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Upcoming Events
Wed, Dec 07, All day
All Branches
Make a smore ornament in the Cortex.

Wed, Dec 07, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Kendallville Public Library
Watch The Santa Clause with Madison. This movie is 1 hour and 37 minutes long.

Thu, Dec 08, All day
All Branches
Make a smore ornament in the Cortex.

Thu, Dec 08, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Kendallville Public Library - Art Gallery,Room C
Seniors, join us for chili and cornbread.

Thu, Dec 08, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Limberlost Branch - Large Meeting Room
Decorate Christmas Brownies

Thu, Dec 08, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Kendallville Public Library - Teen Program Room
Teens are invited to come and bake up some holiday cookies.

Thu, Dec 08, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Kendallville Public Library
Join us for stories, crafts, activities and more! Meets in rooms C and D.

Fri, Dec 09, All day
All Branches
Make a smore ornament in the Cortex.

Fri, Dec 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, Dec 09, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Kendallville Public Library - Room C,Room D
Play for prizes.

Fri, Dec 09, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
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.

Sat, Dec 10, All day
All Branches
Make a smore ornament in the Cortex.

Sat, Dec 10, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Limberlost Branch - Large Meeting Room
Visit Santa, have fun making some Holiday Crafts and enjoy some Milk and Cookies!

Mon, Dec 12, All day
All Branches
Make a smore ornament in the Cortex.

Mon, Dec 12, All day
All Branches
Stop by the libraries to create your own chalk Christmas lights. This will be set up in the activity room. This will... more
Stop by the libraries to create your own chalk Christmas lights. This will be set up in the activity room. This will also be set up at the Limberlost branch.

Mon, Dec 12, 10:00am - 11:00am
Limberlost Branch - Large Meeting Room
READ, SING, PLAY!

Mon, Dec 12, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Kendallville Public Library
Parents, do you need a time to unwind and talk to other parents and enjoy an activity? We will provide an activity... more
Parents, do you need a time to unwind and talk to other parents and enjoy an activity? We will provide an activity and a book for adults and separate activities for kids.

Mon, Dec 12, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Kendallville Public Library
Join Brittany, Support Services manager, and certified yoga teacher, for an all-levels Flow Yoga class.

Mon, Dec 12, 5:30pm - 7:35pm
Kendallville Public Library
We will explore many variations of the first tangle you probably learned?-Crescent Moon.

Tue, Dec 13, All day
All Branches
Make a smore ornament in the Cortex.

Tue, Dec 13, 10:00am - 11:00am
Kendallville Public Library - Rooms D&E (Children's Event)
Join us for stories, crafts, activities and more!

Tue, Dec 13, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Kendallville Public Library - Art Gallery,Room C
Join us each week for a no cook meal prep idea.

Tue, Dec 13, 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Kendallville Public Library - Teen Program Room
Kids in grades k-5 are invited to come and create some winter themed perler bead art.

Tue, Dec 13, 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, Dec 13, 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, Dec 13, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Kendallville Public Library - Room 4
Play Euchre with a partner or we will find you one.

Wed, Dec 14, All day
All Branches
Make a smore ornament in the Cortex.

Wed, Dec 14, 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Kendallville Public Library
Join us at Murphy's Townhouse for candle making.
This event is full

Wed, Dec 14, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Kendallville Public Library
Join us for building challenges.

Thu, Dec 15, All day
All Branches
Make a smore ornament in the Cortex.

Thu, Dec 15, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Limberlost Branch - Large Meeting Room
Paint a beautiful winter painting

Thu, Dec 15, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Kendallville Public Library
Book Club with Matt.

Thu, Dec 15, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Kendallville Public Library
Join us for stories, crafts, activities and more! Meets in rooms C and D.

Fri, Dec 16, All day
All Branches
Make a smore ornament in the Cortex.

Fri, Dec 16, 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, Dec 16, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
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.

Sat, Dec 17, All day
All Branches
Make a smore ornament in the Cortex.

Mon, Dec 19, All day
All Branches
Craft in the Cortex by creating a bottle cap ornament while supplies last.

Mon, Dec 19, All day
All Branches
Stock Up on Great Reads

Mon, Dec 19, All day
All Branches
Stop by the libraries to create your own yarn stick Christmas tree. This will be set up in the activity room. This... more
Stop by the libraries to create your own yarn stick Christmas tree. This will be set up in the activity room. This will also be set up at the Limberlost branch.

Mon, Dec 19, 10:00am - 11:00am
Limberlost Branch - Large Meeting Room
READ, SING, PLAY!

Mon, Dec 19, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Kendallville Public Library
Join Brittany, Support Services manager, and certified yoga teacher, for an all-levels Flow Yoga class.

Tue, Dec 20, All day
All Branches
Craft in the Cortex by creating a bottle cap ornament while supplies last.

Tue, Dec 20, All day
All Branches
Stock Up on Great Reads

Tue, Dec 20, All day
Kendallville Public Library
Kids of all ages are invited to stop by the activity room anytime and create a 3-d polar bear.

Tue, Dec 20, 10:00am - 11:00am
Kendallville Public Library - Rooms D&E (Children's Event)
Join us for stories, crafts, activities and more!

Tue, Dec 20, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Limberlost Branch - Large Meeting Room
Join us to decorate cookies. Bring containers to take them home.

Tue, Dec 20, 5:00pm - 5:45pm
Kendallville Public Library - Rooms C&D
Join Dawn for a cardio workout.

Tue, Dec 20, 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, Dec 21, All day
All Branches
Craft in the Cortex by creating a bottle cap ornament while supplies last.

Wed, Dec 21, All day
All Branches
Stock Up on Great Reads

Wed, Dec 21, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Kendallville Public Library
Make Gnome Ornaments with Madison

Thu, Dec 22, All day
All Branches
Craft in the Cortex by creating a bottle cap ornament while supplies last.

Thu, Dec 22, All day
All Branches
Stock Up on Great Reads

Thu, Dec 22, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Limberlost Branch - Large Meeting Room
Make a Snowflake and decorate with beads

Thu, Dec 22, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Kendallville Public Library - Teen Program Room
Teens are invited to come and create holiday cards for their friends and family.

Thu, Dec 22, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
All Branches
Join Matt for a fun-filled hour of BINGO!

Thu, Dec 22, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Kendallville Public Library
Join us for stories, crafts, activities and more! Meets in rooms C and D.

Tue, Dec 27, All day
All Branches
Stock Up on Great Reads

Tue, Dec 27, All day
All Branches
Stop by the libraries to create your own wood bead ornament. This will be set up in the activity room. This will... more
Stop by the libraries to create your own wood bead ornament. This will be set up in the activity room. This will also be set up at the Limberlost branch.

Tue, Dec 27, All day
Kendallville Public Library
Kids of all ages are invited to stop by the program room anytime and create a snowflake suncatcher.

Tue, Dec 27, 5:00pm - 5:45pm
Kendallville Public Library - Rooms C&D
Join Dawn for a cardio workout.

Tue, Dec 27, 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, Dec 28, All day
All Branches
Stock Up on Great Reads

Wed, Dec 28, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Kendallville Public Library
Make a sock snowman

Thu, Dec 29, All day
All Branches
Stock Up on Great Reads

Thu, Dec 29, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Limberlost Branch - Large Meeting Room
Rock Art

Fri, Dec 30, All day
All Branches
Stock Up on Great Reads

Canceled
Fri, Dec 30, 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, Dec 30, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Limberlost Branch - Large Meeting Room
Join Madison for a fun-filled hour of BINGO!

Fri, Dec 30, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
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.

Sat, Dec 31, All day
All Branches
Stock Up on Great Reads

Mon, Jan 02, All day
All Branches
Make a creation from watercolor and salt.

Mon, Jan 02, 10:00am - 11:00am
Limberlost Branch - Large Meeting Room
READ, SING, PLAY!

Tue, Jan 03, All day
All Branches
Stock Up on Great Reads

Tue, Jan 03, All day
All Branches
Make a creation from watercolor and salt.

Tue, Jan 03, All day
All Branches
Stop by the libraries to create your own winter snowman. This will be set up in the activity room. This will also be... more
Stop by the libraries to create your own winter snowman. This will be set up in the activity room. This will also be set up at the Limberlost branch.

Tue, Jan 03, 10:00am - 11:00am
Kendallville Public Library - Room D,Room E
Join us for stories, crafts, activities and more!

Tue, Jan 03, 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Kendallville Public Library - Teen Program Room
Kids in grades k-5 are invited to come and create winter scrape art.

Tue, Jan 03, 5:00pm - 5:45pm
Kendallville Public Library - Rooms C&D
Join Dawn for a cardio workout.

Tue, Jan 03, 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, Jan 04, All day
All Branches
Stock Up on Great Reads

Wed, Jan 04, All day
All Branches
Make a creation from watercolor and salt.

Wed, Jan 04, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Kendallville Public Library - Room C
This is not a tournament. Play for fun!

Wed, Jan 04, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Kendallville Public Library
Join us for a movie night. Snacks will be provided but feel free to bring a blanket or snacks.

Thu, Jan 05, All day
All Branches
Stock Up on Great Reads

Thu, Jan 05, All day
All Branches
Make a creation from watercolor and salt.

Thu, Jan 05, 11:30am - 12:30pm
Kendallville Public Library
Join us for stir fry

Thu, Jan 05, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Limberlost Branch - Large Meeting Room
CREATE BEAUTFIL SNOW FLAKE ART TO HANG IN YOUR WINDOW.

Thu, Jan 05, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Kendallville Public Library
Pick up your copy of The Life List of Adrian Mandrick at the CLC or either library location.

Thu, Jan 05, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Kendallville Public Library - Room E
Join us for stories, crafts, activities and more! Takes place in rooms D and E.

Fri, Jan 06, All day
All Branches
Stock Up on Great Reads

Fri, Jan 06, 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, Jan 06, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Kendallville Public Library
Join us for Bingo

Fri, Jan 06, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
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.

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Latest News from Your Library

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.

Holiday Hours


Friday, December 23 - CLOsed
Saturday, December 24 - Closed
Monday, December 25 - Closed
Monday, January 2 - Closed
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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