5625 E.Washington St.
Indianapolis, IN 46219
Preschool Storytime at Irvington
Irvington Branch, Oct 23 10:30AM
Irvington Community Halloween Festival @ the Library
Irvington Branch, Oct 25 10:30AM
Toddler Tales at Irvington
Irvington Branch, Oct 27 10:30AM
Read Local: Tuesday Evening Author Series
Irvington Branch, Oct 28 6:30PM
Meet the Branch Manager
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
21 Public Computers with Internet access and Microsoft Office
Color Printing Services
Free Wireless Internet Access
Meeting Room(s) Available for Public Reservation
Credit Cards Accepted for Fee Payment
Early Literacy Stations
Other Amenities & Services