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2822 E. Washington St.
Indianapolis, IN 46201

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Money Smart Week: Eliminating Roadblocks for Retirement
East Washington Branch, Apr 28 6:00PM

World of Families: Bilingual Storytimes
East Washington Branch, May 6 10:30AM

El Día 2014: Reading Around the World
East Washington Branch, May 17 2:00PM

Summer Showtime: Cloudy With a Chance for Meatballs 2 (PG)
East Washington Branch, Jun 11 1:00PM

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Ms. Keys & son
Ms. Hasty
Dad & Daughter @ the kid computers
Busy Rose
Little patron loving the AWE computers

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East Washington Branch

East Washington Branch

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Meet the Branch Manager

Fiona Duke

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Fiona Duke

Hi, I'm Fiona Duke, Manager of the East Washington Branch—one of Indianapolis' two remaining Carnegie libraries. Reading is a favorite activity, of course, but I also enjoy visiting our state parks, shopping at farmers' markets, and picking fruit at local orchards and farms. I welcome you to visit our historic building, peruse our shelves, and chat with the staff about our services.

About East Washington Branch

Dedicated November 14, 1911, the East Washington Library is the oldest building in constant use as a library in Marion County. It was the first of five branches constructed with a $120,000 construction grant from the Andrew Carnegie Foundation in 1909. In recognition, the Historic Landmarks Foundation of Indianapolis presented the Library in 2002 with an Historic Preservation Award for Continued Use.

The architectural highlight of the building is two book gnome sculptures that perch above the front entry. Additional features include the original oak woodwork, circulation desk and two fireplaces. In 1978, a complete renovation and remodeling of the branch was undertaken. The project took almost a year and cost $200,000. During 2003-04, the 6,800 square-foot branch was recarpeted and the metal front doors were replaced by custom oak doors modeled from those original to the building.

Please note that the East Washington Branch Library currently has no wheelchair ramp or elevator.

Branch Amenities & Services

Desktop computer icon 14 Public Computers with Internet access and Microsoft Office
Printer icon Color Printing Services
Wifi icon Free Wireless Internet Access
Files icon Copy Machine(s)
Users icon Meeting Room(s) Available for Public Reservation
Credit card icon Credit Cards Accepted for Fee Payment
ABC Block icon Early Literacy Stations