2502 Shelby Street
Indianapolis, IN 46203
Garfield Park Branch, Jun 1 1:00PM
Preschool Storytime on the Magical Story Quilt
Garfield Park Branch, Jun 5 10:30AM
Beginner-Friendly Computer Classes
Garfield Park Branch, Jun 5 1:30PM
Garfield Park Branch, Jun 6 4:00PM
Garfield Park Branch
Meet the Branch Manager
Hi, I'm Judy Clem, manager of the Garfield Park Branch. Reading is one of my favorite things to do and Clive Cussler is my favorite author. In my free time I am a volunteer with the Whitewater Valley Railroad in Connersville Indiana. Please stop by the Garfield Park Branch, introduce yourself and check out the gardens and the path to the Garfield Park Conservatory.
About Garfield Park Branch
The Garfield Park Branch, formerly known as the Shelby Branch, serves a lively and diverse population on the south side of Indianapolis. Its current name reflects the desire of neighborhood residents to refer to the branch by their beloved and well-known Garfield Park, which sits adjacent to the branch.
The original Shelby Branch opened on September 9, 1918 when the south side was still mainly farmland. The library was first housed in the old District School No. 34 at 2359 Shelby Street. Construction began on a 6,400-square-foot facility in 1964, and the new Shelby Branch opened on November 8, 1965. Following a major renovation project in the summer and fall of 2011, the library reopened as the Garfield Park Branch on November 3, 2011.
Branch Amenities & Services
21 Public Computers with Internet access and Microsoft Office
Color Printing Services
Free Wireless Internet Access
Total Self-service Checkout
Credit Cards Accepted for Fee Payment
Early Literacy Stations
Other Amenities & Services
Electric car charging stations
Story time garden