“When I say South Bend” and more 574 Stories

Help your child vote for the Indiana Early Literacy Firefly Award

Honor refugees at World Refugee Day

Local artist’s work on exhibit at Main Library

Main Library hosts Science Alive

Storytime critical for developing early literacy skills

Summer Reading Club begins at the St. Joe County Public Library 

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

2018 One Book, One Michiana

2018 Science Alive

2019 One Book, One Michiana

2020 Charlotte Hunt Prize Winners

22 ways to use your Library in 2022

A Maker Story

A Universe of Stories

Access free educational resources for all ages

Adult Access Card

Afghanistan: The People, The Culture and the Refugee Experience

ALA announces 2023 book awards

ALA Youth Media Award Winners 2023

An Evening with A’lelia Bundles

An Evening with Terry McMillan

Annual Explore-a-Story program comes to Main Library

Archiving COVID-19 In St. Joseph County

Are you still using the OverDrive app? Switch to Libby.

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month 2024

Author and Cultural Documentarian Candacy Taylor to speak Feb 20

Back to School: All Classmates are Welcome

Be Kind, Stop Bullying

Beginning January 3, over 3,000 magazines will be available through OverDrive

Bendable Collection: Celebrating Juneteenth

Bendable Collection: How neuroscience explains your behavior

Bendable Collection: How to support your community in the opioid crisis

Bendable Collection: Supporting survivors of domestic violence

Bendable Collection: Understanding health equity

Bendable Collection: Understanding Kwanzaa

Black History Month 2024

Books for New Beginnings

Books that Rock

Bring My Creativity Back

Businesses Currently Hiring

Celebrate Black History Month

Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day & Black History Month

Celebrating Black History, Black Authors and Artists

Celebrating Libraries!

Celebrity Book Clubs

Charlotte Hunt Art Prize

Charlotte Hunt Prize Winners

Checking Stimulus Payment

Childhood Classics

Children, cast your vote for the Indiana Firefly Award

Christian Fiction

Civil Rights in South Bend’s History

Coastline Children’s Film Festival

Come Together

Comfort from the Kitchen

Community comes together to celebrate el Día de los Muertos

Community invited to evening with Anthony Ray Hinton

Community Reads

Community spills the ink at annual poetry reading

Community Update

Countdown to Science Alive

Cozy Reading

Create-A-Bookmark Contest

Creative Code with Google CS First

Creatives Access Studio 304

Damien’s library story

Debra Futa announces retirement as executive director

Democracy in Action

Design the next Summer Reading Club giveaway

Disability Awareness

Discover a Summer of Fun with SJCPL Discovery Passes!

Discovery Pass

Diverse Voices Reading Challenge

Diversity & Empathy

Earth Day with Maci Tetrick, Miss South Bend & ABC57 Meteorlologist

Eerie Imaginings Writing Contest

Eerie Imaginings: a writing contest for young authors

Entry Level Hobbies for Everyone

Exhibit tells the story of refugees becoming neighbors 


Feed the Foodies

Find Your Park

FINRA Investor Education Foundation Grant

Five Ways to Stay Safe Online during COVID-19

FOL Book Sales

Fresh New Kicks: A design contest for kids and teens

Friends of the Library Bookstore hours change January 2024

FTC grant makes laptops and internet connectivity possible

Gardening from Scraps

Go Take a Hike

Great American Literary Road Trip

Great Books

Great Stories Club

Growing up at the Library

Happy Birthday, South Bend

History of Blues in America

Hogwarts Houses Reading Lists

Holiday Reads


Hot and New

Hot Books for Hot Summer Days

Hundreds of Journeys

Indiana Library Federation Awards 2018

JFK – Michiana Responds

Join the Winter of Learning!

Join us to welcome artist, teacher, and influencer Geo Rutherford to South Bend!

Juggling Funny Stories

Jumpstart Your Reading

Just Write

Keller Park Branch closes October 21

Kickback, relax, and join the Summer Reading Club!

Kindness Machine comes to the Library

Latinx Voices

Leading architects discuss design of Main Library and Community Learning Center

Librarian’s Favorite Podcasts

Library 24/7

Library Boomer Tour Returns

Library Boomer Tour returns for 2022

Library collaborates with Circa Arts to make available local art prints

Library connects you to disability resources

Library hosts daily storytimes in new Story House Nov. 15-19

Library hosts Explore-a-Story

Library hosts local documentary screenings on South Bend and area farmland

Library Hosts New York Times Bestselling Author Jasmine Guillory

Library hosts Opioid Crisis Series

Library hosts Summer of Care series

Library improves digital equity through laptop program 

Library invites community to participate in Summer Reading Club

Library launches new brand and website

Library offers resources for teachers

Library offers tax assistance at Main, Western, LaSalle, and Tutt

Library partners with South Bend Symphony Orchestra for 2022-2023 season

Library partners with South Bend Symphony Orchestra to offer free tickets

Library partners with South Bend Symphony Orchestra to offer limited, free tickets

Library presents 1st annual BookCon

Library Releases Online Local Photo Archive

Life in Michiana

Life In Michiana Special Edition

Limited number of free tickets available for Classics in the Courtyard 

Local artists invited to apply for award to create social justice inspired exhibit

Local author writes at German Branch

Local musicians use Studio 304 to produce music

Love Stories

Main and Wayne Streets closed near Main Library

Main Library Closing for Renovation

Main Library hosts Science Alive

Main Library Master Plan

Main Library releases Grand Reopening schedule of events

Main Library scheduled to reopen November 14

Mayor Pete’s Reading List

Meet our Centre Branch Team

Mental Wellness Grant Outcomes

Mental Wellness Series Grant

Michiana Stories

Mythology & Retellings

National Cheese Day

National Poetry Month

National Poetry Month 2024

Native American Voices

Naturalists, Animal Lovers, and the Great Outdoors

New branch hours will begin January 2, 2022

New Digital Services

New Discovery Passes now more accessible

New Year, New Mindset

New York Times Adult Nonfiction Bestsellers

New York Times Young Adult Bestsellers

Nine winners selected in 2023 Fresh New Kicks Contest

Notre Dame professor records podcast in Studio 304

Oceans of Possibilities

Of/By/For All

Parents and Self Care

Participate in the NEA Big Read and join the discussion on “There There” at the Library

Play at the Library

Playaway Launchpads

Pride Month 2024


Question of the Month

Racism in America

Rad Women and Her Stories

Read accomplishments in 2021 Annual Report

Read Harder 2020

Read Harder 2021

Read the St. Joe County Public Library Viewpoint

Read with Pride

Reading Acts of Kindness

Recovering the Classics

Reenvisioning our Neighborhood Branches

Remote Access for Ancestry: Library Edition Ends December 31, 2021

Resources for Reopening Businesses


Roz Puppets presents summer performances across Library locations

Saving Money at the Library

Say “Hello Summer” With Storywalk®

SciFi and Fantasy

Segregation in South Bend

Set the Table, Light the Candle


Sign up for Summer STREAM Camp at Western!

Sign up for the Making Waves Summer Camp

SJCPL at Home

SJCPL Awarded LSTA Grant

SJCPL Online Book Club

SJCPL Writes

Social Justice & Civic Engagement

South Bend teen organizes climate change awareness art exhibit at Main Library

Spooky Reads that’ll make you Scream

St. Joe County Public Library board names new executive director

St. Joe County Public Library postpones Science Alive

St. Joseph County Public Library goes fine-free!

STEM Kits spark curiosity and problem-solving

Steps to Reopening

Stories of the Great Migration with Isabel Wilkerson

Stories of Ukraine



Studio 304 Creator Showcase celebrates local artists

Submit your best photo to our Life in Michiana contest by Jan. 1

Summer Reading Club: Historical Fiction

Summer Reading Club: U.S. History

Support Summer Reading at the Flashback Book Fair

The Arcade at the End of the Universe

The Good Neighbor Fund

The Hottest Books from 2022

The Journey to Inclusion

The Muppet Summer

The Retired Ladies Book Club connects members of the community

The Summer Reading Club drawing is coming up!

Tribute exhibit to renowned South Bend artist Edward Basker opens April 23

Tutt and Western offer new meeting and study spaces 

Vote for the Indiana Early Literacy Firefly Award

Voter Information for the 2020 Election

Watch: A Book for Every Story

Weaving on the West Side

What Local Musicians Are Reading

When was the last time you learned for fun?

Win free tickets to the South Bend Civic Theatre’s Classics in the Courtyard

WNIT’s Dinner & A Book

Women in business to share their entrepreneurial journey

World Refugee Day: Books on the Global Refugee Experiece

Write a story on a new beginning for SJCPL Writes

You and Your Baby: A Reading Journey

You Are Now Entering the Teen Zone

You Can’t Cancel the Library

Youth Media Awards 2024

Zodiac Signs Reading Lists

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