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Upcoming Events
Tue, Jan 31, All day
All Branches
Stock Up on Great Reads

Tue, Jan 31, 10:00am - 11:00am
Kendallville Public Library - Room D,Room E
Join us for stories, crafts, activities and more!

Tue, Jan 31, 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Kendallville Public Library - Youth Program Room
Kids in grades k-5 are invited to come and create artwork using paint chip samples.

Tue, Jan 31, 5:00pm - 5:45pm
Kendallville Public Library - Rooms C&D
Join Dawn for a cardio workout.

Tue, Jan 31, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Kendallville Public Library - Youth Program Room
Come play D&D each Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. This is open to teens in grades 6-12, and is limited to 10 players.

Wed, Feb 01, All day
All Branches
Craft in the Cortex by creating -- while supplies last.

Wed, Feb 01, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Kendallville Public Library - Room D
Watch Annie Hall to prepare for film club tomorrow evening.

Thu, Feb 02, All day
All Branches
Craft in the Cortex by creating -- while supplies last.

Thu, Feb 02, 11:30am - 12:30pm
Kendallville Public Library - Art Gallery
Seniors- Join us for brunch and activities.
This event is full

Thu, Feb 02, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Limberlost Branch - Large Meeting Room
Stop by and create some Valentines themed puzzle wall art.

Thu, Feb 02, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Kendallville Public Library
Join us to discuss Annie Hall

Thu, Feb 02, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Kendallville Public Library
Join us for stories, crafts, activities and more! Takes place in rooms D and E.

Fri, Feb 03, All day
All Branches
Craft in the Cortex by creating -- while supplies last.

Fri, Feb 03, 11:00am - 11:30am
Kendallville Public Library
Join Brittany, Support Services manager and certified barre instructor, for a workout that focuses on low-impact,... more
Join Brittany, Support Services manager and certified barre instructor, for a workout that focuses on low-impact, high intensity movements to improve strength, agility and flexibility for every body.

Fri, Feb 03, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Limberlost Branch - Large Meeting Room
Join us for Bingo

Fri, Feb 03, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Kendallville Public Library - Youth Program Room
Come play D&D each Friday afternoon at 3:30 p.m. This is open to teens in grades 6-12, and is limited to 10 players.

Sat, Feb 04, All day
All Branches
Craft in the Cortex by creating -- while supplies last.

Mon, Feb 06, All day
All Branches
Craft in the Cortex by creating -- while supplies last.

Mon, Feb 06, All day
All Branches
Stop by the libraries to create some popsicle stick winter animals.

Mon, Feb 06, 10:00am - 11:00am
Limberlost Branch - Large Meeting Room
Join us for stories, crafts, activities and more!

Mon, Feb 06, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Kendallville Public Library - Room A,Room B
Homeschoolers of all ages are invited to join us for a hands on learning activity. This month we'll make a... more
Homeschoolers of all ages are invited to join us for a hands on learning activity. This month we'll make a Valentines popcorn treat called Cupid's Crunch. We'll also make some crafty fortune cookies.

Mon, Feb 06, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Kendallville Public Library - Room D
Join Brittany, Support Services manager, and certified yoga teacher, for an all-levels Flow Yoga class.

Mon, Feb 06, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Kendallville Public Library - Room C
Paint a cute Valentine Painting

Tue, Feb 07, All day
All Branches
Craft in the Cortex by creating -- while supplies last.

Tue, Feb 07, 10:00am - 11:00am
Kendallville Public Library - Room D,Room E
Join us for stories, crafts, activities and more!

Tue, Feb 07, 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Kendallville Public Library - Youth Program Room
Kids in grades k-5 are invited to stop by and make some Valentines for their friends and family.

Tue, Feb 07, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Kendallville Public Library - Teen Area
Kids of all ages are invited to practice their reading skills with Sunny Boy, a therapy dog.

Tue, Feb 07, 5:00pm - 5:45pm
Kendallville Public Library - Rooms C&D
Join Dawn for a cardio workout.

Tue, Feb 07, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Kendallville Public Library - Youth Program Room
Come play D&D each Tuesday afternoon at 5:30 p.m. This is open to teens in grades 6-12, and is limited to 10 players.

Canceled
Tue, Feb 07, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Kendallville Public Library
Join us to play euchre.

Wed, Feb 08, All day
All Branches
Craft in the Cortex by creating -- while supplies last.

Wed, Feb 08, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Kendallville Public Library - Room C
Join us for some friendly games of euchre.

Wed, Feb 08, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Limberlost Branch - Large Meeting Room
Join Madison for a fun-filled hour of BINGO!

Thu, Feb 09, All day
All Branches
Craft in the Cortex by creating -- while supplies last.

Thu, Feb 09, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Kendallville Public Library - Art Gallery
Join us for a healthy recipe you can make as a family. Please have at least one adult per group.

Thu, Feb 09, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Kendallville Public Library - Youth Program Room
Teens are invited to sip on some hot chocolate and create a masterpiece.

Thu, Feb 09, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Limberlost Branch - Large Meeting Room
Join us for some Valentines themed science experiments.

Thu, Feb 09, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Kendallville Public Library
Join Matt for a fun-filled hour of BINGO!

Thu, Feb 09, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Kendallville Public Library
Join us for stories, crafts, activities and more!

Fri, Feb 10, All day
All Branches
Craft in the Cortex by creating -- while supplies last.

Fri, Feb 10, 11:00am - 11:30am
Kendallville Public Library
Join Brittany, Support Services manager and certified barre instructor, for a workout that focuses on low-impact,... more
Join Brittany, Support Services manager and certified barre instructor, for a workout that focuses on low-impact, high intensity movements to improve strength, agility and flexibility for every body.

Fri, Feb 10, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Kendallville Public Library
Bring your tissues and a lunch if you would like.

Fri, Feb 10, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Kendallville Public Library - Youth Program Room
Come play D&D each Friday afternoon at 3:30 p.m. This is open to teens in grades 6-12, and is limited to 10 players.

Sat, Feb 11, All day
All Branches
Craft in the Cortex by creating -- while supplies last.

Mon, Feb 13, All day
All Branches
Stop by the libraries to create a watercolor heart painting.

Mon, Feb 13, All day
All Branches
Make a snow scene using library supplies.

Mon, Feb 13, 10:00am - 11:00am
Limberlost Branch - Large Meeting Room
Join us for stories, crafts, activities and more!

Mon, Feb 13, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Kendallville Public Library - Room D
Join Brittany, Support Services manager, and certified yoga teacher, for an all-levels Flow Yoga class.

Mon, Feb 13, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Kendallville Public Library - Room 4
Join us for a two part 3-Dimentional Project. If you sign up for February, you must attend March.
This event is full

Tue, Feb 14, All day
All Branches
Make a snow scene using library supplies.

Tue, Feb 14, 10:00am - 11:00am
Kendallville Public Library - Room D,Room E
Join us for stories, crafts, activities and more!

Tue, Feb 14, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Kendallville Public Library - Art Gallery
Join Grace for Baking
This event is full

Tue, Feb 14, 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Kendallville Public Library - Youth Program Room
Kids in grades k-5 will be given a set of supplies and then be challenged to build the fastest mini sled.

Tue, Feb 14, 5:00pm - 5:45pm
Kendallville Public Library - Rooms C&D
Join Dawn for a cardio workout.

Tue, Feb 14, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Kendallville Public Library - Youth Program Room
Come play D&D each Tuesday afternoon at 5:30 p.m. This is open to teens in grades 6-12, and is limited to 10 players.

Wed, Feb 15, All day
All Branches
Make a snow scene using library supplies.

Wed, Feb 15, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Kendallville Public Library
Make a paper quilt with Madison

Thu, Feb 16, All day
All Branches
Make a snow scene using library supplies.

Thu, Feb 16, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Limberlost Branch - Large Meeting Room
Stop by and create some conversation marble magnets.

Thu, Feb 16, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Kendallville Public Library
Pick up a copy of Matt's Book Club at the adult desk.

Thu, Feb 16, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Kendallville Public Library
Join us for stories, crafts, activities and more!

Fri, Feb 17, All day
All Branches
Make a snow scene using library supplies.

Fri, Feb 17, 11:00am - 11:30am
Kendallville Public Library
Join Brittany, Support Services manager and certified barre instructor, for a workout that focuses on low-impact,... more
Join Brittany, Support Services manager and certified barre instructor, for a workout that focuses on low-impact, high intensity movements to improve strength, agility and flexibility for every body.

Rescheduled
Fri, Feb 17, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
New date Friday, February 17, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Kendallville Public Library
Join Madison for a fun-filled hour of BINGO!

Fri, Feb 17, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Kendallville Public Library
Join Madison for a fun-filled hour of BINGO!

Fri, Feb 17, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Kendallville Public Library - Youth Program Room
Come play D&D each Friday afternoon at 3:30 p.m. This is open to teens in grades 6-12, and is limited to 10 players.

Sat, Feb 18, All day
All Branches
Make a snow scene using library supplies.

Mon, Feb 20, All day
All Branches
Stop by the libraries to create a silly heart puppet.

Mon, Feb 20, All day
All Branches
Make a snow scene using library supplies.

Mon, Feb 20, 10:00am - 11:00am
Limberlost Branch - Large Meeting Room
Join us for stories, crafts, activities and more!

Mon, Feb 20, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Kendallville Public Library - Room D
Join Brittany, Support Services manager, and certified yoga teacher, for an all-levels Flow Yoga class.

Tue, Feb 21, All day
All Branches
Make a snow scene using library supplies.

Tue, Feb 21, 10:00am - 11:00am
Kendallville Public Library - Room D,Room E
Join us for stories, crafts, activities and more!

Tue, Feb 21, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Kendallville Public Library - Room C
Grace will show a few different decorating techniques and then you can try them out on cupcakes.
This event is full

Tue, Feb 21, 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Kendallville Public Library - Youth Program Room
Kids in grades k-5 are invited to come and create their own edible pancake art.

Canceled
Tue, Feb 21, 5:00pm - 5:45pm
Kendallville Public Library
Join Dawn for a cardio workout.

Tue, Feb 21, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Kendallville Public Library - Youth Program Room
Come play D&D each Tuesday afternoon at 5:30 p.m. This is open to teens in grades 6-12, and is limited to 10 players.

Wed, Feb 22, All day
All Branches
Make a snow scene using library supplies.

Wed, Feb 22, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Kendallville Public Library
Join Madison to make a button flower pot.

Thu, Feb 23, All day
All Branches
Make a snow scene using library supplies.

Thu, Feb 23, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Limberlost Branch - Large Meeting Room
Learn to make a candle. We will make Spring Scents.

Thu, Feb 23, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Kendallville Public Library - Youth Program Room
Teens are invited to bring clothes that need some patching and then learn how to mend them using the sashiko method.

Thu, Feb 23, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Limberlost Branch - Large Meeting Room
Stop by and create conversation hearts out of salt dough.

Thu, Feb 23, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Kendallville Public Library
Join us for stories, crafts, activities and more!

Thu, Feb 23, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Kendallville Public Library
Join Matt for an adult spelling bee.

Fri, Feb 24, All day
All Branches
Make a snow scene using library supplies.

Canceled
Fri, Feb 24, 11:00am - 11:30am
Kendallville Public Library
Join Brittany, Support Services manager and certified barre instructor, for a workout that focuses on low-impact,... more
Join Brittany, Support Services manager and certified barre instructor, for a workout that focuses on low-impact, high intensity movements to improve strength, agility and flexibility for every body.

Fri, Feb 24, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Kendallville Public Library - Youth Program Room
Come play D&D each Friday afternoon at 3:30 p.m. This is open to teens in grades 6-12, and is limited to 10 players.

Sat, Feb 25, All day
All Branches
Make a snow scene using library supplies.

Mon, Feb 27, All day
All Branches
Stop by the libraries to create a yarn Valentine creature.

Mon, Feb 27, All day
All Branches
Make a shamrock.

Mon, Feb 27, 10:00am - 11:00am
Limberlost Branch - Large Meeting Room
Join us for stories, crafts, activities and more!

Mon, Feb 27, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Kendallville Public Library - Room D
Join Brittany, Support Services manager, and certified yoga teacher, for an all-levels Flow Yoga class.

Tue, Feb 28, All day
All Branches
Make a shamrock.

Tue, Feb 28, 10:00am - 11:00am
Kendallville Public Library - Room D,Room E
Join us for stories, crafts, activities and more!

Tue, Feb 28, 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Kendallville Public Library - Youth Program Room
Kids in grades k-5 are invited to join us for some afterschool games. We'll also make some popcorn to snack on.

Tue, Feb 28, 5:00pm - 5:45pm
Kendallville Public Library - Rooms C&D
Join Dawn for a cardio workout.

Tue, Feb 28, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Kendallville Public Library - Youth Program Room
Come play D&D each Tuesday afternoon at 5:30 p.m. This is open to teens in grades 6-12, and is limited to 10 players.

Wed, Mar 01, All day
All Branches
Make a shamrock.

Wed, Mar 01, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Kendallville Public Library - Room C
Play Euchre. Please register so we have an even number.

Wed, Mar 01, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Kendallville Public Library
Join us to view Glory Road

Thu, Mar 02, All day
All Branches
Make a shamrock.

Thu, Mar 02, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Limberlost Branch
Create A St. Patrick's Day Wreath With Us!!

Thu, Mar 02, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Kendallville Public Library
Join us for stories, crafts, activities and more!

Thu, Mar 02, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Kendallville Public Library
Sign up in teams and let us know how many people will be attending.

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Latest News from Your Library

 Changes to Room Reservations

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:

  • Made by phone, online, in person, or by visiting either KPL location
  • Scheduled during business hours Monday through Saturday apart from Library closures
  • Made up to 3 months in advance of the scheduled meeting date; study rooms will remain first-come, first-serve and free for all patrons

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:

  • A restructured, nonrefundable fee table to help maintain the rooms and their equipment; private parties will no longer be refunded; non-profits may continue to use the rooms free of charge unless they, in turn, are charging a fee(s)
  • 501(c)(3), tax-exempt certificate, and/or Articles of Incorporation documentation requirement
  • Required Certificate of Liability Insurance
  • Exit checklist
  • Marketing disclaimers
  • Cancellation procedure
  • Expectations when using the library’s space have remained consistent with one new requirement – if crafting, please provide and use table and floor coverings to prevent damage. As always, please do not use tape, tacks, nails, etc. on the walls, doors, windows, tables or equipment. Anyone booking a space for any purpose will have a checklist to complete at the end of the reservation. Damage will be assessed per use. If the damage will cost more to repair than the fee for the room, the user will be invoiced.

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

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Winter Reading

December 19 - January 31

  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!

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Become a Library Board Member

   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.

  Feel free to send any questions to the Executive Director, Mindy Patterson, at mpatterson@kenlib.org. To apply for the postition please click here.

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Thank you to our READ Donors!

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
Alum-Elec Structures/
     Quick Tanks
AMI Investment Management
Black & Ramer Insurance
Dependable Metal Treating
Farmers & Merchants Bank
Flint & Walling
Freedom Academy
Jansen Family Dentistry
Lakeside Book Company
Noble REMC
Phoenix Office Machines
Tri Kappa - Gamma Xi

Limberlost Open Donation
Rome City American Legion Auxiliary Post 381

KPL Fish Tank 
Jansen Chiropractic Office
Jansen Law
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
Don Gura

Citizen Science: Birdwatching
Kendallville Rural King Supply, Inc.

Children's Play Area
Blended Energy

You can make a donation online now via PayPal (no account required) at https://kplib.org/DonateNow.

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Take a Trip to the ACD Museum!

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.

Plan your visit at https://automobilemuseum.org/ and reserve the pass here.

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Community Cookbook Available Online

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.

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Looking for a Notary? Look no further!

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 mherron@kendallvillelibrary.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.

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Library, State Offer Rosetta Stone

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