All library locations will be closed Thurs., Sept. 28 for Staff Day, and will reopen on Friday.
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All library locations will be closed Thurs., Sept. 28 for Staff Day, and will reopen on Friday.
Read more about Our Next Chapter, and tell us what you think in our survey!


Communications Staff
June 1, 2023

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

The St. Joe County Public Library invites everyone to participate in the Summer Reading Club from now through July 31. Children, teens and adults can signup online or in-person at any library location. 

Communications Staff
May 22, 2023

Honor refugees at World Refugee Day

World Refugee Day is Tuesday, June 20. Established by the United Nations, the day honors refugees from around the world. The Library will be hosting the following programs.

Communications Staff
May 15, 2023

Local artist’s work on exhibit at Main Library

The St. Joe County Public Library will showcase the work of local artist, Kamika Perry of KP Art Studios from May 16 through June 16 in the Gallery at Main Library. The community is invited to an opening reception Tuesday, May 16 from 6-8pm.

Marenda Escobar
May 3, 2023

Community spills the ink at annual poetry reading

Last week, the community gathered for the much anticipated Spill the Ink poetry reading. Poems of hope, healing, struggle, and self-love abounded.

Marenda Escobar
May 2, 2023

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

Meet Rebecca Wagman, 7th grader and advocate for climate change awareness. Through her non-profit, Art for Climate South Bend, Rebecca organized an art exhibit at Main Library that features the work of students ages 3-14 from ten local schools.

Marenda Escobar
April 28, 2023

Library improves digital equity through laptop program 

The Library strives to connect members of our diverse community to learning, resources, culture, and each other—and it is doing just that with its laptop and hotspot lending program.

Marenda Escobar
April 26, 2023

Local musicians use Studio 304 to produce music

Meet Andre Bolling and Anthony Adams, two cousins with a passion for music. Both artists use Studio 304 at Main Library to produce their own music and engage with their passions.

Communications Staff
April 17, 2023

New Discovery Passes now more accessible

Discovery Passses just got an upgrade, and they’re more accessible than ever. A Discovery Pass gives library cardholders opportunities to explore their community and visit a local attraction.

Communications Staff
April 13, 2023

Help your child vote for the Indiana Early Literacy Firefly Award

Each year, Indiana librarians nominate five picture books with high artistic quality and compelling narratives that support early literacy for the Indiana Firefly award, but it is children who ultimately decide the winner.

Marenda Escobar
April 5, 2023

Women in business to share their entrepreneurial journey

The Library looks forward to welcoming women business owners for a panel discussion on the barriers, obstacles, and successes they experienced in their entrepreneurial journey.

Communications Staff
April 3, 2023

Main and Wayne Streets closed near Main Library

The City of South Bend announces the following street closures to protect against the possibility of falling debris from the parking garage at the northwest corner of Main and Wayne streets. The closures will begin at 10 am on Monday, April 3.    

Communications Staff
March 31, 2023

Support Summer Reading at the Flashback Book Fair

In case of inclement weather, the Flashback Book Fair will be indoors at Main Library instead of the Courtyard. Relive your childhood while supporting the Summer Reading Club at the Flashback Book Fair.

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