Eckhart Public Library

Item Requests

If you would like to request an item for interlibrary loan or for the library to purchase, please do so here

If you would like to request a meeting room or register for a program, please email our Information Desk at or call at 260-925-2414 ext. 120

Library Closed: Thanksgiving

The Eckhart Public Library campus will be closing at 5:00 on Wednesday, November 26th and remain closed through Saturday, November 29th in observance of Thanksgiving. Have happy holiday!

Need a book while we’re closed? Our downloadable eBooks and audiobooks are always available!

November 26, 2014

A-Door Your Library

The Friends of Eckhart Public Library is taking registrations for the inaugural A-Door Your Library holiday decorating contest! A-Door Your Library is a new contest designed to spread holiday cheer while also raising money for events, services, and collections at Eckhart Public Library.

People can decorate their door or entryway for the contest. Then, from December 8-13, people can come to Eckhart Public Library to see photographs of each entry and vote for their favorite entries at the cost of 25 cents per vote. In addition, a panel of judges will choose their favorite entries. There will be a Judges’ Choice Winner and a People’s Choice Champ in each of four quadrants of Auburn, with the quadrant division lines at Seventh Street and Cedar Creek. Winners will be announced on December 15.

Each winner will receive recognition via a yard sign with a special 8×10 prize banner suitable for framing. All eight winners will also be entered into a drawing, with one of the winners also winning back their entry fee.

Entry into the contest is $5 for a door and $10 for an entryway. Registration runs through Wednesday, November 26 at 5 p.m. at the main building of Eckhart Public Library.

Read more about the contest here.

November 22, 2014

Giving Thanks Silent Basket Auction

A silent auction of gift baskets, sponsored by the Friends of the Eckhart Public Library, will take place November 14-22 at the main library.

The annual Giving Thanks Silent Auction features gift baskets created by local businesses and organizations, individuals, and library departments. Baskets revolve around a variety of themes to entice a wide range of bidders.

In addition to making final bids on Saturday, November 22nd, bidders will be able to enter to a chance to win a Mystery Basket ($100 approximate value). To enter adults (18+) must obtain a bidder number and place a bid between 2:00 and 4:30, p.m. that day. Refreshments will be served in the Close Community Room during that time.

The Giving Thanks Silent Auction is an annual event by the Friends of Eckhart Public Library. Revenues from the auction make up for approximately 20% of the funds that the Friends use to support events, services, and collections at EPL. 

The Friends of Eckhart Public Library is a nonprofit group that supports EPL through fundraising, volunteer efforts, and outreach. Annual Friends memberships start at $10.

November 09, 2014

Win a pie from Eckhart Public Library!

What's your favorite kind of pie? Let us know, and enter to win a gift certificate for a pie, perfect for your holiday celebrations! Enter October 20-November 9, and we'll draw for the winner and reveal Eckhart's Favorite Pie on November 10!

You may only vote once! (We don't want the results to be skewed!)

Eckhart Public Library Pie Poll