The Indianapolis Public Library is planning to break ground Thursday on its new Glendale Branch Library. The nearly 25,000-square-foot branch is being constructed at the site of the former John Strange Elementary School on Indy’s northeast side.
Construction of the stand-alone branch is part of the library’s goal of owning all of its locations and offer expanded access to patrons. Plans for the new branch were first announced in 2020, following the library’s purchase of the development site.
The current Glendale branch is located in the Glendale Shopping Center, and is the country’s first full-service library in a major shopping mall.
The new branch is expected to open in summer of 2023.