IBJ Podcast: It’s not your grandfather’s library system anymore

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The Indianapolis Public Library system is in a growth tear—in terms of both its buildings and its programming.

Three library branches have recently opened or are under construction and three more are in various planning stages. That's in addition to five branches that have or will soon undergo significant renovations.

Host Mason King talks with the library system's CEO, Jackie Nytes, about the construction binge and how it will actually help the library better balance its budget. And Nytes also describes the how the new buildings and renovations better support the needs of neighborhoods and the people who live there.

The books are still there of course. But Indy libraries are about much more: Think job training, video streaming, live animals and a seed library. King and Nytes get into all the details in this week's episode.

If you need even more, check out IBJ reporter Hayleigh Colombo's story about the library changes.

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