La Porte County Public Library Announces Opening of Newest Location

Posted on June 25, 2021

by Jennifer Bissonnette

La Porte County Public Library is excited to announce that the LPCPL Exchange at 807 Indiana Avenue in La Porte is is opening on Monday, June 28th, to the public. 


The Exchange is a multi-use community space dedicated to connecting people and ideas while removing barriers to equipment access. Community members can reserve study spaces, use open seating, or use a variety of equipment free of charge.


“La Porte County Public Library is a place of equitable access for our community,” said La Porte County Public Library Director, Fonda Owens. “We wanted to create a place for the community to connect with others, enhance their job skills, discover new hobbies, start businesses, and much more.”


The building contains two meeting rooms, a large classroom, audio and video recording studios, sewing machines, design software, 3D printers, soldering equipment, a CNC milling machine, wood lathes, and more.


Community members may visit the LPCPL Exchange for tours during open hours. Library employees and volunteers will lead classes to familiarize interested community members with available equipment. Community members may also reserve equipment for use once they have completed the appropriate safety training. 


For more information, please visit LPCPL Exchange on the website.

Jennifer Bissonnette

Jennifer Bissonnette

Jennifer enjoys reading, writing to-do lists, and giving both of her dogs belly rubs. She has a weak spot for tasty sweets and is on a mission to find Northwest Indiana’s best cinnamon roll. She often over analyzes things but tries to use that to her advantage in her work at the library.
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