3000 N. Meridian St.
Indianapolis, IN 46208
"We Love Our Libraries" with CEO Jackie Nytes
InfoZone Branch, Mar 4 2:00PM
eBook Tinker Station
InfoZone Branch, Mar 5 4:00PM
Sea, Sand and Surf: Preschool Science Workshop
InfoZone Branch, Mar 11 10:00AM
eBook Tinker Station
InfoZone Branch, Mar 14 11:00AM
Meet the Branch Manager
Hi, I'm Joan Emmert, manager of the InfoZone Branch. I'm a big fan of Eric Carle books. I enjoy cooking, searching for great looking porches on Pinterest and growing hollyhocks. Stop by and visit us in our unique location in the Children's Museum.
About InfoZone Branch
The InfoZone, located in The Children's Museum of Indianapolis, has always been a library on the move. The first library in the neighborhood was located in a drug store at 30th and Illinois. In 1908, a library was opened in the basement of School #60 at 33rd and Pennsylvania. The library was moved two additional times before finding a home at 3024 N. Meridian, donated by Mr. and Mrs. Samuel E. Rauh. The Rauh Memorial Library had dark paneled woodwork and Tiffany glass doors, and was considered one of the most attractive branches in the city. Ultimately, the Rauh family gave the property to The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, located next door to the library. The library closed its doors in August 1973 and the house was demolished.
In the late 1990s, The Children's Museum of Indianapolis and IndyPL began to discuss opening a library in the museum to serve both museum and neighborhood patrons. A number of generous donors, including Mrs. Ruth Lilly, Eli Lilly and Company Foundation, The Indianapolis Foundation, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the Nicholas H. Noyes Jr. Memorial Foundation, and various local companies provided financial support for the 3,000 square-foot library. In December 2000, the InfoZone opened its doors as a productive laboratory for the two institutions of informal education.
In June 2009, the InfoZone once again was on the move, relocating to Level 2 of the museum and adjacent to the museum’s skywalk entrance. This space renews the efforts of both institutions to create a new model for learning. (The mission of the InfoZone is to create an outstanding public resource that fosters a profound love of reading, promotes family learning, and teaches all ages the use of hardware and software applications to help them become confident users of technology at work, at school and at home.)
More than 300,000 patrons visit the InfoZone each year.
Branch Amenities & Services
17 Public Computers with Internet access and Microsoft Office
Color Printing Services
Free Wireless Internet Access
Credit Cards Accepted for Fee Payment
Early Literacy Stations