5625 E.Washington St.
Indianapolis, IN 46219
Silly Safaris Animal Shows
Irvington Branch, Jul 28 10:30AM
Pacers Summer Reading Tour
Irvington Branch, Jul 31 1:00PM
Irvington Branch, Aug 2 6:00PM
Irvington Branch, Aug 5 1:00PM
Meet the Branch Manager
Hi, I'm Sue Kennedy, manager of the Irvington Branch. My favorite things include books, music, films and Irvington. The staff and I look forward to assisting you whether you are a neighbor or a visitor to the community. Irvington has a lot to offer!
About Irvington Branch
On December 20, 1903, the Bona Thompson library was given to Butler College by Mr. and Mrs. Edward Thompson in memory of their late daughter. Butler College immediately entered into an agreement with the Board of School Commissioners for the Thompson Library to become a branch of the Public Library.
In 1914 the Irvington Branch relocated to a rented store room; in September, 1921, it moved into a small, two-story house located at 5427 East Washington Street. Library staff pioneered the first pre-school story hour in 1951. When a new facility was built in 1956 on the same site, a request was made to the Library Board that it be named in honor of Irvington’s distinguished citizen, Hilton U. Brown, editor of the Indianapolis News and vice president of Indianapolis Newspapers Inc.
In 2001 the Brown Library closed its doors. The new Irvington Library, located in a custom-designed 16,000 square-foot fully accessible facility, opened on November 3, 2001.
Branch Amenities & Services
21 - 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
Credit Cards Accepted for Fines, Fees and Services