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  1. Two Public Libraries Awarded Significant Community Block Grants

  2. National Leadership Series Making October Stop in Chicago

  3. One Week Left to Show Love for Librarians

More Library News

Anderson Herald Bulletin

Anderson library offers new computer classes

Brazil Times

Ind. literature on display at Brazil Museum 

Crawfordsville Journal Review

Blinded Vet: Talking Books Are a "Godsend"

Culver Citizen

Culver library board waives tutor fees, affirms museum decision

Evansville Courier & Press

Willard Library book sale includes some rare finds 

Fort Wayne Journal Gazette

Carnegie libraries still fulfilling vision of philanthropist

IUPUI Library News

IUPUI library captures three major Library Federation awards

Kendallville News Sun

Changes made to library's e-book and audiobook service

Kokomo Perspective

IU Kokomo Library dean serves on state board

Lafayette Journal & Courier

A Mom's View: An invitation for inclusion

LaPorte Herald Argus

Library workshop meeting open to public

Northwest Indiana Times

Get the smartest card at your library

Northwest Indiana Times

Building demolition to start Sept. 12 at C.P. library parking lot site

Northwest Indiana Times

School chiefs "nosy" about reading

Princeton Daily Clarion

Library grant approved

Shelbyville News

Library to begin offering e-books

Terre Haute Tribune Star

Library board begins search for new director

Terre Haute Tribune Star

HISTORICAL TREASURE: ‘Fort Harrison in 1812’ offers look at the past

Vincennes Sun Commercial

Library looking to increase e-book offerings

Washington Times-Herald

Thriller chosen for One Book project

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Two Public Libraries Awarded Significant Community Block Grants

Indiana Office of Community & Rural AffairsCongratulations to the Andrews-Dallas Township Public Library and the Haubstadt Branch of the Fort Branch-Johnson Township Public Library, which have been named as recipients of 2012 Community Focus Fund (CFF) grants from the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs.

The Andrews-Dallas Township Public Library will receive $261,102 for infrastructure improvements to the Library originally built in 1926. The project involves the construction of a new accessible main entrance, a street level entrance to the basement meeting room, an additional fire exit and other improvements that would make both levels of the building accessible to everyone in the community.

The Fort Branch-Johnson Township Public Library has been awarded $400,000 to pay for construction of the new Haubstadt Branch.

These grants were included in the 16th round of CFF grants awarded by Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman since 2005. CFF grants assist Indiana’s smaller cities and towns with their long term development initiatives. The grant dollars fund projects such as sewer upgrades, new fire trucks, libraries and community centers. CFF grants are funded by the federal Community Development Block Grant program and administered by the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs.

More information about CFF grants and the application process is available online.

National Leadership Series Making October Stop in Chicago

Lead the Change Conference Series Coming to ChicagoThe highly-rated national leadership conference, Lead the Change, is coming to Chicago on October 25 at the Chicago Public Library's Harold Washington Library Center. Lead the Change brings together library leaders and staff at every level for a motivating and informative day designed to energize, inspire and enlighten. Attendees will learn how today's top libraries are leading change and transforming their communities.

Attendees should be prepared for a day of dynamic presentations, case studies, and conversations presented by B.A. David Company founder David Bendekovic and Library Journal, featuring librarians and thought leaders from around the country. The goal of the series is for participants to walk away with insights, best practices, leadership tools and a unique action plan to transform their library and enrich the community.

One Week Left to Show Love for Librarians

2012 I Love My Librarian Award logoNominations for the 2012 Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Awards are open through September 12. Librarians can be nominated in three categories, school librarians, public librarians, and university librarians. The Awards website also provides promotional tools to encourage your patrons or students to nominate their favorite librarian.

This award recognizes those exceptional librarians who go above and beyond the typical duties of their jobs. Ten first place librarians will receive $5,000 cash each, a plaque and $500 travel stipend to attend an awards reception in New York. A plaque will also be given to each award winner’s library.

Our Heroes TreeRegister today for the 2012 Our Heroes’ Tree program


State Records Board Offers Grants to Preserve At-Risk Collections

The Indiana State Historic Records Advisory Board (SHRAB) has two grant opportunities, archival assessment and digitization grants available to not‐for‐profit organizations and units of local government in the State of Indiana. Individual grants provide up to $5,000 in funds and require a local match in cash or in‐kind services. Applications are due by Friday, September 14, 2012 and may be found at

Upcoming Workshops,
Events & Important Dates

Association for Library Service to Children National Institute
When: September 20-22
Where: Sheraton Indpls City Centre Hotel

SAMS Conference -
When: September 20 - 21
Where: Lebanon Public Library

IPLA Conference
When: October 2 @ 9:30 AM
Where: Oak Hill Mansion, Carmel

Legislative Fall Forum -
When: October 3 @ 8:30 AM
Oak Hill Mansion, Carmel

Indiana Vision Expo & Vision Walk
When: September 29 @ 9:30 AM
Where: Indiana State Library

Society of Indiana Archivists Fall Workshop
When: October 5 @ 9:00 AM
Where: Indiana State Library

Basic INSPIRE Training
When: October 23 @ 1:00 PM
Where: Wells County Public Library

Indiana Genealogy & Local History Fair
When: October 27 @ 9:00 AM
Where: Indiana State Library

ILF Annual Conference
When: November 12-14
Where: Indiana
Convention Center, Downtown Indianapolis

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