2017 News Archives
December 19, 2017 — Purchase agreements approved by The Indianapolis Public Library Board of Trustees will clear the way for construction of a new Brightwood Branch on the city's near east side.
November 27, 2017 — Individuals throughout Marion County are encouraged to give the gift of reading by participating in "Jingle Books," a project of The Indianapolis Public Library to provide free books to children of all ages during the holiday season.
November 7, 2017 — Individuals of all ages are invited for an afternoon of cultural enrichment and inspiration during "Fall Fest '17" on Saturday, November 18 from 12 noon - 4 p.m. at Central Library in the Clowes Auditorium, 40 E. St. Clair Street.
October 31, 2017 — The Indianapolis Public Library has been named a "Top Innovator" in 2017 by the Urban Libraries Council for its online registration tool that eliminates the face-to-face requirement to obtain a library account. IndyPL is one of 20 urban libraries nationwide to be recognized for innovation and transformation in the communities they serve.
October 26, 2017 — Four authors with Indiana ties have been honored as recipients of the 2017 Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award, a program of The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation that celebrates those who have influenced the literary landscape of Indiana and the nation.
October 24, 2017 — The first newly-constructed branch as part of The Indianapolis Public Library's current series of capital improvements will celebrate its initial milestone when groundbreaking occurs on Friday, November 3 at 9 a.m. for the new Michigan Road Branch, 6201 N. Michigan Road in northwest Indianapolis. The public is invited to the free ceremony.
October 12, 2017 — Google has announced its Grow with Google tour, an initiative to advance economic opportunity with skills training to towns and cities across America. Google will launch the tour in Indianapolis with a Grow with Google event to help job seekers, students, teachers, entrepreneurs and small business owners improve their digital skills.
September 25, 2017 — An unveiling of Indianapolis and library history awaits as the entire community is invited to the free Centennial Celebration of Central Library on Saturday, October 7 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Central Library, 40 E. St. Clair St.
September 19, 2017 — Enhanced search capabilities and a more user-friendly interface are among the features of a new online catalog providing access to 1.7 million physical and electronic items of The Indianapolis Public Library.
September 1, 2017 — More than 48-thousand children and families read 949,839 books during The Indianapolis Public Library's 2017 Summer Reading Program, "Read It & Eat." In addition to earning points for their reading activity that could be exchanged for reward prizes, children earned points by donating non-perishable food items to Gleaners Food Bank to feed hungry Hoosiers.
August 25, 2017 — The entire community is invited to commemorate the illustrious 100-year history of Central Library, the main hub of The Indianapolis Public Library, with special programs and activities continuing through mid-October.
August 16, 2017 — A new and unique space for Indianapolis that celebrates the rich heritage of those with African roots will be unveiled during the grand opening of the Center for Black Literature & Culture (CBLC) on Saturday, October 21 from noon to 3 p.m. at Central Library, 40 E. St. Clair Street. The entire community is invited to attend.
August 2, 2017 — Originally completed in October of 1917 at a cost of more than half a million dollars, the impressive Greek Doric-style Central Branch of The Indianapolis Public Library, naturally clad in Indiana limestone, officially celebrates its 100th anniversary this year.
July 17, 2017 — Six writers with Indiana ties have been named winners and finalists of the 2017 Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award, a program of The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation funded through The Glick Fund, a fund of Central Indiana Community Foundation.
July 7, 2017 — Harkening back to a Depression-era New Deal program that provided library books on horseback to people in rural areas of eastern Kentucky, a new service piloted this fall by the Glendale Branch of The Indianapolis Public Library will offer reading adventures to Washington Township school children in a unique way.
June 30, 2017 — It's not too late for children, teens, and parents to experience the joy of reading by signing up for The Indianapolis Public Library's 2017 Summer Reading Program, "Read It & Eat," which continues through July 29. This year's reading incentive program offers young readers the opportunity to nourish their minds through the world of books and a variety of fun and educational activities while taking part in a philanthropic cause.
May 22, 2017 — Children, teens and parents are invited to experience the joy of reading and grow a stronger, healthier Indianapolis by participating in The Indianapolis Public Library's 2017 Summer Reading Program, "Read It & Eat," June 5 - July 29.
May 15, 2017 — The Indianapolis Public Library is making it easier for individuals to access electronic resources and place holds on physical materials through its new online Library card application process.
April 26, 2017 — High school yearbooks from Lawrence Central, Southport and Perry Meridian High Schools are the latest additions to the growing collection of Indianapolis-related historic materials available for viewing on The Indianapolis Public Library's Digital Indy website at digitalindy.org.
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.
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.
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.
March 29, 2017 — The Marion County Commissioners have appointed the newest member to The Indianapolis Public Library Board of Trustees.
March 28, 2017 — Children and families are invited to hear their favorite Dr. Seuss stories read by members of the Indiana Pacers from April through June on The Indianapolis Public Library's 24-hour Call-a-Story telephone line.
March 24, 2017 — Families and children of all ages are invited for a celebration of language and literacy in support of Reach Out and Read Indiana during the community "ReadIN' on Saturday, April 1 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Central Library, 40 E. St. Clair Street. This free event will feature community guest readers, musical performances, arts and crafts, and opportunities to win prizes and help build the home libraries of at-risk preschoolers.
March 9, 2017 — The entire community is invited to experience all the new features of the renovated East Washington Branch of The Indianapolis Public Library, 2822 E. Washington Street, during the grand reopening of the historic branch on Saturday, March 18 from 2 - 4 p.m.
February 22, 2017 — Westside residents of Indianapolis are invited to offer their suggestions for a new branch of The Indianapolis Public Library to replace and relocate the current Eagle Branch during a series of community forums beginning Monday, March 6 from 6 – 7:30 p.m. at Enlace Academy (former site of IPS School #108), 3725 N. Kiel Avenue.
February 7, 2017 — Improved access, new computer lab and updated community room are among the many features awaiting patrons when the freshly-renovated East Washington Branch of The Indianapolis Public Library, 2822 E. Washington Street, reopens its doors to the public at 10 a.m. on Friday, February 24.
January 30, 2017 — For the 26th consecutive year, The Indianapolis Public Library has received the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting.
January 19, 2017 — The Indianapolis Public Library and Metropolitan School District of Decatur Township have completed the distribution of Indy Library cards to more than 5,200 district students in grades 1 - 12. Following recent distributions of Library cards to 28,000 public school students in Lawrence and Warren townships, the Decatur Township activity represents the next step toward IndyPL's goal of providing a Library card to every public school student in Marion County.
January 13, 2017 — As part of this milestone year that commemorates Central Library's 100 years of service, Indianapolis Public Library CEO Jackie Nytes will interact with citizens about the role of Central Library and highlight new initiatives during her "Love Your Library" tour of all IndyPL locations beginning Wednesday, February 1 and continuing through March 7, 2017.
January 6, 2017 — Near northwest side citizens will have the opportunity to learn about the latest architectural plans for the new Michigan Road Branch of The Indianapolis Public Library during the final of three community meetings on Wednesday, January 18 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the Fay Biccard Glick Family Pavilion, 2990 W. 71st Street.