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December 19, 2017

Indy Library Moves Forward on New Brightwood Branch Project

Purchase agreements approved by The Indianapolis Public Library Board of Trustees will clear the way for construction of a new Brightwood Branch on the city's near east side. After more than a year of negotiations with property...

November 27, 2017

Jingle Books at IndyPL: A Gift for Every Child

Individuals throughout Marion County are encouraged to give the gift of reading by participating in "Jingle Books," a project of The Indianapolis Public Library to provide free books to children of all ages during the holiday season....

IndyPL Presents Fall Fest '17 featuring Robb Armstrong!
November 7, 2017

IndyPL Presents Fall Fest '17 featuring Robb Armstrong!

Individuals of all ages are invited for an afternoon of cultural enrichment and inspiration during "Fall Fest '17" on Saturday, November 18 from 12 noon - 4 p.m. at Central Library in the Clowes Auditorium, 40 E. St. Clair Street....

October 31, 2017

IndyPL Receives National Innovation Award for Online Registration

The Indianapolis Public Library has been named a "Top Innovator" in 2017 by the Urban Libraries Council for its online registration tool that eliminates the face-to-face requirement to obtain a library account. IndyPL is one of 20...

October 26, 2017

Four Top Authors Named as 2017 Indiana Authors Award Winners

Four authors with Indiana ties have been honored as recipients of the 2017 Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award, a program of The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation that celebrates those who have influenced the...

October 24, 2017

Groundbreaking for New Michigan Road Branch Set for November 3!

The first newly-constructed branch as part of The Indianapolis Public Library's current series of capital improvements will celebrate its initial milestone when groundbreaking occurs on Friday, November 3 at 9 a.m. for the new...

October 12, 2017

IndyPL to Partner with Google to Kick Off Its Grow with Google Tour in Indianapolis

Google has announced its Grow with Google tour, an initiative to advance economic opportunity with skills training to towns and cities across America. Google will launch the tour in Indianapolis with a Grow with Google event to help...

September 25, 2017

100-Year Time Capsule Highlights Central Library Centennial Event!

An unveiling of Indianapolis and library history awaits as the entire community is invited to the free Centennial Celebration of Central Library on Saturday, October 7 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Central Library, 40 E. St. Clair St. The...

September 19, 2017

IndyPL Unveils New and Improved Catalog

Enhanced search capabilities and a more user-friendly interface are among the features of a new online catalog providing access to 1.7 million physical and electronic items of The Indianapolis Public Library. As a replacement to a...

September 1, 2017

IndyPL Summer Readers Increase Reading Activity While Making Philanthropic Impact

More than 48-thousand children and families read 949,839 books during The Indianapolis Public Library's 2017 Summer Reading Program, "Read It & Eat." In addition to earning points for their reading activity that could be exchanged...

August 25, 2017

Celebrate 100 Years of Central Library!

The entire community is invited to commemorate the illustrious 100-year history of Central Library, the main hub of The Indianapolis Public Library, with special programs and activities continuing through mid-October. Situated on land...

August 16, 2017

IndyPL's Center for Black Literature and Culture Opens October 21!

A new and unique space for Indianapolis that celebrates the rich heritage of those with African roots will be unveiled during the grand opening of the Center for Black Literature & Culture (CBLC) on Saturday, October 21 from noon to 3...

August 2, 2017

First White Kiva II System in the U.S. Installed in Central Library's Clowes Auditorium

Originally completed in October of 1917 at a cost of more than half a million dollars, the impressive Greek Doric-style Central Branch of The Indianapolis Public Library, naturally clad in Indiana limestone, officially celebrates its...

July 17, 2017

2017 Indiana Authors Award Winners Announced

Six writers with Indiana ties have been named winners and finalists of the 2017 Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award, a program of The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation funded through The Glick Fund, a fund of Central...

July 7, 2017

Glendale Pack Horse Librarian Project Selected for New Storytime Initiative

Harkening back to a Depression-era New Deal program that provided library books on horseback to people in rural areas of eastern Kentucky, a new service piloted this fall by the Glendale Branch of The Indianapolis Public Library will...

June 30, 2017

IndyPL's Summer Reading Program Continues Through July 29!

It's not too late for children, teens and parents to experience the joy of reading by signing up for The Indianapolis Public Library's 2017 Summer Reading Program, "Read It & Eat," which continues through July 29. This year's reading...

May 22, 2017

IndyPL's Summer Reading Program, Read It & Eat, Kicks Off June 5!

Children, teens and parents are invited to experience the joy of reading and grow a stronger, healthier Indianapolis by participating in The Indianapolis Public Library's 2017 Summer Reading Program, "Read It & Eat," June 5 - July 29....

May 15, 2017

IndyPL Offers Online Library Card Registration

The Indianapolis Public Library is making it easier for individuals to access electronic resources and place holds on physical materials through its new online Library card application process. Marion County residents, except those...

April 26, 2017

New High School Yearbooks Added to IndyPL's Digital Collection

High school yearbooks from Lawrence Central, Southport and Perry Meridian High Schools are the latest additions to the growing collection of Indianapolis-related historic materials available for viewing on The Indianapolis Public...

April 21, 2017

Indy Library Launches Projects to Reach New Immigrants

Newly-arrived immigrants and individuals with limited English proficiency can receive assistance on using Library resources and improving their English language skills through several new initiatives at The Indianapolis Public...

April 18, 2017

Libraries Across The Country Highlight Using Spoken Word Poetry To Encourage Teens To Read During National Poetry Month, April 2017

Libraries are often faced with keeping both tweens and teens engaged once they are past middle school years. Several library systems are using spoken word poetry as a way to allow youth to be both creative and to learn at the same...

April 10, 2017

IndyPL's Sharon Bernhardt: 50 Years of Dedicated Service

This year's observance of National Library Week, April 9 — 15, celebrates the contributions of our nation's libraries and librarians to promote and support library use. The Indianapolis Public Library is proud to share the story of...

March 29, 2017

New Member Appointed to IndyPL Board of Trustees

The Marion County Commissioners have appointed the newest member to The Indianapolis Public Library Board of Trustees. Near northeast side resident Joanne M. Sanders was appointed to a two-year term that expires in December, 2019....

March 28, 2017

It's Time to Call-a-Pacer!

Children and families are invited to hear their favorite Dr. Seuss stories read by members of the Indiana Pacers from April through June on The Indianapolis Public Library's 24-hour Call-a-Story telephone line. By dialing 317-275-4444...

March 24, 2017

ReadIN at Central Library Celebrates Language and Early Literacy

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 "ReadIN' on Saturday, April 1 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Central Library, 40 E. St....

March 9, 2017

East Washington Branch Reopening to Feature Special Recognition Ceremony

The entire community is invited to experience all the new features of the renovated East Washington Branch of The Indianapolis Public Library, 2822 E. Washington Street, during the grand reopening of the historic branch on Saturday,...

February 22, 2017

Community Forums Planned for New Eagle Branch Library

Westside residents of Indianapolis are invited to offer their suggestions for a new branch of The Indianapolis Public Library to replace and relocate the current Eagle Branch during a series of community forums beginning Monday, March...

February 7, 2017

Historic East Washington Branch Reopens February 24!

Improved access, new computer lab and updated community room are among the many features awaiting patrons when the freshly-renovated East Washington Branch of The Indianapolis Public Library, 2822 E. Washington Street, reopens its...

January 30, 2017

Indy Library Cited for Excellence in Financial Reporting

For the 26th 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...

January 19, 2017

Decatur Township Students Receive Indy Library Cards!

The Indianapolis Public Library and Metropolitan School District of Decatur Township have completed the distribution of Indy Library cards to more than 5,200 district students in grades 1 - 12. Following recent distributions of...

January 13, 2017

CEO Love Your Library Tour Highlights Central Library

As part of this milestone year that commemorates Central Library's 100 years of service, Indianapolis Public Library CEO Jackie Nytes will interact with citizens about the role of Central Library and highlight new initiatives during...

January 6, 2017

Public Invited to View Updated Designs for New Michigan Road Branch

Near northwest side citizens will have the opportunity to learn about the latest architectural plans for the new Michigan Road Branch of The Indianapolis Public Library during the final of three community meetings on Wednesday,...

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