beautiful-15728_1920DeKalb Central students working to complete their eLearning assignments from Friday, February 17 – Monday, February 27 can do so at Eckhart Public Library!

Chromebooks will be available in the Children’s Department and Teen Library during this time period.

Eckhart Public Library will be closed on Monday, February 20th in President’s Day.

Eckhart Public Library is part of Evergreen Indiana, and students in need of computers and WiFi during our closed dates are able to utilize other Evergreen Indiana libraries during their operating hours.

The following DeKalb Evergreen Libraries will be open on Monday, February 20th.

Waterloo Public Library

In need of WiFi? Hotspots are available to checkout with your library card.

Information about the computer lab availability at DeKalb Central Schools and the eLearning Tech Hotline can be found on their eLearning website.

Get ready to curl up with a new book before bed after checking out these new children’s books at the Eckhart Public Library! Click on the picture to place your hold through Evergreen Indiana today!

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Santa has been watching to see who has been naughty or nice. He is anxiously awaiting Christmas wish lists from children! Youngsters may mail their holiday letters to Santa from the “North Pole Mailbox” located by the elevator in the Children’s Department. Santa promises to write back to each child if their name and address are included with their letter.

Due to Santa’s busy schedule, all letters must be received by Tuesday, December 17. This will give him plenty of time to respond and pack his sleigh for Christmas Eve deliveries.


P.S. Be Eleven is Rita Williams-Garcia’s follow-up to her widely acclaimed and award-winning novel One Crazy Summer. Look for both of these great titles in our collection.  


Set in 1871, One Came Home by Amy Timberlake is the story of Georgie, a young sharpshooter who searches for the truth when her sister goes missing.


Oliver And His Alligator written and illustrated by Paul Schmid is a fun tale of Oliver’s first day at school.


In the hilarious The Day The Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt and illustrated by Oliver Jeffers, each color of crayon writes a protest letter to Duncan demanding better use of their talents.


Play, Louis, Play by Muriel Harris Weinstein, a biographical chapter book about Louis Armstrong as told by his horn, is a great way to introduce children to this American treasure.


On Thursday, July 18, the library will hold its Children’s Summer Reading Club Finale from  10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Auburn Outdoor Theater.* Terrin Thomas (Miss Indiana) will be there, as will many other community groups and organizations, to help us celebrate kids reading. Bring your family and friends and join us for fun and games.


*In case of bad weather, this event will be held at Middaugh Hall.

The Children’s Department has some great new books this month.

Crankee Doodle by Tom Angleberger is a hilarious send-up of Yankee Doodle. Crankee’s pony wants to go to town, but Crankee doesn’t. Will they go? Read the book and find out.

Crankee Doodle

In Unicorn Thinks He’s Pretty Great by Bob Shea, Goat feels confident until Unicorn starts coming to his school. He’s afraid he isn’t good enough anymore, but eventually he learns that he is special, too, in this hilarious new picture book.


When Stravinsky Met Nijinsky : Two Artists, Their Ballet, And One Extraordinary Riot by Lauren Stringer is a gorgeous picture book depicting the inspiration and creation of The Rite Of Spring and its initial reception.


Doll Bones by Holly Black is a great story of changing friendships, stories, adventures, and a ghost.


Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin by Liesl Shurtliff is a fun, fresh take on the childhood and background of Rumpelstiltskin.  This is a must read for fairy tale lovers.


Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made by Stephan Pastis (of Pearls Before Swine fame) is the first hilarious book in a series that Diary Of A Wimpy Kid fans are sure to love.


Odd Duck by Cecil Castellucci and illustrated by Sara Varon is a beautiful new graphic novel about friendship and accepting yourself (and your friends) as they are. Check it and all of our new books for July out!