Due to kindergarten class visits, there are no Storytimes, Playtimes or Babytimes for the month of February at all South Bend locations. Programs continue at Lakeville and North Liberty branches.

Due to kindergarten class visits, there are no Storytimes, Playtimes or Babytimes for the month of February at all South Bend locations. Programs continue at Lakeville and North Liberty branches.

Programs & Events

Engage, Connect, and Grow

From children’s dance events to genealogy discussion groups and everything in between, it’s easy to find something at the St. Joe County Public Library that sparks a connection.

Events for Adults, Teens, and Kids

Free Programs & Events for Adults, Teens, and Kids

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Programs & Activities

Have an idea for a new event or program? Let us know!

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Start your child on the path to success by reading 1,000 books!

Book Clubs

Join us for Online Book Club, Book Groups, and more!

BookCon

Meet local authors, hear their compelling stories and see their latest books!

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

Dolly Parton’s book gifting program mails FREE, high-quality books to children from birth to age five.

Eerie Imaginings Writing Contest

Each fall, young writers (grades 3-12) are welcome to submit a terrifying tale (1-5 pages) to delight and fright readers of all ages.

Fresh New Kicks Contest

Each winter, children and teens (grades 3-12) are invited to create their own shoe designs for the Library’s Fresh New Kicks contest.

Indiana Early Literacy Firefly Award

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

Explore-a-Story

Expose the littlest readers to the magic of storybooks, the power of curiosity, and the magic contained within the library!

Life in Michiana Photography Contest

Capture what makes our community great⁠ and submit your photographs to any library location.

2024 One Book, One Michiana

Every year in April, the community comes together to read and discuss one book together.

Science Alive

Science Alive is a celebration of scientific discovery and fun!

Spill the Ink Poetry Contest

Spill the Ink is an annual poetry contest for all ages. Each Spring the community is encouraged to spill the ink and share their voice.

STEM Programs

STEM is for everyone! Learn about science, engineering, and math programs for all ages.

Storytime, Babytime, & Playtime

Storytimes are a great way to foster a love of books and prepare your child for future learning success.

Summer Reading Club

Sign up for Summer Reading Club and complete milestones to win prizes!

TALK: Text and Learn for Kindergarten

Text and Learn for Kindergarten is a free text messaging service that sends fun activities parents can do with their babies and preschoolers to make any time learning time.

Unfold Magazine

Unfold is a quarterly magazine highlighting new events and activities at the Library.

Volunteer and Community Services Fair

Learn about local services and how you can make a difference in our community at our annual Volunteer and Community Services Fair.

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