2016 News Archives

IndyPL Announces Major Grants for New Projects

October 3, 2016 — Grants totaling nearly $3.3 million dollars have been awarded to The Indianapolis Public Library for individual projects that will preserve Indianapolis history, establish a new collection highlighting African-American culture, and improve the Library experience for immigrant residents in the community.

Community Meetings Planned for New Library on Michigan Road

September 29, 2016 — Near northwest side citizens are invited to share their ideas about a future branch of The Indianapolis Public Library at 62nd Street and North Michigan Road during a series of public meetings on October 5, November 16, and January 18 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. at the Fay Biccard Glick Family Pavilion, 2990 W. 71st Street.

Warren Branch Library to Close Temporarily for Needed Renovation

September 23, 2016 — The Warren Branch of The Indianapolis Public Library, 9701 E. 21st Street, will be closed from Monday, October 3 through Thursday, October 6 for necessary interior construction as part of the first major renovation of the 15,740-square-foot facility since it opened in 1974.

IndyPL Celebrates the Freedom to Read During Banned Books Week

September 19, 2016 — The Indianapolis Public Library is joining the American Library Association, the Freedom to Read Foundation, the Association of American Publishers and a host of other diverse organizations as part of a national alliance to promote the value of free and open access to information during Banned Books Week, September 25 - October 1, 2016.

Fall Fest 2016 featuring Kwame Alexander!

September 15, 2016 — Families and individuals of all ages are invited for an afternoon of inspiration and cultural entertainment during Fall Fest 2016 on Saturday, November 12 from 12 noon - 4 p.m. at Central Library, in the Clowes Auditorium, 40 E. St. Clair Street.

IndyPL Resumes Public Bookmobile Visits at Community Locations

September 9, 2016 — After more than 10 years, The Indianapolis Public Library is making its services available to the general public with regular site visits by the Bookmobile, IndyPL's full-service library on wheels, at numerous locations throughout Marion County.

Southport Branch to Temporarily Close as Renovation Nears Completion

September 1, 2016 — As major renovation to the Southport Branch of The Indianapolis Public Library nears completion, a number of construction activities will necessitate its closing from Monday, September 12 through Thursday, September 15.

Carnegie Libraries Receive National Historic Designation

August 19, 2016 — Indianapolis Public Library officials have received official certification designating the East Washington and Spades Park branches, two original Carnegie Libraries constructed in the early 1900’s still serving the public, as the latest additions on the National Register of Historic Places.

"Summer Reading Book Bash" Wraps Up at Indy Library!

August 15, 2016 — Preliminary figures indicate that 51,119 young readers experienced the joy of reading during The Indianapolis Public Library's 2016 Summer Reading Program, "The Summer Reading Book Bash," which concluded at the end of July.

Architects Selected for New Indy Library Branch Construction Projects

July 29, 2016 — Progress continues on The Indianapolis Public Library's ongoing slate of capital projects with the selection of architects for the design of two new branches as part of the Library's long-range plan through 2020.