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Indianapolis Public Library's Jingle Books Gifts Free Books To Children
December 1, 2021

Indianapolis Public Library's Jingle Books Gifts Free Books To Children

‘Tis the season for giving, and Indianapolis residents are invited to help provide free books to children of all ages during Jingle Books 2021, a project of The Indianapolis Public Library and the Office of Mayor Joe Hogsett. Jingle...

The Encyclopedia of Indianapolis Highlights our City's Past and Present
November 18, 2021

The Encyclopedia of Indianapolis Highlights our City's Past and Present

For the first time since it was published in print in 1994, the Encyclopedia of Indianapolis has been expanded and updated and is available in a digital format. The free-access, web-based encyclopedia, published at...

Fall Fest 2021 featuring Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin, as keynote speaker
November 4, 2021

Fall Fest 2021 featuring Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin, as keynote speaker

Enjoy an afternoon of inspiration and cultural entertainment at IndyPL’s Fall Fest 2021 and Slamming Rhymes Challenge XV. Poets, dancers, speakers, and performers will uplift attendees at this all-ages event taking place on November...

Indy Library Partners with IUPUI Center for Urban Health to Offer Free Lead Screening Kits to Community
November 2, 2021

Indy Library Partners with IUPUI Center for Urban Health to Offer Free Lead Screening Kits to Community

The Indianapolis Public Library has partnered with the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) Center for Urban Health to help Marion County residents screen for lead around their homes. Free Lead Screening Kits can...

Central Library Hosting Early Childhood Educators Conference on November 13
November 1, 2021

Central Library Hosting Early Childhood Educators Conference on November 13

The Indianapolis Public Library, with partner SPARK Learning Lab, invites educators of young children to Central Library on November 13 for the Early Childhood Educators Conference. This year’s conference will focus on trauma and how...

Indy Author Fair at Central Library October 30
October 14, 2021

Indy Author Fair at Central Library October 30

Free networking and workshop opportunities offered in partnership with the Indiana Writers Center The Indianapolis Public Library invites aspiring authors to come together for a day of networking and workshops led by local writing...

​Health Department, Public Library Partner to Offer COVID-19 Vaccine
October 11, 2021

​Health Department, Public Library Partner to Offer COVID-19 Vaccine

The Marion County Public Health Department is partnering with the Indianapolis Public Library to host two COVID-19 vaccination sites. The COVID-19 vaccine is now available at the Indianapolis Public Library’s Martindale-Brightwood...

IndyPL Staff Art on Display at Central Library
September 27, 2021

IndyPL Staff Art on Display at Central Library

Central Library regularly hosts exhibits and events for local artists, but our current exhibit offers something a little different. The artwork on display is all the work of librarians and other staff members from across The...

Near West Job Fair to take place at Haughville branch on September 27, 2021
September 20, 2021

Near West Job Fair to take place at Haughville branch on September 27, 2021

On September 27, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., our Haughville branch location will be hosting the Near West Job Fair, in partnership with the Hawthorne Community Center, to help Hoosiers find employment opportunities. Participating...

August 20, 2021

CEO Jackie Nytes and Indy Library Board Agree to Separation

The Indianapolis Public Library board of trustees convened at 5:00 pm on Friday, August 20, and in a joint decision between the board and CEO Jackie Nytes, have confirmed that Nytes will step away from her role, effective at the end...

The Indianapolis Public Library’s 2021 Summer Reading Program logged more than 14 million minutes of reading
August 16, 2021

The Indianapolis Public Library’s 2021 Summer Reading Program logged more than 14 million minutes of reading

More than 20,000 kids, teens, and adults took part in The Indianapolis Public Library’s 102st Summer Reading Program, “Discover,” which ended on July 31. Readers devoted approximately 14 million minutes to learning more about the...

IndyPL's Human Resources Diversity Fellow to Focus on Equity and Inclusion
August 5, 2021

IndyPL's Human Resources Diversity Fellow to Focus on Equity and Inclusion

Genira Newell, a library services supervisor at the Lawrence Branch and a graduate student studying human resources development at Indiana State University was recently selected as The Indianapolis Public Library’s (IndyPL) Human...

IndyPL's Commitment to Racial Equity
Fort Ben and Glendale Library Branches Delayed
August 3, 2021

Fort Ben and Glendale Library Branches Delayed

The Indianapolis Public Library is expecting a 4-5 month delay in the construction of its next two branches due to construction cost increases, and plans to revise its financing to accommodate the higher costs. The Fort Ben and...

Indianapolis Public Library’s Nichelle M. Hayes receives Library Journal’s ‘Mover and Shaker’ national honor
July 8, 2021

Indianapolis Public Library’s Nichelle M. Hayes receives Library Journal’s ‘Mover and Shaker’ national honor

Nichelle M. Hayes, the founding leader of The Indianapolis Public Library’s Center for Black Literature & Culture (CBLC) at Central Library, was one of 46 people honored as a 2021 “Mover and Shaker” by the national publication Library...

El Dorado art exhibit on display at Central Library until July 31
July 8, 2021

El Dorado art exhibit on display at Central Library until July 31

Central Library’s Simon Reading Room is displaying art by Colombian Artist Karen Garrido. The exhibit will conclude with a community event at Central Library on Saturday, July 31 at 1 p.m. The event, in partnership with Society of...

Digital Indy Adds La Voz De Indiana Collection
July 7, 2021

Digital Indy Adds La Voz De Indiana Collection

More than 400 issues of La Voz de Indiana, a local bilingual newspaper that publishes stories in Spanish and English, are now available to browse and read on The Indianapolis Public Library’s digitalindy.org website. La Voz de Indiana...

Indianapolis Public Library’s West Perry branch opens July 17
July 7, 2021

Indianapolis Public Library’s West Perry branch opens July 17

The community is invited to the grand opening of The Indianapolis Public Library’s West Perry branch, located at 6650 S Harding St., on Saturday, July 17 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Festivities will include live music, self-guided tours of...

Indianapolis Public Library reveals digital archive of Indy Parks history
June 8, 2021

Indianapolis Public Library reveals digital archive of Indy Parks history

More than 16,000 photos, videos, and historical documents detailing the history of Indianapolis Parks are now available to view on The Indianapolis Public Library’s digitalindy.org website. The Indy Parks and Recreation Digital...

Indianapolis Public Library Kicks off 2021 Summer Reading Program
May 18, 2021

Indianapolis Public Library Kicks off 2021 Summer Reading Program

The Indianapolis Public Library is excited to launch the 2021 Summer Reading Program, taking place June 7 to July 31. This year's theme, “Discover,” encourages participants to learn more about the world around them through reading and...

New Indianapolis Library Trustee Appointed
May 17, 2021

New Indianapolis Library Trustee Appointed

The Indianapolis City-County Council has appointed Hope C. Tribble to The Indianapolis Public Library Board of Trustees. Tribble lives in the Historic Meridian Park Neighborhood, just north of downtown Indianapolis, and serves as the...

IndyPL’s Name Engraving Project to Memorialize Authors of Color
May 10, 2021

IndyPL’s Name Engraving Project to Memorialize Authors of Color

The Indianapolis Public Library (IndyPL) is seeking the community’s help in selecting diverse writers and thinkers to memorialize at Central Library. The Name Engraving Project will add literary leaders of color to the list of notable...

Indianapolis Public Library Releases 2021-2023 Strategic Plan
April 27, 2021

Indianapolis Public Library Releases 2021-2023 Strategic Plan

The Indianapolis Public Library is pleased to announce its 2021-2023 strategic plan, approved by The Indianapolis Public Library Board of Trustees, establishing key values and strategic priorities as The Library moves forward. “As...

Love Your Library Tour: CEO Seeks Community Feedback
April 15, 2021

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...

Indy Library Adds Over 3,600 Antiracism Books and Movies Via Lilly Endowment Grant
February 17, 2021

Indy Library Adds Over 3,600 Antiracism Books and Movies Via Lilly Endowment Grant

It’s now easier than ever for Library patrons to access antiracism and social justice resources. Thanks to a $140,000 grant from Lilly Endowment Inc., the Library purchased 3,668 new materials that explore racial equity. Many of...

IndyPL to Reopen Libraries for Browsing at Limited Capacities
February 8, 2021

IndyPL to Reopen Libraries for Browsing at Limited Capacities

Amid improving coronavirus conditions, all Indianapolis Public Library branches will return to fall 2020 service levels on Monday, February 15. This change will allow patrons to enter the Library for computer use, browsing, hold...

Meet the Artists XXXIII: An All-Star Virtual Event
January 28, 2021

Meet the Artists XXXIII: An All-Star Virtual Event

Celebrate local Black artists during Meet the Artists XXXIII, from January 28 - March 27 at Central Library and other branch Libraries. This year’s showcase will promote the theme “All-Star” and highlight the works of more than 30...

IndyPL Goes Fine Free to Promote Equity
January 11, 2021

IndyPL Goes Fine Free to Promote Equity

Indianapolis Public Libraries (IndyPL) implemented a fine free policy starting January 4, 2021, joining dozens of library systems across the U.S. that have eliminated “per day” late fines that accrue when materials are overdue. IndyPL...

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