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2502 Shelby Street
Indianapolis, IN 46203
317-275-4490

Upcoming Branch EventsRSS icon

Character Clubhouse Design Class
Garfield Park Branch, Jun 22 1:00PM

Silly Safaris Animal Chats
Garfield Park Branch, Jun 22 3:00PM

Job Center at the Library
Garfield Park Branch, Jun 23 10:00AM

Superfoods for Kids Class
Garfield Park Branch, Jun 25 10:30AM

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Garfield Park Branch

Garfield Park Branch

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Closed 10–8 10–8 10–8 10–6 10–6 10–5

 

Meet the Branch Manager

Michelle Sharp

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Michelle Sharp

Greetings and salutations! I'm Michelle Sharp, Manager of the Garfield Park Branch. I grew up in the Garfield Park neighborhood and started my library career at the Garfield Branch (then known as Shelby) when I was 15 years old. I'm very happy to have come full circle and to return to my childhood library. I like to read suspense, psychological thrillers and fantasy titles. Please stop by and discover all the new and exciting things the Library has to offer you!

About Garfield Park Branch

The Garfield Park Branch, formerly known as the Shelby Branch, serves a lively and diverse population on the south side of Indianapolis. Its current name reflects the desire of neighborhood residents to refer to the branch by their beloved and well-known Garfield Park, which sits adjacent to the branch.

The original Shelby Branch opened on September 9, 1918 when the south side was still mainly farmland. The library was first housed in the old District School No. 34 at 2359 Shelby Street. Construction began on a 6,400-square-foot facility in 1964, and the new Shelby Branch opened on November 8, 1965. Following a major renovation project in the summer and fall of 2011, the library reopened as the Garfield Park Branch on November 3, 2011.

Branch Amenities & Services

PCs 21 - Public Computers with Internet access and Microsoft Office
early literacy icon Early Literacy Stations
self-check icon Self-service Checkout
WIFI icon Free Wireless Internet Access
printer icon Color Printing Services
printer icon Mobile Printing Service
copies icon Color Copy Machine(s)
scanner icon Document Scanner
PCs Outgoing Fax
Books icon Walk-up book return  
credit card icon Credit Cards Accepted for Fines, Fees and Services

Other:

story-book icon Story Time Garden