There is a lot of fun happening at the Kendallville Library and it's Limberlost Branch during the month of October. We have Halloween-themed events for people of all ages (adults, youth and the entire family)!
As we prepare for the Lantern Parade at the end of the month, library patrons are encouraged to attend our Lantern Making Workshops on October 4, 11 and 18. We cannot wait to see what you all create. Also, bring the entire family to our Glow-in-the-Dark Party on October 23 at 6:30 p.m. We will have all kinds of goodies that glow in the dark, snacks, games and more! This is a great way to celebrate the season! Please have an adult present.
Adults, mark your calendars for our shirt making party on October 3! Bring a shirt of your choice and we will provide the glow in the dark vinyl and design suggestions. Adults can also join us for our first-ever glow in the dark Yoga with Brittany on October 23 at KPL. Participants are encouraged to wear bright colors as they practice yoga in a darkened room with fun lights! This class will be 45 minutes and have a themed playlist. Finally, adults should sign up for Baking with Grace and create Spooky Cupcakes on Halloween.
Exciting news! The Kendallville Library will be hosting its Friends of the Library Sale at BOTH library branches. Visit the Kendallville or Limberlost Library during the dates and times below to shop the sale!
Friends Members Only: Thursday, October 26, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Public Welcome: Friday, October 27 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Clearance Sale: Saturday, October 28 from Noon to 2:00 p.m.
Interested in becoming a Friend of the Library? Click here!
The last time we conducted our READ (Reading, Eduction and Discovery) fundraising campaign was back in 2020. Then, we began the letter to supporters with “The Kendallville Public Library is engaging with the community like never before.” Little did we know then how even more true that would be now!
Every day we strive to bring new initiatives to our community to improve the quality of life for those around us. We’re partnering with local organizations to deepen the impact we have on the people we serve. We live here, we work here, and we are doing all we can to help the area thrive.
Our donors have recognized the work we are doing, and really came through this year. So far we have received donations totalling $3,175 earmarked to a variety of programs at the Kendallville Public Library. THANK YOU!
Here is a list of our donors to date and what they have funded:
Kendallville Open Donation
Emerick Diggins & Zabona
Farmers & Merchants Bank
Jones Family Dental
Paradise Time Service, Inc.
R&L Tax Service
State Farm - Don Gura
Limberlost Open Donation
Caroline's Cottage Cottons
DeMuyt Masonry, Inc.
Farmers State Bank
Rome City Chamber
Library of Things Collection
Materials and Supplies
Max Platt Ford Lincoln
In addition to passes to Science Central and the Botanical Conservatory, KPL has added a Family Pass to the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum in Auburn. This pass is good for up to 2 adults at the same address and their dependent children.
In the museum, most of the cars are drivable and many are in carefully-restored condition. The museum has a state-of-the-art Collections Conservation Center that was completed in 2015 to support the care and preservation of this priceless collection.
Looking for something fancy like Beef Wellington? Or how about something simple like air fried veggies?
Find it all in the Kendallville Public Library's 2021 Community Cookbook! You'll find dozens of recipes in the categories of Appetizers and Snacks, Soups, Salads, Pasta, Beef, Chicken, Seafood, and Desserts. The recipes were submitted by folks all around the community...some who love to cook, and some who have recipes that have been passed down from generation to generation.
You'll notice an icon on some recipes that indicates there's an item from KPL's Library of Things that you can use! Sometimes it's an air fryer, an Instant Pot, silicone models, cookie cutters and more.
You can pick up a paper copy in the library, or download it here.
The Kendallville Public Library now has Notary Service available.
A Notary Public is an individual commissioned by the State of Indiana to serve as an impartial witness and fraud deterrent for legally significant documents such as property deeds, marriage licenses and adoption papers. Notaries defer fraud by verifying individuals’ identity and ensuring that all parties understand the contents of the documents they sign.
Schedule an appointment with Notary Michelle Herron by calling 343-2010 or emailing her at firstname.lastname@example.org. There is no cost for this service.
Michelle Herron is not an attorney licensed to practice law in Indiana. She is not allowed to draft legal records, give advice on legal matters, including immigration or charge a fee for these activities.
You can start to learn up to 30 different languages - for free - through INSPIRE, Indiana's Virtual Library. The Indiana State Library has teamed up with Rosetta Stone to offer the basic course in the language of your choice. You can access INSPIRE through KPL's website at www.kendallvillelibrary.org. Click on INSPIRE under Online Resources.
Check out the how-to video on KPL Connect (http://bit.ly/KPLRosettaStone) and we'll show you exactly how to access Rosetta Stone Level 1.
If your IP is recognized as being inside the state, you will be able to access INSPIRE instantly. If your IP is not recognized, you will be asked to create a free account. If you have any issues accessing Rosetta Stone or INSPIRE, please contact INSPIRE@library.in.gov.