Adult's Department | Mishawaka-Penn-Harris Public Library 

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

Don't Be Bored This Summer

With children and teens off from school and many adults taking staycations, the summer months can start to feel a bit empty.  That is why July has become National Anti-Boredom Month.  If you are in need of fun activities to fill your and your family’s leisure time, your library can help. 

LISTEN UP! June is National Audiobook Month

Kick off your summer with an audiobook!

Spring Cleaning!

Spring cleaning is the annual practice of deep-cleaning a living space when the weather gets warmer, particularly in colder climates.

During the 19th century, many people would deep clean their homes in the spring because the winter would leave their homes a big mess.  Homes were lit with kerosene or oil and were heated with coal or wood, leaving soot and grime throughout the house. Proper cleaning would require opening the windows to let the dirt and soot out, which, could only happen in warmer weather.

While we don’t clean off coal soot from our walls anymore, spring cleaning is still a widely practiced activity.

Need some reading material to motivate you and help get you started?  Check these out!

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