Muncie Public Library serves the community through a wide variety of literacy-based programs for young children, after school programs for students and lifelong learning opportunities for adults. The library provides access to extensive collections of books, periodicals, AV materials, eResources, and technology. The library serves as an informational link for people in need by providing information about other community organizations and vital services. The meeting rooms provide public meeting space and encourage community involvement.
301 E. Jackson St.
Located in Downtown Muncie, the historic Carnegie Library houses the Local History & Genealogy collection and an open computer lab. The facility also provides wireless access and a meeting room for local groups to reserve. The foundation for Carnegie Library was built in 1902 and the building opened to the public in 1904. It has been in continuous use as a library since its opening.
1824 E. Centennial Ave.
Located in Whitely Neighborhood and newly opened in 2012, this is a creative community resource center which provides laptops, v-tech readers for kids, eReaders, eBooks, video production, and a high-tech maker space with 3D printer. CC also has meeting room space for classes and community organizations.
1700 W. McGalliard Rd.
Kennedy Library is conveniently located on McGalliard Road and offers a full-service library with a circulating collection of books, magazines, CD’s, DVD’s, eReaders, wireless access, free computer use, a meeting space, and more.
2005 S. High St.
Maring-Hunt Library is a full service library located between South View Elementary School and the Wilson Senior Apartments on the south side of Muncie. Maring-Hunt offers a full circulating collection of books, magazines, CD’s, DVD’s, eReaders, wireless access, free computer use, a meeting space, a community garden, a high-tech maker space, and more.
Robert F. Kennedy visited Muncie in May of 1968. The Ball State men’s Gym was selected as the location for Kennedy’s speech; however there was much concern over filling all the seats in the gym. Conversely, the Gym was filled to capacity, with an estimated 9,000 people filling all the seats and the entire playing court, after playing waiting hours for Kennedy’s appearance.
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