Welcome to the East Chicago Public Library

MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR
WELCOME TO THE EAST CHICAGO PUBLIC LIBRARY- YOUR SOURCE OF KNOWLEDGE


Knowledge is Power!
(Francis Bacon)

The only wealth that no one can take away from you is your knowledge!

The library provides free access to information, opportunities for lifelong learning and accumulation of knowledge which lead to improved quality of life. The library protects your right to read and right to know, it is a community commons for discourse and exchange of ideas. It passes the torch of civilization from one generation to the next and enriches the lives of those who come in contact with it.

Ophelia Georgiev Roop

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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.
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New Hours, New Services and New Fees
Effective Monday, August 4, 2014, the East Chicago Room will only be open Tuesday – Thursday from 12:30 to 4:30 PM

Effective Monday, August 4, 2014, scanning services will be available ONLY at the Main Library, 2401 E. Columbus Drive. The service will be available Monday – Friday from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM . The cost for scanning is $0.45 per page.
The administrative offices where the scanner is located closes at 4:00 PM.

Effective October 2014, the fee for the use of the meeting rooms at the Main Library, 2401 E. Columbus Drive and the Pastrick Branch, 1008 W. Chicago Avenue will be $15.00.
Summer Reading Club participants will be honored this month at all locations of the East Chicago Public Library.
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Calling all Preschoolers – Story Time
The East Chicago Public Library offers many programs to assist children in learning. Youngsters can get a head start by taking part in Story Time programs, which are offered weekly at the Main Library. Read More...

THE NOOKS ARE HERE!
The East Chicago Public Library now has Nooks available for check out. For all East Chicago residents with a library card in good standing. Each E-Reader requires a refundable deposit: $20 for the Simple Touch Tablet $30 for the 8gb Tablet, $40 for the 16gb tablet. The checkout time is 3 weeks. For more information, please contact the Circulation Department at either branch: Main Library - Ph: 219.397.2453 ext. 21. Pastrick Branch - Ph: 219.397.5505 ext. 10.


Mr. Popcorn Workshop
Main Youth Services Dept.
Wednesdays
1:00 PM 2:00 PM (1 hour)
This is part of a recurring event.
Main Library, 2401 E. Columbus Drive
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Fire Up The Grill
For all of your barbecue
and grilling information with recipes, a dizzying array of cookbooks are available free to checkout at
the East Chicago Public Library.
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Free Internet Access

Bring In Your WiFi Laptop or Wireless Device Today to the library and Enjoy FREE High-Speed Internet Access. Both Locations.

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