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  1. Entries Now Being Accepted for National Reading/Writing Contest 

  2. Indy Authors Fair Offers Full Slate of Authors, LEUs

  3. Indiana Archivists Fall Workshop to Focus on Digitizing Photographs

More Library News

Anderson Herald Bulletin

Celebrating imagination of children’s literature

Bremen Enquirer

Dettbrenner retires

Columbus Republic

Library to host revolutionary impersonators

Decatur Daily Democrat

Bank donates home to library

Greencastle Banner-Graphic

'Conversation with the Artists' to be offered free at PCPL

Greenfield Daily Reporter

Literacy coalition’s biggest fundraiser of year is a night of friendly competition

Indiana State Univ. News

Thousands attend 10th annual library Extravaganza

LaPorte Herald Argus

Kingsford Heights library celebrating 50 years

Louisville Courier-Journal

Thirty years of liberating literature

Louisville Courier-Journal

Program mails free books to Floyd County kids

Michigan City News Dispatch

Ivy Tech gets $25,000 donation for new library

New Castle Courier-Times

Historical Society to host underground railroad drama

Northwest Indiana Times

City Council denies budget increase for Hammond Public Library

Princeton Daily Clarion

Grant for Haubstadt library to be awarded

South Bend Tribune

Library board amends lease for Ciao's Restaurant

South Bend Tribune

Library program helps non-natives with English

Terre Haute Tribune Star

Family Learning Day activities Sept. 22 at library, downtown

WIBC Radio (Indianapolis)

New Job Centers Open At Public Library Branches


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Entries Now Being Accepted for National Reading/Writing Contest

Letters About LiteratureEntry forms for the '12-'13 Letters About Literature contest are now available on the Indiana Center for the Book's website. The national reading-writing competition, sponsored by the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress in partnership with Target Stores, calls for entrants to write a personal letter to an author, living or dead, from any genre (fiction or nonfiction, contemporary or classic, etc.) explaining how that author's work changed the student's way of thinking about the world or their self.

As in previous years, state contest winners will receive a cash award, plaque, and book of their letter from the Indiana Center for the Book at an awards ceremony in late spring. First-place winners also advance to the national level competition and are eligible for the $1,000 grand prize and runner-up cash prizes.

Visit for contest updates and valuable teaching materials, such as lesson plans, writing samples, assessment checklists, and teacher tips. Letters About Literature is open to legal U.S. residents enrolled as a student in grades 4 -10 during 2012/2013 school year (note: contest is no longer open for grades 11 &12). Entries must be postmarked by January 11, 2013 for consideration.

Indy Authors Fair Offers Full Slate of Authors, LEUs

Indy Authors FairMake plans this Saturday to join dozens of Hoosier authors while earning LEUs at the Indy Authors Fair. The fair is scheduled from 10:00 a.m-4:30 p.m. (EDT) at the Central Library in downtown Indianapolis. Ten workshops, expert panels, and programs are scheduled throughout the day, all of which offer one to two Library Education Units (LEUs).

Nearly 40 notable Hoosier authors will be present at the Authors Fair, including several previous Indiana Authors Award winners and finalists. John Green, winner of this year's national Indiana Authors Award, will headline the Indiana Authors Award Dinner, which follows the Fair on Saturday.

The Indy Authors Fair is free and open to the public and is presented by the Eugene & Marilyn Glick Fund, the Indianapolis Public Library Foundation; the Indianapolis Public Library and The Writers’ Center of Indiana.

CLICK HERE for the event brochure, which lists the complete line-up of workshops and related events.

Indiana Archivists Fall Workshop to Focus on Digitizing Photographs

Society of Indiana Archivists Fall WorkshopThe Society of Indiana Archivists invites library and archives professionals to join them for their 2012 Fall Workshop, “Digitizing Photographic Collections”.  The workshop is scheduled for Friday October 5, 2012 from 9:00 AM- 4:00 PM at the Indiana State Library and will cover basics of digitizing photograph collection and best practices for creating and maintaining digital collections.

Presenters Joan Hostetler and John Harris own Heritage Photo & Research Services. They regularly consult about photograph preservation and digital imaging with historical societies, museums, libraries, and archives throughout Indiana. Hostetler studied preservation and archives management at the George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film and has owned Heritage Photo since 1998. Harris is a graduate of the Cooperstown Graduate Program of the State University of New York and was Director of Local History Services at the Indiana Historical Society.

The workshop costs just $30 for SIA members and $40 for non-members. The Workshop has been approved for five (5) technology LEUs as well as two (2) Archival Recertification Credits by the Academy of Certified Archivists.

Our Heroes TreeRegister today for the 2012 Our Heroes’ Tree program

Registration Now Open for 21st Century Literacy Days

Register today for the 21st Century Literacy Days hosted by the Indiana State Library and brought to you by the Indiana Geographic Information Office.

Click here to register and for workshop & LEU details.

Dates & Locations:
Friday, Oct. 5
: Ivy Tech, Lawrenceburg (
Friday, Oct. 12: Purdue-Calumet, Hammond
Friday, Oct. 19: Ivy Tech, Evansville
Friday, Oct. 26: Ivy Tech, Ft. Wayne

Upcoming Workshops,
Events & Important Dates

Indiana Vision Expo
When: September 29 @ 9:30 AM
Where: Indiana State 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

Word of Mouth Marketing  
When: October 4 @ 11:00 AM
Lowell Public Library

Book Club Basics  
When: October 4 @ Noon
Lowell Public Library

AISLE Workshop: Getting the Most Out of INSPIRE -
When: October 3 @ 4:45 PM
Hamilton East Public Library - Noblesville Branch

Society of Indiana Archivists Fall Workshop
When: October 5 @ 9:00 AM
Where: Indiana State Library

Indiana Computer Educators (ICE) Conference
When: October 11 & 12
Where: Indianapolis Marriott East

Basic INSPIRE Training
When: October 23 @ 1:00 PM
Where: Wells County Public Library

Indiana Genealogy & Local History Fair
When: October 27 @ 9:00 AM
Where: Indiana State Library

When: October 30 @ 2:00 PM
Where: Live Online

ILF Annual Conference
When: November 12-14
Where: Indiana
Convention Center, Downtown Indianapolis

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