Love Your Library

The library is not just a place of books anymore. Libraries are essential community centers that
offer classes, online research tools, meeting spaces, and materials to help you in your business
endeavors. Libraries are a special place that is unlike any other and they are essential to
communities.

Who we are
La Porte County Public Library (LPCPL) serves the residents of La Porte County. Our mission is
to provide the community with physical and virtual space where people from all walks of life
have the opportunity for lifelong learning. LPCPL strives to meet and exceed the community’s
needs with a variety of services, materials, and spaces.

What we do
La Porte County Public Library offers a variety of services to our community.
● Computer and Technology Services
● Notary Services
● Printing, Copying, and Faxing capabilities
● Online Databases
● Makerspace
● Mobile Classroom
● Mobile Library

LPCPL offers online services such as Business Source Complete, which is an online database
that offers full-text articles on business management, marketing, accounting, finance, and more.
We offer free classes for all ages on a variety of topics. Our upcoming financial literacy series
will have topics on how to avoid scams and protecting your identity, estate planning, and
accounting basics. We also have classes in health and wellness classes to support your
employee wellness standards. Our study rooms and meeting rooms are available for client
meetings, Zoom calls, or quiet study space. These offerings come at no cost to you with your
library card.

Where are we going
La Porte County Public Library continues to grow and change to meet the needs of the
community. The Exchange at La Porte County Public Library (planned to be open in mid – 2021)
is an open-access digital fabrication studio and collaborative makerspace. We provide access to
information, tools, software, and space for anyone who has the interest to meet up, learn,
create, and make. The Exchange provides open access to video and sound recording studios
and meeting room space. Library instructors teach classes and provide online tutorials to train
people how to use the equipment in our different makerspace areas: digital fabrication, artisan,
fiber arts, woodworking, and design. This is a community space dedicated to increased digital
and troubleshooting skills for job seekers.
Visit your nearest location or online at www.laportelibrary.org to learn more about how we can
serve you.

Julie Wadle
Public Services Assistant Manager
La Porte County Public Library

219-362-6156 | jwadle@laportelibrary.org