All MPHPL Locations Are National Safe Place Stations
The Mishawaka-Penn-Harris Public Library is proud that all of our library locations are Youth Service Bureau (YSB) of St. Joseph County Safe Stations! Currently there are 22,097 Safe Place Stations across the country.
MPHPL is excited to announce the following staff changes!
Anne Britton now serves the Mishawaka-Penn-Harris Public Library as the Collection Services Coordinator, and Karen Palmer serves as the Youth Services Coordinator. Please join us in congratulating both of our employees on their new roles at the Mishawaka-Penn-Harris Public Library!
OverDrive App Will Be Discontinued in April
Now is the time to the Libby app! April 2023, the OverDrive app will be discontinued. MPHPL encourages you to make the switch to Libby, our newer reading app immediately. Libby is made by the same company, with the same goal of connecting you to our library and to your favorite eBooks, eAudiobooks and magazines.
Local Youth Author Fair – Thursday, April 6
Calling all Michiana Youth Authors! The Mishawaka-Penn-Harris Public Library is looking for Michiana authors to participate in the upcoming Youth Local Author Fair. The event is designed to give youth writers and readers in the area an opportunity to connect.
Free Tax Assistance at Mishawaka Library
Individuals and families with an annual household income of $64,000 or less can file for free through the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program, sponsored by Goodwill Industries of Michiana, Inc. The program is a grant-based IRS initiative designed to support free tax preparation service for the underserved through various partner organizations.
New Year, New Youth Cards!
Adults may now choose between Child, Teen or Unlimited access when registering their minor for a Mishawaka-Penn-Harris Public Library card. Current MPHPL cardholders may visit the library to review or change their minor’s access level at any time.
Harris Branch Construction Updates
Exciting News! The Harris Branch is undergoing construction this year. Follow the changes and construction progress in this MPHPL article dedicated to the ongoing renovations!
SAMS Technical Publishing Free for MPHPL Cardholders
Since 1946 SAMS Technical Publishing manuals have been the standard that repair technicians have insisted upon having to provide professional repairs for their customers. Now MPHPL cardholders have free access to thousands of manuals and schematics via the SAMS Technical Publishing database.
MPHPL Hosts Inaugural Local Author Fair for Adults Thurs., Nov. 10
The event will take place at the Mishawaka Library from 4 to 7 p.m. and is designed to give writers and readers of adult fiction and nonfiction an opportunity to connect.
VetNow – Free Online Resources for Veterans
The VetNow™ database supports our community’s veterans and their families with navigating the VA bureaucracy, providing academic tutoring and employment transition assistance. VetNow live navigators are available free to all MPHPL patrons from any computer or mobile device seven days a week from 2-11 p.m.