Lake County Public Library: Year-in-Review

The library's annual reports serve as a review of several library services and include at-a-glance statistics, branch updates, and technology updates. We have also included a long-range plan detailing the mission of the library and concrete steps that will be taken to achieve our vision of a library that goes beyond books to serve the community.

The Year in Review was made possible by the library Board of Trustees and the Management Team, and was compiled by the LCPL webmaster.

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns please contact us at:

1919 West 81st Ave
Merrillville, Indiana, 46410
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Current Reports:

Strategic Plan: 2017 - 2021

Branch Timelines: 2015 Onward

Explore your branch's timeline to see what exciting things we've been up to.

Cedar Lake | Dyer-Schererville | Griffith-Calumet Twp | Highland | Hobart
Lake Station-New Chicago | Merrillville | Munster | St. John

Previous Years in Review:

Historic Reports

We've collected some of our older annual reports here. Give them a read and see how far we've come!

1997 1998 1999 2000 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
2012 2013 2014

Special: The 1969 10-Year Report!

Read the report of our progress from 1959 - 1969 (our first ten years of existence as a completely self-sufficient library system). Complete with pictures!

The cover of the original Lake County Public Library 10-year report.

History of the Lake County Public Library

To celebrate Indiana's Bicentennial in 2016, we put together a suite of pages about our history and the history of the communities we serve! See old photos, read our branch histories, and view the timeline.