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Celebrate National Library Week April 12-18

This week, the East Chicago Public Library joins libraries in schools, campuses and communities nationwide in celebrating National Library Week, a time to highlight the changing role of libraries, librarians and library workers. Two special events will be offered by the East Chicago Public Library during National Library Week April 12 - April 18:

Reader’s Choice – Thumbs Up or Thumbs Down? Event– Share What You Read
Are you a book lover and avid reader? Do you love sharing what you’re reading with others? If so, the East Chicago Public Library invites you to participate in our Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down National Library Week prize drawing. To participate all you have to do is share your opinion with us and fellow readers by filling out one of our review cards about a book you recently read. All reviews will be posted and at the end of the week will be entered in a drawing for a free gift. All reviews – thumbs up or thumbs down – are welcome. Comment cards will be posted at both the Main Library, 2401 E. Columbus Dr. and at the Pastrick Branch, 1008 W. Chicago Ave. The winner will be announced on Monday, April 20. Open to all adults 18 years of age or older who have a valid East Chicago Public Library card.

Post a Selfie on the East Chicago Public Library Facebook page – Stop by the library anytime during National Library Week to snap a selfie with a book, in a favorite spot or with a library worker at the Main Library or the Pastrick Branch. Selfies can be posted to the East Chicago Public Library Facebook page and the hashtag is #librariesrock. If yours is the most liked image this week, you will win a special prize. Open to all ages.

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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.
Great Reads
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New Hours, New Services and New Fees
The East Chicago Room will only be open Tuesday – Thursday from 12:30 to 4:30 PM

Scanning services are 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.

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.

Teen Poetry Slam on April 30
he East Chicago Public Library will be hosting a poetry slam contest for teens at 4:00 p.m. Thursday, April 30 at the East Chicago Public Library. Read More…

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The East Chicago Public Library is pleased to announce that it now offers the Mango Languages online language-learning system to its patrons.. Read More…

History Room By Appointment only
Due to shortage of staff, use of the East Chicago History Room is temporarily ONLY by appointment. Appointments may be made at the Reference Department.
ECPL celebrates El día de los niños/El día de los libros Día! Diversity in Action
As the nation’s population continues to become more diverse, the East Chicago Public Library will join libraries across the country in celebration of El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children's Day/Book Day). Read More…

April 2015 Library Cinema
Main Library
  • April 13 – Night @ the Movies
  • April 14 – Family Library Cinema
Pastrick Branch
  • April 15 – Night @ the Movies
  • April 16 – Family Library Cinema


Newspapers On Line

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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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