News from the Kendallville Public Library:

Library Plans Book Fest, Book Fair


Book Fest.jpgThe Kendallville Public Library's Book Fest is back, and involves more organizations throughout the community.

The Book Fest is planned for Friday, May 8 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. The afternoon will include games, activities and free books! Joining the library this year is the Cole Center Family YMCA, the Kendallville Day Care Center and CANI.


Donations Accepted for READ Program

The Kendallville Public Library has now entered its second century. Through the years, the staff has been dedicated to keeping the library relevant to our community. We have evolved by adding programs and services to meet the current and future needs of our patrons, and continued to expand by...

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art expo web.pngArt Expo a Success!


The Kendallville Public Library would like to extend a huge THANK YOU to all the artists, patrons and staff who attended to 1st Art Expo. 

Nearly 300 people attended on Friday, April 17. Fifteen artists displayed their work, sparking creativity and pride throughout the community.

 Dozens of amateur artists participated in a People's Choice Contest. Results are:



red rain.jpgNew Art Prints Now Available!

The library's updated art print collection, unveiled in February 2015, is now available for checkout! See something you like?

Lower Level Now Open for Public Use

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The library's Lower Level is now available for online meeting room registration.

Here are the policies for those interested in using Meeting Rooms C, D or E:

  • Meeting Room C can hold up to 75 people in chairs, while Meeting Room D will accommodate up to 100 people seated.


City Recognizes Library for 100 Years of Service



At the Annual Mayor's Breakfast on February 19, 2015, Mayor Suzanne Handshoe recognized the Kendallville Public Library for 100 years of service. Katie Mullins accepted a commemorative plaque from the Mayor and Jerry Kessler, President of the Kendallville Economic Development Commission.



Snow Queen Visits Wolcott Mills Elsa for story.jpg

Queen Elsa made a surprise visit to Wolcott Mills Elementary school on Thursday, February 12. She was there to offer words of encouragement for the upcoming ISTEP (or as she likes to call it, ICE-Step).



Video: Author Adam Gidwitz Tells Grimm Tales


Adam Gidwitz, the author of The Grimm Conclusion, In a Glass Grimmly and A Tale Dark and Grimm, spoke to 4th, 5th and 6th grade students, teachers and parents at the Kendallville Public Library on Monday, January 26.