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Indy Library Launches Projects to Reach New Immigrants

April 21, 2017 — Newly-arrived immigrants and individuals with limited English proficiency can receive assistance on using Library resources and improving their English language skills through several new initiatives at The Indianapolis Public Library.


Libraries Across The Country Highlight Using Spoken Word Poetry To Encourage Teens To Read During National Poetry Month, April 2017

April 18, 2017 — Libraries are often faced with keeping both tweens and teens engaged once they are past middle school years. Several library systems are using spoken word poetry as a way to allow youth to be both creative and to learn at the same time. Library systems in Indianapolis, IN; Oak Park, IL; New York, NY; and Oakland, CA; are actively using spoken word poetry by allowing teens to create their own learning experiences outside of their regular school activities.


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IndyPL's Sharon Bernhardt: 50 Years of Dedicated Service

April 10, 2017 — This year's observance of National Library Week, April 9 — 15, celebrates the contributions of our nation's libraries and librarians to promote and support library use. The Indianapolis Public Library is proud to share the story of the longest-tenured librarian in the Library's illustrious 144-year history.


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