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Lawrence Branch to Close for Renovation
December 10, 2019

Lawrence Branch to Close for Renovation

Beginning on Sunday, January 5, 2020, the Lawrence Branch of The Indianapolis Public Library, located at 7898 Hague Road, will temporarily close for its first major renovation since the 13,500-square-foot branch opened in 1983. When...

Indy Library’s Jingle Books: A Gift for Every Child
December 3, 2019

Indy Library’s Jingle Books: A Gift for Every Child

During the holiday season, Indianapolis residents are invited to help provide free books to children of all ages during “Jingle Books 2019,” a project of The Indianapolis Public Library, the Office of Mayor Joe Hogsett and Sondhi...

Wayne Branch to Temporarily Close for Major Renovation
November 15, 2019

Wayne Branch to Temporarily Close for Major Renovation

Beginning Sunday, December 1, the Wayne Branch of The Indianapolis Public Library, located at 198 S. Girls School Road, will be closed until May for its first major renovation since the 13,500-square-foot branch opened in 1983. The...

Fall Fest ’19 Features “Step Stool Chef” Julian Frederick!
November 11, 2019

Fall Fest ’19 Features “Step Stool Chef” Julian Frederick!

Families and individuals of all ages are invited for an afternoon of inspiration and cultural entertainment during Fall Fest ‘19 on Saturday, November 16 from 12 noon – 4 p.m. at Central Library, 40 E. St. Clair Street. Highlighting...

Indy Library Adjusts Circulation Limits on e-Books
November 4, 2019

Indy Library Adjusts Circulation Limits on e-Books

Beginning November 18, users who access The Indianapolis Public Library’s online collection of e-books and e-audiobooks will see reductions in the number of such materials that can be checked out or placed on hold at one time. This is...

IndyPL and Indy Pride, Inc. to Unveil LGBTQ+ Collection
November 1, 2019

IndyPL and Indy Pride, Inc. to Unveil LGBTQ+ Collection

The Indianapolis Public Library and Indy Pride, Inc. will unveil a new LGBTQ+ collection and exhibit at Central Library during the Indy Pride’s Annual Meeting on Thursday, November 14 at 6:30p.m. at Central Library, 40 E. St. Clair...

Meet an Author, Be an Author at Central Library!
October 31, 2019

Meet an Author, Be an Author at Central Library!

Aspiring writers are invited to enhance their literary skills, learn about the publishing industry, and meet notable Hoosier authors during “Meet an Author, Be an Author” on Saturday, November 9 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Central...

Decatur Branch Staff Member Receives IndyPL's Norris Service Award
October 22, 2019

Decatur Branch Staff Member Receives IndyPL's Norris Service Award

A 34-year employee of The Indianapolis Public Library has received the Library’s prestigious Helen L. Norris Distinguished Service Award for her long-standing commitment to library service and leadership in the community. Decatur...

New Manager Named for East 38th Street Branch
October 4, 2019

New Manager Named for East 38th Street Branch

The Indianapolis Public Library Board of Trustees has appointed Kimberly Brown-Harden as Manager of the East 38th Street Branch at 5420 E. 38th Street. A resident of Indianapolis’ east side, Brown-Harden returns to IndyPL following...

CBLC’s 2nd Anniversary Celebration Features Oscar Robertson!
October 1, 2019

CBLC’s 2nd Anniversary Celebration Features Oscar Robertson!

Individuals of all ages are invited to celebrate the second anniversary of The Indianapolis Public Library’s Center for Black Literature & Culture (CBLC) at Central Library and explore its many resources that highlight the heritage of...

IndyPL Names New InfoZone Manager
September 10, 2019

IndyPL Names New InfoZone Manager

The Indianapolis Public Library Board of Trustees has appointed Staci Terrell as Manager of the InfoZone, the Library’s branch within The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis at 3000 N. Meridian Street. Terrell comes to IndyPL from the...

Lucha Libro Festival Comes to Central Library!
September 9, 2019

Lucha Libro Festival Comes to Central Library!

Individuals of all ages are invited for a bi-cultural event that will introduce them to the unique genre of Mexican wrestling known as Lucha Libre during the Lucha Libro Festival, presented by La Sardina Gallery, on Saturday,...

IndyPL Summer Readers Get a Head Start on College!
August 29, 2019

IndyPL Summer Readers Get a Head Start on College!

Three lucky participants in The Indianapolis Public Library’s 2019 Summer Reading Program have been chosen to receive college savings accounts each worth $529 from CollegeChoice CD 529 Savings Plan. The plan is intended to help...

New IndyPL Digital Collection Preserves IMPD & IFD Histories
August 26, 2019

New IndyPL Digital Collection Preserves IMPD & IFD Histories

More than 10,000 newly digitized materials from the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department and Indianapolis Fire Department featuring log books, dispatch recordings, personnel records, newsletters and photos dating to the 1870s...

New Lawrence Branch Manager Named
August 21, 2019

New Lawrence Branch Manager Named

The Indianapolis Public Library Board of Trustees has appointed Rhonda Oliver as Manager of the Lawrence Branch, 7898 Hague Road. For the past 15 years, Oliver has served as Manager of the Brightwood Branch. During her 24-year IndyPL...

Summer Readers Select Indy’s Favorite Book from Last 100 Years!
August 13, 2019

Summer Readers Select Indy’s Favorite Book from Last 100 Years!

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of The Indianapolis Public Library’s Summer Reading Program, program participants have selected the internationally-bestselling Dog Man series by Dav Pilkey as their favorite kids book from the...

East Washington Branch Library Cited for Environmental Design
July 25, 2019

East Washington Branch Library Cited for Environmental Design

The historic and recently-renovated East Washington Branch of The Indianapolis Public Library has received the prestigious LEED v4 certification for its energy efficiency and environmental design by the U.S. Green Building Council....

New West Perry Library Design Unveiled on July 18!
July 11, 2019

New West Perry Library Design Unveiled on July 18!

The public is invited to view proposed design plans for the new West Perry Branch of The Indianapolis Public Library during a special community meeting on Thursday, July 18 at 7 p.m. at the Southport Branch, 2630 E. Stop 11 Road. Led...

Lawrence Branch Renovation Design Unveiled at July 17 Meeting
July 10, 2019

Lawrence Branch Renovation Design Unveiled at July 17 Meeting

The public is invited to view and react to plans for the renovation of the Lawrence Branch of The Indianapolis Public Library during the second series of community engagement meetings on Wednesday, July 17 from 1 – 2 p.m. and again...

IndyPL Unveils “Black History, Indianapolis History” Digital Collection
July 8, 2019

IndyPL Unveils “Black History, Indianapolis History” Digital Collection

Family photos and memorabilia from generations of Indianapolis families are the latest additions to The Indianapolis Public Library’s growing collection of local historical materials that can be viewed at Digital Indy. The “Black...

Indiana Fever Offer Library Reading Events Through July
July 3, 2019

Indiana Fever Offer Library Reading Events Through July

The Indiana Fever host their first-ever Fever Summer Reading Tour at select Indianapolis Public Library branches on Mondays throughout July. The tour provides a fun and rewarding way for children to maintain their reading habits and...

IndyPL’s Summer Reading Program Continues Through July 27!
June 28, 2019

IndyPL’s Summer Reading Program Continues Through July 27!

It’s not too late for children and families to register for The Indianapolis Public Library’s 2019 Summer Reading Program, “Keepin’ it 100,” which continues through Saturday, July 27 at all IndyPL locations. In addition to receiving...

IndyPL’s Adult Summer Reading Program Continues Through August
June 13, 2019

IndyPL’s Adult Summer Reading Program Continues Through August

Adults are invited to celebrate stories that have been revived, reimagined and retold and to participate in a variety of special programming during The Indianapolis Public Library’s 2019 Adult Summer Reading Program, “Favorite...

Perry Township Students Receive IndyPL Cards!
May 24, 2019

Perry Township Students Receive IndyPL Cards!

Nearly 15,000 public school students in Perry Township have joined over 60,000 other Marion County students in receiving free Indianapolis Public Library cards, giving them access to a wide range of electronic resources to help in...

IndyPL’s New Eagle Branch Opens June 1!
May 20, 2019

IndyPL’s New Eagle Branch Opens June 1!

The entire community is invited for the grand opening of the new Eagle Branch of The Indianapolis Public Library at 3905 Moller Road on Saturday, June 1 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Festivities will include a special ribbon-cutting ceremony...

IndyPL’s 2019 Summer Reading Program: Celebrating 100 Years!
May 17, 2019

IndyPL’s 2019 Summer Reading Program: Celebrating 100 Years!

Children of all ages and families are invited to celebrate the 100th anniversary of The Indianapolis Public Library’s Summer Reading Program by experiencing the joy of reading and voting for their favorite kids book from the past...

Indy Library Unveils Decatur Central Yearbooks on Digital Indy!
May 8, 2019

Indy Library Unveils Decatur Central Yearbooks on Digital Indy!

Decatur Central High School yearbooks from 1947 – 2008 are among the latest additions to The Indianapolis Public Library’s collection of local historical archives available for public viewing at digitalindy.org. The Decatur Central...

New Indy Library Trustee Appointed
April 19, 2019

New Indy Library Trustee Appointed

The Indianapolis Board of School Commissioners has appointed Jose D. Salinas to a four-year term on the Indianapolis Public Library Board of Trustees. A Garfield Park-area resident, Salinas has served since 2007 as the Presiding...

Eagle Branch Library Closes April 27
April 18, 2019

Eagle Branch Library Closes April 27

To prepare for the opening of a new nearby branch on the city’s Westside, the Eagle Branch of The Indianapolis Public Library will close after its final day of service on Saturday, April 27. The 12,000-square-foot branch at 3325 Lowry...

Elmira Annis Civic Plaza Dedicated at the Irvington Branch
April 18, 2019

Elmira Annis Civic Plaza Dedicated at the Irvington Branch

A new and inviting outdoor space in the heart of Irvington is available for community activity following the dedication of the Elmira Annis Civic Plaza located on the grounds of the Irvington Branch of The Indianapolis Public Library,...

West Indianapolis Branch Manager Named
April 12, 2019

West Indianapolis Branch Manager Named

The Indianapolis Public Library Board of Trustees has appointed Jayne Walters as Manager of the West Indianapolis Branch, 1216 S. Kappes Street. Walters began her Indy Library career in 2014 at the Brightwood Branch, where she served...

Celebrate National Library Week at the Indy Library!
April 5, 2019

Celebrate National Library Week at the Indy Library!

The Indianapolis Public Library invites those of all ages to participate in various activities during National Library Week, April 7 – 13, 2019. This year’s celebration, “Libraries = Strong Communities,” recognizes the contributions...

IndyPL Seeks Nominations for Indy’s Favorite Kids Books!
April 2, 2019

IndyPL Seeks Nominations for Indy’s Favorite Kids Books!

To commemorate this year’s 100th anniversary of its Summer Reading Program, The Indianapolis Public Library is inviting the public to nominate their favorite books for kids and teens over the past 100 years throughout the month of...

Beech Grove Branch Renovations Complete
March 29, 2019

Beech Grove Branch Renovations Complete

A larger children’s area, increased patron seating, and creation of a single entrance point are among the features of the newly-renovated Beech Grove Branch of The Indianapolis Public Library, 1102 Main Street. The $151,000 project...

It’s Time to Call-a-Pacer!
March 25, 2019

It’s Time to Call-a-Pacer!

Children and families are invited to hear children’s stories inspired by the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing read by members of the Indiana Pacers from April through June on The Indianapolis Public Library’s 24-hour...

Library’s 2019 McFadden Lecture Features Ta-Nehisi Coates!
March 18, 2019

Library’s 2019 McFadden Lecture Features Ta-Nehisi Coates!

Award-winning author, journalist and comic book writer Ta-Nehisi Coates will present The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation’s 42nd annual Marian McFadden Memorial Lecture on Wednesday, May 8 at 7 p.m. at Clowes Memorial Hall of...

Indy Library Cited for Excellence in Financial Reporting
March 11, 2019

Indy Library Cited for Excellence in Financial Reporting

For the 28th 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...

Community Meetings Scheduled for New West Perry Branch Library
March 5, 2019

Community Meetings Scheduled for New West Perry Branch Library

The public is invited to offer suggestions for a new West Perry Branch of The Indianapolis Public Library during a series of community meetings on Wednesday, March 13 and on Thursday, April 11 from 7 – 8:30 p.m. at the Meridian Woods...

IndyPL Foundation Kicks Off “Next 50” Campaign for Children’s Programming
February 26, 2019

IndyPL Foundation Kicks Off “Next 50” Campaign for Children’s Programming

To celebrate its 50th anniversary of providing support for library services, The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation has launched a public fundraising effort to establish a new, permanent endowment benefiting future generations of...

Indy Library Joins Congressman André Carson and Mayor Joe Hogsett to Kick Off 2020 Census Efforts
February 21, 2019

Indy Library Joins Congressman André Carson and Mayor Joe Hogsett to Kick Off 2020 Census Efforts

Congressman André Carson, Mayor Joe Hogsett, Indianapolis Public Library CEO Jackie Nytes, and the U.S. Census Bureau’s Regional Director Marilyn Sanders kicked off the City’s 2020 census efforts at the Central Library on February 18....

Southport Branch Manager Named
February 18, 2019

Southport Branch Manager Named

The Indianapolis Public Library Board of Trustees has appointed Fiona Duke as Manager of the Southport Branch, 2630 E. Stop 11 Road. A 15-year employee of IndyPL, Duke served as Interim Manager of the Southport Branch since last...

Community Input Meetings Planned for the Wayne Branch Renovation
February 12, 2019

Community Input Meetings Planned for the Wayne Branch Renovation

Westside residents are invited to offer their suggestions for the renovation of the Wayne Branch of The Indianapolis Public Library at a series of community meetings beginning on Wednesday, February 20 at the Wayne Branch, 198 S....

Pike Township Students Receive IndyPL Cards!
February 11, 2019

Pike Township Students Receive IndyPL Cards!

Moving toward its goal of providing free Library cards to every school student in Marion County, The Indianapolis Public Library has completed the distribution of cards to 10,341 elementary and secondary students in the Metropolitan...

Meet the Artists XXXI at Central Library!
January 28, 2019

Meet the Artists XXXI at Central Library!

View the works of locally prominent African American artists during one of Indianapolis’ premier cultural events, “Meet the Artists XXXI,” from January 29 - March 30 at Central Library, 40 E. St. Clair Street. This year’s showcase...

CEO Love Your Library Tours
January 18, 2019

CEO Love Your Library Tours

Individuals of all ages are invited to meet Indianapolis Public Library CEO Jackie Nytes during her 2019 “Love Your Library Tour” continuing through early March at all IndyPL locations. Attendees can learn about trends and activities...

IndyPL Launches New Website!
January 15, 2019

IndyPL Launches New Website!

Online visitors to The Indianapolis Public Library will find a newly redesigned, mobile-friendly website at indypl.org that features an easy-to-use catalog and improved access to the Library’s many online offerings. Based on feedback...

IndyPL Announces New Borrowing Practices
January 2, 2019

IndyPL Announces New Borrowing Practices

As part of an ongoing effort to improve the Library experience for patrons, The Indianapolis Public Library will adjust the number of times that items can be renewed as well as increase the loan period for DVDs and Blu-rays. As...

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