1801 Nowland Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46201

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Preschool Storytime at Spades Park
Spades Park Branch, Jan 26 10:30AM

Preschool Storytime at Spades Park
Spades Park Branch, Feb 2 10:30AM

Preschool Storytime at Spades Park
Spades Park Branch, Feb 9 10:30AM

Duct Tape Craft Class
Spades Park Branch, Feb 11 2:00PM

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Spades Park Branch

Spades Park Branch

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Meet the Branch Manager

Deb Ehret, Manager of the Spades Park Branch

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Deb Ehret

Welcome to the Spades Park Library! My name is Deb Ehret, and I’m the Branch Manager. We love welcoming visitors and enjoy showing off our 1912 Carnegie Library. Come and see us. Use our community room or one of our computers, enjoy a program or sit and chat with a neighbor or friend in front of our fireplace. You are welcome!

About Spades Park Branch

Spades Park Library is one of the two remaining Carnegie libraries in the IndyPL system. The building is in the Italian Style with oriental brick and a red tile roof, on land donated by Michael H. Spades. It was formally dedicated on March 22, 1912.

In 1987 the library celebrated 75 years as well as the completion of a $610,000+ restoration project. While the original arrangement of the first floor was maintained as well as all the interior woodwork, new shelving, new furniture for the staff and public, and new public and staff restrooms were included in the renovation. The 7,500 square-foot building was made handicap accessible with the addition of an elevator going to the second floor auditorium. The original circulation desk woodwork was restored and a portion of the original tin ceiling located in the lobby was cleaned and repainted. A fireplace was refurbished with teal marble tiles and gas logs. A painting donated to the branch as part of the Federal Art Project Paintings titled "Leaving the River Trail", painted by Delmas McConnell, was also restored.

Branch Amenities & Services

Desktop computer icon 11 Public Computers with Internet access and Microsoft Office
Printer icon Color Printing Services
scanner Document Scanner
Fax icon Outgoing Fax, $1/page
Wifi iconFree Wireless Internet Access
Printer icon Mobile Printing Service
Files iconCopy Machine(s)
Users iconMeeting Room(s) Available for Public Reservation
Credit card iconCredit Cards Accepted for Fee Payment
ABC Block icon Early Literacy Stations