201 North Ledgerwood St.

Box 297

Carlisle, IN 47838

(812) 398-4480

Librarian: Karolyn Parsons


Librarian Assistant:

Debby Fredricks


Branch Hours

Monday - Friday  11:00 - 5:00

Saturday  9:00 - 2:00

Closed Sunday


           In October 1915 a Carnegie library for Carlisle-Haddon Township was assured when the Carnegie Corporation agreed to erect a building.  It was opened in 1916.

          On March 19, 1965 the library and all its contents was destroyed by fire.

          In December of 1965 the present library was opened.  It was paid for with insurance money and donations from the people of Carlisle, Indiana.

          In early 1968 the Carlisle Library Board decided, for financial and other reasons, to merge into the County Library System.  This was accomplished on May 1, 1968.

          Our library is 84 years old.  During that period of time we have had only 6 librarians.

The millstones in front of the library were donated by Dick and Judy Lambeth.  The old Ledgerwood Mill was formerly located on their property.


  • photocopier

  • computer for public use with Internet access

  • word processor and games

  • videos

  • adult and juvenile fiction and non-fiction

  • large print books

  • audio cassettes

  • periodicals

  • reference

  • Christian fiction

  • outside book return

  • household battery recycle drop-off box

  • old eyeglass recycle drop-off box

  • display notices for nonprofit organizations

  • interlibrary loan

  • story time for preschoolers

  • organized activities for children

  • drop off site for recycling computer ink cartridges

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