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June 24, 2014

Free Lunch in the Library Park

 On Wednesdays and Thursdays at 11:00 am, DeKalb Central sends tasty, nutritious lunches to the Library Park, and children ages 1-18 can get them for free! There are no income requirements for the program. Adults can have lunch too – the meal costs $3.75 for people over 18.

June 10, 2014

PBS Kids Media Lab Launch

Join the Eckhart Public Library Children’s Department and PBS for the launch of the new and improved PBS Kids Corner, now a PBS Kids Media Lab on Thursday, June 12 from 11:15-12:00 pm.


We will be unveiling some new technology and seating that will become a permanent part of the corner. Along with a PBS representative there will be a surprise visit from the new Fort Wayne PBS Kids mascot.


These new additions were made possible with the support of Dekalb Health, the Community Foundation of Dekalb County, and Eckhart Public Library.

May 08, 2014

American Girl and Boy Camps

There is still time to sign up for our American Girl and Boy Camps. There will be crafts, sing-a-longs, games, snacks and stories during each session. There is a $15 registration fee to help underwrite the costs of the programming.


You can register by stopping in at the library or by calling the children’s department at 925-2414 (EXT 320). The deadline for registering for American Girl and Boy camps is May 31. Space is limited, so sign up soon.  



Girls in grades 3-4 will be meeting on Mondays from 1:30-3:30 pm starting June 9.


Girls in grades 5 and up will be meeting on Mondays from 10:15-12:15 pm starting June 9.


Boys in grades 3-6 will be meeting on Wednesdays from 10:15-12:15 pm starting June 11.


 The finale for both camps will be July 7.

Thursday, July 31st
5:00 PM Library Read & Roll Summer Fun Skate
Saturday, September 6th
10:15 AM Toddler Friends 1 2 3
Saturday, October 4th
10:15 PM Toddler Friends 1 2 3
Wednesday, October 8th
4:00 PM LEGO® Club
Wednesday, November 12th
4:00 PM LEGO® Club
Saturday, December 6th
10:15 AM Toddler Friends 1 2 3
Wednesday, December 10th
4:00 PM LEGO® Club
Saturday, January 3rd
10:15 AM Toddler Friends 1 2 3
Wednesday, January 14th
4:00 PM LEGO® Club
Saturday, February 7th
10:15 AM Toddler Friends 1 2 3