2502 Shelby Street
Indianapolis, IN 46203

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Clases Básicas de Computación: (Básicas) Navegando en Internet
Garfield Park Branch, Mar 21 6:00PM

Radial Art Design Class 2018
Garfield Park Branch, Mar 22 11:00AM

Macrame Bracelet Class for Kids
Garfield Park Branch, Mar 23 1:00PM

Job Center at the Library
Garfield Park Branch, Mar 24 10:00AM

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Garfield Park Branch

Garfield Park Branch

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Meet the Branch Manager

Judy Clem

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Judy Gray

Hi, I'm Judy Gray, manager of the Garfield Park Branch. Reading is one of my favorite things to do and Clive Cussler is my favorite author. In my free time I am a volunteer with the Whitewater Valley Railroad in Connersville Indiana. Please stop by the Garfield Park Branch, introduce yourself and check out the gardens and the path to the Garfield Park Conservatory.

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


story-book icon Story Time Garden