Love Your Library Tour: CEO Seeks Community Feedback

Love Your Library Tour: CEO Seeks Community Feedback
Love Your Library Tour: CEO Seeks Community Feedback
Love Your Library Tour: CEO Seeks Community Feedback.

Indianapolis residents are invited to meet Indianapolis Public Library CEO Jackie Nytes during the 2021 “Love Your Library Tour.” Nytes will spend time at every branch during the month of May to chat with visitors, allowing community members a chance to share what they love about Indy Libraries and how the Library can better serve their needs.

Attendees will learn about programs and initiatives, including new branch locations, the new late fine free policy, the Digital Encyclopedia of Indianapolis, and youth and adult programming such as the upcoming Summer Reading Program. Nytes says patron input is crucial to shaping the Library's future.

“We are coming out of what may be one of the most challenging years in recent memory, and it's important that we continue to align ourselves with the needs of the community,” said Nytes. “We hope people stop by for a casual chat and grab a book or movie while they are here.”

In addition, Nytes hopes to share The Library’s updated organizational values and strategic priorities that are part of its 2021-2023 Strategic Plan. Attendees can pick up a copy of the 2021-2023 Strategic Plan at their nearest branch location or find it online.

While these events have traditionally been set up as community meetings, this year they will be more informal, with Nytes available for drop-in conversations. A list of tour dates and locations can be found below and on our blog.

Chat with IndyPL CEO Jackie Nytes

Monday, May 03: 10:00am - 12:00pm — College Avenue Branch

Tuesday, May 04: 12:00pm - 2:00pm — Garfield Park Branch

Tuesday, May 04: 3:00pm - 5:00pm — Central Library

Wednesday, May 05: 1:00pm - 3:00pm — Glendale Branch

Thursday, May 06: 10:00am - 12:00pm — Nora Branch

Friday, May 07: 10:00am - 12:00pm — Southport Branch

Saturday, May 08: 1:00pm - 3:00pm — Beech Grove Branch

Monday, May 10: 3:00pm - 5:00pm — Warren Branch

Wednesday, May 12: 3:00pm - 5:00pm — Lawrence Branch

Thursday, May 13: 10:00am - 12:00pm — East Washington Branch

Thursday, May 13: 3:00pm - 5:00pm — Irvington Branch

Friday, May 14: 10:00am - 12:00pm — Franklin Road Branch

Monday, May 17: 1:00pm - 3:00pm — East 38th Street Branch

Tuesday, May 18: 5:00pm - 7:00pm — Martindale-Brightwood Branch

Wednesday, May 19: 1:00pm - 3:00pm — Spades Park Branch

Thursday, May 20: 1:00pm - 3:00pm — Decatur Branch

Friday, May 21: 10:00am - 12:00pm — Eagle Branch

Monday, May 24: 10:00am - 12:00pm — Haughville Branch

Tuesday, May 25: 1:00pm - 3:00pm — West Indianapolis Branch

Tuesday, May 25: 6:30pm - 8:30pm — Online (Zoom)

Wednesday, May 26: 3:00pm - 5:00pm — Pike Branch

Friday, May 28: 10:00am - 12:00pm — Wayne Branch

Saturday, May 29: 1:00pm - 3:00pm — InfoZone Branch

Out of an abundance of caution due to Covid-19, Library branches may close without notice for cleaning. The Library will continue to enforce mask-wearing and social distancing inside buildings. Please visit Up-to-Date Location Closures to check the status of your branch before arriving.