Eckhart Public Library will remain strong and carry on, regardless of space or circumstance, to serve our community’s evolving needs as we move forward to enter a new chapter of service.
On July 2nd, an intentional fire was set in the Historic Main Library on Eckhart Public Library’s campus. There was extensive damage to the building as a result. Images of the damage can be seen at KPC News.
While the Main Library is closed, Eckhart Public Library is currently offering the following services out of two buildings:
|Willennar Genealogy Center||The Teen Library|
|Adult Fiction, Nonfiction, Audiobooks, Graphic Novels, DVDs, Museum & Parks Passes, WiFi Hotspots, and CD's for checkout||Teen Fiction, Nonfiction, Graphic Novels, Manga, and Video Games for checkout|
|Computer Lab||Children's Fiction, Nonfiction, Graphic Novels, and puppets for checkout|
|Research & Computer Assistance||Computer Labs|
|Genealogy Assistance||Research, Homework, & Computer Assistance|
|WiFi||Learning through play areas|
These spaces are observing revised hours while The Main Library is closed.
|Monday||10 am - 8 pm|
|Tuesday||10 am - 8 pm|
|Wednesday||10 am - 8 pm|
|Thursday||10 am - 8 pm|
|Friday||10 am - 7 pm|
|Saturday||10 am - 5 pm|
Eckhart Public Library is part of the Evergreen Indiana system. Items can be sent to Eckhart Public Library for checkout from other Evergreen Indiana libraries. Eckhart Public Library patrons, including those with blue student or educator cards, can also visit Evergreen Indiana libraries to check out items. Evergreen libraries include Garrett Public Library, Waterloo Grant Township Public Library, Butler Public Library, Kendallville Public Library, Noble County Public Library, and Carnegie Public Library of Steuben County.
Items that have been checked out can be returned in the curbside drop box located on Twelfth Street between Van Buren and Jackson streets, or at the Willennar Genealogy Center and Teen Library during open hours.
Eckhart Public Library is continuing to offer a variety of programs as well, including storytimes, Pokemon Club, Magic: The Gathering game nights, book clubs, gardening, and more. These events are listed on our online Calendar.
We are moved by the outpouring of support in our community. For those that are inquiring how they can help, more information can be found here.