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In This Issue

  1. Evergreen Indiana Welcomes Peabody as 100th Member

  2. Saturday Marks Four-Year Anniversary for Evergreen Indiana

  3. Library Card Sign-up Month Just Around the Corner

More Library News

American Libraries Magazine

Indianapolis Public Library Manager Visits Cologne, Germany for Sister City Program

Associated Press

Bob Knight to speak at Indiana library fundraiser

Elkhart Truth

Goshen library board cuts hours

Fort Wayne News-Sentinel

Decatur's 1st Sculpture Walk

Goshen News

‘Rhythm & Rhyme’ set at GPL

Greenfield Daily Reporter

HCPL growth plan includes a new branch in McCordsville, but territory boundaries will make expansion tricky

Indianapolis Star

Kurt Vonnegut library to become fan's home during Banned Books Week

IUPUI Newscenter

IUPUI University Library reinventing learning environments

Kendallville News-Sun

Votes can win library a cash prize or literacy toolkit

Lafayette Journal & Courier

Grant database available at local libraries

Madison Courier

Library takes necessary action to collect late fees

Madison Courier

Collection agency to chase late fines for library

New Albany Tribune

Totally booked: NA-FC Imagination Library celebrates it’s third birthday

Northwest Indiana Times

September is Library Card Sign-up Month

Northwest Indiana Times

Crown Point library off-site parking lot site ordered secured by IDEM

Plymouth Pilot News

Wakarusa library offers education, resources

Terre Haute Tribune Star

Dowell stepping down at Vigo County Public Library

Terre Haute Tribune Star

Indiana Genealogy and Local History Fair set

Yorktown Press

Library promotes '1,000 Books before Kindergarten

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Evergreen Indiana Welcomes Peabody as 100th Member

Evergreen Indiana Welcomes 100th LibraryThe Peabody Public Library will become the 100th Evergreen Indiana library when they join the consortium on October 16th. The Columbia City-based library will soon be part of the largest public library catalog in the State of Indiana. The Evergreen Indiana catalog holds over 2.8 million bibliographic records and provides access to over 6.6 million items and the 99 current member libraries serve 948,743 Indiana residents. Following the Peabody migration, Evergreen will eye its next milestone - one million Evergreen Indiana patrons.

The Evergreen Indiana Consortium routinely considers membership applications from Indiana public libraries. To apply, a public library must have its board’s approval and submit the Evergreen Indiana Membership Packet.  Learn more about the benefits of joining the Evergreen Indiana Consortium by reviewing information and resources for interested libraries, or contacting Shauna Borger, Evergreen Indiana Project Coordinator, at 317.234.6536 or

Saturday Marks Four-Year Anniversary for Evergreen Indiana

Happy Birthday Evergreen IndianaEvergreen Indiana is also celebrating its four-year anniversary this week. The Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library (Zionsville) became Indiana's first library to migrate to Evergreen on August 25, 2008.

The Indiana State Library, in coordination with the Hussey-Mayfield, originally investigated the development of an open-source ILS program in early 2007. At the time, it was unknown whether 1, 10, or 100 Indiana libraries would participate in the initiative. The nearly seamless conversion of hundreds of Georgia Pines member libraries to Evergreen indicated the software was capable of meeting Indiana’s needs. Since this time, Indiana has become a leader in the global Evergreen community.

“I would like to congratulate the Evergreen Indiana Consortium on these two remarkable milestones," said Roberta Brooker, Indiana State Librarian. “We could have never predicted the success of this collaborative effort to date and it is a great example of Indiana libraries pooling scarce resources to better serve their respective communities.”

Library Card Sign-up Month Just Around the Corner

Library Card Sign-up MonthIt's not too late to begin planning for Library Card Sign-up Month this September. NFL All-Pro and two-time Super Bowl winner Troy Polamalu has been named spokesman for 2012 National Library Card Sign-Up Month. Indiana libraries can download promotional material such as print and audio PSA’s featuring Troy Polamalu on the Library Card Sign-up Month 2012 website. Also check out these additional resources, such as sample press releases, proclamations, audio PSA's, programming ideas and more.

Our Heroes Tree

Register today for the 2012 Our Heroes’ Tree program


Library Director Wins Scholarship to Attend ARSL Conference

Congratulations to Julie Elmore, Library Director of the Oakland City-Columbia Township Public Library, who is one of just three librarians nationwide to receive a 2012 Association for Rural and Small Libraries (ARSL) Scholarship to attend this Fall's Annual Conference in Raleigh, NC. The Dr. Bernard Vavrek Scholarship goes to a current LIS student and the Founders and Ken Davenport Scholarships go to current library professionals.

Upcoming Workshops,
Events & Important Dates

Indiana Library Diversity Conference
When: August 24 @ 9:30
Where: Indianapolis Public Library

CYPD 2012 Conference
When: August 26 & 27
Where: Indianapolis Marriott East

2012 Updates to the New American FactFinder
When: August 29 @ 2:00
Where: Live Online

Association for Library Service to Children National Institute
When: September 20-22
Where: Sheraton Indy 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

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