5301 Kentucky Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46221
Preschool Storytime at Decatur
Decatur Branch, Feb 9 10:30AM
Snowy Science: Preschool Science Workshop
Decatur Branch, Feb 10 10:30AM
Teen Gaming @ Decatur
Decatur Branch, Feb 11 3:00PM
CEO's Love Your Library Tour: Global City, Global Library
Decatur Branch, Feb 15 6:00PM
Meet the Branch Manager
Hi, I’m Adam Todd, manager of the Decatur Branch. In my free time I enjoy watching sports and reading. One of my favorite novels is Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace. Please stop by and see us sometime.
About Decatur Branch
Decatur Township was the first Marion County Township outside Center Township to receive a branch library. Opening on August 9, 1967 and located in a storefront location in the Marwood Shopping Center, 3373 Kentucky Ave., it was first named the Marwood Branch Library.
While serving the Mars Hill and Maywood neighborhoods north on Kentucky Ave. the branch also served the established rural areas further south in Decatur Township such as Camby, Valley Mills and West Newton. Circulation averaged around 80,000 to 90,000 annually while the collection size was around 5,500 books.
Strong library usage and encouragement from many Decatur Township residents helped bring the need and demand for a new separate library branch. Named for the township, the new Decatur Branch Public Library opened in a new location on July 2, 1990. The library was expanded from 2,400 to 11,300 square feet.
The new branch is located adjacent to Decatur Township High School and Middle School.
Branch Amenities & Services
14 Public Computers with Internet access and Microsoft Office
Color Printing Services
Free Wireless Internet Access
Meeting Room(s) Available for Public Reservation
Credit Cards Accepted for Fee Payment
Early Literacy Stations