Adult's Department

Learn for a Lifetime

The Mishawaka-Penn-Harris Public Library system offers a variety of materials, services, and programming to meet the needs of adult patrons.  From college-aged students to seniors, MPHPL has something for everyone.

Materials

Print materials include fiction, nonfiction, graphic novels, newspapers and magazines.  MPHPL also offers a collection of digital services to keep you connected to your library 24/7.  Digital services include eBooks and eAudiobooks (Overdrive).

Services

Visit our Services tab to learn about our circulation policies, computer usage, interlibrary loans and much more.

Programming

Children and teens can't have all the fun!  Adult programming includes book clubs that meet on different days and at different times throughout the month to better meet the busy schedules of our patrons.  Special programming including gaming, genealogy workshops, and pop culture celebrations are offered regularly throughout the year.  A complete list of programs can be found in our multi-month program guides available at each library location and on our website.

Free Wi-Fi

Adults wishing to use personal laptops, tablets, or phones may use the library's free Wi-Fi network. No password is needed.

Adult's Blog

"Libraries Rock!" Summer Reading Program

This year's Summer Reading theme is "Libraries Rock!" and runs from June 1 - July 31. We have a program for everyone: children, teens, and adults.  Parents can pre-register their child/teen at the Youth Services desk at any MPHPL location beginning May 1st. Read on to learn more.

Happy Mother's Day!

Motherhood is arguably one of the most important jobs in the world.  Mother’s Day is a day specifically for our adoptive mothers, biological mothers, stepmothers, mothers-in-law, and anyone else serving as a mother figure.

Humor Month

April is National Humor Month, a great time to enjoy a book that makes you laugh.  Laughter improves our mood, but The Mayo Clinic, WebMD and other health sources say that it can be good for our mental and physical health as well.  Among other benefits, laughter helps to reduce stress, according to the Mayo Clinic article above, and who doesn't need that?

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