Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule
All Indianapolis Public Library locations will close at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 21 and will be closed on Thursday, November 22 in observance of Thanksgiving Day.


1801 Nowland Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46201

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Upcoming Branch EventsRSS icon

Early Learners Storytime
Spades Park Branch, Nov 15 10:30AM

Job Center at the Library
Spades Park Branch, Nov 16 2:00PM

Digital Couponing Workshop
Spades Park Branch, Nov 17 3:00PM

Job Center at the Library
Spades Park Branch, Nov 19 10:00AM

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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

PCs 11 - Public Computers with Internet access and Microsoft Office
early literacy icon Early Literacy Stations
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
Users icon Meeting Room(s) Available for Public Reservation
Books icon Walk-up book return
credit card icon Credit Cards Accepted for Fines, Fees and Services


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