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  1. Two Indiana Libraries Receive Financial Literacy Grants

  2. Last Chance for Students to Enter Teen Video Challenge

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Crawfordsville Journal-Review

New artifact display featured at the library

Decatur Daily Democrat

Library books going online

Evansville Courier & Press

Board to agree on size of proposed Jasper library today
Evansville Courier & Press

Central Library to host noted children's author Jane Yolen on March 5

Gary Post-Tribune

Developer pans library design in CP

Greenfield Reporter

A historic donation

Indianapolis Star

Library funding bill passes House by unanimous vote, moves to Senate

Indianapolis Star

Zionsville's library showcases International Fair
Indianapolis Star

Reading program at Fishers Elementary is a treat for dogs, helpful for kids

Indiana’s NewsCenter – TV (Fort Wayne)

ACPL Doing More With Less As Revenue Continues To Decline

Indiana University Libraries

IU receives NEH grant for Picturing John James Audubon Institute

Noblesville Times

Libraries serve, are served by, community

Noblesville Times

Technology changes the way, not role of libraries

Noblesville Times

Cooper reflects on three decades at HEPL

Northwest Indiana Times

E.C. Library Board OKs pact for director, hires 2nd lawyer

Richmond Palladium-Item

Library makes its move

Seymour Tribune

Stories spring to life

South Bend Tribune

Tax forms harder to get

South Whitley Tribune-News

Digital Image Project Underway
Washington Times-Herald

Library searches just got easier

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Two Indiana Libraries Receive Financial Literacy Grants

The Monroe County Public Library contributed to this article

Smart Investing @ your libraryThe Monroe County Public Library (MCPL) has been awarded a $79,582 grant from Smart investing@your libraryŽ, a partnership between the American Library Association (ALA) and the FINRA Investor Education Foundation.  The goal of the library’s grant project, called “It’s Your Money,” will be to educate local residents ages 15-29 to use unbiased financial education resources to create a budget, make good consumer decisions about major purchases and home ownership, and manage credit, savings and investments. The grant will run from February 2011 through January 2013.

The grant will enable MCPL to add many financial resources to its collection, develop a Financial Literacy Web portal, and create short “It’s Your Money” videos for cable casting and podcasting. Additionally, the project will host 15 public training sessions and 15 “talk to an expert” opportunities at the library and at other community locations.

The Carmel Clay Public Library was also among the 20 public library recipients nationwide to be awarded funds through this initiative during the latest round of grantmaking. Carmel Clay will receive a $84,600  grant to establish the library as the county’s focal point for personal finance learning. The program will address money basics for teens, college financing, retirement planning and investor protection, among other topics.

Last Chance for Students to Enter Teen Video Challenge

Teen Tech Week: March 6-11, 2011Students have until Monday, February 28th to enter the 2011 Teen Video Challenge. The national initiative is part of the Collaborative Summer Reading Program and will award $250 to winners in each state!

The video should be a short, yet imaginative, public service announcement and must be produced by an Indiana student or group of students. The video that best encourages the use of local public libraries and promotes reading all summer long will take away the contest prize and be featured throughout 2011 as the official commercial for Indiana's Summer Reading Program.

For more information about the 2011 Challenge, including entry forms and contest guidelines, visit

Indiana Authors Award

Nominate your favorite Hoosier
authors through March 25, 2011

OCLC Holds Prices Steady
for Another Year

OCLC recently announced that it will keep pricing at the current level for the upcoming fiscal year commencing July 1, 2011. This will be the third consecutive year that OCLC has held prices flat.

Visit LYRASIS's OCLC products and services website for more information or email LYRASIS Member Support for billing questions



Summer Reading Workshops
When: 9:00 AM - Noon
Where: Multiple Locations
2/24: Bloomfield PL
3/08: Pulaski County PL
3/11: Jackson County PL
3/18: Noble County PL

Moving Library Cooperation to Web Scale
When: February 24, 2:00 PM - 4:15 PM (Live Online)
When: March 29, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM (Indiana State Library)

Teen Tech Week
When: March 6-12

ILF District Conferences
When: 8:30 AM (local time)
Where: Multiple Locations
District 3
District 6
District 8
District 1
5/12: District 5/7
District 2
District 4

Indiana Resource Sharing Conference
When: March 11 - 9:00 AM
Where: Indiana State University

Society of Indiana Archivists Annual Meeting
When: April 1 & 2
Where: Indiana Historical Society

Money Smart Week
When: April 2-9

8th Annual Copyright Conference
When: April 20
Where: Ball State University

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