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Knitting and Crochet Club to Put on Exhibit in the Gallery at the ECPL
Stop in and view the yarn crafts that will be exhibited in different designs and patterns.
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ECPL to Host Presentation for Reference USA Resource
The East Chicago Public Library invests in a variety of research databases for the community to use.
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Online Meeting Room Reservations at the Library

Patrons may now reserve meeting rooms at the East Chicago Public Library online through the library website. If you wish to reserve a room, or read our meeting room reservation policy, go to www.ecpl.org and choose Meeting Rooms from the Services menu. Read More…

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flyer for chili event
Crochet and Knitting flyer
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ECPL book dragons flyer

Local Author to Host Book Discussion at ECPL Read more…
The East Chicago Public Library has announced its new punch card incentive program for patrons. The new patron rewards program will allow good standing library cardholders to receive a loyalty punch card that earns a stamp after every visit. Read more…

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Library Hours

Monday-Thursday 9:00am-8:00pm
Friday & Saturday 9:00am-5:00pm


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September Employee of the Month: Teresa Valladolid -Custodian

Teresa’s performance has been outstanding in the Maintenance Department. She is very helpful and productive. She takes her job very seriously and is very good at what she does. She is punctual, professional and willing to assist others in any way that she can. She plays a big role in the library and she continues to grow as a professional. The Maintenance Department is very grateful to have her.

-Frank Madera
Administrator of Buildings and Grounds
The library has a new wireless login for patrons. Find us on your smart phone, tablet, or laptop at ECPL – GUEST.

Patrons accessing the library’s wireless internet will be required to agree to the library’s Internet Use Policy before proceeding to the internet. No Password is needed to connect.
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Text READ to 57838 to Opt In
Stay in the loop on the latest happenings @ the ECPL!

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Document Station

Mobile Print Service

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Little Free Library
Be sure to stop in and take a book from our Little Free Library! It's absolutely free!! Come in today!!

The Library's Mission

The East Chicago Public Library System is committed to meeting the diverse needs of its patrons and all of East Chicago's citizens through the exemplary provision of a full range of high quality informational, educational and recreational materials, services, and resources.