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Eagle Branch Closed for Cleaning Oct 27-30
October 27, 2020

Eagle Branch Closed for Cleaning Oct 27-30

The Eagle Branch will be closed from October 27 -29 for a deep clean as a precaution for Covid-19. As of this post (2:45pm on Oct. 27) no staff member has tested positive - this closure and cleaning is a proactive measure because a...

Award-Winning Author Jason Reynolds Joins Indy Library for Online Talk
October 21, 2020

Award-Winning Author Jason Reynolds Joins Indy Library for Online Talk

The Library of Congress’ 2020 National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, author Jason Reynolds, is bringing an engaging conversation about reading, writing, life, race, family, and everything in between to The Indianapolis...

IndyPL COVID-19 Announcement: East Washington, Southport, and Warren Branches
October 20, 2020

IndyPL COVID-19 Announcement: East Washington, Southport, and Warren Branches

The Indianapolis Public Library’s East Washington, Southport, and Warren Branches are closed to the public Tuesday, October 20, after two staff members, one who had worked at the East Washington and Southport locations, and a Warren...

IndyPL’s Center for Black Literature & Culture Celebrates 3rd Anniversary with an Online Event of Poetry Readings and Workshop
October 13, 2020

IndyPL’s Center for Black Literature & Culture Celebrates 3rd Anniversary with an Online Event of Poetry Readings and Workshop

The Indianapolis Public Library’s Center for Black Literature & Culture (CBLC) at Central Library is commemorating its third anniversary this month by partnering with The Indianapolis Recorder Newspaper to host an online program and...

Wayne Branch Temporarily Closed
October 2, 2020

Wayne Branch Temporarily Closed

An employee of The Indianapolis Public Library’s Wayne Branch is under quarantine after testing positive for COVID-19. The staff member stayed home from work on September 29 and was tested for Covid-19, and has not returned to The...

Public Input Sought for New Library to Replace Glendale Branch
September 3, 2020

Public Input Sought for New Library to Replace Glendale Branch

The public is invited to offer suggestions for a new branch of The Indianapolis Public Library to replace the current Glendale Branch at the Glendale Shopping Center by participating in a series of online public meetings and...

IndyPL Joins “El Tendedero/The Clothesline” Project to Raise Awareness of Sexual Abuse
August 28, 2020

IndyPL Joins “El Tendedero/The Clothesline” Project to Raise Awareness of Sexual Abuse

During September, adults are invited to participate in activities presented by The Indianapolis Public Library in support of “El Tendedero/The Clothesline,” a nearly year-long project sponsored by Women4Change to educate individuals...

IndyPL’s 2020 Summer Readers Log 97,000 Hours of Reading!
August 13, 2020

IndyPL’s 2020 Summer Readers Log 97,000 Hours of Reading!

The Indianapolis Public Library’s 101st Summer Reading Program, “Imagine Your Story,” attracted 12,477 children and families during the nine-week program that ended on August 1. Young readers devoted 97,209 hours to enhancing their...

Library Foundation Receives Lilly Endowment Grant for Racial Equity Resources
July 31, 2020

Library Foundation Receives Lilly Endowment Grant for Racial Equity Resources

The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation has received a $140,000 grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. to expand the Library’s collection of high-demand materials that explore the issues of race and racial equity. The grant will allow for...

IndyPL COVID-19 Announcement
July 26, 2020

IndyPL COVID-19 Announcement

An employee of The Indianapolis Public Library’s Central Library is under quarantine after testing positive for COVID-19. The staff member learned they had been in close contact with someone who tested positive on July 20 and was sent...

Indy Library Promotes Learning Resources During School Uncertainty
July 16, 2020

Indy Library Promotes Learning Resources During School Uncertainty

As schools and families face difficult decisions on plans for reopening this fall, The Indianapolis Public Library is reminding parents, teachers and school administrators of its vast array of free books and online resources to keep...

IndyPL Invites Citizen Input on New Strategic Plan
July 13, 2020

IndyPL Invites Citizen Input on New Strategic Plan

An important step in developing plans for Library service during the next three years continues through July as The Indianapolis Public Library encourages residents ages 13 and older to provide feedback through online and printable...

IndyPL Offers Free Resources to Explore Issues of Race and Racial Equity
July 2, 2020

IndyPL Offers Free Resources to Explore Issues of Race and Racial Equity

To help individuals learn more about the complex topic of race and racial equity, The Indianapolis Public Library is making available a variety of e-books, audiobooks and streaming videos that can be easily accessed from the Library’s...

IndyPL’s 2020 Summer Reading Program Continues Through August 1!
July 1, 2020

IndyPL’s 2020 Summer Reading Program Continues Through August 1!

It’s not too late for children and families to experience the joy of reading by participating in The Indianapolis Public Library’s 101st Summer Reading Program, “Imagine Your Story,” which continues at through August 1. The program’s...

Wayne Branch to Re-Open on June 22
June 18, 2020

Wayne Branch to Re-Open on June 22

After an extensive renovation that necessitated its closure since December 1, 2020, the Wayne Branch of The Indianapolis Public Library will re-open to the public at 10 a.m. on Monday, June 22. It was the first major renovation for...

IndyPL Begins Phased Re-Opening of Branches to Patrons
June 12, 2020

IndyPL Begins Phased Re-Opening of Branches to Patrons

The first phase of resuming in-branch patron services will begin on Monday, June 15 at select Indianapolis Public Library locations. The planned re-openings will occur with certain limitations to ensure the safety of patrons and...

CBLC Book Fest 2020: Blacks and the Vote
June 4, 2020

CBLC Book Fest 2020: Blacks and the Vote

Adults and teens are invited to explore theme, “Blacks and the Vote,” during Book Fest 2020, presented as an online event by the Center for Black Literature & Culture at Central Library on Saturday, June 13 from 1 – 3 p.m. The...

IndyPL Expands Curbside Service to Most Branch Locations
May 29, 2020

IndyPL Expands Curbside Service to Most Branch Locations

Beginning Monday, June 1, curbside delivery of books and other materials to patrons will be available at most Indianapolis Public Library sites. Since May 18, curbside delivery has been piloted at five select IndyPL locations while...

Imagine Your Story- IndyPL’s 2020 Summer Reading Program!
May 20, 2020

Imagine Your Story- IndyPL’s 2020 Summer Reading Program!

Children of all ages and families are invited to experience the joy of reading and earn great prizes for their reading activity during The Indianapolis Public Library’s 101st Summer Reading Program, “Imagine Your Story,” beginning...

IndyPL Announces Plan for Curbside Service at Select Locations
May 13, 2020

IndyPL Announces Plan for Curbside Service at Select Locations

Beginning Monday, May 18, several Indianapolis Public Library branches as well as Central Library will provide limited service in the form of curbside delivery of books and other materials to patrons. While all Library buildings...

IndyPL’s Nichelle M. Hayes Receives Prestigious CLD Achievement Award
May 8, 2020

IndyPL’s Nichelle M. Hayes Receives Prestigious CLD Achievement Award

The leader of The Indianapolis Public Library’s Center for Black Literature & Culture (CBLC) at Central Library, Nichelle M. Hayes, has been honored with the Achievement in Arts & Entertainment Award by the Indianapolis Center for...

IndyPL Highlights Virtual Storytimes and Workshops for Kids at Home
April 21, 2020

IndyPL Highlights Virtual Storytimes and Workshops for Kids at Home

A vast collection of read-alouds and online activities for kids created and presented by children’s book authors, publishers, and other organizations is available from The Indianapolis Public Library’s website. These creators are...

IndyPL & YMCA Provide Books to Children of Essential Workers
April 13, 2020

IndyPL & YMCA Provide Books to Children of Essential Workers

The Indianapolis Public Library is partnering with the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis to help parents whose jobs are deemed essential during the COVID-19 crisis by delivering books to their children ages 5 – 12 who are receiving day...

Indy Library Offers Online Resources to Assist Remote Learning
April 6, 2020

Indy Library Offers Online Resources to Assist Remote Learning

To support students and teachers who are continuing their academic school year via remote instruction, The Indianapolis Public Library is providing a vast collection of free research and study tools at www.indypl.org that target...

It’s Time to Call-a-Pacer!
April 2, 2020

It’s Time to Call-a-Pacer!

Children and families are invited to hear fun, basketball-inspired children stories read by featured Indiana Pacers players and personalities from April through June on The Indianapolis Public Library’s 24-hour Call-a-Story telephone...

Indy Library Extends Closure
March 27, 2020

Indy Library Extends Closure

As efforts continue to contain the coronavirus, The Indianapolis Public Library has announced the postponement of all public programs and the continued closure of all Library facilities until further notice. Programs impacted in...

IndyPL Expands Free Digital Resources During COVID-19 Closure
March 17, 2020

IndyPL Expands Free Digital Resources During COVID-19 Closure

With more children and adults at home while efforts to contain the coronavirus continue, The Indianapolis Public Library is responding by making more eBooks and eAudiobooks available in its collection of free electronic resources...

IndyPL Announces Closure Until Further Notice
March 13, 2020

IndyPL Announces Closure Until Further Notice

In support of actions to contain the COVID-19 virus, The Indianapolis Public Library has announced that all locations as well as bookmobile services will suspend services after 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 14 until further notice. All...

Indy Library Response to COVID-19
March 11, 2020

Indy Library Response to COVID-19

In the interest of public safety relating to efforts to contain the COVID-19 coronavirus, The Indianapolis Public Library has suspended all public events and special programming through Sunday, April 5. However, all Library branches...

IndyPL & Count Me INdy Provide Help With 2020 Census Forms
March 4, 2020

IndyPL & Count Me INdy Provide Help With 2020 Census Forms

Beginning on Monday, March 16, individuals can have their questions answered and receive assistance in filling out 2020 Census forms at most Indianapolis Public Library locations. These free help sessions staffed by representatives...

Award-Winning Author & Illustrator Kadir Nelson Named 2020 McFadden Lecturer!
February 19, 2020

Award-Winning Author & Illustrator Kadir Nelson Named 2020 McFadden Lecturer!

Newly-named Caldecott Medalist for children’s book illustration Kadir Nelson will present The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation’s 43rd annual Marian McFadden Memorial Lecture on Thursday, April 30 at 7 p.m. at the Warren...

Indy Library Board Sets Timetable for Fountain Square Branch Transition
February 12, 2020

Indy Library Board Sets Timetable for Fountain Square Branch Transition

The Indianapolis Public Library Board of Trustees has given preliminary approval to the closing of the Fountain Square Branch in May 2020, as part of the Library’s long-range plan announced in 2015 to relocate services to the new West...

Indy Free Tax Prep Available at East 38th Street Branch
January 29, 2020

Indy Free Tax Prep Available at East 38th Street Branch

Beginning Friday, February 7, free tax preparation to individuals and families with a combined income of $66,000 or less is available throughout the tax season at the East 38th Street Branch of The Indianapolis Public Library, 5420 E....

IndyPL CEO’s Love Your Library, Share Your Voice Tour!
January 16, 2020

IndyPL CEO’s Love Your Library, Share Your Voice Tour!

Individuals of all ages are invited to meet Indianapolis Public Library CEO Jackie Nytes during her 2020 “Love Your Library, Share Your Voice” tour that includes visits to all IndyPL locations from January 28 to March 3. Those...

Meet the Artists XXXII at Central Library!
January 14, 2020

Meet the Artists XXXII at Central Library!

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

New Web-Based Encyclopedia Will Portray City’s Achievements and People
January 7, 2020

New Web-Based Encyclopedia Will Portray City’s Achievements and People

Information on the development of Indianapolis over the two centuries since its founding will be freely-accessible in an updated, digital Encyclopedia of Indianapolis, currently under development and scheduled for a launch date of...

IndyPL System Maintenance to Curtail Some Services
January 3, 2020

IndyPL System Maintenance to Curtail Some Services

From January 17 – 31, The Indianapolis Public Library will perform system maintenance that will provide long-term database infrastructure to allow the Library to better serve the community. With the exception of Dr. Martin Luther...

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