Hamilton East Public Library Awarded LSTA Grant

The Hamilton East Public Library has received a $3489 grant to digitize ten volumes of early Noblesville Mayor Docket books. Dating as far back as May 18, 1887, when Noblesville first became a city, through October 9, 1950, the books consist of criminal court cases heard by the mayor. For the past 30 years, these books have been stored in the Indiana Room at the library. Scanning these unique documents and making them available online to researchers, students, legal historian, and genealogists will help preserve this historic information and make the documents more accessible, locally, statewide, and nationally.

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This project is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by the Indiana State Library. The Institute of Museum and Library Services, the provider of the grant, is the primary source of the federal support for the nation’s 123,000 libraries and 35,000 museums. The IMLS’s mission is to inspire libraries and museums to advance innovation, lifelong learning, and cultural and civic engagement. Their grant making, policy development, and research help libraries and museums deliver valuable services that make it possible for communities and individuals to thrive.

To learn more about this project, visit the Indiana Room at the Noblesville Library or call Nancy at 770-3206.