Batesville Memorial Public Library
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Library Hours
Sun. (Aug-May) : 1 - 5 pm
Mon.-Thu. : 9 am - 8 pm
Fri. : 9 am - 5 pm
Sat. : 10 am - 5 pm

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About us

Today's public library is a dynamic community center that emphasizes lifelong education and literacy in many forms. Here you'll find shelves of books, magazines and newspapers, certainly, but also films on DVD, books and information in digital format, public computers and WiFi, business and entrepreneurship information, special collections, art, and people...

At the BMPL, you'll find people meeting and exchanging ideas, people reading and finding materials for low-vision readers, people studying and learning, people playing and trying new technologies, people learning how to read and enjoying a live concert, people searching for their ancestors on microfilm and searching the stars with a telescope.

Welcome to the Batesville Memorial Public Library..."where information inspires imagination!"

Library Hours (effective 2014):

  • Sunday (During the school year) ... 1:00 - 5:00 PM
  • Monday - Thursday ... 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Friday ... 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Saturday ... 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

The library is closed on the following days:

  • New Year's Day
  • Good Friday
  • Easter Sunday
  • Mother's Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Friday after Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Eve
  • Christmas Day
  • New Year's Eve
Library Management

Library Director
Michael J. Kruse, MLS
State University of New York at Buffalo
Certified LC1 by the Indiana State Library

Library Board of Trustees
Anne Amrhein Vice-President
Thomas Barnett Secretary
Peter Mack
Mark Masavage
Ron Simons
Mark Stenger
Nance Widdowson

The Library Board of Trustees meets at the library on the 4th Wednesday of each month, unless otherwise scheduled. See the library's Master Calendar for exact dates and times.

General Information

Because the Batesville Memorial Public Library is part of the Evergreen Indiana Consortium, card holders in our library district can search for and borrow materials from any of the other 100 or so Evergreen libraries in the state.  Click the links below for more Evergreen Indiana information:

The BMPL subscribes to numerous searchable databases that our card holders can use for free. Most of these databases require your bar code and/or a PIN. Contact us to receive your 4-digit PIN.

The photo on the right shows the statue outside the library on Walnut Street. Titled "Paper Airplanes: Journeys of the Imagination," this sculpture by Gary Lee Price is "about fantasy and enjoying our childhood and all of its wonders."

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