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Lawrenceburg Public Library District

Main Library
150 Mary Street
Lawrenceburg, IN 47025

Monday - Thursday: 9-8
Friday: 9-5
Saturday: 10-5

Call Us:
(812)537-2775

North Dearborn Branch
25969 Dole Road
West Harrison, IN 47060

Monday - Thursday: 10-8
Friday: Closed
Saturday: 10-5

Call Us:
(812)637-0777

Contact Us:
lawplib@lpld.lib.in.us

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Our Library

LPLD is a public library system serving the cities of Lawrenceburg and Greendale and the townships of Harrison, Jackson, Kelso, Lawrenceburg, Logan, Miller, and York. A reciprocal agreement with neighboring Aurora Public Library offers every citizen of Dearborn County the benefit of library services. The main library is located at 150 Mary Street in Lawrenceburg, Indiana. The North Dearborn Branch of LPLD is located at 25969 Dole Road; West Harrison, Indiana.

Our Mission

To provide our community with equal access to resources - for life.

Our Vision

Our facilities are safe, welcoming, and attractive and provide adequate space for all ages. We are the center of our community, promoting a learning environment for the exchange of ideas.

As a resource center, the library satisfies the needs of the community through the best services, high quality collections, current technology, and cultural and recreational programming.

We value community input and establish collaborative relationships with outside organizations to maximize our resources and services. Meeting room space for diverse community groups and organizations furthers the library’s mission and enriches lives and encourages self education.

Dedicated employees provide the level of service expected by our customers. We are an organization with a passion for reaching out to inspire and to serve the community. Our highly trained staff is instrumental in providing knowledgeable, courteous and respectful service to all, while anticipating and adapting to the changing needs of the community.

The library provides our customers with opportunities for life long learning and personal enrichment and supports intellectual freedom while respecting privacy. The library is a source of community pride.

The key to progress is the continuous evaluation and improvement of our organization.

Our Values

LPLD is committed to the following values:

  • High Ethical Standards
  • Commitment to excellence
  • Equal access for all
  • Intellectual Freedom
  • The individual’s right to privacy
  • Welcoming, safe accessible environments
  • Up-to date collections and progressive technologies
  • Life Long learning
  • Community input
  • Vision for the future

Meet the Staff

LPLD Board of Trustees

  • Patricia Ritzmann, President
  • Julia Edwards Dickey, Vice President
  • Marita Cizek, Secretary
  • Linda Lyness
  • Jennifer Hanneken
  • Donald Siemers
  • Daniel Toon
  •  
  • Board meets the 4th Tuesday of each month at the Main Library.

Main Library

  • Sally Stegner , Director
  • Margie Kleier , Business and Operations Manager
  • Debra Beckett , ILS/Systems Manager
  • Georgeann Doan , Reference Librarian
  • Joyce Baer , Genealogy & Local History
  • Criseida Green , Digital Resources & Services Librarian
  • Chris Bockstiegel , Customer Service Manager

Youth Services Department

  • Jody Maples , Youth Services Manager

Outreach and Mobile Library (BOB)

  • Jim Farris , Outreach Coordinator

North Dearborn Branch

  • Phil Kuhn , Branch Manager
  • Lorrie Jezek , Assistant Branch Manager

Be Our Friend

Become a card-carrying Friend of the Library! Thank you for being our Friend!

Print the membership form from here! (PDF File), drop it at the library or mail it in.  It is that easy.

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Authors of Dearborn County, Indiana

  

LOUIS E. ADAMS CHRIS McHENRY
DAVE ARMSTRONG ROBERT L. PARKER
NANCY BURKHARD PATRICIA A. PIERCE
DORIS BUTT GARY PUCKETT
DIANNE FOX and LOIS HARPER JEANIE SMITH
LINDA GONDOSCH MICHELLE & RON STEGMAN
LOIS HARPER, TAMA KOONS, and SANDRA CARLEY ALDEN STUDEBAKER
MILTON MASING DR. WILLIAM WEISS
BARB MARTIN BRET MARTIN

LOUIS E. ADAMS

Louis E. Adams spent his early life on a farm in rural Ross County near Chillicothe, OH. He is the eldest of eight siblings born to Earsel and Iuka (Daniel) Adams. Louis graduated from Southeastern High School in Richmondale, OH in 1953, and expeditiously joined the U. S. Navy to get an education and " . . . to see the world"! He was soon joined by two brothers, William and Charles, and they served together aboard the USS Tarawa (CVS 40). Following three tours of duty in the Navy, he became an Associate Director of the Peace Corps in Morocco, and was later assigned to a World Health Organization (WHO) post in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He attended Ohio University and graduate school at the University or Cincinnati. He became a faculty member of this University in 1968, and spent the next 28 years doing applied research in Immunology. During this tenure, he was the author or coauthor of over 200 scientific papers, abstracts, and textbook chapters. He still holds an academic rank of Professor Emeritus of Medicine at the University of Cincinnati Medical School.

DAVE ARMSTRONG

David Armstrong is the author of Power Training For Football and has had articles published in NSCA Journal, Coach & Athlete, Scholastic Coach and USA Weightlifting Senior Coaches Manual.  Mr. Armstrong is currently Strength and Conditioning Coach and Adjunct Professor of Physical Education for Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio.  The owner of Armstrong & Sons, Inc and Power Training Concepts; Mr. Armstrong has been a Charter member of Certified Strength & Conditioning Association since 1988 and Senior International Coach (governing body for Olympic, World Championship, and Pan American Games). He currently resides in Aurora with his wife and their two sons.

DORIS BUTT

Doris Butt writes a monthly column in Over 50, a local senior paper distributed in southeastern Indiana. Her subjects vary month to month for she writes about events, people and places that thug at her heart. She also writes inspirational articles for her church newsletters. Doris always tries to have a little twist or surprise at the end of her writings. She finished her first book, Dear Readers, in 2006. In it she narrated her daily happenings, put together all her writings and brought them up to date.

Doris and her husband Ray live on the Dearborn County homestead where she was raised. They winter in Inverness, Florida. They have three children and three grandchildren. Doris attended a one-room school that borders her farmstead, Moores Hill High School, Ball State University and Miami University. She was an elementary teacher for 34 years.

DIANNE FOX and LOIS HARPER

Cemeteries of the Northeast Section of Dearborn County, Indiana.

LINDA GONDOSCH

Linda Gondosch has written eight books for children, including picture books, early chapter books, and middle grade novels for Random House; Lodestar Books; Little, Brown; and Parker Brothers.  One of her books, Who Needs a Bratty Brother?, won the 1988 Kentucky Bluegrass Children's Choice Award. She has also written numerous stories and articles for children's magazines, including Focus on the Family Clubhouse, Pockets, and Hopscotch.  Linda's stories are inspired by her own childhood in Cleveland, Ohio, as well as by the adventures of her four children who were raised in the small town of Lawrenceburg, Indiana, on the shores of the Ohio River.  As Linda often says, "Stories are a combination of real life and a wild imagination all stirred together."  Linda now lives with her husband in Hebron, Kentucky, where she is a substitute teacher in the Kenton County Schools, a reading tutor, as well as a writer.  She also enjoys playing her violin in a local orchestra, hiking, visiting her daughter in Alaska, and traveling around the United States.  Linda has a BS in Education from Ohio University and a Masters in Education from Northern Kentucky University.  She has spoken at over 200 schools and libraries about books and the writing process.

LOIS HARPER, TAMA KOONS, and SANDRA CARLEY

A Pictorial History of Harrison, Logan, and Miller Townships of Dearborn County, Indiana. Lois Harper is a resident of Bright, and an enthusiastic contributor of genealogical information to both Dearborn County Historical Society and the Lawrenceburg Public Library.

MILTON MASING

Mr. Masing, a retired high school art teacher, lives in Lawrenceburg with his wife Sharon. He is the author of Dearborn County, Indiana in Vintage Postcards, as well as two volumes of cemetery records for Dearborn County, with two more in preparation. He is the co-author of Images of America - Muncie, IN. A member of the Dearborn County Historical Society, Mr. Masing has contributed to several local history projects.

BARB MARTIN

Barb Martin, author of The Haunted Pogo Stick, lives in Aurora with her husband and two miniature Schnauzers.  She worked with children in an Elementary School Library for nearly twenty-five years.  Her next book will be about a multi-cultural child.

BRET MARTIN

An avid golfer and the author of Strengthen Your Game, Bret Martin lives in the Hidden Valley Lake community.  He graduated from Ball State University with a degree in Exercise Science and Kinesiology.

CHRIS McHENRY

Journalist Chris McHenry is the author of The Best Men of Westmoreland, a history of the Lochry expedition, Dearborn County's only Revolutionary War battle. Chris also authored a chapter entitled County Commissioner Records, included in the research volume Finding Indiana Ancestors. A frequent contributor to two local newspapers, The Dearborn County Register and The Journal Press, Chris has long been "fascinated by the stories of life in Dearborn County". Interested in genealogy and local history, Chris serves as Dearborn County Historian, and is a member of the Dearborn County Cemetery Commission and the Dearborn County Historical Society.

ROBERT L. PARKER

Editor: Dearborn County Pictorial History, Volume 2, 1940-1945.

PATRICIA A. PIERCE

Author and educator, Patricia A. Pierce, M.Ed., blends her love of learning with her love of writing.  She began her writing career as coauthor of "news Clue," an educational column for the Newnan Times Herald and by writing testing material for the Psychological Corporation of Harcourt Brace.  Patricia grew up on a farm in West Bend, Iowa and her first children's book, H is for Hawkeye: An Iowa Alphabet demonstrates her ability to make learning interesting and entertaining.  Patricia is a teacher for the Sunman-Dearborn Community Schools and lives in Guilford, Indiana with her husband, John and two sons, Jared and Andrew.

GARY PUCKETT

Gary Puckett is a life-success strategist and micro-enterprise consultant; author; national public speaker; entrepreneurial coach and corporate CEO.  His book: Your Own Best Self has been described as follow: "A success planning guide for the "soon to be" adult. Identifies the habits, skills and ideals required for achievement in both Personal and Professional success -- they are not the same thing! Describes the process for converting dreams into objectives within your own Positive-Futures-Plan and includes a section on financial management and retirement planning for the 18 year old. This book is literally packed with wisdom typically associated with a success mindset. Your Own Best Self is a wonderful foundation book for the young adult bound for success." 

You can also listen to Gary Puckett in his podcasting website:  www.theflypod.com

MICHELLE & RON STEGMAN

Michelle Stegman grew up in Kentucky & Hamilton, OH. She attended Miami University where she studied English and History. Mrs. Stegman possesses a keen interest in science as well. Mrs. Stegman who writes novels of the Historical romance genre lives in a 160 year old log cabin with her husband, Ron and her daughters Kira and Shana. Ron Stegman is the author of Family Memories, a teacher's guide on family relationships with stories as told to the author.

ALDEN STUDEBAKER

Reverend Studebaker is the senior minister of the Garden Park Unity Church in Cincinnati, Ohio and resides in Bright, Indiana with his wife, Donna and their three children.  Author of  Wisdom for a Lifetime: How to Get the Bible Off the Shelf and Into Your Hands.  Reverend Studebaker received his B.A. in religion, magna cum laude, from Western Michigan University.   His most recent book addition is The Grid an industrial/espionage thriller set in the electric power business.  This is his first work of fiction.

DR. WILLIAM WEISS

A resident of Dillsboro, Indiana, Dr. Weiss has authored A Little of Dis and some of Dat.  The book contains "kitchen tested" recipes use the "cook to taste" method of his German grandma.   Dr. Weiss added cute stories and anecdotes which he hopes the reader will find different, delightful and delicious!

Contact

Call us

Main: 812-537-2775
Branch: 812-637-0777

Email us

lawplib@lpld.lib.in.us

In person

Main
150 Mary Street
Lawrenceburg, IN 47025

Branch
25969 Dole Road
West Harrison, IN 47060

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About Us

Our Policies

Policies

Our Library

LPLD is a public library system serving the cities of Lawrenceburg and Greendale and the townships of Harrison, Jackson, Kelso, Lawrenceburg, Logan, Miller, and York. A reciprocal agreement with neighboring Aurora Public Library offers every citizen of Dearborn County the benefit of library services. The main library is located at 150 Mary Street in Lawrenceburg, Indiana. The North Dearborn Branch of LPLD is located at 25969 Dole Road; West Harrison, Indiana.

Our Mission

To provide our community with equal access to resources - for life.

Our Vision

Our facilities are safe, welcoming, and attractive and provide adequate space for all ages. We are the center of our community, promoting a learning environment for the exchange of ideas.

As a resource center, the library satisfies the needs of the community through the best services, high quality collections, current technology, and cultural and recreational programming.

We value community input and establish collaborative relationships with outside organizations to maximize our resources and services. Meeting room space for diverse community groups and organizations furthers the library’s mission and enriches lives and encourages self education.

Dedicated employees provide the level of service expected by our customers. We are an organization with a passion for reaching out to inspire and to serve the community. Our highly trained staff is instrumental in providing knowledgeable, courteous and respectful service to all, while anticipating and adapting to the changing needs of the community.

The library provides our customers with opportunities for life long learning and personal enrichment and supports intellectual freedom while respecting privacy. The library is a source of community pride.

The key to progress is the continuous evaluation and improvement of our organization.

Our Values

LPLD is committed to the following values:

  • High Ethical Standards
  • Commitment to excellence
  • Equal access for all
  • Intellectual Freedom
  • The individual’s right to privacy
  • Welcoming, safe accessible environments
  • Up-to date collections and progressive technologies
  • Life Long learning
  • Community input
  • Vision for the future

Meet the Staff

LPLD Board of Trustees

  • Patricia Ritzmann, President
  • Julia Edwards Dickey, Vice President
  • Marita Cizek, Secretary
  • Linda Lyness
  • Jennifer Hanneken
  • Donald Siemers
  • Daniel Toon
  •  
  • Board meets the 4th Tuesday of each month at the Main Library.

Main Library

  • Sally Stegner , Director
  • Margie Kleier , Business and Operations Manager
  • Debra Beckett , ILS/Systems Manager
  • Georgeann Doan , Reference Librarian
  • Joyce Baer , Genealogy & Local History
  • Criseida Green , Digital Resources & Services Librarian
  • Chris Bockstiegel , Customer Service Manager

Youth Services Department

  • Jody Maples , Youth Services Manager

Outreach and Mobile Library (BOB)

  • Jim Farris , Outreach Coordinator

North Dearborn Branch

  • Phil Kuhn , Branch Manager
  • Lorrie Jezek , Assistant Branch Manager

Be Our Friend

Become a card-carrying Friend of the Library! Thank you for being our Friend!

Print the membership form from here! (PDF File), drop it at the library or mail it in.  It is that easy.

You will need Adobe® Reader® to view this file.  Visit Adobe® website for download options. Get Adobe Reader from Adobe.com

Meeting Room Policy and Usage

Meeting Rooms are available primarily to support programs and functions which fulfill the mission and further the goals of the Library District. When rooms are not in use by the Library, these spaces are available to established, not-for-profit organizations engaged in educational, cultural or charitable activities.  Businesses engaged in employee or organizational activities and governmental units located within the Library District or serving community members may also be permitted at the discretion of the Library Director.

In accordance with the ALA's Library Bill of Rights and its interpretations pertaining to meeting rooms, use of the meeting rooms is not based on subject matter or content of the meeting, or on the beliefs or affiliations of a meeting’s sponsor.

The purpose of this policy is to maximize use of the Meeting Rooms, ensure equal access to eligible groups and to provide for orderly scheduling of the Meeting Rooms.

Use of the Meeting Rooms will be governed by the following:

Scheduling

  • Meetings will be scheduled in advance on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Meeting Rooms may be scheduled no more than six months in advance.
  • The Library reserves the right to divide a room when appropriate if there is more than one request for the same time period.
  • Library-sponsored activities and programs will take precedence in scheduling.  As much notice as possible will be given if a conflict arises.
  • In order to schedule a Meeting Room, groups must agree to observe the Meeting Room Policy and Guidelines either by choosing the “I Accept” button from the webpage when making reservations online, or by having a completed and signed Meeting Room Agreement (available at the Circulation Desk) on file with the Library prior to the meeting. Paper agreements expire after twelve(12) months, whereupon a new completed and signed form must be filed for continued use of the room.
  • To provide equal access to as many groups as possible the following guidelines apply:
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Space may be reserved for no more than 5 consecutive days in a month by a single organization.
  • Space may be reserved for no more that 6 consecutive weekly meetings.
  • Space may be reserved for no more than 6 monthly meetings.
  • Study Rooms
  • Study rooms are non-reservable and are available on a "first-come" basis.
  • Occupancy of study rooms is available for a maximum period of two hours, with a required two-hour interim period prior to repeated occupancy in the same day.
  • The above guidelines do not apply to internal library activities and events.

Fees

Although no rent or fees are charged for use of the rooms by qualifying groups, a charge may be levied by the LPLD Business Manager to cover cleaning expenses and/or damages when warranted by the condition of the room following a group’s use.

Groups using a Meeting Room may not charge admission fees. (Friends of the Library who raise funds for additional Library resources and services are exempted.) Written requests for an exception may be submitted in writing to the Library Director in advance by nonprofit organizations needing to recover costs incurred by the event. Generally, permission is granted only to cover costs incurred by the group for class supplies or speaker fees.

Donations by those using the room are encouraged and are tax deductible.

Responsibilities of Room Users

Groups using Meeting Rooms are required to handle the setup for their meeting, to return furniture and other equipment to the location specified on the room arrangement chart posted in each room, and to leave the room clean and in good condition prior to departure.

Use of the Library’s equipment must be arranged in advance and confirmed the day prior to the reservation.

Groups using the kitchenette must supply their own consumables. Paper products, condiments etc. that may be on hand are for use only by staff in Library-sponsored activities and programs.

Timely notice of a cancellation is expected.  Demand for room use is heavy and other groups deserve an opportunity to use the room if available.  Three consecutive no-shows by a group will result in automatic cancellation of existing reservations.

Hours of Use

Meeting Rooms are available only during Library hours.  A group meeting in a room with a direct exit to the outside may continue the meeting a maximum of two hours after the Library closes on Mondays through Thursdays, provided the specified closing procedures are followed.  Groups meeting in interior spaces with no direct exit to the outside must conclude their meeting prior to the Library's closing time.

Limitations

Selling, solicitation, or taking of orders is not permitted, with the exception of authors engaged in book signings, artists performing or exhibiting in the rooms and The Friends of the Library.

A Library staff member may be present at any time during a meeting.

Use of a Meeting Room does not imply endorsement, support, or sponsorship by the Lawrenceburg Public Library District of the activity that takes place in a room or of the beliefs of the group using the room.  Groups or individuals using the room may not imply that the Library endorses the event unless the event is co-sponsored.

Use of the meeting rooms by businesses is limited to Dearborn County businesses for employee training or internal meetings.  Solicitations, demonstrations or showcasing of products or services to the public is not permitted.

Groups failing to comply with any part of this policy, other established policies and procedures of the LPLD, or with requests made by Library staff, may be denied future use of Meeting Room space.

Adopted: May 27, 2003 by the Board of Trustees
Revised, August 23, 2005
Revised, January 27, 2009
Revised, August 28, 2012
Attested:________________________ Secretary

Procedures for use of the Lawrenceburg Public Library Districts Meeting Rooms

  1. Please reserve the meeting room space online by going to the LPLD webpage (http://www.lpld.lib.in.us/) or by phone at LPL 812-537-2775 or NDB at 812-637-0777.
  2. Each room has a standard room arrangement. Groups using the meeting rooms are expected to do their own setup and to return all furniture to the standard room arrangement posted in each room. In addition, please be considerate of the next group and clean up after yourselves. Wash all used dishes and wipe all table tops.
  3. Special equipment needed must be reserved and arranged for in advance when the meeting room is scheduled. Available equipment is listed on the reservation sheets.
  4. Room capacity is determined by the Fire Marshal and must be limited to that number. Users are responsible for recording attendance and completing a short survey located near the exit of each room.

Meeting Room Reservation Options
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Hours & Location

Lawrenceburg Public Library District

Main Library

150 Mary Street
Lawrenceburg, IN 47025

Monday - Thursday: 9-8
Friday: 9-5
Saturday: 10-5

Call Us:
(812)537-2775

North Dearborn Branch

25969 Dole Road
West Harrison, IN 47060

Monday - Thursday: 10-8
Friday: Closed
Saturday: 10-5

Call Us:
(812)637-0777

Contact Us:
lawplib@lpld.lib.in.us

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