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Item Requests

If you would like to request an item for interlibrary loan or for the library to purchase, please do so here

If you would like to request a meeting room or register for a program, please email our Information Desk at or call at 260-925-2414 ext. 120

Holiday Hours

Eckhart Public Library will have reduced hours around Christmas and New Year's Day. 

  • Tuesday, December 23: Closing at 5 p.m.
  • Wednesday, December 24 through Friday, December 26: Closed.
  • Saturday, December 27: Open normal hours.
  • Wednesday, December 31: Closing at 5 p.m.
  • Thursday, January 1 through Friday, January 2: Closed.
  • Saturday, January 3: Open normal hours. 
During DeKalb Central School's winter break, on weekdays when the Eckhart Public Library Campus is open, The Teen Library will open at noon. 

The Teen Library will open at noon on the following weekdays: Tuesday, December 22; Wednesday, December 23; and Monday, December 29 through Wednesday, December 31.

Need a book while we're closed? Our eBooks and downloadable audiobooks are always available!

December 31, 2014

Countdown to Noon

Kids of all ages are invited to celebrate the coming of the New Year with us. We will get ready to ring in the New Year by reading a story or two, making some resolutions, creating a variety of noisemakers, hats and masks.  Ten seconds to noon we will have a countdown and a balloon drop to end the program. Wednesday, December 31, 11:15-noon, Secret Garden at Main Library.

November 19, 2014

A Colonial Christmas Celebration

On December 6 from 2:00-4:00 pm girls in 3rd grade and older are invited to an afternoon of food, crafts and entertainment. We will meet in the Close Community Room.


Space is limited to the first 25 who register. Call the Children's Department at 925-2414 ext. 320 to register.


October 31, 2014

Teacher Requests & Program Registration

If you would like to make a Teacher Request or Register for a Children's Program, please contact the children's department at 260-925-2414 ext. 320 or

We are working out some technical difficulties with our forms at this time, and we want to make sure that we are getting your requests, and information. 

Thank you!

Wednesday, December 31st
11:15 AM Countdown to Noon
Saturday, January 3rd
10:15 AM Toddler Friends 1 2 3
Thursday, January 8th
3:00 PM A.T.L.A.S.: Mixology
Wednesday, January 14th
4:00 PM LEGO® Club
Thursday, January 15th
3:00 PM A.T.L.A.S.: Charlie’s Chapters
Thursday, January 22nd
3:00 PM A.T.L.A.S.: Winter Games
Thursday, January 29th
3:00 PM A.T.L.A.S.: Movie and Popcorn
Saturday, February 7th
10:15 AM Toddler Friends 1 2 3
Wednesday, February 11th
4:00 PM LEGO® Club
Saturday, March 7th
10:15 AM Toddler Friends 1 2 3