(Photo courtesy of April Middaugh)

We are touched and thankful for the outpouring of support from the community and beyond after the fire on Sunday morning – including a lemonade stand set up to raise money for the library. (Read more about the fire here and on our Facebook page.)

Donations are currently the best way to help the library recover. The library is insured, but we already know there are going to be expenses that are not going to be covered by any insurance proceeds. A fund has been established at the Community Foundation of DeKalb County. Checks can be mailed to the Community Foundation, P.O. Box 111, Auburn, Indiana 46706, or dropped off at the Community Foundation, 700 S. Main St., or people can give online. Donations can be given online by clicking here.

The Friends of the Eckhart Public Library will also have its July Book Sale. The book sale will help the library in more than one way. Funds raised by the Friends of the Library will help the library recover, and the books that are sold will free up space for the library’s recovery efforts. The Friends sale schedule is:

  • Wednesday, July 12, 4-6 p.m. – Members only preview! Be the first to get your hands on great books. Memberships for Friends of EPL will be available at the door.
  • Thursday, July 13, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Friday, July 14, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Saturday, July 15, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

If you would like to become a library volunteer, please click here for more information.