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Summertime Fun for Adults – Escape the Ordinary – Adult Summer Reading Program
The East Chicago Public Library will be hosting its annual Summer Reading Program from June through July at the Main Library located at 2401 E. Columbus Drive and the Pastrick Branch Library located at 1008 W. Chicago Avenue. The Registration period is Monday, June 1st thru Friday, June 19th. The first day of recording books read is Monday, June 8th. Participants will be treated to refreshments, raffles, and lively book discussions at the Opening Kickoff on Thursday, June 11th at 5 p.m. In addition, participants are invited to attend a “Meet and Greet the Authors” on Saturday, July 11th at 4:30 p.m. at DBA’s Family Dining, East Chicago. Patrons who meet the required reading of six books will be entered into a raffle drawing for numerous prizes. A celebration party and awards presentations will be held at the conclusion of the program, which will be held on Thursday, July 23rd at 5 p.m.
The program is free and open to all adults 18 years of age or older. Participants must have a valid East Chicago Public Library card. This program is funded in part by the Foundations of East Chicago. For more information, please contact Debra Powers, Associate Director of Reference and Adult Services at 219.397.2453 Ext. 12.
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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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“Heroes” - 2015 Summer Reading Club
Registration is under way for the East Chicago Public Library’s Summer Reading Program, a six-week program designed to stretch the imaginations and improve the reading skills of youth in preschool through high school. 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.
Every Hero has a story
Meet Pete Smith Community Hero.
EAST CHICAGO, IN (May 20, 2015) – The East Chicago Public Library is hosting a program called ``Every hero has a story”.
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Summer Reading Opening Program
Magician David Shareef, one of the top 10 illusionists in the world, will help kick off the East Chicago Public Library’s Summer Reading Program on June 15. Read More…

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.

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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

Donations

At this time, the East Chicago Public Library is not accepting donations of books or any other materials. Thank you.

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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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