Brownsburg Public Library

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Basic Information

Established: 1917
Schedule: Mon.-Thur. 9 to 8, Fri.-Sat. 9 to 5, Sun. 1 to 5
Address: 450 South Jefferson Street Brownsburg, Indiana 46112
Phone Number: 317 852-3167
Fax Number: 317 852-7734
Director: Wanda Pearson

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Additional Information

Computer Capabilities:

Computer lab (15 computers): Internet, Microsoft applications, G Drive access (local link to our high school), scanners. Training Lab (8 computers): Classroom-style layout with overhead projector for training sessions. Computers have Internet, Microsoft applications. Reference (8 computers): Computers have Internet, Microsoft applications, and acces to our Online Database subscriptions. Junior Department (10 computers) - 8 computers dedicated to children's educational games and Internet, 2 computers are for our online card catalog.

Education Programs: Junior Department: Book Babies, Toddler Time, Preschool Express, Special Happenings, SEEKERS, S.T.A.R. Club, ChessKnights, opera ensemble (for children), PAWS to Read etc. Adult: Computer classes, storytellers, authors, writing workshops, book discussion groups etc. Teen: Teen Council, Adult/Teen Book Discussion Group, Knitter's Book Discussion, craft programs, etc.
Summer Programs: Different themed summer reading program every summer June - July with special programs, reading logs, and prizes!
Membership Details:

What is a Resident Library Card?
Residents of Brownsburg - Brown or Lincoln Townships - contribute taxes to the support of the Brownsburg Public Library. Property and/or business owners in these townships, who reside elsewhere, are also eligible to apply for a resident library card by presenting proof of local property and/or business ownership.

How do I get a card?
Identification with name and current address must be shown to apply for a library card. A card can be issued to any eligible applicant. Children of any age may be issued a library card. A parent's or guardian's signature is required on applications of all children under the age of 18. Please remember to bring identification that has your name and current address when applying for a library card.

What is a UNSERVED RESIDENT library card?
An Unserved Resident library card can be issued to a resident of a NON-LIBRARY taxed district. For instance, Middle, Union, and Eel River Townships do not pay library taxes. A resident of these townships may obtain a library card here by paying an unserved resident fee of $75 per HOUSEHOLD per year. Semi-annual ($50 for 6 months) and quarterly ($25 for 3 months) cards are also available.

What is the PLAC or Public Library Access Card?
The PLAC is a library card that allows the holder to borrow materials from any public library in the state of Indiana. It can be issued to any state resident who holds a valid resident or non-resident library card. The current annual fee is $31. Any public library will issue your PLAC, which expires one year from the date of its issue and can be renewed annually. It is an individual card. Each library will have its own guidelines on use of a library card by a person other than the actual cardholder. Return materials borrowed to the location from which they came. You must also follow the rules of each library and assume responsibility for all materials you borrow. If you are a resident user of any public library in Hendricks County, you may get a free card from your home library and then borrow items from any of the following Hendricks County Public Libraries; Avon-Washington Township, Brownsburg, Coatesville-Clay Township, Clayton-Liberty

Library Information:

The mission of the Brownsburg Public Library is to provide lifelong learning for our patrons and the community.

Library History:

In 1916, Mr. Sylvester Moore and his wife Anne, felt that Brownsburg should have its own public library. Mr. Moore was superintendent of the Brownsburg schools. A committee consisting of Mr. and Mrs. Moore and Mr. and Mrs. William Evans visited the Coatesville Library to learn how Brownsburg might secure a public library. Mr. Sanvorn, secretary of the Library Commission, helped them formulate their plans.

A number of taxpayers subscribed funds to start the project. The Carnegie Corporation provided a $12,500 gift, and money was borrowed from the local bank.

The corner stone was laid September 18, 1917. School was dismissed for the occasion. A year later the new library opened with 400 books. Ottie Roberts was the librarian until 1944. Our new building was built in 1981 and remodeled in 1999.