LPCPL Exchange

The LPCPL Exchange will connect people and ideas by providing space and opportunity for people to learn.


The La Porte County Public Library is pleased to announce that a new name has been chosen for the old telephone switchboard building at 807 Indiana Avenue that was donated to the library about 5 years ago for expansion. The Board of Trustees approved the name “LPCPL Exchange: Connecting People and Ideas.”


The new name pays tribute to the building’s history as a telephone exchange while communicating its new purpose as a place for the community to come together and share ideas.


Architectural plans by Fort Wayne-based MKM architecture + design include three levels of flexible and multi-use space suitable for a variety of community meetings, classes, and events, along with specialized areas for artisans and makers.


  • Main level: Collaboration space, video and recording studios, meeting rooms.

  • Upper level: Maker space areas, including fiber arts, woodworking, digital fabrication, and 3-D printing; program space; a large meeting room.

  • Lower level:  Staff offices, storage space.

Construction began in July 2020, with the buildout will be completed in 2021. Please watch laportelibrary.org and follow our social media accounts for up-to-date information.

Services Provided

Accelerators and Incubators

  • Incubator

Business Planning

  • Demographic and Census Data

Events and Community Building

  • Hackathon / Startup Week or Weekends
  • Neighborhood Fairs and Festivals

Human Resources, Workforce and Talent

  • Employee Development
  • Policies and Templates
  • Workforce Training

Internship Programs and Student Services

  • Internship Program

Libraries and Research

  • Lifestyle and Psychographic Data
  • Industry Data
  • Demographic/Census Data
  • Company Data/Prospect Lists
  • Business Research Resources

Manufacturing, High Tech, Life Sciences Development

  • Augmented / Virtual Reality and Holographics


  • Conference/Meeting and Event Space
  • Lab Space
  • Makerspace / Hackerspace

Starting a Business

  • Business Research Resources

Technical Assistance

  • Coding Schools, Bootcamps, Classes


  • Online Courses and Videos
Primary Contact
Fonda Owens
807 Indiana Avenue
La Porte, IN 46350
(219) 362-6156 Ext: 330