LPCPL Exchange

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

About

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

Business Planning

  • Demographic and Census Data

Human Resources, Workforce and Talent

  • Employee Development
  • Policies and Templates
  • Workforce Training

Internship Programs and Student Services

  • Internship Program

Libraries and Research

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

Manufacturing, High Tech, Life Sciences Development

  • Augmented / Virtual Reality and Holographics

Space

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

Starting a Business

  • Business Research Resources

Technical Assistance

  • Coding Schools, Bootcamps, Classes

Training

  • Online Courses and Videos

Accelerators and Incubators

  • Incubator

Events and Community Building

  • Hackathon / Startup Week or Weekends
  • Neighborhood Fairs and Festivals
Primary Contact
Fonda Owens
Address
807 Indiana Avenue
La Porte, IN 46350
Phone
(219) 362-6156 Ext: 330