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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

Meeting Rooms

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About Us

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Policies

LPLD Logo in blues and green

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

Reference Links by LPLD

*Top Ten*

  1. Live Homework Help
  2. Federal Tax Forms - http://www.irs.gov
  3. State Tax Forms -http://www.in.gov/dor/3489.htm
  4. Books in series - http://ww2.kdl.org/libcat/WhatsNextNEW.asp
  5. E-books and E-audiobooks - http://iddc.lib.overdrive.com
  6. Dearborn County Page – http://www.dearborncounty.org
  7. Access Indiana Information Network (The official web page for Indiana) - http://www.in.gov
  8. Free E-Book at Project Gutenberg - http://www.gutenberg.org
  9. Know your property taxes - http://www.dearborntax.net or http://www.dearborncountyassessor.com
  10. Library of Congress Catalog - http://catalog.loc.gov

ConsumerReports.org @ Your Library

The steadfast magazine you’ve been checking for years before making important purchase decisions is now available from your Library’s website. Known as one of the most trusted resources for information and advice on consumer products, this award-winning website contains information that enables you, as a consumer, to make better purchasing decisions on products. In addition, you will find advice on saving money on home improvement plans, how to shore up personal finances, ways to improve health and much more. It includes additional content not found in the magazines.  The content is updated more frequently than the print and electronic magazine versions. ConsumerReports.org also makes searching for product review and ratings easier than ever.

Let's give it a try: ConsumerRepots.org @ Your Library

Benetech Book Share.  Gives free access to online libraries

Bookshare gives free access to online library

Boookshare.org is an online database with free access to book for qualifying students with disabilities. There are more than 38,000 books and 150 periodicals that can be converted to Braille, Large Print or Text-to-speech audio.


Other good ones by Dewey order – Notice that these sites are arranged by Dewey Decimal Number just like the books on the shelf...

000 Computers, information, & general reference
100 Philosophy & psychology
200 Religion
300 Social sciences
400 Language
500 Science
600 Technology
700 Arts & recreation
800 Literature
900 History & geography

000'ss [Computers, information, & general reference]

Bookbrowser by Barnes & Nobles - http://www.bookbrowser.com

Books in series - http://ww2.kdl.org/libcat/WhatsNextNEW.asp

Bookweb - http://ambook.org

Bookwire - http://www.bookwire.commm

Farmer's almanac - http://www.almanac.com

INSPIRE (Virtual Library for Indiana residents). - http://www.inspire.in.gov/

Internet public library - http://www.ipl.org

Librarian's index to Internet - http://sunsite.berkeley.edu/internetindex

Online books - http://digital.library.upenn.edu/books

Online newspapers - http://www.ipl.org/div/news/

Online serials - http://www.ipl.org/div/serials/

Project Gutenberg - http://www.gutenberg.org

Used book prices - http://www.bibliofind.com

Used book prices - http://www.addall.com

100’s [Philosophy & psychology]-

Philosophy index - http://noesis.evansville.edu

200's [Religion]-

Bible helps -http://bible.crosswalk.com

Bible Online (read the Bible from your computer) -http://www.biblegateway.com

Catholic Encyclopedia -http://www.newadvent.org/cathen

Goshen net Christian sites - http://www.goshen.net

Major religions - http://www.adherents.com

Mythology - http://www.pantheon.org/

Official Vatican site - http://www.vatican.va

Saint John’s Bible, a bible for the new millennium - http://www.saintjohnsbible.org/

World council of churches - http://www.wcc-coe.org

World religions - http://www.religioustolerance.org/var_rel.htm

300’s [Social sciences]-

555 1212 - http://www.555-1212.com

Academic Info - http://www.academicinfo.net

U.S. Department of Education: Promoting Educational Excellence for all Americans (with information on "No Child Left Behind" initiative) -  http://www.ed.gov

America’s job bank - http://www.ajb.dni.us

Calendars, perpetual for 10,000 years! - http://calendarhome.com

U.S. Census Information - http://www.census.gov

Consulates and travel information- http://www.state.gov/travel/

Consumer info - http://www.pueblo.gsa.gov

Costumes - http://users.aol.com/nebula5/costume.html

Currency exchange - http://www.xe.net/currency

Driver's License Manual - http://www.in.gov/bmv/driverlicense/manual/index.html

Education News Parents Can Use - http://www.ed.gov/news/av/video/edtv/0310-resources.html

Embassy - http://www.embassyworld.com

FAFSA - Federal Government Financial Aid Site  - http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/

     Information for Financial Aid Professionals  - http://www.ifap.ed.gov/

Financial aid - http://www.finaid.org

FindLaw - http://www.findlaw.com//

FirstGov - http://www.firstgov.gov

Foundation center - http://fdncenter.org

Governments on the www - http://www.gksoft.com/govt

Guidestar (non-profits) - http://www.guidestar.org

Home schooling - http://www.inhomeeducators.org

Homework help - http://www.homeworkspot.com

Indiana adoption - http://www.ai.org/fssa/adoption

Indiana Career Connect (Employment and Unemployment Benefits) - http://www.indianacareerconnect.com

Indiana Department of Workforce Development (IDWD) - http://www.in.gov/dwdd

Indiana Department of Revenue - http://www.in.gov/dor/

Indiana Register (From Legislative Service Agency) - http://www.in.gov/legislative/register/index-25.html

Indiana Self-Service Legal Center - http://www.state.in.us/judiciary/selfservice/

Indiana Sex and Violent Offender Registry - http://www.in.gov/serv/cji_sor

Internal Revenue Service (Federal Government Tax Forms & Publications) - http://www.irs.gov

Juju Search for Local Jobs - http://www.juju.com/location/indiana/

Legislative information - http://thomas.loc.gov

Lyrics to state song -Indiana State Emblems - state song

    More Indiana Official Emblems - Indiana State Emblems

National Sex Offender Public Registry - http://www.nsopr.gov

Nobel prizes & speeches - http://www.nobel.se

Peterson’s education - http://www.petersons.com

Relocation - http://www.homefair.com

Retirement - http://www.aarp.org

Schools of Dearborn County:

Lawrenceburg Community School Corporation

Lawrenceburg High School / AR List
Greendale Middle School / AR List
Central Elementary School / AR List
Lawrenceburg Primary School / AR List

Sunman-Dearborn Community School Corporation

East Central High School / AR List
Sunman Dearborn Middle School / AR List
Sunman Dearborn Intermediate School / AR List
Sunman Elementary School / AR List
Bright Elementary School / AR List
North Dearborn Elementary School / AR List

Other schools in our district:

St. Lawrence Parochial School / AR List
St. Paul's Parochial School / AR List

Student scholarships/grants from Peterson's - http://www.petersons.com/finaid/

Switchboard - http://www.switchboard.com

Symbols - http://www.symbols.com

U.S. Department of Education at - http://www.ed.gov/

Voting and election information - http://www.vote-smart.org

Voting and election information for Indiana - http://www.IndianaVoters.com
(Voter Registration, Polling Places, Districts, Absentee Voting and much more. . .)

WorkOne (Unemployment Benefits and Information) - http://www.indianacareerconnect.com

Works Cited - http://www.workscited4u.com

Zip codes - http://www.usps.com/zip4/

400's [Language]-

Dictionaries - http://www.yourdictionary.com

French Literature Online - http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/fr-on.html

Language translation - http://babelfish.altavista.com

500’s [Science]-

Government Time - http://www.time.gov

Indiana Geological Survey - http://igs.indiana.edu

Measurement conversion - http://www.onlineconversion.com/

Time & date - http://www.timeanddate.com

Time Zone Converter - http://www.timezoneconverter.com/

600's [Technology]-

American Cancer Society - http://www.cancer.org

Consumer opinions for products - http://www.epinions.com

Consumer reviews - http://www.consumersearch.com

Don’t forget to check - http://www.inspire.net for more Medline information and other medical resources access free to all Indiana residents.

Free Medline - http://www.nlm.nih.gov/hinfo.html

MEDLINEplus - http://www.medlineplus.gov

National Institutes of Health - http://www.nih.gov

NetWellness Database - http://www.netwellness.org

Typing tutorial - http://www.learn2type.com/

Fuel Economy Guide (DOE and EPA) - http://www.fueleconomy.gov/

700’s [Arts & recreation]-

Espn sports - http://espn.go.com

Movie database - http://www.imdb.com

Stadiums and arenas (history, etc.) - http://www.ballparks.com

Stadiums seating charts - http://www.seatdata.com/

800's[Literature]-

American Literature on the Web -http://www.nagasaki-gaigo.ac.jp/ishikawa/amlit/index.htm

Quotations page - http://www.quotationspage.com

Reader's Advisory Services from the County of Los Angeles Public Library - http://www.colapublib.org/services/advisory

900's [History & geography]-

Anywho - http://www.anywho.com

Black History Resources - http://www.smithsonianeducation.org/educators/resource_library/african_american_resources.html

CIA world Fact book - https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/

How far is it? - http://www.indo.com/cgi-bin/dist

Indiana travel - http://www.ai.org/tourism/index.html

Making of America - http://moa.umdl.umich.edu/

National parks - http://www.nps.gov

Nation Master - http://www.nationmaster.com

Presidents - http://www.ipl.org/div/potus/

State information - http://www.50states.com

This day in history - http://www.scopesys.com/anyday

Time capsule and decades information - http://dmarie.com/timecap

Vital records contacts - http://vitalrec.com

Whowhere - http://www.whowhere.lycos.comm

HAVE FUN SEARCHING!

*Thank to Linda Chapman from the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne who compiled this list for a conference by the Indiana Library Federation in Indianapolis.  Through the years we have added and removed some links.

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

LPLD Logo in blues and green

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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