Are your kids ready for the next installment of their favorite series, or just wanting a picture book to read before bed? The Eckhart Public Library Children’s Department has great new books to meet your needs! Click on any cover to place a hold through Evergreen Indiana!

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Kids of all ages are invited to celebrate the coming of the New Year with us. We will get ready to ring in the New Year by reading a story or two, making some resolutions, creating a variety of noisemakers, hats, and masks.  Ten seconds to noon we will have a countdown and a balloon drop to end the program. Come join us on Wednesday, December 31, from 11:15-noon at the Secret Garden in Main Library. For more information, call the Children’s Department at 925-2414 Ext.320 or


If you’ve seen the library’s digital collection you may have seen these new buttons mentioning the Kids and Teens eReading Room.

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The eReading Rooms are  quick ways to separate Children’s and Teen items from the rest of the collection.

If you’re searching in one collection,  you will only get results for that collection. For example, if you search Mike Mullin (an author of Teen books) while in the Kids Collection you’re not going to find his work, but if you search for his books in the Teen Collection you will find all three of the books for his Ashfall series. The Main Collection has everything so you’ll still see his books when you search in the main collection.

The Kids Collection and Teen Collection pages look different from the Main Collection and from each other.  If you want to return to the Main Collection, just click the little button sitting on the NIDL logo that looks like a house and says Main Collection.

If you have any questions or you run into a problem contact the library. The sooner we know, the sooner we can start working towards a solution.


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.