Upcoming events:

This month:

Gingerbread house extravaganza!

Central library, December 9th at 6:30pm. all ages. Registration required. Bring a decorative item to share such as candy, coconut, pretzels, etc. West River Crafternoon for tweens! December 17th at 4pm, ages 8-12. Registration required. Create a gingerbread house.

Pages from your Librarian

Happy Holidays from the staff of the Elyria Public Library! We have lots of fun activities planned for the month of December. We are building gingerbread houses, making gifts, and even expecting a visit from Mrs. Claus! Please come and join us!

If you are looking for the perfect gift for a child in your life, try one of these wonderful books.

Birth to 2 Years

Board Books

Authors: Sandra Boyton, Karen Katz, Maisy Cousins

That’s Not My…. (dinosaur, puppy, kitten, etc) Series

Baby Faces Peekaboo by Taro Gomi

Picture Books

The Wonderful Things You Will Be by Emily Winfield Martin

Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown

Ages 3-5


Aliens Love Underpants by Claire Freedman

Fancy Nancy by Jane O’Connor

How Do Dinosaurs by Jane Yolen

Pigeon books by Mo Willems

Books by Karma Wilson

Books by Anna Dewdney

Classics/Caldecott Award Winners

Kitten’s First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes

Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg

Flotsam by David Wiesner

A Sick Day for Amos McGee

Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

5 – 8 years

Captain Underpants and the Sensational Saga of Sir Stinks-A-Lot (Captain Underpants #12) by Dav Pilkey

Tony Baloney: Pen Pal by Pam Munoz Ryan & Edwin Fotheringham

Little Robot by Ben Hatke

Elephant and Piggie books by Mo Willems

9 – 12 years

Dork Diaries 10: Tales from a Not-So-Perfect Pet Sitter by Rachel Renee Russell

Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, Book 1 the Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Old School by Jeff Kinney

Crenshaw by Katherine Applegate

13- 18 years

Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, Book 1 the Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan

The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

Library of Souls: The Third Novel of Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

Carry on by Rainbow Rowell


Tours, storytimes, and group visits may be scheduled for school classes, scout groups, day cares, and parent groups. To schedule a visit, please call EPLS staff at least three weeks in advance.

Youth Services Coordinator

Danielle Coward: 440-324-9831

Early Literacy

Our children's rooms are full of wonderous adventures waiting to be explored by your little ones. We want to help build the skills your child needs to be ready for school by working with them to develop early literacy and learning skills, such as talking, singing, reading, writing, and playing.

Homework Help

Stop in for a quiet area and large tables to get your homework completed. Use our online research tools.

Cards & Computers

The children's Room computers are just for kids! You'll need a student ID or library card to sign on. Don't have a library card? We have a Children's 3 for ME card for kids under 12.