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Grow With Google to Partner With Indy Library for Free WIFI Hotspot Lending
December 20, 2018

Grow With Google to Partner With Indy Library for Free WIFI Hotspot Lending

The Indianapolis Public Library and Grow with Google are teaming up to help Indianapolis residents access free digital tools and resources to grow their skills, career or business. Library patrons can borrow wifi hotspots and laptops...

IndyPL Launches Popular New Online Services
December 12, 2018

IndyPL Launches Popular New Online Services

Free film streaming and access to complete archives of The Indianapolis Star and National Geographic magazine are among several new online services at The Indianapolis Public Library that enhance the Library's palette of information...

IndyPL's Michigan Road Branch Opens December 15!
December 5, 2018

IndyPL's Michigan Road Branch Opens December 15!

The entire community is invited for the grand opening of the newest branch of The Indianapolis Public Library, the Michigan Road Branch at 6201 Michigan Road, on Saturday, December 15 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Festivities will include a...

Indy Library's "Jingle Books" Can Provide a Gift for Every Child
November 26, 2018

Indy Library's "Jingle Books" Can Provide a Gift for Every Child

Indianapolis residents are encouraged to give the gift of reading during "Jingle Books 2018," a project of The Indianapolis Public Library, the Office of Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett, and Sondhi Solutions, to provide free books to...

Groundbreaking Occurs for New Branch in Martindale-Brightwood
November 21, 2018

Groundbreaking Occurs for New Branch in Martindale-Brightwood

Local civic officials and neighborhood representatives were on hand for groundbreaking ceremonies on November 20 at the site of the new Indianapolis Public Library branch to be located in the Martindale-Brightwood neighborhood at 2434...

Groundbreaking for New Martindale-Brightwood Neighborhood Library Set for November 20!
November 12, 2018

Groundbreaking for New Martindale-Brightwood Neighborhood Library Set for November 20!

Local citizens are invited to celebrate a major milestone in the history of the Martindale-Brightwood neighborhood when ground is broken for a new branch of The Indianapolis Public Library on Tuesday, November 20 at 9 a.m. on property...

IndyPL and Indy Pride Announce Partnership for LGBTQ+ Collection
November 9, 2018

IndyPL and Indy Pride Announce Partnership for LGBTQ+ Collection

The Indianapolis Public Library and Indy Pride, Inc. will partner to integrate the Chris Gonzalez Library and Archives into Central Library, as well as create a permanent LGBTQ+ Exhibit. The Chris Gonzalez Library and Archives is home...

Indy Library Introduces New Services to Flanner House Community Center
November 5, 2018

Indy Library Introduces New Services to Flanner House Community Center

Beginning Monday, November 12, The Indianapolis Public Library will roll out regular Bookmobile service to the Flanner House Community Center, 2424 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Street, allowing neighborhood residents to browse and...

2018 Indiana Authors Award Winners Honored
October 19, 2018

2018 Indiana Authors Award Winners Honored

Four authors with Indiana ties were celebrated as winners of the 2018 Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award on October 13 during the Indiana Authors Award Dinner at Central Library. The Indiana Authors Award is a program of...

IndyPL Presents Author Rebecca Skloot: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
October 12, 2018

IndyPL Presents Author Rebecca Skloot: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

The complexities of scientific discovery and medical ethics will be examined when The Indianapolis Public Library presents author Rebecca Skloot who will discuss her revealing book, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, on Wednesday,...

Eastside Resident Awarded IndyPL's Norris Service Award
October 11, 2018

Eastside Resident Awarded IndyPL's Norris Service Award

A 43-year employee of The Indianapolis Public Library has received the Library's prestigious Helen L. Norris Distinguished Service Award for her long-standing and passionate commitment to childhood literacy. Warren Township resident...

Westside Couple Receive IndyPL Foundation Service Award
October 11, 2018

Westside Couple Receive IndyPL Foundation Service Award

Pike Township residents Richard and Jan Swan have been honored with The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation's prestigious Beth Tindel Award for their advocacy of Library Foundation programs and their daily service as Library...

IndyPL Names Three New Branch Managers
October 2, 2018

IndyPL Names Three New Branch Managers

The Indianapolis Public Library Board of Trustees has appointed three individuals to branch manager positions. Amy Griffin is the new Manager of the College Avenue Branch. Since her return to IndyPL in 2015, Griffin has served as a...

IndyPL Presents: "Sons: Seeing the Modern African American Male"
September 13, 2018

IndyPL Presents: "Sons: Seeing the Modern African American Male"

The entire community is invited to view a powerful photographic exhibit, "Sons: Seeing the Modern African American Male," from September 25 - October 31 at Central Library, 40 E. St. Clair Street. It is intended to foster a better...

New Indy Library Trustee Appointed
September 5, 2018

New Indy Library Trustee Appointed

The Marion County Board of Commissioners has appointed Crista L. Carlino to The Indianapolis Public Library Board of Trustees. A lifelong Westside Indianapolis resident, Carlino serves as a media specialist and teacher librarian in...

IndyPL's Summer Reading College Savings Winners Announced
August 22, 2018

IndyPL's Summer Reading College Savings Winners Announced

Two lucky participants in The Indianapolis Public Library's 2018 Summer Reading Program have received a head start on saving for their college education. Five-year-old London Jackson, a Pike Township resident, and 15-month-old Rafael...

IndyPL's 2018 Summer Reading Program Records Increased Participation
August 9, 2018

IndyPL's 2018 Summer Reading Program Records Increased Participation

Nearly 49-thousand children read 925,037 books during The Indianapolis Public Library's 2018 Summer Reading Program, "Everyday Superheroes." Embracing the theme of the program, children became superheroes of their own by donating...

IndyPL Announces New Manager at the Nora Branch
August 2, 2018

IndyPL Announces New Manager at the Nora Branch

Adam Todd has been appointed as the new manager of the Nora Branch of The Indianapolis Public Library, 8625 Guilford Avenue. A 10-year IndyPL employee, Todd most recently served as manager of the Decatur Branch following stints at the...

New IPS Digital Collection Provides Access to Local History
July 27, 2018

New IPS Digital Collection Provides Access to Local History

Researchers, educators and alumni can now access nearly 2,500 archived items that depict the rich and illustrious history of Indianapolis Public Schools as part of The Indianapolis Public Library's Digital Indy collection found at...

2018 Indiana Authors Award Winners Announced
July 11, 2018

2018 Indiana Authors Award Winners Announced

Six writers with Indiana ties have been named winners and finalists of the 2018 Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award, a program of The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation funded through The Glick Fund, a fund of Central...

IndyPL's Summer Reading Program Continues Through July 28!
June 29, 2018

IndyPL's Summer Reading Program Continues Through July 28!

It's not too late for children and families to experience the joy of reading by registering for The Indianapolis Public Library's 2018 Summer Reading Program, "Everyday Superheroes," which continues through July 28 at all IndyPL...

New Indy Library Trustee Appointed
May 23, 2018

New Indy Library Trustee Appointed

Garfield Park resident John Andrews has been appointed to The Indianapolis Public Library Board of Trustees by the Indianapolis Public Schools to fulfill the four-year term vacated by Dr. David Wantz that continues through the end of...

IndyPL's 2018 Summer Reading Program Kicks Off June 4!
May 21, 2018

IndyPL's 2018 Summer Reading Program Kicks Off June 4!

Children of all ages and families are invited to celebrate the universal stories of fictional and real-life heroes and experience the joy of reading during The Indianapolis Public Library's 2018 Summer Reading Program, "Everyday...

Central Library Plays Host to Major Public Health Announcement
May 18, 2018

Central Library Plays Host to Major Public Health Announcement

With a backdrop of supportive leaders representing civic, religious, health care and public safety organizations, Marion County Public Health Department director Virginia A. Caine, M.D., proposed the county's first-ever syringe...

New Brightwood Branch Design Plans to Be Unveiled
May 11, 2018

New Brightwood Branch Design Plans to Be Unveiled

Interested citizens will have their first opportunity to view preliminary interior and exterior images of the new Brightwood Branch of The Indianapolis Public Library during a special community engagement meeting on Thursday, May 24...

10th Annual Indy 500 Film Festival at Irvington
April 24, 2018

10th Annual Indy 500 Film Festival at Irvington

Racing fans of all ages are invited to enjoy a series of vintage racing films highlighting the history of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the Indianapolis 500 during the "Indy 500 Film Festival" in May at the Irvington Branch,...

Reach Out and ReadIN Children’s Day
April 19, 2018

Reach Out and ReadIN Children’s Day

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 "Reach Out and ReadIN Children's Day" on Saturday, April 28 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m....

New Indy Library Branch Managers Announced
April 18, 2018

New Indy Library Branch Managers Announced

The Indianapolis Public Library has appointed new branch managers at several IndyPL locations. Michelle Sharp is the new manager of the Garfield Park Branch, 2502 Shelby Street. She has been at the Indy Library since 2014 when she...

It's Time to Call-a-Pacer!
March 29, 2018

It's Time to Call-a-Pacer!

Children and families are invited to hear their favorite stories in children's literature 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...

Groundbreaking for New Eagle Branch Set for March 23
March 13, 2018

Groundbreaking for New Eagle Branch Set for March 23

The entire community is invited to join civic and neighborhood representatives for the groundbreaking of the new Eagle Branch on Friday, March 23 at 11 a.m. at the site of the new branch, 3905 Moller Road. Activities will include...

New Library Cards Issued for Franklin Township Students!
March 13, 2018

New Library Cards Issued for Franklin Township Students!

Access to the entire collection of digital and physical materials at The Indianapolis Public Library is now at the fingertips of all 9,141 students from pre-K to high schoolers in the Franklin Township Community School Corporation...

"Diary of a Wimpy Kid" Author Jeff Kinney to Present 2018 McFadden Memorial Lecture!
March 2, 2018

"Diary of a Wimpy Kid" Author Jeff Kinney to Present 2018 McFadden Memorial Lecture!

Families and individuals of all ages are invited as acclaimed author and illustrator of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series for children and teens Jeff Kinney presents The Indianapolis Public Library's 2018 McFadden Memorial Lecture on...

Indy Library Cited for Excellence in Financial Reporting
February 22, 2018

Indy Library Cited for Excellence in Financial Reporting

For the 27th 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...

Beech Grove Schools Receive IndyPL Library Cards!
February 19, 2018

Beech Grove Schools Receive IndyPL Library Cards!

More than 2,800 students in grades K — 12 at five Beech Grove public schools can now access The Indianapolis Public Library's growing collection of digital and physical materials and online research databases with their new...

Author James Alexander Thom Honored With IAA Lifetime Achievement Award
February 5, 2018

Author James Alexander Thom Honored With IAA Lifetime Achievement Award

Historical fiction novelist James Alexander Thom has been selected as the recipient of the 2018 Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award for Lifetime Achievement. The Award, a program of The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation...

Tindley Charter Schools Receive IndyPL Library Cards!
January 26, 2018

Tindley Charter Schools Receive IndyPL Library Cards!

More than 1,600 students in grades K - 12 at the six Tindley Accelerated Schools in Indianapolis can now access The Indianapolis Public Library's growing collection of digital and physical materials and online research databases with...

Two Appointed to IndyPL Leadership Positions
January 25, 2018

Two Appointed to IndyPL Leadership Positions

The Indianapolis Public Library Board of Trustees has elected Joanne M. Sanders as Board President for 2018. A member of the Library Board since 2017, Sanders is an International Representative for the International Alliance of...

Community Input Meetings Planned for New Brightwood Branch
January 19, 2018

Community Input Meetings Planned for New Brightwood Branch

Brightwood neighborhood residents on the city's near eastside are invited to offer their suggestions on plans for a new 15,000-square-foot branch of The Indianapolis Public Library during a pair of community engagement meetings on...

CEO's "Love Your Library" Tour Seeks Input on Improving Services
January 17, 2018

CEO's "Love Your Library" Tour Seeks Input on Improving Services

Beginning January 29 and continuing through March 6, individuals of all ages are invited to meet Indianapolis Public Library CEO Jackie Nytes during her annual "Love Your Library" tour visits to all IndyPL locations. The visits,...

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