1801 Nowland Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46201

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Spades Park Book Discussion
Spades Park Branch, Apr 23 6:00PM

Shared Reading Group at Spades Park
Spades Park Branch, Apr 25 10:00AM

Dr. Seuss Show!
Spades Park Branch, Apr 26 2:00PM

Spades Park Poetry Program!
Spades Park Branch, Apr 29 6:00PM

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Spades Park Library Snap Shot Day 2013
Spades Park Library Snap Shot Day 2013
Spades Park Library Snap Shot Day 2013
Spades Park Library Snap Shot Day 2013
Spades Park Library Snap Shot Day 2013

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Meet the Branch Manager

Rodney Freeman

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Rodney Freeman

Hi, I'm Rodney Freeman, branch manager of the Spades Park Branch. One of my favorite books is Native Son by Richard Wright. I also enjoy reading graphic novels, watching movies, listening to 90's hip-hop, and spending time with family and friends. Stop by and see me—I'll be happy to show you what we have to offer at Spades Park Branch.

About Spades Park Branch

Spades Park Library is one of the two remaining Carnegie libraries in the IndyPL system. The building is in the Italian Style with oriental brick and a red tile roof, on land donated by Michael H. Spades. It was formally dedicated on March 22, 1912.

In 1987 the library celebrated 75 years as well as the completion of a $610,000+ restoration project. While the original arrangement of the first floor was maintained as well as all the interior woodwork, new shelving, new furniture for the staff and public, and new public and staff restrooms were included in the renovation. The 7,500 square-foot building was made handicap accessible with the addition of an elevator going to the second floor auditorium. The original circulation desk woodwork was restored and a portion of the original tin ceiling located in the lobby was cleaned and repainted. A fireplace was refurbished with teal marble tiles and gas logs. A painting donated to the branch as part of the Federal Art Project Paintings titled "Leaving the River Trail", painted by Delmas McConnell, was also restored.

Branch Amenities & Services

Desktop computer icon 11 Public Computers with Internet access and Microsoft Office
Printer icon Color Printing Services
scanner Document Scanner
Wifi iconFree Wireless Internet Access
Files iconCopy Machine(s)
Users iconMeeting Room(s) Available for Public Reservation
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ABC Block icon Early Literacy Stations