News from the Kendallville Public Library:

Library Offers Mobile Hotspots & Streaming Device

netgear_zing.pngThe Kendallville Public Library has long offered much more than books, and now the library has expanded its collection with some new technology.

Beginning July 1, the library will have 10 mobile hotspots available for patrons age 13 and up to check out. These hotspots will offer unlimited data, a quick connection with no software to install, and nationwide coverage via Sprint's mobile network (3G and 4G LTE capable).


Library Now Leads WordUP Campaign


Word Up.jpgThe WordUP Program, developed by LEAP in 2014, was designed to increase awareness of a child's need to hear 21,000 words a day to be prepared for kindergarten.

Now that LEAP has closed its doors, this initiative has been entrusted to the Kendallville Public Library.


Grants to Change Patron Experience

The Kendallville Public Library has received two grants totaling $60,000 from the Dekko Foundation. In mid-April, the Dekko Foundation made an exciting announcement to directors of the Libraries Serving Communities group (made up of library directors in Northeast Indiana), offering potential $30,000 grants for each library building in the Dekko Foundation's service area. Library Director Katie Mullins considered many needs, and applied for the grants.



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If you shop at Kroger, Scott's or Owen's, you can now use your Kroger Plus Card to donate to the Kendallville Public Library.

The library is now a member of Kroger Community Rewards. If you have a Kroger Plus Card, you can simply go online to, and sign in or create an account.


GSP, Library Host Photo Contest


nature-photo_web.pngUpdated 7/8/15: The contest deadline has now been extended until July Tuesday, July 14.

The Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site and Memorial Society, in partnership with the Kendallville Public Library, invite you to participate in the Chautauqua Days Photography Contest. This annual event celebrates Gene's birthday. What better way to celebrate her life and legacy than by sharing your beautiful nature photos.



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It will be a super summer in Kendallville and Rome City as the Kendallville Public Library plans a Superhero Summer Reading Program!

The "Every Hero Has a Story" Summer Reading Program will begin on June 1 and runs through July 31. All ages can participate, even infants. The details for each age range are below. Registration begins June 1, and reading records can be picked up then at the Kendallville Public Library or its Limberlost Public Library branch in Rome City.



2015 Kleiman Creative Writing Winners



The Kendallville Public Library announced the winners of the 16th Annual Kleiman Creative Writing Contest at a banquet on April 30 at the Kendallville Event Center. The list of winners is included below.

Around 350 students in Noble, LaGrange and DeKalb Counties entered books for the contest in the categories of Fiction, Non-Fiction and Poetry.


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.