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Upcoming Events
Mon, Aug 15, All day
All Branches
Make a puppet based on the book Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert.

Mon, Aug 15, All day
All Branches
Stop by the libraries to create an owl pencil holder. This will be set up in the activity room. This will also be... more
Stop by the libraries to create an owl pencil holder. This will be set up in the activity room. This will also be set up at the Limberlost branch. Happening from August 15-30, while supplies last.

Mon, Aug 15, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Kendallville Public Library - Rooms C&D
Join Brittany, Support Services manager, and certified yoga teacher, for an all-levels Flow Yoga class.

Tue, Aug 16, All day
All Branches
Make a puppet based on the book Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert.

Tue, Aug 16, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Kendallville Public Library - Art Gallery
Learn to make mini cheesecake bites with Grace.

Tue, Aug 16, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
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.

Wed, Aug 17, All day
All Branches
Make a puppet based on the book Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert.

Wed, Aug 17, All day
Kendallville Public Library - Rooms C&D
Join us to create air plant holders.

Thu, Aug 18, All day
All Branches
Make a puppet based on the book Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert.

Thu, Aug 18, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Kendallville Public Library - Room C
Pick up a copy of our current book selection, The Firekeeper's Daughter, then come to Matt's Book Club to talk about it.

Fri, Aug 19, All day
All Branches
Make a puppet based on the book Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert.

Fri, Aug 19, 11:00am - 12:00pm
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, Aug 19, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Limberlost Branch - Large Meeting Room
Join KPL staff for a fun-filled hour of BINGO!

Fri, Aug 19, 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, Aug 20, All day
All Branches
Make a puppet based on the book Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert.

Mon, Aug 22, All day
All Branches
Make a puppet based on the book Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert.

Mon, Aug 22, All day
All Branches
Stop by the libraries to design your own funny pencils. This will be set up in the activity room. This will also be... more
Stop by the libraries to design your own funny pencils. This will be set up in the activity room. This will also be set up at the Limberlost branch. Happening from August 22-27, while supplies last.

Mon, Aug 22, 10:00am - 11:00am
All Branches
Field trip for adults

Rescheduled
Mon, Aug 22, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
New date Monday, August 29, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Off-Site
Join us at the Community Learning Center garden for gardening and a light, garden themed snack.

Mon, Aug 22, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Kendallville Public Library - Rooms C&D
Join Brittany, Support Services manager, and certified yoga teacher, for an all-levels Flow Yoga class.

Tue, Aug 23, All day
All Branches
Make a puppet based on the book Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert.

Tue, Aug 23, 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 apple nachos.

Tue, Aug 23, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
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.

Wed, Aug 24, All day
All Branches
Make a puppet based on the book Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert.

Wed, Aug 24, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Limberlost Branch - Large Meeting Room
Make a leaf gnome wreath.
This event is full

Thu, Aug 25, All day
All Branches
Make a puppet based on the book Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert.

Thu, Aug 25, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Kendallville Public Library - Teen Program Room
Teens are invited to come make and eat some no-bake apple donuts.

Rescheduled
Thu, Aug 25, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
New date Thursday, August 11, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Kendallville Public Library
Time to brush up on your Stranger Things knowledge!

Thu, Aug 25, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Kendallville Public Library - Rooms C&D
Join Matt for a fun-filled hour of BINGO!

Fri, Aug 26, All day
All Branches
Make a puppet based on the book Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert.

Fri, Aug 26, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Kendallville Public Library - Rooms C&D
Join us to watch The Lost City. This movie is 92 minutes long so feel free to bring a lunch. Popcorn will be provided.

Fri, Aug 26, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Kendallville Public Library - Rooms A&B
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, Aug 26, 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, Aug 27, All day
All Branches
Make a puppet based on the book Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert.

Sat, Aug 27, 11:00am - 12:00pm
All Branches
Learn to Make Your Own Pizza

Mon, Aug 29, All day
All Branches
Make a puppet based on the book Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert.

Mon, Aug 29, All day
All Branches
Stop by the libraries to create a bus. It's up to you if you let the pigeon drive it. This will be set up in the... more
Stop by the libraries to create a bus. It's up to you if you let the pigeon drive it. This will be set up in the activity room. This will also be set up at the Limberlost branch.

Mon, Aug 29, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Off-Site
Join us at the Community Learning Center garden for gardening and a light, garden themed snack.

Mon, Aug 29, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Kendallville Public Library - Rooms C&D
Join Brittany, Support Services manager, and certified yoga teacher, for an all-levels Flow Yoga class.

Tue, Aug 30, All day
All Branches
Make a puppet based on the book Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert.

Tue, Aug 30, 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, Aug 30, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
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.

Tue, Aug 30, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Kendallville Public Library - The Cortex
Sign up in 15 minute spots to learn to make a monogram cutting board.
This event is full

Wed, Aug 31, All day
All Branches
Make a puppet based on the book Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert.

Wed, Aug 31, 11:30am - 12:30pm
Kendallville Public Library
Learn to make a glow in the dark t-shirt. Please provide your own t-shirt

Thu, Sep 01, All day
All Branches
Make fall corn from pony beads.

Thu, Sep 01, 11:30am - 12:30pm
All Branches
Join us for a pasta themed brunch club with ravioli.

Thu, Sep 01, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Kendallville Public Library
Discuss a variety of books with Matt.

Fri, Sep 02, All day
All Branches
Make fall corn from pony beads.

Fri, Sep 02, 11:00am - 12:00pm
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, Sep 02, 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, Sep 03, All day
All Branches
Make fall corn from pony beads.

Sat, Sep 03, 9:00am - 12:00pm
All Branches
KPL is proud to be a partner of this year's Kendallville Farmer's Market!

Tue, Sep 06, All day
All Branches
Stop by both library locations to create a paper sunflower.

Tue, Sep 06, All day
All Branches
Make fall corn from pony beads.

Tue, Sep 06, 10:00am - 11:00am
Kendallville Public Library - Room D,Room E
Join us for stories, crafts, activities and more!

Tue, Sep 06, 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Kendallville Public Library - Teen Program Room
Kids in grades k-5 are invited to join us as we explore the art of leaf prints. We'll learn about the process and... more
Kids in grades k-5 are invited to join us as we explore the art of leaf prints. We'll learn about the process and create our own artwork.

Tue, Sep 06, 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.

Rescheduled
Tue, Sep 06, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
New date Tuesday, September 13, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
New venue All Branches
KPL is proud to be a partner of this year's Kendallville Farmer's Market!

Wed, Sep 07, All day
All Branches
Make fall corn from pony beads.

Wed, Sep 07, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Kendallville Public Library
Make a fall themed buffalo check mason jar.

Thu, Sep 08, All day
All Branches
Make fall corn from pony beads.

Thu, Sep 08, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Kendallville Public Library - Room E
Join us for stories, crafts, activities and more!

Thu, Sep 08, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Kendallville Public Library
Join Matt for a fun-filled hour of BINGO!

Fri, Sep 09, All day
All Branches
Make fall corn from pony beads.

Fri, Sep 09, 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, Sep 09, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Kendallville Public Library - Room C
Join Madison for a fun-filled hour of BINGO!

Fri, Sep 09, 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, Sep 10, All day
All Branches
Make fall corn from pony beads.

Mon, Sep 12, All day
All Branches
Stop by both library locations to create a woodland animal.

Mon, Sep 12, All day
All Branches
Stop in the Cortex during library hours to make this fall craft.

Mon, Sep 12, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Kendallville Public Library - Room A,Room B
Homeschoolers of all ages are invited to join us as we explore creating leaf art.

Mon, Sep 12, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Off-Site
Join us at the Community Learning Center garden for gardening and a light, garden themed snack.

Tue, Sep 13, All day
All Branches
Stop in the Cortex during library hours to make this fall craft.

Tue, Sep 13, 10:00am - 11:00am
Kendallville Public Library - Room D,Room E
Join us for stories, crafts, activities and more!

Tue, Sep 13, 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Kendallville Public Library - Teen Program Room
Kids in grades k-5 are invited to join us as we explore the science behind roller coasters. We'll create our own... more
Kids in grades k-5 are invited to join us as we explore the science behind roller coasters. We'll create our own roller coasters out of straws and then test them out.

Tue, Sep 13, 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.

Rescheduled
Tue, Sep 13, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
New date Monday, September 19, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
All Branches
Join us in creating a budget-friendly recipe -- at the CLC.

Tue, Sep 13, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
All Branches
KPL is proud to be a partner of this year's Kendallville Farmer's Market!

Tue, Sep 13, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
All Branches
Play euchre at the CLC.

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Latest News from Your Library

Changes to Program Registration

  Starting in September registration will be required for all scheduled programs. This includes adult, teen, youth and all age events that the libraries host. This change is an effort to be courteous to our presenters, audience members and wait listed registrants. We also ask that you arrive prior to the program's start time. Registering for a program will not hold your seat after the program's designated start time. If you are unable to attend, please cancel your registration online or by calling the library.
   What if you do not register for a program? Don't worry! You will not be turned away! Click here to register for events. 

Library of Things 

    The Kendallville Public Library offers a variety of "things" you probably need, and allows you to borrow them instead of buying! Want to try out an air fryer before you spend the money on one? Check out ours! Only need a stand mixer or a DSLR camera once or twice a year? Borrow them from us! We have crafting and cooking supplies, fitness gear, home supplies and decor, Lego sets, music, tech items and also tools. All of these "things" are FREE for you to checkout! To see a complete list of the items we offer click here. You can also stop in one of our library branches to view the items that are available!

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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