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Upcoming Events
Mon, Oct 03, All day
All Branches
Make a fall picture using puzzle pieces.

Mon, Oct 03, All day
All Branches
Stop by the libraries to create your own newspaper fox painting. This will be set up in the activity room. This will... more
Stop by the libraries to create your own newspaper fox painting. This will be set up in the activity room. This will also be set up at the Limberlost branch.

Mon, Oct 03, 10:00am - 11:00am
Limberlost Branch - Large Meeting Room
READ, SING, PLAY!

Mon, Oct 03, 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 be making our... more
Homeschoolers of all ages are invited to join us for a hands on learning activity. This month we'll be making our own color changing slime.

Mon, Oct 03, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Kendallville Public Library
Join Brittany, Support Services manager, and certified yoga teacher, for an all-levels Flow Yoga class.

Mon, Oct 03, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Off-Site
Calling all bookworms. Join us for an evening of stories and pottery at the CLC pottery studio. We'll read "The Very... more
Calling all bookworms. Join us for an evening of stories and pottery at the CLC pottery studio. We'll read "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" and then create our own caterpillars or apples.
This event is full

Mon, Oct 03, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Off-Site
Join us in creating a budget-friendly recipe -- at the CLC.

Tue, Oct 04, All day
All Branches
Make a fall picture using puzzle pieces.

Tue, Oct 04, All day
Kendallville Public Library
Kids of all ages can drop by the library to try their hand at sculpting a figure using tinfoil.

Tue, Oct 04, 10:00am - 11:00am
Kendallville Public Library - Room D,Room E
Join us for stories, crafts, activities and more!

Tue, Oct 04, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Kendallville Public Library - Teen 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.

Tue, Oct 04, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Kendallville Public Library
Play euchre at the CLC.

Wed, Oct 05, All day
All Branches
Make a fall picture using puzzle pieces.

Wed, Oct 05, All day
Kendallville Public Library
People of all ages can drop by the library and build with lego's. We'll have Halloween themed challenges you can try... more
People of all ages can drop by the library and build with lego's. We'll have Halloween themed challenges you can try and you can enter into a drawing to win a lego set.

Wed, Oct 05, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Kendallville Public Library - Art Gallery
Make a cement pumpkin with Al Huth. Bring a pair of pantyhose if you have one.

Thu, Oct 06, All day
All Branches
Make a fall picture using puzzle pieces.

Thu, Oct 06, 5:00am - 6:00pm
Limberlost Branch - Large Meeting Room
We are gonna have a great time making our very own rice crispy pumpkin! Come join us for the fun!

Thu, Oct 06, 11:30am - 12:30pm
All Branches
Join us for hot dogs and macaroni and cheese. We are moving to Kendallville Public Library.

Thu, Oct 06, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Kendallville Public Library - Teen Program Room
Teens are invited to create some glow in the dark designs using the cricut. Then we'll put those designs on a bag.

Thu, Oct 06, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Kendallville Public Library
Join us for stories, crafts, activities and more!

Thu, Oct 06, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Kendallville Public Library
Join us each month to discuss a film. We won't know the first film until after the first discussion meet up.

Fri, Oct 07, All day
All Branches
Make a fall picture using puzzle pieces.

Fri, Oct 07, 11:00am - 11:30am
Kendallville Public Library - Room D
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, Oct 07, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Limberlost Branch - Large Meeting Room
Join Leah for a fun-filled hour of BINGO!

Fri, Oct 07, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Kendallville Public Library - Teen 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, Oct 08, All day
All Branches
Make a fall picture using puzzle pieces.

Mon, Oct 10, All day
All Branches
Make a fall picture using puzzle pieces.

Mon, Oct 10, All day
All Branches
Stop by the libraries to create your own popsicle stick scarecrow. This will be set up in the activity room. This... more
Stop by the libraries to create your own popsicle stick scarecrow. This will be set up in the activity room. This will also be set up at the Limberlost branch.

Mon, Oct 10, 10:00am - 11:00am
Limberlost Branch - Large Meeting Room
READ, SING, PLAY!

Mon, Oct 10, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Off-Site
Homeschoolers of all ages are invited to join us for a special program held at the Community Learning Center in... more
Homeschoolers of all ages are invited to join us for a special program held at the Community Learning Center in their cafeteria.

Mon, Oct 10, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Kendallville Public Library
Join Brittany, Support Services manager, and certified yoga teacher, for an all-levels Flow Yoga class.

Tue, Oct 11, All day
All Branches
Make a fall picture using puzzle pieces.

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

Tue, Oct 11, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Kendallville Public Library - Art Gallery,Room C
Learn to make candy bark
This event is full

Tue, Oct 11, 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Kendallville Public Library - Teen Program Room
Kids in grades k-5 can join us as we explore the world of knots. Then we'll create some friendship bracelets.

Tue, Oct 11, 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, Oct 11, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Kendallville Public Library
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, Oct 12, All day
All Branches
Make a fall picture using puzzle pieces.

Wed, Oct 12, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Kendallville Public Library
Decorate a festive lantern for fall.

Thu, Oct 13, All day
All Branches
Make a fall picture using puzzle pieces.

Thu, Oct 13, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Limberlost Branch - Large Meeting Room
Create webs with balloons!

Thu, Oct 13, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Kendallville Public Library
Join us for stories, crafts, activities and more!

Thu, Oct 13, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Kendallville Public Library
Join Matt for a fun-filled hour of BINGO!

Fri, Oct 14, All day
All Branches
Make a fall picture using puzzle pieces.

Fri, Oct 14, 11:00am - 11:30am
Kendallville Public Library - Room D
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, Oct 14, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Kendallville Public Library - Room C
Join us to watch The Greatest Showman. This movie is 96 minutes long so feel free to bring a lunch. Popcorn will be... more
Join us to watch The Greatest Showman. This movie is 96 minutes long so feel free to bring a lunch. Popcorn will be provided.

Fri, Oct 14, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Kendallville Public Library - Teen 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.

Fri, Oct 14, 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Kendallville Public Library - Room A,Room B
Beth Gaff, a local ghost hunter, will be here to share her knowledge of ghost investigations.
This event is full

Sat, Oct 15, All day
All Branches
Make a fall picture using puzzle pieces.

Mon, Oct 17, All day
All Branches
Craft in the Cortex by creating a twig owl craft- while supplies last.

Mon, Oct 17, All day
All Branches
Stop by the libraries to try some Halloween sewing. This will be set up in the activity room. This will also be set... more
Stop by the libraries to try some Halloween sewing. This will be set up in the activity room. This will also be set up at the Limberlost branch.

Mon, Oct 17, 10:00am - 11:00am
Limberlost Branch - Large Meeting Room
READ, SING, PLAY!

Mon, Oct 17, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Kendallville Public Library
Join Brittany, Support Services manager, and certified yoga teacher, for an all-levels Flow Yoga class.

Tue, Oct 18, All day
All Branches
Craft in the Cortex by creating a twig owl craft- while supplies last.

Tue, Oct 18, 10:00am - 11:00am
Kendallville Public Library - Room D,Room E
Join us for stories, crafts, activities and more!

Tue, Oct 18, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Kendallville Public Library
Join us on a walk to enjoy nature. Meet at the adult desk.

Tue, Oct 18, 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Kendallville Public Library - Teen Program Room
Kids in grades k-5 are invited to join us for an afterschool cooking program. We'll be making our own garlic bread... more
Kids in grades k-5 are invited to join us for an afterschool cooking program. We'll be making our own garlic bread pizzas.

Tue, Oct 18, 5:30pm - 7:40pm
Kendallville Public Library - Room 4
Let's Get Back to Finding Your Zen. We will do an easy tangle session to get warmed up for fall.

Tue, Oct 18, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Kendallville Public Library - Teen 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, Oct 19, All day
All Branches
Craft in the Cortex by creating a twig owl craft- while supplies last.

Wed, Oct 19, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Kendallville Public Library
Come make a lantern for the parade on October 28.

Thu, Oct 20, All day
All Branches
Craft in the Cortex by creating a twig owl craft- while supplies last.

Thu, Oct 20, All day
All Branches
Decorate pumpkins and have them be voted on. Categories include Cutest Pumpkin, Scariest Pumpkin, and Best Overall... more
Decorate pumpkins and have them be voted on. Categories include Cutest Pumpkin, Scariest Pumpkin, and Best Overall Design and prizes will be awarded for children, teen, and adult at both locations.

Thu, Oct 20, 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Kendallville Public Library - Art Gallery,Room C
Learn to make a fall candle with Murphy's Townhouse. Each participant will leave with an 8 oz tin. This is a two... more
Learn to make a fall candle with Murphy's Townhouse. Each participant will leave with an 8 oz tin. This is a two hour workshop.

Thu, Oct 20, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Kendallville Public Library - Teen Program Room
We'll make some tasty Halloween themed snacks.

Thu, Oct 20, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Limberlost Branch - Large Meeting Room
Make your own cloud dough!

Thu, Oct 20, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Kendallville Public Library
Join us for stories, crafts, activities and more!

Thu, Oct 20, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Kendallville Public Library
Pick up a copy of our current book selection Kitchen House, then come to Matt's Book Club to talk about it.

Fri, Oct 21, All day
All Branches
Craft in the Cortex by creating a twig owl craft- while supplies last.

Fri, Oct 21, All day
All Branches
Decorate pumpkins and have them be voted on. Categories include Cutest Pumpkin, Scariest Pumpkin, and Best Overall... more
Decorate pumpkins and have them be voted on. Categories include Cutest Pumpkin, Scariest Pumpkin, and Best Overall Design and prizes will be awarded for children, teen, and adult at both locations.

Fri, Oct 21, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Kendallville Public Library - Teen 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, Oct 22, All day
All Branches
Craft in the Cortex by creating a twig owl craft- while supplies last.

Sat, Oct 22, All day
All Branches
Decorate pumpkins and have them be voted on. Categories include Cutest Pumpkin, Scariest Pumpkin, and Best Overall... more
Decorate pumpkins and have them be voted on. Categories include Cutest Pumpkin, Scariest Pumpkin, and Best Overall Design and prizes will be awarded for children, teen, and adult at both locations.

Mon, Oct 24, All day
All Branches
Craft in the Cortex by creating a twig owl craft- while supplies last.

Mon, Oct 24, All day
All Branches
Stop in October 24-26 to vote for your favorite pumpkins.

Mon, Oct 24, All day
All Branches
Stop by the libraries to create your own streamer ghosts. This will be set up in the activity room. This will also... more
Stop by the libraries to create your own streamer ghosts. This will be set up in the activity room. This will also be set up at the Limberlost branch.

Mon, Oct 24, 10:00am - 11:00am
Limberlost Branch - Large Meeting Room
READ, SING, PLAY!

Mon, Oct 24, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Limberlost Branch - Large Meeting Room
Join us to make lanterns for the October 28 Lantern Parade.

Mon, Oct 24, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Kendallville Public Library
Join Brittany, Support Services manager, and certified yoga teacher, for an all-levels Flow Yoga class.

Tue, Oct 25, All day
All Branches
Craft in the Cortex by creating a twig owl craft- while supplies last.

Tue, Oct 25, All day
All Branches
Stop in October 24-26 to vote for your favorite pumpkins.

Tue, Oct 25, 10:00am - 11:00am
Kendallville Public Library - Room D,Room E
Join us for stories, crafts, activities and more!

Rescheduled
Tue, Oct 25, 10:00am - 11:00am
New date Thursday, October 27, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Limberlost Branch
Make a festive potion bottle for the season.

Tue, Oct 25, 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Kendallville Public Library - Teen 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, Oct 25, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Kendallville Public Library - Teen 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, Oct 26, All day
All Branches
Craft in the Cortex by creating a twig owl craft- while supplies last.

Wed, Oct 26, All day
All Branches
Stop in October 24-26 to vote for your favorite pumpkins.

Wed, Oct 26, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Kendallville Public Library
Join us to play oversized games.

Thu, Oct 27, All day
All Branches
Craft in the Cortex by creating a twig owl craft- while supplies last.

Thu, Oct 27, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Limberlost Branch
Make a festive potion bottle for the season.

Thu, Oct 27, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Off-Site
Details to come

Thu, Oct 27, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Limberlost Branch
Fun Dot Art!

Thu, Oct 27, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Kendallville Public Library
Join us for stories, crafts, activities and more!

Thu, Oct 27, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Kendallville Public Library
Join Matt for a fun-filled hour of BINGO!

Fri, Oct 28, All day
All Branches
Craft in the Cortex by creating a twig owl craft- while supplies last.

Fri, Oct 28, 11:00am - 11:30am
Kendallville Public Library - Room D
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, Oct 28, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Kendallville Public Library - Teen 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, Oct 29, All day
All Branches
Craft in the Cortex by creating a twig owl craft- while supplies last.

Mon, Oct 31, All day
All Branches
Stop in to Kendallville or Limberlost for a special Halloween themed Scavenger Hunt with prizes awarded.

Mon, Oct 31, All day
All Branches
Make a broomstick from pony beads.

Mon, Oct 31, All day
All Branches
Stop by the libraries to create your own fall tree painting with a q-tip. This will be set up in the activity room.... more
Stop by the libraries to create your own fall tree painting with a q-tip. This will be set up in the activity room. This will also be set up at the Limberlost branch.

Mon, Oct 31, 10:00am - 11:00am
Limberlost Branch - Large Meeting Room
READ, SING, PLAY!

Mon, Oct 31, 10:30am - 11:30am
Kendallville Public Library - Room C
Learn to make a fabric pumpkin

Tue, Nov 01, All day
All Branches
Color a picture or make a card to thank a veteran.

Tue, Nov 01, 10:00am - 11:00am
Kendallville Public Library - Room D,Room E
Join us for stories, crafts, activities and more!

Tue, Nov 01, 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Kendallville Public Library - Teen Program Room
Kids in grades k-5 are invited to come and create some pinecone spiders.

Tue, Nov 01, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Kendallville Public Library - Teen 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.

Tue, Nov 01, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Kendallville Public Library - Room C
Bring a partner or we will find you one. Registration is required.

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Latest News from Your Library

Pumpkin Decorating Contest

Pumpkin Drop off: October 20 - 22

Pumpkin Voting: October 24 - 26

   The Kendallville Public Library and the Limberlost Branch are having a pumpkin decorating contest! This contest is open to all ages, and is a great way to show off your creativity.

   Bring in your pumpkin between Thursday, October 20 and Saturday October 22 to the Kendallville or Limberlost Library in order to join the contest. Entries will be publicly displayed at both library locations and voted on through October 26, after which you may pick up your pumpkin to display it for Halloween. Prizes will be awarded at the Kendallville and Limberlost locations to three age categories (Children, Teen and Adult) for: Cutest Pumpkin, Scariest Pumpkin and Best Overall Design.

Download the complete list of rules and the entry form 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