Library CEO to embark on 2021 ‘Love Your Library Tour’

Library patrons will have their annual chance to share what they love about the Indianapolis Public Library – and how the Library can better serve their needs – during the “Love Your Library Tour” which will get under way the first week of May.

Indianapolis Public Library CEO Jackie Nytes will spend time at every branch during the month of May to chat with visitors.

Attendees will learn about programs and initiatives, including new branch locations, the new late fine free policythe Digital Encyclopedia of Indianapolis, and youth and adult programming such as the upcoming Summer Reading Program.

Nytes said patron input is crucial to shaping the Library’s future. “We are coming out of what may be one of the most challenging years in recent memory, and it’s important that we continue to align ourselves with the needs of the community,” Nytes said. “We hope people stop by for a casual chat and grab a book or movie while they are here.”

In addition, Nytes hopes to share The Library’s updated organizational values and strategic priorities that are part of its 2021-2023 Strategic Plan. Attendees can pick up a copy of the 2021-2023 Strategic Plan at their nearest branch. location or find it online.

While these events have traditionally been set up as community meetings, this year they will be more informal, with Nytes available for drop-in conversations.

Stops in the general area of Urban Times include:

Tuesday, May 4: noon – 2 p.m. – Garfield Park Branch.

Tuesday, May 4: 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. – Central Library

Thursday, May 13: 10 a.m. – noon – East Washington Branch.

Tuesday, May 18: 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. – Martindale-Brightwood Branch.

Wednesday, May 19: 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. – Spades Park Branch.

Monday, May 24: 10 a.m. – noon – Haughville Branch.

Tuesday, May 25: 6:30pm – 8:30pm – Online (Zoom)

Saturday, May 29: 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. – InfoZone Branch.

Out of an abundance of caution due to Covid-19, Library branches may close without notice for cleaning. The Library will continue to enforce mask-wearing and social distancing inside buildings. Please visit Up-to-Date Location Closures to check the status of your branch. before arriving.

PHOTO ABOVE: Library CEO Jackie Nytes wants to get the message out that “it’s important that we continue to align ourselves with the needs of the community.”