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East Thirty-Eighth Street 10th Anniversary Celebration!

East 38th Street BranchThe entire community is invited to celebrate the 10th anniversary of service at the East Thirty-Eighth Street Branch of The Indianapolis Public Library on Saturday, June 1 from 12 noon - 4 p.m. at the branch located at 5420 E. 38th Street.

Opening in July 2003, the 15,700-square-foot branch continues a tradition in the Emerson/E. 38th Street neighborhood that began in 1957 with the first library located in a two-story frame house that quickly became too small to meet local needs. The Emerson Branch opened in 1962 and remained an important part of the community until the current branch was constructed.

The East Thirty-Eighth Street Branch has a collection of 55,000 materials and features public PCs, a colorful children’s area, the Donna D. Talley Story Theater, a large community meeting room, literacy tutoring room, and plentiful patron seating.

In addition to information from community vendors, the anniversary event will include storytelling, face painting, twisty balloons, animals by Silly Safari, crafts, door prizes and food. A performance by the percussion group CLANG! and short skit by the Ashanti Children's Theatre also will be featured. Children and families can sign up for the Library's 2013 Summer Reading Program. Teens can sign up for a summer art project led by local artist Tony Radford.

For more information on this free Library event, call 275-4350 or visit