Indianapolis Public Library

Dear All,
I received the message below and the attachment from our Wayne Branch Manager Melinda Mullican and the letter from CEO of the Indianapolis Public Library Jackie Nytes.  I wanted to share this with you so you are aware of what of our libraries are doing for health and safety of all.  Please feel free to share this information with others so that they may be informed as well.
Janice McHenry

All Indianapolis Public Library branches are closing for two weeks, beginning at 5pm on Saturday, March 14th.  I have attached a flier in case you need it.

Melinda Mullican

Manager, Wayne Branch

Dear Library Patron,

With consideration of decisions by state and local officials, school systems, and public health departments, Indianapolis Public Library Board of Trustees and leadership team have made the decision to close all locations and bookmobile services to the public as of Saturday, March 14 at 5:00pm. This includes cancellation of all Library programming occurring inside and outside our buildings.

We are closing to protect the health of our staff, our city, and our patrons, for which we care deeply. Closing sooner will offer greater benefit to the social distancing effort to limit the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus in Marion County. Presently, we plan to reopen with normal hours and services on Monday, April 6 – but we will continue to assess the situation to determine if a longer closure is warranted.

During this time, we will utilize our blog and social media channels on FacebookTwitter,Instagram, and LinkedIn to share information with patrons, including updates on our closure and tips for making the most of online Library resources. We also encourage you to visit to explore books, movies, shows, research tools, and more to download and stream.

Don’t worry about things like overdue books or returning items – any physical materials currently checked out will have their due dates extended until we reopen. And any holds that were placed will be waiting for you to pick up when we reopen, too.

We hope you understand that to interrupt our mission of providing access to information, ideas, and experiences is something we do only because we feel we have no other choice. Please stay safe, monitor your health, follow guidelines recommended by the Center for Disease Control, and check for updates at the Indiana State Department of Health website.

We look forward to seeing you again when we reopen, and in the meantime, please take care of yourself and those around you.

Jackie Nytes, CEO
Indianapolis Public Library


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