Anyone...any recipe! Submit up to three of your favorites for a Community Cookbook, which the Kendallville Public Library will compile and have available at upcoming Kendallville Farmer's Market events. These recipes could be your own, passed down through your family, or from a favorite cookbook (please cite the cookbook).
Recipes can be submitted online here or in person at the Kendallville Public Library and its Limberlost Branch. We encourage you to include a photo of each completed dish, or a photo of a family member preparing it. We will be accepting up to three recipes per person through May 15. After that, library staff will categorize the recipes we receive and determine which ones will be included in the final cookbook.
One seat on the Kendallville Public Library Board of Trustees is now available.
Linda Routsong is stepping down next month when her term comes to a close, and the trustees are seeking her replacement.
The Board of Trustees is the governing body of the Kendallville Public Library and its Limberlost Branch, and meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. to conduct regular business. Additional meetings may be scheduled as needed. Each term runs four years.
Any resident of the Kendallville Public Library taxing district, which includes Wayne Township, Orange Township and the area of Allen Township that is within the Kendallville City limit, is eligible to apply.
An online application is available here. Anyone with questions about these board positions is encouraged to contact library director Katie Mullins by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 260-343-2010.
All applications are due to the library no later than Monday, May 10. One applicant will be appointed by the East Noble School Board.
Throughout the month of April, stop in to pick up a vinyl sticker or sticky note pad to show your love of the Kendallville Public Library (available while supplies last).
You can also share your love of libraries on Facebook! Use the link https://www.facebook.com/profilepicframes/?selected_overlay_id=178497594043053 to add a frame to your profile photo.
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.
The very first change the Kendallville Public Library made when the pandemic hit in March was the addition of online Yoga and Barre classes.
Certified Trainer and Adult Services Assistant Brittany Mazzola Leath leads these sessions, which are now available both in the library, live on Facebook, or on demand.
Gretchen Riehm appreciates the online classes.
“I have truly enjoyed KPL yoga and Barre classes during COVID19. Being able to participate at home safely is amazing, and a plus for me.”
Kassi Vanderpool agrees, and prefers to take the classes “on demand” based on her personal schedule.
“I love the idea of being able to do it from home when I have time.” she commented on Facebook. “I can wait until everyone is in bed and its (sic) a great way to decompress and relax. Plus I don't have to find a babysitter.”
It’s not just the variety of ways to access the classes that patrons appreciate…the instructor is important to the success of the class, as well!
Brittany is “personable and leads the classes well,” said Riehm. Nicole Helmkamp told KPL that “Brittany does a great job!” Daemi Grubb, who prefers to attend the classes in person, echoed that Brittany is an “amazing instructor!”
Classes are open to all levels, including beginners. Yoga classes are held each Monday at 5:30 p.m. at the Kendallville Public Library or live via Facebook. Barre classes, which are a fusion of Pilates, yoga, and cardio with movements to strengthen your legs, arms, and core, are scheduled on Thursdays at 12:00 p.m. at the Kendallville Public Library. In-person classes are socially distanced and patrons can choose to wear their mask while practicing or remove it only when they are on their mat. There is one Yoga session per month at the Limberlost Branch Library in Rome City (also live via Facebook), held on the second Tuesday at 12:00 p.m. All are streamed simultaneously on Facebook as well.
For those who prefer the on demand option, click here. This will allow you to view recordings of all the KPL videos, many of which are recordings of the weekly Yoga and Barre classes. No Facebook account is needed to access the video archive.
The Kendallville Public Library’s newest “Library of Things” collection is called Memory. It’s filled with items that are beneficial for those suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease or Dementia and their caregivers.
The collection was started at the suggestion of a patron. Many times, that’s all it takes! This patron commented that they loved our jigsaw puzzle collection, but that they all contained too many pieces. When we asked why, they let us know that they got puzzles for their family member who had Alzheimer’s. When our staff began searching for puzzles that were suitable for memory care patients, they realized just how many resources were available and the new collection was born.
Mentally stimulating activities like jigsaw and crossword puzzles have been shown to benefit patients with these conditions. KPL’s Memory collection is filled with these items, plus art projects, activity books and more.
In addition to providing these important resources, KPL has teamed up with the Alzheimer’s Association to help you learn the 10 Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease, because early detection matters.
1. Memory loss that disrupts daily life.
2. Challenges in planning or solving problems.
3. Difficulty completing familiar tasks.
4. Confusion with time or place.
5. Trouble understanding visual images and spatial relationships.
6. New problems with words in speaking or writing.
7. Misplacing things and losing the ability to retrace steps.
8. Decreased or poor judgement.
9. Withdrawal from work or social activities.
10. Changes in mood and personality.
If you or someone you care about is experiencing any of these warning signs, please see a doctor. For additional support, contact the Alzheimer’s Association at 800-272-3900 or alz.org.