsored programs will have priority in scheduling. All other meetings will be scheduled on a first come, first serve basis.
Reservations for meeting rooms can be:
In an effort to protect taxpayer property all room reservations will be scheduled to end 30 minutes before closing with no after-hour facility use. Events already scheduled prior to December 13, 2022 that extend into 2023 are considered grandfathered. Room reservations moving forward are to follow the updated policy.
Additional updates include:
Anyone using the room who is not sponsored or co-sponsored by KPL and wants to advertise the event being held at KPL must include a disclaimer. You can find the disclaimer and the full Meeting Room Policy here.
Colder months bring with it the opportunity to curl up with a good book! Beginning December 19, all patrons (adult and youth) are encouraged to participate in the Kendallville Public Library's Winter Reading Program. Please stop by the Limberlost or Kendallville branch to pick up a Winter Reading Bookmark. Once the bookmark is complete, turn it into the library and claim your prize!
Adults may choose a pair of fuzzy or cotton KPL socks for their first bookmark. Youth participants will have a variety of small prizes for each completed bookmark returned to the library!
There is more!
Enter to win one of our several grand prize raffles! Every completed bookmark counts as an entry for one of our grand prizes. The more you read, the better your odds of winning! Our grand prizes include themed baskets for adults and youth. We will also be doing a family grand prize, a $200 gift card to the Great Wolf Lodge!
Do not miss out on the Winter Reading Program! Stop by either library location and get your bookmark- and something to read!
The Kendallville Public Library is seeking a board member for its Library Board of Trustees. Trustees gather, in person or electronically, with the Executive Director on the second Tuesday of the month at 6:00pm. Board members assist the Executive Director in leading the library by proposing and evaluating policies, monitoring the library’s progress, approving expenditures, and advocating for the library within the community. Board members are required to have lived in Kendallville for at least two years before becoming a trustee. Ideally, public library bard members are library users, lifelong learners, and willing to seek professional development opportunities to hone their skills as a trustee.
The last time we conducted our READ (Reading, Eduction and Discovery) fundraising campaign was back in 2019. Then, we began the letter to supporters with “The Kendallville Public Library is engaging with the community like never before.” Little did we know then how even more true that would be now!
Every day we strive to bring new initiatives to our community to improve the quality of life for those around us. We’re partnering with local organizations to deepen the impact we have on the people we serve. We live here, we work here, and we are doing all we can to help the area thrive.
Our donors have recognized the work we are doing, and really came through this year. So far we have received donations totalling $3,175 earmarked to a variety of programs at the Kendallville Public Library. THANK YOU!
Here is a list of our donors to date and what they have funded:
Kendallville Open Donation
AMI Investment Management
Black & Ramer Insurance
Dependable Metal Treating
Farmers & Merchants Bank
Flint & Walling
Jansen Family Dentistry
Lakeside Book Company
Phoenix Office Machines
Tri Kappa - Gamma Xi
Limberlost Open Donation
Rome City American Legion Auxiliary Post 381
KPL Fish Tank
Jansen Chiropractic Office
Dr. Thomas Koerner
Lewger Machine and Tool
Olive B. Cole Foundation
Stewart, Brimner, Peters & Lear
Your Dogs Best Friend
Library of Things Collection
Max Platt Ford Lincoln Inc.
Library on the Road Adult Field Trips
S&S Travel, Inc.
Summer Reading for Youth
State Farm Insurance
Citizen Science: Birdwatching
Kendallville Rural King Supply, Inc.
Children's Play Area
In addition to passes to Science Central and the Botanical Conservatory, KPL has added a Family Pass to the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum in Auburn. This pass is good for up to 2 adults at the same address and their dependent children.
In the museum, most of the cars are drivable and many are in carefully-restored condition. The museum has a state-of-the-art Collections Conservation Center that was completed in 2015 to support the care and preservation of this priceless collection.
Looking for something fancy like Beef Wellington? Or how about something simple like air fried veggies?
Find it all in the Kendallville Public Library's 2021 Community Cookbook! You'll find dozens of recipes in the categories of Appetizers and Snacks, Soups, Salads, Pasta, Beef, Chicken, Seafood, and Desserts. The recipes were submitted by folks all around the community...some who love to cook, and some who have recipes that have been passed down from generation to generation.
You'll notice an icon on some recipes that indicates there's an item from KPL's Library of Things that you can use! Sometimes it's an air fryer, an Instant Pot, silicone models, cookie cutters and more.
You can pick up a paper copy in the library, or download it here.
The Kendallville Public Library now has Notary Service available.
A Notary Public is an individual commissioned by the State of Indiana to serve as an impartial witness and fraud deterrent for legally significant documents such as property deeds, marriage licenses and adoption papers. Notaries defer fraud by verifying individuals’ identity and ensuring that all parties understand the contents of the documents they sign.
Schedule an appointment with Notary Michelle Herron by calling 343-2010 or emailing her at firstname.lastname@example.org. There is no cost for this service.
Michelle Herron is not an attorney licensed to practice law in Indiana. She is not allowed to draft legal records, give advice on legal matters, including immigration or charge a fee for these activities.
You can start to learn up to 30 different languages - for free - through INSPIRE, Indiana's Virtual Library. The Indiana State Library has teamed up with Rosetta Stone to offer the basic course in the language of your choice. You can access INSPIRE through KPL's website at www.kendallvillelibrary.org. Click on INSPIRE under Online Resources.
Check out the how-to video on KPL Connect (http://bit.ly/KPLRosettaStone) and we'll show you exactly how to access Rosetta Stone Level 1.
If your IP is recognized as being inside the state, you will be able to access INSPIRE instantly. If your IP is not recognized, you will be asked to create a free account. If you have any issues accessing Rosetta Stone or INSPIRE, please contact INSPIRE@library.in.gov.