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  1. Evergreen Indiana Grows Over Threefold in 2009

  2. Deadline Approaching for LSTA Grant Applications

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Gary Post-Tribune
Driver runs into Gary library
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US Census looking for enumerators
Indianapolis Business Journal

Vonnegut's kin back local memorial library
Indianapolis Business Journal
Ind., Mich. library groups merge to cut costs
Indianapolis Star

Westfield library cuts hours to offset budget loss
Indianapolis Star

County library to set attendance record this year
Kokomo Tribune

State library card rate increases
Lafayette Journal & Courier

See the best in Hoosier art at library
Muncie Star Press
Library plans to offer computer classes
Northwest Indiana

2009: The year of the vampire
Richmond Palladium-Item

Libraries have video to help stuttering kids

Terre Haute Tribune Star

Off Season: Mr. Lunglardís incomplete education

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Evergreen Indiana Grows Over Threefold in 2009

Evergreen IndianaEvergreen Indiana ends year two with 53 member libraries live on Evergreen and serving over 595,000 Indiana residents compared to just 15 libraries live serving 187,646 Indiana residents by year-end 2008. Included in the 53 libraries are five Indiana libraries that were previously non-automated, which includes Shoals Public Library, Roachdale-Franklin Township Public Library, Waveland Brown Township Public Library, Paoli Public Library and Vermillion County Public Library. These libraries brought online over 70,000 items and serve over 16,320 Indiana residents. Altogether, the Evergreen Indiana catalog holds over 1.8 million bibliographic records and provides access to over 3.2 million items.

The year 2010 will be one of continued growth as an additional 10 member libraries and the Indiana State Library will go live in the first sixth months with several more to follow soon thereafter. The Evergreen Indiana Consortium currently has 70 member libraries that serve over 693,000 Indiana residents. Check out the Evergreen Indiana Map for locations and websites of member libraries.

Evergreen Indiana continues to garner interest from all types of libraries around the state. However, the Consortium will continue to accept applications in 2010. If your library is interested in joining or for more information about Evergreen Indiana, visit Information and Resources for Interested Libraries or contact Catherine Lemmer, Evergreen Indiana Project Coordinator, at 317.234.6536 or

Deadline Approaching for LSTA Grant Applications

LSTA Grants for Indiana LibrariesApplications for LSTA Technology and Digitization grants are due on Friday, January 15th.  The 2010 LSTA sub-grants for Indiana libraries and historical organizations include:

Technology Grants
The maximum award for Technology Grants was raised to $10,000 this year and the program expanded to provide more grants than in previous years.  Libraries seeking updates to meet revised public library standards for technology are especially encouraged to apply. Visit the Technology Grants webpage to learn more about this program.

Digitization Grant
The  theme for the 2010 Digitization Grant Program is "Indiana and the Civil War: The Home Front." While adherence to the theme is not required, projects incorporating this theme are especially encouraged. 

Ongoing Grant Opportunities
Ongoing grants have rolling deadlines and are not due January 15th. This includes Innovative Library Technology Grants and Information Access for the Unserved Grants. Learn more on the LSTA grant opportunities webpage.

If you have questions about your eligibility, a grant application requirement, or anything else concerning the 2010 LSTA grant opportunities, please don't hesitate to contact LSTA Grant Consultant Virginia Vought at or (317) 234-6550, or visit the LSTA homepage.

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