2013 News Archives


Earn & Learn Re-Engages Young Library Users

May 23, 2013 — Beginning with the June 3 kickoff of The Indianapolis Public Library's Summer Reading Program and continuing through 2014, children under the age of 18 with library card debt of five dollars or more can become borrowers in good standing through the Library's "Earn and Learn" initiative.


Indy Library's Summer Reading Program Kicks Off June 3!

May 17, 2013 — It's the summer of love, peace and world friendship as children of all ages and families are invited to experience the joy of reading during The Indianapolis Public Library's 2013 Summer Reading Program, "Read Together Right Now!" June 3 - July 27 at all Indy Library locations as well as the Beech Grove Public Library.


The Big Library Read Comes to the Indy Library!

May 10, 2013 — Become part of a global library book club by reading master storyteller Michael Malone's eBook, The Four Corners of the Sky, during the first international Big Library Read from May 15 through June 1, 2013.

Revised Loan Policies Encourage Greater Library Use

May 2, 2013 — New loan limits and user fees at The Indianapolis Public Library will enable youth cardholders to more easily restore borrowing privileges while allowing cardholders of all ages a greater opportunity to remain active as library users.


Indy Library Welcomes German Librarian in Sister City Staff Exchange

May 1, 2013 — As part of the 25th anniversary of the Sister City relationship between Indianapolis and Cologne, Germany, a library representative from the Cologne Public Library has begun a two-week visit to Indianapolis to share her professional experiences and learn of best library practices at The Indianapolis Public Library.


Broad Ripple High School Yearbooks Available Online at Indy Library

April 24, 2013 — The newest addition to The Indianapolis Public Library's catalog of online digital materials is a collection of yearbooks from Broad Ripple High School during the years 1937-1989.


Celebrate National Library Week at the Indy Library!

April 10, 2013 — Celebrate the contributions of the nation's libraries and enjoy a variety of free activities for all ages at The Indianapolis Public Library during National Library Week, April 14-20, 2013.


Haughville Library Receives Spirit of Philanthropy Award

April 5, 2013 — The Haughville Branch of The Indianapolis Public Library, located at 2121 W. Michigan Street, has received the Spirit of Philanthropy Award from IUPUI for its sustained commitment to improve the lives of IUPUI students and residents of the near westside.


Central Library: A Civic Place for Meetings and Events

April 1, 2013 — A new events staff and in-house cafĂ© at Central Library downtown represent a renewed emphasis of The Indianapolis Public Library's role as not only a source for information services but as a gathering place for civic activity.

Text a Librarian at Indy Library!

March 29, 2013 — Library patrons can now send questions to librarians using the text message feature of their cell phones with "Text a Librarian" at The Indianapolis Public Library.