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Participants Logged More Than 15 Million Minutes of Reading During the Indianapolis Public Library’s 2022 Summer Reading Program
August 16, 2022

Participants Logged More Than 15 Million Minutes of Reading During the Indianapolis Public Library’s 2022 Summer Reading Program

More than 20,000 kids and teens took part in The Indianapolis Public Library’s 103rd Summer Reading Program, Camp Read S’more, which ended on July 30. Readers devoted 15,060,234 minutes to reading while earning prizes generously...

Indianapolis Public Library Appoints Lolita Campbell as Chief Financial Officer
August 11, 2022

Indianapolis Public Library Appoints Lolita Campbell as Chief Financial Officer

The Indianapolis Public Library (IndyPL) is pleased to announce that Lolita Campbell will serve as chief financial officer effective August 10, 2022. Campbell will work closely with the CEO and senior leadership to ensure that...

Meet New York Times Bestselling Author Kimberla Lawson Roby at Central Library
August 2, 2022

Meet New York Times Bestselling Author Kimberla Lawson Roby at Central Library

New York Times Bestselling Author Kimberla Lawson Roby will visit the Center for Black Literature & Culture at Central Library on Tuesday, August 9 at 6 p.m. to celebrate the release of her new book, Sister Friends Forever. Roby will...

Meet an Author, Be an Author at The Indianapolis Public Library’s Author Fair Taking Place August 6
August 1, 2022

Meet an Author, Be an Author at The Indianapolis Public Library’s Author Fair Taking Place August 6

Aspiring authors and fans of local literature are invited to attend the IndyPL Author Fair, taking place Saturday, August 6 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Central Library. This all-ages event is free and open to the public. Attendees...

Homeschool Fair comes to Central Library on July 30
July 27, 2022

Homeschool Fair comes to Central Library on July 30

Homeschooling families and families interested in learning more about homeschooling are invited to attend a Homeschool Fair at Central Library on Saturday, July 30, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Attendees will enjoy hands-on activities,...

Community invited to sign steel beam that will be used for construction of the Glendale Branch Library
July 26, 2022

Community invited to sign steel beam that will be used for construction of the Glendale Branch Library

The Glendale community is invited to sign a steel beam that will be used in the construction of the new Glendale Branch Library. The beam is available to sign at the current Glendale Branch location at 6101 N Keystone Ave, July 25...

Encyclopedia of Indianapolis Content Update
July 21, 2022

Encyclopedia of Indianapolis Content Update

Updated information is available in the Encyclopedia of Indianapolis, a free-access, web-based encyclopedia that tells the stories of the people, organizations, places, and events that define Indianapolis. New entries include...

Nichelle M. Hayes elected president of the Black Caucus of the American Library Association
July 14, 2022

Nichelle M. Hayes elected president of the Black Caucus of the American Library Association

The Indianapolis Public Library’s interim CEO Nichelle M. Hayes, MPA, MLS, has been elected president of the Black Caucus of the American Library Association (BCALA). The Black Caucus of the American Library Association serves as an...

Library Offers Free Access to Consumer Reports
July 13, 2022

Library Offers Free Access to Consumer Reports

The Indianapolis Public Library is now offering cardholders free access to Consumer Reports. Consumer Reports was founded in 1936 and remains a trusted source for unbiased product reviews, ratings, and buying guides for products like...

Community Invited to “Make Their Mark” on the Construction of the Fort Ben Library Branch
July 8, 2022

Community Invited to “Make Their Mark” on the Construction of the Fort Ben Library Branch

The Lawrence community is invited to “make their mark” on the construction of the new Fort Ben Library Branch by signing a steel beam that will be used during the construction of the branch. The beam is available to sign at the Arts...

Reading room dedication inspires philanthropy while celebrating beloved community leaders
July 8, 2022

Reading room dedication inspires philanthropy while celebrating beloved community leaders

The East 38th Street Library branch invites the public to a room dedication and celebration of Lawrence Township Trustee Steve Talley and his late wife Donna Talley on Friday, July 15 at 10:00 a.m. The couple shared a passion for...

IndyPL’s Summer Reading Program Continues Through July 30!
July 6, 2022

IndyPL’s Summer Reading Program Continues Through July 30!

It’s not too late for kids and families to register for The Indianapolis Public Library’s 2022 Summer Reading Program, which continues through Saturday, July 30 at all IndyPL locations. In addition to receiving prizes for their...

Center for Black Literature & Culture to host gathering to read and discuss Frederick Douglass
July 6, 2022

Center for Black Literature & Culture to host gathering to read and discuss Frederick Douglass

The Center for Black Literature & Culture (CBLC) at Central Library will host a community gathering to read and discuss “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?” by Frederick Douglass on Saturday, July 9 from 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m....

Celebrate Juneteenth at The Center for Black Literature & Culture’s 5th Annual Indy Book Fest and Juneteenth Celebration
June 14, 2022

Celebrate Juneteenth at The Center for Black Literature & Culture’s 5th Annual Indy Book Fest and Juneteenth Celebration

Celebrate Juneteenth at the Center for Black Literature & Culture's 5th Annual Indy Book Fest and Juneteenth Celebration, taking place June 18, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Central Library. This event will include activities for all ages to...

The Indianapolis Public Library Launches 2022 Summer Reading Program
June 6, 2022

The Indianapolis Public Library Launches 2022 Summer Reading Program

The Indianapolis Public Library is excited to launch the 2022 Summer Reading Program, taking place June 6 to July 30. This year's program includes themed workshops, programs, prizes, and great books for all ages. Kids and Teens...

Hip-Hop Anthology Vol. 3 Art Gallery opens June 1 at Central Library
June 1, 2022

Hip-Hop Anthology Vol. 3 Art Gallery opens June 1 at Central Library

Hip-Hop Anthology Vol. 3, the third installment of a popular art exhibit series that explores hip-hop culture’s influence on fashion, film, literature, and politics, returns to Central Library June 1 through July 3. The exhibit,...

Indianapolis Public Library Posts CEO Job, Kicking Off National Search
May 17, 2022

Indianapolis Public Library Posts CEO Job, Kicking Off National Search

7/5/22 Update: Due to limited qualified applications, the posting for the CEO search has been extended. Please visit our CEO search webpage for the most up-to-date information.The Indianapolis Public Library Board of Trustees is...

Spirit & Place Presents the “Laugh in Peace” Comedy Show on May 19
May 12, 2022

Spirit & Place Presents the “Laugh in Peace” Comedy Show on May 19

Spirit & Place, a collaborative community initiative housed in the Indiana University School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI, is proud to present the “Laugh in Peace” comedy show on Thursday, May 19 for their second annual spring faith...

Library Offers Free Access to The New York Times
May 5, 2022

Library Offers Free Access to The New York Times

The Indianapolis Public Library is offering cardholders free access to the digital edition of the daily New York Times. This includes access to articles, videos, NYT Cooking, and NYT Games on NYTimes.com or the NYT app. “This...

Indianapolis Public Library Celebrates Free Comic Book Day
May 5, 2022

Indianapolis Public Library Celebrates Free Comic Book Day

On May 7, 2022, all Indianapolis Public Library branches will participate in Free Comic Book Day. This annual, nationwide event, conducted in cooperation with comic book industry publishers and retailers, invites anyone to stop by a...

Indianapolis Public Library Celebrates Día del Niño
May 2, 2022

Indianapolis Public Library Celebrates Día del Niño

On Saturday, April 30, more than 800 Library guests, mostly families with young children, celebrated Día del Niño at Be My Neighbor Day with Reach Out and Read IN. This annual celebration of language and literacy took place at Central...

An Evening with Author Mindy McGinnis
April 25, 2022

An Evening with Author Mindy McGinnis

Edgar Award-winning novelist Mindy McGinnis will speak about her books and writing at Central Library on Tuesday, April 26, 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. McGinnis writes across multiple genres including post-apocalyptic, fantasy,...

Community Gathers for Glendale Library Groundbreaking
April 21, 2022

Community Gathers for Glendale Library Groundbreaking

The Indianapolis Public Library (IndyPL) broke ground on a new Glendale Branch Library, drawing an eager crowd of more than 150 community leaders, patrons, and stakeholders. The 24,800 square foot Branch, projected to open in the...

IndyPL’s Call-a-Story teams up with Indiana Pacers
April 15, 2022

IndyPL’s Call-a-Story teams up with Indiana Pacers

For the 29th year, the Indiana Pacers have teamed with the Indianapolis Public Library to present Call-A-Pacer. This year’s program allows callers to listen to featured Pacers’ players and personalities read fun shoe-inspired stories....

Fair Housing Exhibit on Display at Central Indianapolis Library
April 10, 2022

Fair Housing Exhibit on Display at Central Indianapolis Library

The Fair Housing Center of Central Indiana (FHCCI), in partnership with the Indianapolis Public Library, has announced the opening of Unwelcomed: A Fair Housing History of Sales & Lending Discrimination. This interactive exhibit,...

Groundbreaking for Fort Ben Branch Library Draws Community
April 6, 2022

Groundbreaking for Fort Ben Branch Library Draws Community

The Indianapolis Public Library (IndyPL) broke ground on the new Fort Ben Branch, drawing a robust crowd of community leaders, patrons, and stakeholders. The 22,000 square foot Branch, located at 9330 East 56th Street, will fill a...

IndyPL’s name engraving project memorializes Black authors at Central Library
March 31, 2022

IndyPL’s name engraving project memorializes Black authors at Central Library

The Indianapolis Public Library (IndyPL) has engraved the names of 10 celebrated Black authors outside of the Center for Black Literature & Culture (CBLC) at Central Library. This renovation is the first phase of the Name Engraving...

Indianapolis Public Library Appoints Nichelle M. Hayes as Interim CEO
March 29, 2022

Indianapolis Public Library Appoints Nichelle M. Hayes as Interim CEO

At the March 28 meeting of the Indianapolis Public Library Board of Trustees, the board voted unanimously to appoint Nichelle M. Hayes as IndyPL’s next interim CEO, beginning April 2. Hayes will take over for John Helling, who has...

The Indianapolis Public Library Receives Climate Study Results
March 22, 2022

The Indianapolis Public Library Receives Climate Study Results

Tonight, The Indianapolis Public Library (IndyPL) Diversity, Policy, and HR Committee received the results of the climate study commissioned in September 2021. The analysis utilized qualitative and quantitative data to evaluate the...

IndyPL’s Center for Black Literature & Culture Renovations Include Interactive Digital Kiosks and Website
March 21, 2022

IndyPL’s Center for Black Literature & Culture Renovations Include Interactive Digital Kiosks and Website

The Center for Black Literature & Culture (CBLC) at Central Library has made changes to its space, including interactive kiosks and a new interactive website that gives visitors an opportunity to take a deeper dive into information on...

IndyPL’s Seed Library Program Continues to Grow
March 15, 2022

IndyPL’s Seed Library Program Continues to Grow

The seed library, a program that allows patrons to check out and take home a large variety of free vegetable, herb, and flower seeds, returns to several Indianapolis Public Library locations on March 21, 2022. This year, the program...

Meet The Artists Gala Reception In-Person on April 2
March 1, 2022

Meet The Artists Gala Reception In-Person on April 2

Celebrate Indianapolis’ talented Black artists, fashion designers, authors, comedians, and musicians at the Meet The Artists Gala Reception on April 2, 5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m., at Central Library. Individuals of all ages are invited to...

Free Tax Prep Help Available at East 38th Street Branch Library
February 21, 2022

Free Tax Prep Help Available at East 38th Street Branch Library

The East 38th Street Branch of The Indianapolis Public Library will offer free tax preparation assistance to individuals and families with a combined income of $66,000 or less. These services are available through April 11 by...

IPS students to receive free eResource Cards from Indianapolis Public Library
February 10, 2022

IPS students to receive free eResource Cards from Indianapolis Public Library

A new world of learning and information is now available to all students enrolled at Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS), thanks to a longstanding partnership with the Indianapolis Public Library (IndyPL). More than 12,000...

LinkedIn Learning Free for Indianapolis Public Library Cardholders
January 31, 2022

LinkedIn Learning Free for Indianapolis Public Library Cardholders

The Indianapolis Public Library (IndyPL) invites patrons to boost their business, design, and technology skills with free video courses from LinkedIn Learning. Previously known as Lynda.com, the LinkedIn Learning platform offers...

Celebrate local Black artists during Meet the Artists XXXIV at Central Library
January 24, 2022

Celebrate local Black artists during Meet the Artists XXXIV at Central Library

Meet the Artists, an annual exhibit celebrating Indianapolis’ prominent African American artists, returns to Central Library from January 26, 2022, through April 2, 2022. This year's gallery features the work of the Eighteen, the...

IndyPL Welcomes Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer Keesha Hughes
January 17, 2022

IndyPL Welcomes Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer Keesha Hughes

The Indianapolis Public Library (IndyPL) welcomes Keesha Hughes as its new Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer. Hughes most recently worked as the Communications Director and Anti-Racism Committee leader at Perry Township Schools....

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