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In This Issue

  1. LYRASIS Offers Major Year-End Savings from Library Vendors

  2. Libraries Encouraged to BE BIG in Your Community

  3. Indiana Vision Expo/ VisionWalk Coming this Fall

More Library News

Associated Press

Ind. to examine state of county's historic records

Bourbon News-Mirror

History unveiled at Bourbon Public Library

Chesterton Tribune

Jane Walsh-Brown to retire from library

Crawfordsville Journal Review

Reading program starts May 31

Decatur Daily Democrat

On & Off The Shelf

Evansville Courier & Press

Library offers 'Many Stories' for summer reading

Fort Wayne Journal Gazette

Fest honors Japanese culture

Gary Post-Tribune

Teacher quickly learns how to snare grants for students

Greene County Daily World

Artists will be 'Painting the Town'

Greenfield Reporter

Where the dinosaur roams...

Greenfield Reporter

Seasoned growers offer fresh ideas  

Henderson (KY) Gleaner

After 32 years, library director retiring

Indianapolis Star
Zionsville library friends group recruiting new members

Kokomo Tribune

Peru expands free-book program for kids

Lafayette Journal & Courier

Frankfort celebrates 'Fiesta

Montgomery Co., The Paper of

How much is that puppy in the library?

Muncie Star Press

Looking for local history? Beth Kroehler's got it covered

New Albany News & Tribune

Preservation month supported locally

Northwest Indiana Times
Groundbreaking Ceremony planned for the new Crown Point Community Library

Northwest Indiana Times

Encourage children to read this summer

Northwest Indiana Times

Central library plans major renovations

Northwest Indiana Times

Griffith library eyes new location

Northwest Indiana Times

New library design revisions approved

Seymour Tribune

Projects take on lives of their own

Seymour Tribune

Reading rainbow

Shelbyville News

Bookmobile brings library services across county

Shelbyville News

Forum provides support for 'V.I.P.s'

Terre Haute Tribune Star

Self-checkout system may be next step at library

Terre Haute Tribune Star

Celebrate Short Story Month at library

Vincennes Sun-Commercial

Library worried about pistol-packing patrons


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LYRASIS Offers Major Year-End Savings from Library Vendors

LYRASIS Product DiscountsLYRASIS has partnered with leading vendors to offer deep end-of-year savings on a series of one-time purchases. Expand your resources and take advantage of these rare savings with the following vendors:

To take advantage of the special year end discounts LYRASIS has negotiated for its members, please contact your Member Support Specialist to place an order or request a quote. These offers are good through June 30, 2011. 

Libraries Encouraged to BE BIG in Your Community

Be Big in Your Community ContestBE BIG™ is a national campaign that invites everyone, big and small, to take action and raise awareness for how CLIFFORD'S BIG IDEAS (Share, Play Fair, Have Respect, Work Together, Be Responsible, Be A Good Friend, Help Others, Be Truthful, Be Kind, Believe In Yourself) can make the world a better place. The mission of BE BIG is to recognize and reward others for their BE BIG actions, to catalyze change in local communities and to provide resources for everyone to share BIG Ideas.

Clifford (the big red dog) welcomes volunteers, schools or community partners to enter for a chance to see their BIG Idea come to life with $75,000 in community grants! One (1) Grand Prize honoree, Ten (10) first place honorees and Nineteen (19) second place honorees will be selected. The grand prize entry will be honored with a $25,000 community grant, the first place honorees will each be honored with a $2,500 community grant and the second place honorees will each be honored with a $1,315.79 community grant (via HandsOn Network affiliate organizations or designees) from the BE BIG Fund to be used towards implementing the winning proposals.

Indiana Vision Expo/VisionWalk Coming this Fall

Indiana Vision Expo Coming this FallThis September 24th, the 2011 Indiana Vision Expo is expected to draw its largest crowd ever as it welcomes new partner Indiana VisionWalk. Already the Midwest's largest trade show connecting people with vision loss and their family and friends to assistive technology vendors and low-vision service providers, the new partnership with VisionWalk promises to bring record crowds for this unique day-long event. The VisionWalk kicks off the day's events at 9:00 a.m. (EDT) after which walkers and guests are invited to the Vision Expo at the Indiana State Library, located on the canal just steps from the VisionWalk headquarters tent.

The Vision Expo has already secured commitments with dozens of exhibitors and vendors and expects several more in the coming months. The Indiana State Library looks forward to building on the success of previous Expo's, including the 2010 Indiana Vision Expo, which connected over 700 attendees to the latest in low vision technologies and services.

New Library Directors

Please join the State Library in welcoming these new public library directors and interim directors from across the state:

Jean Beamer, Interim Director, Camden-Jackson Township PL

Charles Rude, Interim Director, Kewanna-Union Township PL

Jenn White, Interim Director, Linton Public Library

Best of luck to you all!


ILF District 4 Conferences
When: May 20 @ 8:30 AM
Where: Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library

Indiana Black Librarians Network Spring Meeting
When: May 21
Where: Eiteljorg Museum - Indianapolis

Institutional Libraries Spring Workshop
When: May 23 @ 9:30 AM
Where: Indiana State Library

Evergreen Indiana Circulation Training
When: May 24 @ 8:00 AM
Where: Indiana State Library

Broadband in Indiana Public Libraries Summit
When: June 7
Where: Indiana State Library

AISLE Survive Conference
When: June 14
Where: Ben Davis HS - Indianapolis

LYRASIS Ideas & Insights Series: Resource Sharing
When: June 15
Where: Indiana State Library

Advanced Cataloguing for Evergreen Indiana
When: June 16 @ 9:00 AM
Where: Jackson Co. Public Library

Indiana Vision Expo/ Vision Walk
When: September 24 @ 9:00 AM
Where: Indiana State Library/ Downtown Canal - Indianapolis

Indiana Genealogy & Local History Fair
When: October 22 @ 9:00 AM
Where: Indiana State Library

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