Glendale Shopping Center
6101 N. Keystone Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46220
Baby Storytime at Glendale
Glendale Branch, Sep 25 10:30AM
Paws to Read at Glendale
Glendale Branch, Sep 25 6:00PM
Storytime Train @ Glendale
Glendale Branch, Sep 26 10:30AM
eBook Tinker Station
Glendale Branch, Sep 26 2:00PM
Accessing Glendale Branch
Patrons wishing to access the Glendale Branch must use either entrance on the lower level facing North Keystone Avenue, known as the Staples entrance. The entrance on the far left is accessible to the public stairway and the middle entrance has access to the elevators.
After entering through the doors at this level, patrons will veer left and use the elevator to the second floor which leads to the Glendale Branch entrance.
Meet the Branch Manager
Hi, I'm Judy Gray, manager of the Glendale 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 Glendale Branch and introduce yourself. Our branch is worth the walk!
About Glendale Branch
The first public library branch to serve the Broad Ripple Community opened its doors on December 15, 1930 in a storefront building on East 63rd Street. Eight years later the library relocated to the first floor of the Masonic Lodge Building on what is now Guilford Avenue.
The first building constructed as a library for Broad Ripple opened on March 28, 1949 adjacent to School Number 80, just south of the Masonic Lodge. This new facility served the community well until the early 1980's when higher and higher circulation and a growing collection made expansion necessary. A new 11,500 square-foot branch library opened on a two-acre tract of land in Broad Ripple Park on March 22, 1986.
The Broad Ripple Library again faced the need to grow but with no feasible way of expanding on its two-acre tract. The Kite Development Corp. approached library officials with a lease proposal offering over 33,000 square feet of space to the library as an anchor store in Glendale Mall. After careful consideration of what the facility could offer in terms of expanded programming, book and media collections, technology, meeting rooms, study space, and parking, IndyPL accepted the mall's proposal.
The Glendale Branch Library opened its doors to the public on October 23, 2000 and became the country's first full-service library in a major shopping mall.
Branch Amenities & Services
32 - Public Computers with Internet access and Microsoft Office
Early Literacy Stations
Free Wireless Internet Access
Color Printing Services
Mobile Printing Service
Color Copy Machine(s)
Meeting Room(s) Available for Public Reservation
Walk-up book return
Drive-up book return
Credit Cards Accepted for Fines, Fees and Services