Focus on Indiana Libraries
July 9, 2019 | Vol. 73 No. 13
Annual Conference: Early Bird Rate Ends July 31
Register for the ILF Annual Conference by Wed., July 31, to receive the discounted early bird rate. The premier conference for libraries in Indiana features keynote author Jason Reynolds, luncheon speaker Meg Medina, an exhibit hall of familiar and new vendors, 70+ sessions, trivia night and more.
Bloomington library's homebound service goes beyond books
When Mary Haik had to give up driving, she was afraid she might have to give up trips to the Monroe County Public Library, too. 

$3 million challenge grant announced for Main Library renovation project in downtown South Bend
The Judd Leighton Foundation will provide $3 million to match private contributions made to the Community Foundation of St. Joseph County toward the planned major renovation/expansion of the St. Joseph County Public Library’s flagship site in downtown South Bend.  
Libraries and Democracy
ILF's Intellectual Freedom Committee discussed the critical role of libraries in civic engagement and democracy. They highlighted voter registration, community forums, Census participation, helping patrons discern credible information, and much more.

Look for the Liberty at the Library session at the Annual Conference and read the interview by ILF Board member Becky Hill for ALA's Office of Intellectual Freedom blog for just a few examples of how your library can engage patrons in democracy.
Communications Survey Results

We heard you! During the summer, we will roll out requested changes. Thanks to the 160+ members who responded to the survey about our newsletters, website, social media, member-only documents, virtual exchanges, etc.
Indiana Library Staff News
We care! Email us important changes in the library community so that we may include in a new section about member news. Please share new positions, retirements and major life changes of members.