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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

  • Barbara Bonney , 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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Indiana Local History & Genealogy

Resident Genealogist: Joyce Baer

Telephone: (812) 537-2775 ext. 1139
Fax: (812) 537-2810
Email: Joyce Baer
Contact Hours: Call Ahead

If you plan a visit and would like to speak with our genealogist, please call ahead. If you are unable to visit, we will answer basic inquiries via mail or e-mail.

Below is a listing of our holdings which we will be happy to research for you for up to one hour, time permitting. Please submit detailed requests via mail, e-mail, or by telephone. Copying fees are $1.00 per page. Please do not prepay as we will discuss total cost after researching your request. Payment should be submitted along with a stamped, self-addressed envelope to the address listed below.

    Examples of reasonable requests:
  • Please copy the obituary for John Doe who died Jan. 17, 1956
  • Please locate the marriage date for Alice Jones and James Campbell who were married in Dearborn County in the 1870's
  • Please check the "History of Dearborn and Ohio Counties" volume for biographies of Tom Walton and Henry Becker
    • Examples of requests we will not be able to fill:
  • Please copy everything you have on the Smith family
  • Please trace the Miller family back through the early 1800s
  • Please check your collection for any birth information for my great-grandfather, Tony Brown, who I think may have been born in Dearborn County somewhere between 1860-1870.
  • Our mailing address is:
    Lawrenceburg Public Library District
    150 Mary Street
    Lawrenceburg, IN 47025

    As you visit our Genealogy Department, please don't forget to sign our Guest Register!

    Ohio River Floods: Postcard from the Milt Masing Collection

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    Large picture show.

    1940 US Census
    More Genealogy Research Opportunities are Coming.

    With the opening of Aurora Library's Local History Library (in the old Aurora Railroad Depot). Hoping to better serve those who may want to do genealogy research, we have scheduled staff time at the Genealogy/Local History Room on the first Saturday of each month, 1-5 PM beginning in May. The Aurora Local History Library will be staffed the 1st Saturday of the month from 10 AM to 12 noon. So if researchers visit Aurora in the morning and wish to continue their research in Lawrenceburg, they may do so on the 1st Saturday of the month from 1-5 PM at the Lawrenceburg Public Library District.

    Holdings Include:
    • Heritage Quest
    • Ancestry.com (available at the Library only)
    • Family Histories (Thanks to our volunteers, now we have more names on the list!)
    • Subject Index to Local History files
    • Dearborn County Cemetery Records
    • Church Records on Microfilm
    • Dearborn County Census 1820-1920
      (some neighboring counties)
    • Printed Family Histories
    • Local Newspapers on Microfilm
    • Dearborn County History
    • Early Marriage Records
    • Obituaries, Divorces, and Probate Records
    • Online access to Obituaries records for Dearborn County.
    Of Special Interest:

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    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

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    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

    • Barbara Bonney , 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.

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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

    • Genealogy Room Maps
    • Genealogy Room Workstations
    • Genealogy Room Vertical Files
    • Genealogy Room Obit Index
    • Genealogy Room Library Buildings
    • Genealogy Room Library Buildings also
    • Genealogy Room Books on the wall