gpl history

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In the summer of 1920, the Greenwood Public Library was moved to the new Community House.  J.T. Polk left the city of Greenwood $75,000 to build the building.

Polk had stated that "the farmers of the community, and the laboring people (both men and women), had made him all that he had and it was his wish that they should have a suitable place to go to, to hold meetings, and conventions, and the like."  Therefore, his dream was to build the Greenwood Community  House.



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Greenwood Public Library
310 S. Meridian
Greenwood, IN 46143

Library Hours:
Mon - Thurs: 9am - 8pm
Friday: 11am - 5pm
Saturday: 11am - 5pm
Sunday: Closed

Curbside Hours:
Mon - Thurs: 11am - 6pm
Friday: 12pm - 4pm
Saturday: 12pm - 4pm
Sunday: Closed