If you are new to the area or a life-long resident, join us for coffee, activities and conversation every 1st Thursday of the month. Catch up with old friends and meet new ones!
|Mon, Jun 05||10:00AM to 8:30PM|
|Tue, Jun 06||10:00AM to 8:30PM|
|Wed, Jun 07||10:00AM to 8:30PM|
|Thu, Jun 08||10:00AM to 8:30PM|
|Fri, Jun 09||9:00AM to 5:00PM|
|Sat, Jun 10||9:00AM to 5:00PM|
|Sun, Jun 11||12:00PM to 4:00PM|
The Merrillville branch library encompasses over 114,000 sq ft of electronic and print resources, and visual and musical collections. The library offers free WIFI, public internet computers, rooms for quiet study or small groups, and public meeting rooms. Our vast collections of Lake County history and genealogy sources make the Merrillville branch a popular destination for research by visitors from all around the country.
Merrillville branch has three fantastic floors of informational and recreational materials. The main floor contains our popular collection of new books, large-print material, magazines and newspapers, teen, anime, and an enormous selection of music and DVDs. Our Genealogy Room has numerous resources including microfilm of local newspapers, obituary indexes, and many other historical resources. Our Book Sale room, open during select hours Monday-Saturday, is full of unique finds.
The Upper Level includes tables for quiet study, a tremendous reference collection, our “Indiana Room” for specialized Hoosier historical research, and our locally known statue “The Reader” by artist Hermann Gurfinkel.
The entire lower level houses our bright and airy Children's Department where children will find fun games, books, music and magazines to fulfill their reading pleasure as well as attend engaging kids’ programs. This is also where our public meeting rooms are located, where our library events and programs are held.