Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule
All Indianapolis Public Library locations will close at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 22 and will be closed on Thursday, November 23 in observance of Thanksgiving Day. In addition, the Flanner House Branch will be closed on Friday, November 24.


2015 News Archives

New Library Board Officers Elected for 2016

December 22, 2015 — Southside resident Dr. David W. Wantz has been elected as president of The Indianapolis Public Library Board of Trustees for 2016.


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Construction Contract Awarded for Southport Branch Renovation

December 16, 2015 — The Indianapolis Public Library Board of Trustees has awarded a construction services contract to Mezzetta, Inc. of Indianapolis, Indiana in the amount of $938,900 for the renovation of the Southport Branch Library, 2630 E. Stop 11 Road. The company was selected among eight bidders who participated in a public bid process.


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"Jingle Books!" A Gift for Every Child

December 8, 2015 — Indianapolis Mayor Ballard has joined The Indianapolis Public Library and Indy Reads to launch "Jingle Books," a community-wide initiative to provide free books for Indianapolis children during the holiday season.


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Award-Winning Children’s Author Jacqueline Woodson to Present Indy Library’s 2016 McFadden Lecture!

December 4, 2015 — The Indianapolis Public Library has announced that its 39th annual McFadden Memorial Lecture will be presented by noted children's author Jacqueline Woodson on Friday, April 15 at 7 p.m. at Northview Middle School, 8401 Westfield Blvd. Families and individuals of all ages are invited to hear Woodson discuss her works and meet the author during a book signing following the presentation.


IndyPL Appoints New Branch Managers

December 1, 2015 — The Indianapolis Public Library Board of Trustees has appointed Jan Swan as Manager of the Spades Park Branch, 1801 Nowland Avenue.


IndyPL Earns Status as an American Star Library

November 23, 2015 — In the most recent evaluation of the nation's largest library systems, The Indianapolis Public Library has been ranked among the top 15 urban libraries with expenditures of at least $30 million annually, earning a three-star designation as a "2015 American Star Library," according to the Library Journal Index of Public Library Service.


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Downtown Indy Resident Receives Indy Library Staff Recognition

November 20, 2015 — An Indianapolis downtown resident has been honored with the prestigious award for distinguished service by The Indianapolis Public Library.


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"Eyes of History" Photo Exhibit Comes to Central Library

November 10, 2015 — Individuals of all ages are invited to view news images as part of the national traveling exhibit, "Eyes of History," presented by the White House News Photographers Association from November 17 - January 10 at Central Library, 40 E. St. Clair Street.


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The Public Collection Installation Now Open at White River State Park!

November 5, 2015 — The ninth and final artist-designed book share station as part of the city-wide The Public Collection has opened at White River State Park on the city's near Westside. The installation, Evolution of Reading by artist Kimberly McNeelan, is a modern cave-like form constructed of properly-harvested and reclaimed western red cedar, steel and polycarbonate that contains free books from The Indianapolis Public Library for passersby to borrow and return at their leisure.


IPS Oral History Featured in IndyPL Digital Collection

October 27, 2015 — Memories from past and present students and families with experiences at Indianapolis Public Schools, township and charter schools comprise The Indianapolis Public Library's latest digital collection found online at www.indypl.org.


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