Brain Freeze

Temperatures maybe be dropping, but the competition is heating up at the Elyria Public Library System! Introducing Beanstack, a new online service which allows you to participate in reading challenges, track what you read, receive book and program recommendations, write reviews, and even place holds on materials.

Go to or visit your local branch of EPLS to sign up starting Feb 1st!

Anyone who signs up will receive $2.00 in fine forgiveness. Complete the program and earn an entry into our Grand Prize Raffle. The Grand Prize will be a $50 Target card! All ages will receive an additional $2.00 in fine forgiveness when they are halfway through the program. Birth–18 years will earn another forgiveness badge when they log their first book.

To earn your chance at the Grand Prize meet these goals:

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  1. The North Branch is an award winning library! - The collaboration between Elyria Public Library System and LCCC was the first public and academic library combination in Ohio, earning us the Ohio Library Council Library Innovation Award in 2009.
  2. You can sit by the fireplace for a great place to read or study.
  3. North Branch boasts an unique foreign film collection (including films shown by LCCC's film series )
  4. Our Children's Room has giant foam blocks kids of all ages love to play with.
  5. We host a joint book club with LCCC Bass library on the third Friday of every month.
  6. North Branch is a part of ClevNet, which gives you access to over 12 million items.
  7. Public library patrons can get a community user card for the LCCC Bass Library to access their collection and use OhioLink which contains over 46 million items across the state.
  8. Our friendly librarians can help you access e-media from your tablet or smartphone using the Overdrive and hoopla apps.
  9. North Branch offers spectacular programs for all ages- storytimes, book discussions, toddler dance parties, adult coloring and more. Checkout our calendar for more info
  10. Free parking in our gated lot.