Upcoming events:

This month:

Learn something new in 2016 with each branch's STEAM Kit. Take a tumble into Tumblebooks. Laugh and enjoy Family Movie Night Wednesday January 6th & 13 at 6 p.m. at the West River Branch.

Pages from your Librarian

February is Love Your Library month at Elyria Public . Do you have a favorite book, author, or series that you love? Let the librarians know and they can help you discover read-alikes. Or you can use the NoveList K-8 Plus database avaliable through our website to discover new books that your family will love. Speaking of books we love the American Library Association Awarded the 2016 Newbery and Caldecott Medals for the best in children’s literature.

Do you love to party? Join us as we celebrate Valentine’s Day with fun activities at each branch. South Branch Valentine’s Party is Friday February 12th 3:30-4:45pm and the Keystone LaGrange Branch Valentine’s Party is Saturday February 13th 2-4pm. The fun continues with Leap Year parties, February 29 comes once every 4 years, why not celebrate! Leap Year parties are at South Branch Monday February 29th from 3:30-4:30pm and Keystone LaGrange Branch from 5:00-7:00pm.


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.