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Upcoming Events
Mon, Apr 19, All day
Limberlost Branch
Family Storytime kicks off in February and runs through May with some bonus materials from our wonderful partners!

Mon, Apr 19, 9:00am - 10:00am
Kendallville Public Library
Family Story Time kicks off in February and runs through May with some bonus materials from our wonderful partners! 

Mon, Apr 19, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Kendallville Public Library - Rooms C&D
Join Brittany, adult services assistant and certified yoga teacher, for an all-levels flow in person or on Facebook... more
Join Brittany, adult services assistant and certified yoga teacher, for an all-levels flow in person or on Facebook Live.

Tue, Apr 20, All day
Limberlost Branch
Make a fun bookmark that looks like a favorite food, pizza!
Registration opens Tuesday, April 20 2021 at 9:00am

Tue, Apr 20, All day
Kendallville Public Library
Make a fun bookmark that looks like a food favorite...pizza!
Registration opens Tuesday, April 20 2021 at 9:00am

Wed, Apr 21, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Limberlost Branch - Large Meeting Room
This month, choose any humor book to read and recommend to others.

Wed, Apr 21, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Kendallville Public Library - Room A
You've read the book, now come in and watch The One and Only Ivan movie! This movie is 1 hour and 35 minutes long,... more
You've read the book, now come in and watch The One and Only Ivan movie! This movie is 1 hour and 35 minutes long, and the event is open to youth in grades 3-5.

Thu, Apr 22, All day
Kendallville Public Library
Use a mason jar to make an adorable butterfly terrarium.
Registration opens Thursday, April 22 2021 at 9:00am

Thu, Apr 22, All day
Limberlost Branch
Use a Mason jar to make an adorable butterfly terrarium.
Registration opens Thursday, April 22 2021 at 9:00am

Thu, Apr 22, 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Kendallville Public Library - Rooms C&D
You can join Brittany in the library for this workout, watch live online, or follow the recording later on your own... more
You can join Brittany in the library for this workout, watch live online, or follow the recording later on your own schedule.

Thu, Apr 22, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Off-Site
The Kendallville Farmer's Market will be held every Saturday beginning May 29th this year!

Fri, Apr 23, 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.

Mon, Apr 26, All day
Limberlost Branch
Family Storytime kicks off in February and runs through May with some bonus materials from our wonderful partners!

Mon, Apr 26, 9:00am - 10:00am
Kendallville Public Library
Family Story Time kicks off in February and runs through May with some bonus materials from our wonderful partners! 

Mon, Apr 26, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Kendallville Public Library - Rooms C&D
Join Brittany, adult services assistant and certified yoga teacher, for an all-levels flow in person or on Facebook... more
Join Brittany, adult services assistant and certified yoga teacher, for an all-levels flow in person or on Facebook Live.

Tue, Apr 27, All day
Kendallville Public Library
Use tissue paper and watercolor paper to make a unique piece of art!
Registration opens Tuesday, April 27 2021 at 9:00am

Tue, Apr 27, All day
Limberlost Branch
Use tissue paper and watercolor paper to make a unique piece of art!
Registration opens Tuesday, April 27 2021 at 9:00am

Wed, Apr 28, 9:00am - 10:00am
All Branches
Stop in and grab a kit to make your own pipe cleaner super hero. Send us pictures of your completed projects! Open... more
Stop in and grab a kit to make your own pipe cleaner super hero. Send us pictures of your completed projects! Open to students in grades K-5 while supplies last (first come, first served).

Wed, Apr 28, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Kendallville Public Library - Room A
You've read the book, now join us to watch the first Netflix episode of this best selling author's work! This event... more
You've read the book, now join us to watch the first Netflix episode of this best selling author's work! This event is open to teens in grades 6-12.

Thu, Apr 29, All day
Kendallville Public Library
Use crayons to make a vibrant outdoor scene.
Registration opens Thursday, April 29 2021 at 9:00am

Thu, Apr 29, All day
Limberlost Branch
Use crayons to create vibrant scenery art.
Registration opens Thursday, April 29 2021 at 9:00am

Thu, Apr 29, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Kendallville Public Library - Rooms C&D
You can join Brittany in the library for this workout, watch live online, or follow the recording later on your own... more
You can join Brittany in the library for this workout, watch live online, or follow the recording later on your own schedule.

Fri, Apr 30, 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, May 01, All day
All Branches
Adults age 18+ can stop in to pick up a Take & Make kit in the month of May (while supplies last).

Sat, May 01, All day
All Branches
Beginning May 1 and running through May 15 (or while supplies last), you can make a Pop Up Flower Card in the library!

Mon, May 03, All day
Limberlost Branch
Family Storytime kicks off in February and runs through May with some bonus materials from our wonderful partners!

Mon, May 03, All day
All Branches
Beginning May 1 and running through May 15 (or while supplies last), you can make a Pop Up Flower Card in the library!

Mon, May 03, 9:00am - 10:00am
Kendallville Public Library
Family Story Time kicks off in February and runs through May with some bonus materials from our wonderful partners! 

Mon, May 03, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Kendallville Public Library - Rooms C&D
Join Brittany, adult services assistant and certified yoga teacher, for an all-levels flow yoga class.

Tue, May 04, All day
All Branches
Beginning May 1 and running through May 15 (or while supplies last), you can make a Pop Up Flower Card in the library!

Tue, May 04, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Kendallville Public Library - Rooms C&D
Living with diabetes? Join Terri Clark from Parkview Health to get tips on healthy living, nutritious eating, and more.

Wed, May 05, All day
All Branches
Beginning May 1 and running through May 15 (or while supplies last), you can make a Pop Up Flower Card in the library!

Wed, May 05, All day
All Branches
Stop in and build a bouquet just in time for Mother's Day! Supplies are available all day for kids in pre-K through... more
Stop in and build a bouquet just in time for Mother's Day! Supplies are available all day for kids in pre-K through 5th grade at both library locations.

Wed, May 05, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
New venue Kendallville Public Library
Join us in person to paint a wine glass! This event is open to 25 adults age 18 and up. Register online at... more
Join us in person to paint a wine glass! This event is open to 25 adults age 18 and up. Register online at www.kendallvillelibrary.org, or call 343-2010 to sign up. Meet in lower level Rooms C&D.

Thu, May 06, All day
All Branches
Beginning May 1 and running through May 15 (or while supplies last), you can make a Pop Up Flower Card in the library!

Thu, May 06, 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Kendallville Public Library - Rooms C&D
Join Brittany in the library for this workout that focuses on low-impact, high intensity movements to improve... more
Join Brittany in the library for this workout that focuses on low-impact, high intensity movements to improve strength, agility and flexibility for every body.

Thu, May 06, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Kendallville Public Library - Rooms C&D
Join Matt to write a guided memoir that will tell the story of your life!
Registration is now closed

Fri, May 07, All day
All Branches
Beginning May 1 and running through May 15 (or while supplies last), you can make a Pop Up Flower Card in the library!

Fri, May 07, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Kendallville Public Library
Want to try to win books and prizes? Play BINGO in person with us!

Fri, May 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, May 08, All day
All Branches
Beginning May 1 and running through May 15 (or while supplies last), you can make a Pop Up Flower Card in the library!

Mon, May 10, All day
Limberlost Branch
Family Storytime kicks off in February and runs through May with some bonus materials from our wonderful partners!

Mon, May 10, All day
All Branches
Beginning May 1 and running through May 15 (or while supplies last), you can make a Pop Up Flower Card in the library!

Mon, May 10, 9:00am - 10:00am
Kendallville Public Library
Family Story Time kicks off in February and runs through May with some bonus materials from our wonderful partners! 

Mon, May 10, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Kendallville Public Library - Rooms C&D
Join Brittany, adult services assistant and certified yoga teacher, for an all-levels flow yoga class.

Tue, May 11, All day
All Branches
Beginning May 1 and running through May 15 (or while supplies last), you can make a Pop Up Flower Card in the library!

Tue, May 11, 10:00am - 11:00am
Limberlost Branch - Large Meeting Room
Join Brittany, adult services assistant and certified yoga teacher, for a chair yoga class.

Tue, May 11, 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Kendallville Public Library - Art Gallery
The American Red Cross is hosting a blood drive at the Kendallville Public Library. A small amount of your time and... more
The American Red Cross is hosting a blood drive at the Kendallville Public Library. A small amount of your time and the donation of your blood could save a life!

Wed, May 12, All day
All Branches
Beginning May 1 and running through May 15 (or while supplies last), you can make a Pop Up Flower Card in the library!

Wed, May 12, 10:00am - 11:00am
All Branches
It's just like a field trip, but for adults! This month, meet us at the Black Pine Animal Sanctuary (1426 W 300 N,... more
It's just like a field trip, but for adults! This month, meet us at the Black Pine Animal Sanctuary (1426 W 300 N, Albion, IN 46701). We will get a behind-the-scenes look at the animals and operation!

Thu, May 13, All day
All Branches
Beginning May 1 and running through May 15 (or while supplies last), you can make a Pop Up Flower Card in the library!

Thu, May 13, 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Kendallville Public Library - Rooms C&D
Join Brittany in the library for this workout that focuses on low-impact, high intensity movements to improve... more
Join Brittany in the library for this workout that focuses on low-impact, high intensity movements to improve strength, agility and flexibility for every body.

Thu, May 13, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Kendallville Public Library - Rooms C&D
Want to try to win books and prizes? Play BINGO in person with us!

Fri, May 14, All day
All Branches
Beginning May 1 and running through May 15 (or while supplies last), you can make a Pop Up Flower Card in the library!

Fri, May 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, May 14, 9:00pm - 11:00pm
Off-Site
Come to Kelly Park in Rome City to watch the live action movie, Disney's Aladdin!

Sat, May 15, All day
All Branches
Beginning May 1 and running through May 15 (or while supplies last), you can make a Pop Up Flower Card in the library!

Mon, May 17, All day
Limberlost Branch
Family Storytime kicks off in February and runs through May with some bonus materials from our wonderful partners!

Mon, May 17, All day
All Branches
Make a kite at the library! We have a kit and instructions that will guide you start to finish.

Mon, May 17, 9:00am - 10:00am
Kendallville Public Library
Family Story Time kicks off in February and runs through May with some bonus materials from our wonderful partners! 

Mon, May 17, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Kendallville Public Library - Rooms C&D
Join Brittany, adult services assistant and certified yoga teacher, for an all-levels flow yoga class.

Tue, May 18, All day
All Branches
Make a kite at the library! We have a kit and instructions that will guide you start to finish.

Latest News from Your Library

Submit Your Recipes for a Community Cookbook!

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.

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Library Board of Trustees Position Available (Begins June 2021)

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 kmullins@kendallvillelibrary.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.

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Show Your Love for Your Library!

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.

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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

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Library Exercise Classes Available On Demand

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. 

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Memory Care Collection Helps with Alzheimer’s, Dementia

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.