Communications Staff
March 20, 2023

The Retired Ladies Book Club connects members of the community

The Retired Ladies Book Club is a local community of women who love to read. The ladies started meeting in 2007 and have met at member’s homes and library branches before making the Robinson Community Learning Center their official meetingplace.

Communications Staff
March 7, 2023

STEM Kits spark curiosity and problem-solving

Is your child ready to learn more about STEM? Last month a young boy named Camahry asked to use a STEM Kit at the Library. After he completed the challenge, Camahry showed another family how to use the kit.

Communications Staff
February 24, 2023

Nine winners selected in 2023 Fresh New Kicks Contest

Students in our community have outdone themselves in this year’s Fresh New Kicks design-a-shoe contest! This year, the St. Joe County Public Library received 567 design submissions.

Communications Staff
February 6, 2023

Library partners with South Bend Symphony Orchestra to offer free tickets

The St. Joe County Public Library is once again partnering with the South Bend Symphony Orchestra to provide community members up to six (6) free tickets to performances in the Jack M. Champaigne Masterworks Series.

Communications Staff
February 6, 2023

Main Library hosts Science Alive

The St. Joe County Public Library will host the thirty-first annual Science Alive on Feb. 11 (Saturday) at Main Library from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Communications Staff
January 30, 2023

ALA announces 2023 book awards

Book award season is upon us, and we’re as excited as you are. Here is why you should check out this year’s Newbery, Caldecott, and Coretta Scott King award-winning books.

Communications Staff
January 11, 2023

The Hottest Books from 2022

The Library does many things, including providing great books to the community, which leads us to the Library’s hottest books of the year. The following lists feature the books in highest circulation for adult, teen, and juvenile categories.

Communications Staff
January 1, 2023

Author and Cultural Documentarian Candacy Taylor to speak Feb 20

Candacy Taylor is an award-winning author, photographer and cultural documentarian. She is the author of Overground Railroad: The Green Book and the Roots of Black Travel in America.

Communications Staff
December 12, 2022

Fresh New Kicks: A design contest for kids and teens

What we wear is a form of self-expression. Even classic pieces can be styled and designed to fit individual tastes. This winter, kids and teens are invited to create their own designs in the Library’s 2023 Fresh New Kicks competition.

Communications Staff
December 8, 2022

Storytime critical for developing early literacy skills

Do you ever wonder how much your young toddler is truly absorbing from the story you read? Do you ever think that reading a short story to them doesn’t make an impact on their learning? The truth is it actually does.

Communications Staff
December 6, 2022

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

I recently purchased a camera of my own because I know how much I enjoy taking photos of family, fun events and scenery here in South Bend. As the Programming Coordinator here at the St. Joseph County Public Library, one of my favorite parts of my job is overseeing the Life in Michiana Photography Contest.

Communications Staff
November 17, 2022

Growing up at the Library

“This is my library baby!” patron Ruby Brower proudly proclaimed as she lovingly introduced me to her grandson, Tyrin. At a critical time in her life, Ruby discovered the library, and the resources proved to be just what she needed. 

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