2015 News Archives


StoryWalk Pocket Park to Open in Mapleton-Fall Creek Area

May 7, 2015 — A new and unique use of community green space to encourage recreational reading and healthy family time will be unveiled when InfoZone, a branch of The Indianapolis Public Library, and the Mapleton-Fall Creek Development Corporation kick off the "StoryWalk in the Ruckle Street Pocket Park" on Saturday, May 16, from 12 noon to 3 p.m. at 3025 Ruckle Street.

Indianapolis Joins National Challenge to Improve Digital Learning for Children

May 1, 2015 — Indianapolis is one of over 30 major communities across the country to accept the ConnectED Library Challenge, an initiative announced by President Obama on April 30 to expand access to digital books and library resources to children.


Indy Library Presents Items for Hangzhou Library to Indiana First Lady

April 28, 2015 — Indiana First Lady Karen Pence kicked off a book and music exchange on April 28 between The Indianapolis Public Library and the Hangzhou Public Library, which is located in Zhejiang Province, Indiana's sister state.


"The Big Read" Author Dinaw Mengestu @ Central Library!

April 20, 2015 — As part of the month-long celebration of "The Big Read," during which Indianapolis residents are encouraged to read The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears by Ethiopian-American author Dinaw Mengestu, the author will visit Indianapolis to discuss the book's theme and his own immigrant experience on Saturday, April 25 at 2 p.m. at Central Library, 40 E. St. Clair Street.

Indy Library Events Recognize National Crime Victims' Rights Week

April 15, 2015 — National Crime Victims' Rights Week is observed each year as a way to create more public awareness of - and knowledge about - the wide range of rights and services available to people who have been victimized by crime. The theme for National Crime Victims' Right Week 2015, April 19-25, is "Engaging Communities, Empowering Victims."


Celebrate National Library Week at the Indy Library!

April 6, 2015 — The Indianapolis Public Library presents a variety of special activities for all ages during National Library Week, April 12 - 18, 2015. This year's celebration, "Unlimited possibilities @ your library," recognizes the contributions of our nation's libraries and librarians and to promote the use and support of all types of libraries.


Job Skills Programs Funded for Lawrence Township Libraries

March 31, 2015 — The Indianapolis Public Library and the Lawrence Township Trustee's Office have announced a township grant in the amount of $8,000 to fund needed job skills training at the Lawrence Branch Library, 7898 N. Hague Road, and the East Thirty-Eighth Street Branch, 5420 E. 38th Street.


Indy Library Partners With City and Wildlife Service to Grow Birding in Indy

March 26, 2015 — The Indianapolis Public Library is partnering with the City's Office of Sustainability and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to introduce Indy's kids and families to the fun of urban bird watching. Through the City's BirdIndy program, the Office of Sustainability is providing birding kits for educators, naturalists, youth leaders, and bird watching enthusiasts.


New College Avenue Branch Manager Named

March 26, 2015 — The Indianapolis Public Library Board of Trustees has appointed Jessica Trinoskey as Manager of the College Avenue Branch.


Library’s New Digital Collection Showcases Early Women Leaders

March 20, 2015 — The professional achievements of extraordinary Indianapolis women at the turn of the 20th century are featured in a new digital collection presented by The Indianapolis Public Library found at http://digitallibrary.imcpl.org.