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‘Black women are targeted’: racial reckoning in Indianapolis Public Library

Black workers at the Indianapolis Public Library (IndyPL) continue to come forward to discuss their experiences with racism throughout the system. Staff members from...

Indianapolis Public Library launches summer reading programs

As students begin their summer vacation, the Indianapolis Public Library (IndyPL) announces its 102nd annual summer reading program.  This year’s theme, “Discover,” encourages students to...

‘The library is run like a plantation;’ Indianapolis Public Library leadership accused of racism

This story has been updated to include information from IndyPL board President Judge Jose Salinas. Indianapolis Public Library (IndyPL) leadership are quick to share...

Longtime library patron spearheads engraving project

Dr. Michael Twyman has gone to Central Library since he was a child. Around 20 years ago, he noticed all of the engraved names...

Indianapolis Public Library amplifying diversity efforts

The heightened disparities in resources and technological divide in Indianapolis throughout the pandemic came as no surprise to public library workers. That’s why, even as...

Indianapolis Public Library focuses on equity

Indianapolis Public Library plans to give every Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS) students library cards and build two new branches as part of its updated...

Meet the Artists … virtually

For 33 years, Indianapolis Public Library has provided Black artists of every medium an opportunity to share their work with the community through its...

Martindale-Brightwood library turns a new page

Opening a library is stressful enough, but doing so in the midst of a global pandemic makes the process that much more difficult. Luckily,...

Indianapolis Public Library offering resources during pandemic

In light of the recent announcement that the rest of the academic school year will be conducted online, Indianapolis Public Library is providing a...

The doors are closed, but libraries remain open — virtually

Since my last piece, the world has turned on its head. The first time I heard about the novel (new) coronavirus, or COVID-19, I...
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