Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Evergreen Indiana Boasts 100 Members!

More than four years ago on August 25, 2008, your Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library, became the first member of Evergreen Indiana, a new library consortium in Indiana. 

So with a bit of fanfare, we welcome the 100th Evergreen Library: Peabody Public Library of Columbia City in Whitley County.  (That’s in the northeast corner of Indiana, in case you were wondering.)  This 111-year-old library serves a population of 13,509 residents and boasts a collection of more than 100,000 items that you can now browse online.
As you can see, Evergreen Indiana has continued to grow through the years and today includes 100 public, school and institutional library members located throughout the state that use the Evergreen shared online catalog.  Customers of member libraries all around the state can use their Evergreen Indiana library card to view the catalogs and borrow materials from the other member libraries.   Items placed on hold that belong to other member libraries will be transited to our Hussey-Mayfield Library via a state-wide courier service and may be returned to any Evergreen Indiana member library.

As of November 2012, the Indiana State Library, plus 99 other member libraries, are live on Evergreen and serve 962,252 Indiana residents, just under 1/6 of the state’s total population.  The Evergreen Indiana catalog holds more than 2.8 million bibliographic records and provides access to more than 6.6 million items. The catalog may be viewed at:

Do we have you wondering where all of the Evergreen Indiana Libraries are located? Well, there’s a map for that:

Join our celebration! Visit your Hussey-Mayfield Library to browse our shelves, search the online catalog that includes the collections of 100 Indiana libraries and pick up a special book mark commemorating our 100 member strength!

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