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In This Issue

  1. Month's Festivities Highlighted by Genealogy Fair

  2. October is Month to Promote & Celebrate Indiana's Archives

  3. Dunkirk Library Receives $38,000 Grant

More Library News

Associated Press

Libraries launch apps to sync with iPod generation

Associated Press

When library finds bedbugs, IU jumps fast

Auburn Evening Star

New, electronic collections now available at genealogy center

Auburn Evening Star

Eckhart would be pleased with today's library

Berne Tri-Weekly

Berne Public Library celebrating 75 years

Dupont Times

Learn to research Civil War ancestors

Fort Wayne Business Weekly

Design charrette to explore Helmke Library LEED project

Greencastle Banner-Graphic

Pulitzer winner headlines writing workshop
Greene County Daily World

Recent vandalism locks Linton Library drop box

Greene County Daily World

Linton Public Library to conduct 'Chair-ity' fundraiser

Greenfield Reporter

Riley sought Poe-tic justice

Huntington County TAB

Andrews Library gathering town’s history to be preserved in scrapbook and DVD

Indianapolis Star

Library backers protest cuts to council panel

Indianapolis Star

That words may save the world

Indianapolis Star

Library card opens door to knowledge, entertainment

Indiana’s News Center (Fort Wayne)

Allen County Library Expecting Funding Shortfall

Lafayette Journal & Courier

Local libraries cut their costs, not services

Lafayette Journal & Courier

Author puts a face to the words in grade-school reader

Northwest Indiana Times

Young reader designs winning bookmark in national contest

Seymour Tribune

Library launches Crafty Readers

Shelbyville News

Little learners lessons

South Bend Tribune

Public pleads for LaSalle Branch

South Bend Tribune

Open Book Family Fest

South Bend Tribune

Don't close the book on LaSalle

WRTV-TV (Indianapolis)
Library Workers Decry Cuts


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Celebrate, Family History, Local Archives in October

Indiana Genealogy & Local History FairMonth's festivities highlighted by Genealogy & Local History Fair

Genealogists, history buffs, and anyone interested in learning more about their Hoosier heritage is invited to attend the second-annual Indiana Genealogy and Local History Fair on Saturday, October 23, 2010 at the Indiana State Library in Indianapolis. The all-day event will feature a “midway” for attendees to collect information from genealogical societies, local history organizations, and Indiana libraries, and shop commercial vendors. Additionally, three programs are scheduled throughout the day and will be hosted by Marianne S. Wokeck, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs - IU School of Liberal Arts, Dani Pfaff, Research Manager - Indiana Historical Bureau, and Andrew Kossack, Public Access Councilor of the State of Indiana. Each program will each be worth one (1) LEU for librarians in attendance. The Fair is free and open to the public and attendees will receive a 20% discount (25% for libraries) on purchases from the Indiana Historical Bureau book shop.

The State Library is also offering a full complement of Family History Month programming throughout October. These programs are free and open to the public and no registration is required. Many public libraries throughout Indiana are also hosting Family History Month events. For instance, the Allen County Public Library offers a lineup of programs that includes at least one workshop every single day in October. If you would like to share your library's Family History Month programming, email the event details to

October also month to celebrate & support Indiana's archives

Indiana Archives MonthLocal historians and archivists have another reason to highlight their collections in October. Indiana Archives Month promotes the use of archives and the preservation of historic records within our communities. Archival repositories throughout our state, such as the Indiana State Archives, the Indiana State Library, and numerous local institutions, serve to preserve Indiana’s heritage through the written record. Through the archives, Hoosiers can study the past, trace their ancestors, learn about their community, and maintain the laws of our state.

Tops on the list of Archives Month programming is “Celebrate Archives Month – Civil War Outreach and More,” hosted by the Society of Indiana Archivists' (SIA),  This SIA's Fall workshop is on Friday October 8, 2010 from 10:00 AM-4:00 PM (EDT) at the Allen County Public Library. The workshop will focus on how to use your Civil War materials—including photographs, manuscripts, and material objects—to promote Archives Month. Indiana University is also joining the fun with their fifth annual “Archives and Special Collections Month,” which includes programs throughout October. Additionally, the Indiana State Archives and partners will be providing official 2010 Indiana Archives Month posters to local partners and libraries throughout Indiana. 

Share your Family History Month or Indiana Archives Month programming by emailing event details to

Dunkirk Library Receives $38,000 Grant

Dunkirk Public LibraryThe City of Dunkirk recently received a $38,000 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) from the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA) for the expansion of the Dunkirk Public Library and Glass Museum. The Library will provide 10% in matching grant funds for the $43,000 project, which will meet the Library's current space needs and allow for future growth.

Through OCRA, Indiana requests federal funds to help rural communities with a variety of projects such as sewer and water systems, community centers, health and safety programs, and many others. These funds help communities improve their quality of life and ensure the health and safety of their citizens. More information about Block Grant Program is available online.

IN Library Jobs

View job postings from around the state via Jobs in Indiana Libraries on WJ-IN

Upcoming Events & workshops

Evergreen IN Intro to Cataloging
When: Thursday, Oct. 7
@ 9:00 AM
Where: State Library

Evergreen IN Admin/ Reports Training
When: Thursday, Oct. 7
@ 1:00 PM
Where: State Library

SIA Fall Workshop
When: Friday, Oct. 8
@ 10:00 AM
Where: Allen Co. PL

SW Youth Services Fall Roundtable
When: Friday, Oct. 8
@ 10:00 AM (CDT)
Where: Princeton P

Indy Authors Fair
When: Saturday, Oct. 9
@ 9:30-4:30 PM
Where: Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library

Indiana Genealogy & Local History Fair
When: Saturday, Oct. 23
@ 9:00 AM
Where: Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library

Kapco Book Repair Workshop
When: Wednesday, Oct. 27
@ 2:00 PM
Where: Knox Co. PL

IOLUG Fall Program
When: Friday, Nov. 5
Where: Indiana Wesleyan University - Indianapolis

ILF Annual Conference
When: November 15-17
Where: Indianapolis Convention Center

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