Thanksgiving:  All locations will be closing early on Wednesday, November 23 at 6:00pm and remain closed on Thursday. Normal hours resume Friday, November 25.

Thanksgiving:  All locations will be closing early on Wednesday, November 23 at 6:00pm and remain closed on Thursday. Normal hours resume Friday, November 25.

News

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. 

Communications Staff
November 11, 2022

Library hosts Explore-a-Story

The St. Joe County Public Library will host Explore-A-Story, a day-long event for children that brings stories to life. Fischoff’s award-winning ensemble, WindSync, will perform at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. as they read the book, Interstellar Cinderella.

Communications Staff
November 10, 2022

“When I say South Bend” and more 574 Stories

“When I say South Bend, I mean my South Bend,” says Lily Francis, a sophomore and young poet. Lily Francis is one of twelve local high school students who were invited to participate in 574 Stories, a five-day intensive creative writing workshop.

Communications Staff
October 20, 2022

Play at the Library

Families with young children who visit the library may have noticed that there are many ways to play—from the play areas to imaginative activities in Storytime. Why are the librarians at the St. Joe County Public Library so focused on play?

Communications Staff
October 19, 2022

When was the last time you learned for fun?

Learning is a lifelong process that everyone can engage in. With Bendable, learners can explore languages, find resources to continue their education, and explore topics for fun. Thanks to Bendable, learners of all ages can learn online or in-person, all for free with their library card!

Communications Staff
October 6, 2022

Eerie Imaginings: a writing contest for young authors

Each year, young writers are encouraged to submit their own spooky short stories to the Eerie Imaginings Writing Contest.

Communications Staff
September 26, 2022

Kindness Machine comes to the Library

Sponsored by Notre Dame Federal Credit Union, the Kindness Machine will be at Main Library October 17 to 23, 2022. The Kindness Machine is a vending machine fully-stocked with actionable kindness prompts.

Communications Staff
September 16, 2022

Community comes together to celebrate el Día de los Muertos

The city of South Bend is home to a growing Hispanic population, and this year, several local organizations have joined forces to organize a multi-day celebration of Día de los Muertos.

Communications Staff
September 16, 2022

Library collaborates with Circa Arts to make available local art prints

In collaboration with the St. Joe County Public Library, Circa Arts Gallery has made two local art prints available for the community to purchase, with each sale supporting the Library.

Communications Staff
September 12, 2022

Tutt and Western offer new meeting and study spaces 

New and exciting renovations are in-progress at our Western and Tutt Branches. These include Tutt’s Learning Pavilion and a plan for two new study rooms that are underway at Western.

Communications Staff
August 30, 2022

Meet our Centre Branch Team

Built in 1999, the Centre Township Library Branch was designed to be a nature lover’s reading paradise. Any time of the year, the library is the perfect spot to cozy up to the fireplace with a good book.

Communications Staff
August 15, 2022

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

The South Bend Civic Theatre is providing community members up to six free tickets to Classics in the Courtyard, a series of performances of "Much Ado About Nothing" and "Sense and Sensibility".

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