5625 E.Washington St.
Indianapolis, IN 46219

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Preschool Storytime at Irvington
Irvington Branch, Apr 24 10:30AM

eBook Tinker Station
Irvington Branch, Apr 26 11:00AM

Tales for Twos at Irvington
Irvington Branch, Apr 28 10:30AM

Earth & Art: Exploring the Indiana-Brazil Connection
Irvington Branch, Apr 29 6:30PM

» More branch events

2013-10-07 Gary Lee, Fire Safety
2013-08-13 Karen Lightbourne, Mayor's Neighborhood Liason
2013-07-12 Ebook Tinker
2013-07-09 Animalia - Rat On A Rope
2013-07-02 Animalia - Rocky the Cockatoo

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Irvington Branch

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Meet the Branch Manager

Sue Kennedy

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Sue Kennedy

Hi, I'm Sue Kennedy, manager of the Irvington Branch. My favorite things include books, music, films and Irvington. The staff and I look forward to assisting you whether you are a neighbor or a visitor to the community. Irvington has a lot to offer!

About Irvington Branch

On December 20, 1903, the Bona Thompson library was given to Butler College by Mr. and Mrs. Edward Thompson in memory of their late daughter. Butler College immediately entered into an agreement with the Board of School Commissioners for the Thompson Library to become a branch of the Public Library.

In 1914 the Irvington Branch relocated to a rented store room; in September, 1921, it moved into a small, two-story house located at 5427 East Washington Street. Library staff pioneered the first pre-school story hour in 1951. When a new facility was built in 1956 on the same site, a request was made to the Library Board that it be named in honor of Irvington’s distinguished citizen, Hilton U. Brown, editor of the Indianapolis News and vice president of Indianapolis Newspapers Inc.

In 2001 the Brown Library closed its doors. The new Irvington Library, located in a custom-designed 16,000 square-foot fully accessible facility, opened on November 3, 2001.

Branch Amenities & Services

Desktop computer icon 21 Public Computers with Internet access and Microsoft Office
Printer icon Color Printing Services
scanner Document Scanner
Wifi icon Free Wireless Internet Access
Laptop icon Internet Access Setup for Laptops (Hotseats)
Files icon Copy Machine(s)
Users icon Meeting Room(s) Available for Public Reservation
Cart icon Self-service Checkout
Credit card icon Credit Cards Accepted for Fee Payment
ABC Block icon Early Literacy Stations


Other Amenities & Services

Book icon See-A-Story