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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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