The Indianapolis City-County Council on Monday unanimously approved funding of nearly $30 million for new Fort Benjamin Harrison and Glendale library branches.
Indy Library CEO to step down after months of controversy
The announcement of Jackie Nytes’ impending departure comes after allegations of racial discrimination within the library system and claims of a negative work environment.Read More
Federal funds help libraries, schools provide off-campus internet access
The application period opens Tuesday for the Emergency Connectivity Fund, which will reimburse libraries and schools for the purchase of laptops, tablets and Wi-Fi hot spots.Read More
Library under fire after ex-employee raises racism allegations
Some other employees and a former trustee interviewed by IBJ also say library management and board members have not fully and appropriately dealt with such matters in a constructive, public way.Read More
Library planning to buy site of former school for new $10.2M Glendale branch
The Indianapolis Public Library plans to acquire land from the Washington Township school district as part of a years-long effort to build a new Glendale-area branch to replace the one in Glendale Town Center.Read More
The Indianapolis Foundation, an affiliate of the Central Indiana Community Foundation, announced Monday it will withhold funds from the Indianapolis Public Library system until it completes a planned climate survey and makes “significant, meaningful and measurable” changes.
Indianapolis Public Library system said it is seeking a new financing plan after costs grew beyond the budget cap of $12 million for each project.
Starting on Dec. 21, the Indianapolis Public Library’s branches will restrict in-person services to curbside pickup and limited computer use. Browsing for books won’t be permitted.
The money would be directed toward needs at the West Perry, Pike and Nora branches, plus the library’s Center for Black Literature and Culture digital project.
The library shut down all its physical locations at the end of the day Saturday. This, plus the fact that many patrons are home from work or school, has created a big bump in demand for digital materials.
The library said it plans to reopen on April 6 but will monitor conditions and remain closed for a longer period if need be. Due dates will be extended until the library reopens.
The Indianapolis Public Library has reached an agreement in principle to close its Fountain Square branch in May so the not-for-profit literacy organization can move its bookstore to the space this summer.
New York-based Macmillan Publishers on Nov. 1 began limiting libraries to one license of each new e-book title for the first two months after publication. That’s created even longer waiting lists of e-books at public libraries.
Host Mason King talks with Indianapolis Public Library CEO Jackie Nytes about the system’s construction spurt and how it will actually help the library better balance its budget. And Nytes also describes how the new buildings and renovations better support the needs of neighborhoods and the people who live there.
The Indianapolis Public Library system is on a physical growth spurt, even in an increasingly digital age where a growing portion of its collection exists only online.
The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation has received a grant from the Lilly Endowment to help it digitize more than 1 million pages of city archives and create a center to study African-American writing and culture.
Negotiations with property owners to buy a few parcels of land in the Martindale-Brightwood neighborhood appears to have stalled. City-County Council members this week will discuss exercising eminent domain.
The Indianapolis Public Library Board of Trustees gave the merger final approval on Monday night. It also approved four “naming” donations worth $250,000.
The rating of AA+ is just below the highest possible.
Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library’s summer reading program attracted almost 60,000 participants this year—the most since 2004.
Redesign should provide easier navigation on site that drew 9.5 million visits last year.
Thirty-one reference librarians at Indianapolis-Marion County’s Central Library downtown, stationed at four buzzing reference desks, provide the personal touch even the best Internet search engine can’t duplicate.