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December 20, 2016

IndyPL Names Head of Center for Black Literature & Culture

The Indianapolis Public Library has announced the appointment of Nichelle M. Hayes as Specialist to develop and lead the new Center for Black Literature and Culture at Central Library. Hayes began her IndyPL tenure in March 2015 as a...

December 8, 2016

Jingle Books! A Gift for Every Child

The Indianapolis Public Library, Mayor Joe Hogsett and Indy Reads are encouraging individuals to spread the joy of reading by participating in the third year of Jingle Books, a community-wide project to provide free books for...

November 25, 2016

Public Invited to the Warren Branch Grand Reopening Open House!

The entire community is invited to experience the many features of the newly-renovated Warren Branch of The Indianapolis Public Library during its grand reopening Open House on Saturday, December 10 from 2 - 4 p.m. at the Warren...

November 10, 2016

Initial Designs for New Michigan Road Branch to Be Unveiled

Following their input at the first of a series of community meetings in early October, near northwest side citizens can view preliminary architectural plans for a new Indianapolis Public Library branch at 62nd Street and North...

November 4, 2016

2016 Indiana Authors Award Winners Celebrated

Four authors with Indiana ties have been honored as recipients of the 2016 Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award, a program of The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation that celebrates those whose works have influenced the...

November 2, 2016

Warren Township Students Receive Indy Library Cards!

The Indianapolis Public Library and Metropolitan School District of Warren Township have completed the distribution of Indy Library cards to nearly 13,000 district students in grades 1 – 12. Following last year's distribution to...

October 28, 2016

IndyPL Announces "1,000 Books Before Kindergarten" Initiative

Parents and caregivers can ensure their young children enter school ready to read by participating in The Indianapolis Public Library’s newly-launched "1,000 Books Before Kindergarten" program. The initiative is based on substantial...

October 12, 2016

Library Staff Cited for Distinguished Service

Two Indianapolis Public Library staff members were recognized for their dedicated service on October 10 during the Library's annual Staff In-Service Day. Janet Spaulding was honored with the Library's prestigious Helen L. Norris...

October 7, 2016

Public Invited to the Southport Branch Grand Reopening Open House!

The entire community is invited to experience the many features of the newly-renovated Southport Branch of The Indianapolis Public Library during its Grand Reopening Open House on Saturday, October 15 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the...

October 6, 2016

Indy Library Maintains AA+ Bond Rating From Fitch

Citing a history of solid operating performance, significant financial flexibility to withstand any period of revenue stress, and active management to align revenues and expenditures in the face of property tax caps, Fitch Ratings has...

October 3, 2016

IndyPL Announces Major Grants for New Projects

Grants totaling nearly $3.3 million dollars have been awarded to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation for individual Library projects that will preserve Indianapolis history, establish a new collection highlighting...

September 29, 2016

Community Meetings Planned for New Library on Michigan Road

Near northwest side citizens are invited to share their ideas about a future branch of The Indianapolis Public Library at 62nd Street and North Michigan Road during a series of public meetings on Wednesday, October 5, Wednesday,...

September 29, 2016

IndyPL Celebrates the Freedom to Read During Banned Books Week

The Indianapolis Public Library is joining the American Library Association, the Freedom to Read Foundation, the Association of American Publishers and a host of other diverse organizations as part of a national alliance to promote...

September 23, 2016

Warren Branch Library to Close Temporarily for Needed Renovation

The Warren Branch of The Indianapolis Public Library, 9701 E. 21st Street, will be closed from Monday, October 3 through Thursday, October 6 for necessary interior construction as part of the first major renovation of the...

September 15, 2016

Fall Fest 2016 featuring Kwame Alexander!

Families and individuals of all ages are invited for an afternoon of inspiration and cultural entertainment during Fall Fest 2016 on Saturday, November 12 from 12 noon - 4 p.m. at Central Library, in the Clowes Auditorium, 40 E. St....

September 9, 2016

IndyPL Resumes Public Bookmobile Visits at Community Locations

After more than 10 years, The Indianapolis Public Library is making its services available to the general public with regular site visits by the Bookmobile, IndyPL's full-service library on wheels, at numerous locations throughout...

September 1, 2016

Southport Branch to Temporarily Close as Renovation Nears Completion

As major renovation to the Southport Branch of The Indianapolis Public Library nears completion, a number of construction activities will necessitate its closing from Monday, September 12 through Thursday, September 15. Activities...

August 19, 2016

Carnegie Libraries Receive National Historic Designation

Indianapolis Public Library officials have received official certification designating the East Washington and Spades Park branches, two original Carnegie Libraries constructed in the early 1900's still serving the public, as the...

August 15, 2016

"Summer Reading Book Bash" Wraps Up at Indy Library!

Twelve-year-old Hirat Morgan-Opasanya (left), a patron at the Wayne Branch, and six-year-old Devyn Travis, a patron at the Lawrence Branch, were winners of individual $529 college savings accounts during The Indianapolis Public...

July 29, 2016

Architects Selected for New Indy Library Branch Construction Projects

Progress continues on The Indianapolis Public Library's ongoing slate of capital projects with the selection of architects for the design of two new branches as part of the Library's long-range plan through 2020. At its regular...

July 22, 2016

It's Time to Call-the-Fever!

Children of all ages and families are invited to hear members of the Indiana Fever women's basketball team read their favorite stories in children's literature during "Call-the-Fever" on The Indianapolis Public Library's 24-hour...

July 18, 2016

Winners Chosen for 2016 Indiana Authors Award

Six writers with Indiana ties have been named winners or finalists of the 2016 Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award, including a first-ever winner in the category of Genre Excellence. Bloomington native Karen Joy Fowler is...

July 7, 2016

IndyPL's Summer Reading Program Continues Through July 30!

It's not too late for children and families to experience the joy of reading and be a part of Indiana's 200th birthday celebration during The Indianapolis Public Library's 2016 Summer Reading Program, "The Summer Reading Book Bash."...

July 5, 2016

IndyPL Receives 2016 “Library of the Future” Award

For the second time in eight years, The Indianapolis Public Library has achieved national recognition as the recipient of the prestigious Library of the Future Award, presented by the American Library Association and Information...

July 1, 2016

East Washington Branch to Reopen in Temporary Facility

As the expansion and renovation continues at the East Washington Branch of The Indianapolis Public Library, limited library services will resume on Thursday, July 7 in a temporary facility approximately one block east of the branch at...

June 28, 2016

Local Ethnic Communities Highlight New Digital Indy Collections

The histories of institutions supporting the local Burmese and Slovenian communities are among new collections added to Digital Indy, The Indianapolis Public Library's online repository of images and recordings of cultural and...

May 27, 2016

Beech Grove Merger Celebration and IndyPL Summer Reading Kickoff!

The entire community is invited for the official welcome of the Beech Grove Public Library into The Indianapolis Public Library system and to kick off the Library's 2016 Summer Reading Program on Saturday, June 4 from 11 a.m. — 3 p.m....

May 24, 2016

Library StoryWalk Opens at Ft. Harrison State Park

On Monday, May 23rd, Indiana First Lady Karen Pence officially opened the Library's StoryWalk® at Ft. Harrison State Park where reading and nature come together. Students from the Fortune Academy and Holy Cross Lutheran School toured...

May 20, 2016

IndyPL's Summer Reading Program Kicks Off June 6!

Children and families are invited to experience the joy of reading and be a part of Indiana's 200th birthday celebration during The Indianapolis Public Library's 2016 Summer Reading Program, "The Summer Reading Book Bash," beginning...

May 10, 2016

Beech Grove H.S. Yearbooks Added to IndyPL's Digital Collection

The Indianapolis Public Library's online collection of full-text local high school yearbooks now includes those from Beech Grove High School that date to the 1940s. Viewers can enjoy class photos and information about clubs, athletic...

May 2, 2016

Indy's Carnegie Libraries Named to the National Register of Historic Places

Two branches of The Indianapolis Public Library that continue to operate as original Carnegie Libraries constructed in the early 1900s have been named to the National Register of Historic Places. Designation on America's official list...

April 26, 2016

Indy Library Board Approves Merger of Beech Grove Library

At its regular meeting on April 25, 2016, The Indianapolis Public Library Board of Trustees unanimously approved a merger of the Beech Grove Public Library, effective June 1, 2016. The action follows a unanimous vote on April 12 by...

April 22, 2016

New Members Appointed to IndyPL Board of Trustees

The Indianapolis City-County Council has appointed two new members to The Indianapolis Public Library Board of Trustees. Westside resident Dr. Terri Jett was appointed to a four-year term that expires in April, 2020. She is an...

April 18, 2016

"Read IN" Event at Central Library to Support Reach Out and Read Early Literacy Program

Families and children of all ages are invited for a celebration of language and literacy in support of Reach Out and Read Indiana during the community "Read IN" event on Saturday, April 30 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Central Library, 40...

April 13, 2016

IndyPL Unveils Frog and Toad, Its Two New Bookmobiles!

With the ability to serve more individuals in underserved areas, The Indianapolis Public Library's two new Bookmobiles will provide enhanced technology and greater programming capability to supplement the delivery of books and other...

April 6, 2016

IndyPL Appoints New Director of Public Services

The Indianapolis Public Library Board of Trustees has appointed John Helling as Director of Public Services. Helling will direct the services and programming of the Library's current 23 branch system, develop public service policy and...

April 1, 2016

Share Your Indy Library Stories and Celebrate National Library Week!

Indianapolis residents of all ages are invited to tell how the Library has transformed their lives and enjoy a variety of special programs presented by The Indianapolis Public Library during National Library Week, April 10 -16, 2016....

March 25, 2016

East Washington Branch to Close for Renovation

Beginning April 3, work to renovate and expand the East Washington Branch of The Indianapolis Public Library, 2822 E. Washington Street, will necessitate the branch's closure until a nearby temporary facility can become operational to...

March 23, 2016

It's Time to Call-a-Pacer!

Children of all ages and families are invited to hear members of the Indiana Pacers read their favorite stories in children's literature during "Call-a-Pacer" on The Indianapolis Public Library's 24-hour Call-a-Story telephone line....

March 21, 2016

Warren Branch Library to Close Temporarily for Needed Renovation

The Warren Branch of The Indianapolis Public Library, 9701 E. 21st Street, will be closed on Tuesday, March 29 and Wednesday, March 30 for necessary interior construction as part of the first major renovation of the 15,740-square-foot...

March 16, 2016

IndyPL's Shanika Heyward Receives Prestigious "Mover and Shaker" Award from Library Journal

The Indianapolis Public Library's Shanika Heyward has been named a "Mover and Shaker" in the library industry by the national publication, Library Journal. In the March 15, 2016 issue, Library Journal named 54 outstanding...

March 1, 2016

Indy Library Cited for Excellence in Financial Reporting

For the 25th consecutive year, The Indianapolis Public Library has received the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting. The Library has received the Certificate of Achievement for...

February 26, 2016

Lawrence Township Schools Join IndyPL's Shared System

More than 15,000 Lawrence Township students will have easier access to the physical and digital resources of The Indianapolis Public Library when MSD Lawrence Township joins the Library's shared catalog system in the fall of 2016. The...

February 25, 2016

Construction Contracts Awarded for East Washington and Warren Library Projects

Renovation of two Eastside branch libraries will begin in mid-March following the awarding of construction contracts by The Indianapolis Public Library Board of Trustees. Library trustees have awarded a contract to MacDougall Pierce...

February 11, 2016

IndyPL Adds Award-Winning e-Resource on the African American Experience

A wide-ranging collection of African American history and culture is now available for online access at The Indianapolis Public Library. "The American Mosaic: The African American Experience," which received the Education Software...

February 9, 2016

Indiana State Parks Entrance Pass Available at IndyPL!

In celebration of Indiana's 2016 bicentennial, free entrance passes to Indiana's 32 state parks and state forest recreation areas that require entrance fees are available for checkout through December 31, 2016 at The Indianapolis...

February 4, 2016

Hoopla Video & Music Streaming Comes to IndyPL!

Hundreds of thousands of movies, TV shows and music albums are now available for free streaming directly to one's computer or mobile device from The Indianapolis Public Library through a partnership with hoopla digital, a popular...

January 26, 2016

Indy Library Achieves Record Milestone in e-Circulation!

For the first time since it began offering free access to digital materials in 2006, The Indianapolis Public Library has surpassed one million yearly downloads of eBooks and eAudiobooks, joining 19 other library systems in the U.S....

January 21, 2016

Meet the Artists 2016 and Gala Reception at Central Library!

Meet the Artists 2016 and Gala Reception at Central Library! The works of prominent local African-American artists will be on display during the 28th annual Meet the Artists exhibit, beginning Tuesday, January 26 and continuing...

January 13, 2016

IndyPL CEO's "Love Your Library" Tour: Global City, Global Library

Indianapolis citizens are invited to share their thoughts with Indianapolis Public Library CEO Jackie Nytes as she discusses the Library's plans to better serve the city's changing population during her "Love Your Library" visits to...

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