The St. Joe County Public Library is embarking on a ten-year Facilities Master Plan, called Our Next Chapter, that will revitalize the library’s nine branches. Through the master plan, the Library will strategically plan for the renovation and renewal of the library's branch facilities located throughout our community.
The Library is pleased to welcome children and families to its annual Explore-a-Story program. On Saturday, November 4, participants can immerse themselves in a story and explore their library while taking part in early literacy activities.
The St. Joseph County Public Library Leadership Team submitted the following letter to the editor of the South Bend Tribune on August 31, 2023.
The Library is proud to collaborate with the South Bend Museum of Art in the NEA Big Read. Both organizations will present a series of exhibitions, ceremonies, performances and book discussions that highlight stories, experiences and identities of Potawatomi Communities in the region.
The Library offers countless resources for teachers, parents and caregivers. Below are examples of the free resources that patrons can access both at the library and at home.
Learning can happen anywhere, anytime, and on your schedule. The Library provides free online learning resources for all ages in a variety of topics ranging from educational, career, and fun recreational areas.
Studio 304’s Creator Showcase caps off a summer of creativity by celebrating local artists who participated in the Library’s Creator Meet-Ups. Come experience a culmination of creative summer projects, meet the artists, and learn about their processes.
The Library has partnered with the South Bend Civic Theatre to bring you two outdoor performances in the Richard Pfeil Family Courtyard this summer. A limited number of free tickets are available for each performance.
The “Blurred Lives: Refugees to Neighbors” exhibit is open at Main Library through August 1. The exhibit tells the stories of 12 refugees who came to Michiana as refugees and asylees fleeing persecution in Vietnam, Bosnia, Iraq, Venezuela and Afghanistan, among other countries.
Damien works for the Library's River Park Branch and has an amazing story spanning nine years of service. He’s seen kids become teens, moms become grandmoms, and high school students become college students.
"People have learned and do learn without grades, so they may not be necessary. So then the question is, are they harmful?" - Dr. Susan Blum on an episode of The Higher Ed Spotlight Podcast, which she recorded in Studio 304 at Main Library.
Meet local science fiction romance author, Vicky L. Holt. Holt has used the Library's German Branch while researching and writing the fourth book in her Predator Planet series.