West Michigan Community Day

Posted on November 29, 2016

At a time when “community” has many different meanings, and people are looking for ways to better connect with their neighbors, the Haughville Branch Library helped bring together their local community during West Michigan Community Day. On June 9, 2016, the Haughville Branch Library joined forces with the Westside Community Development Corporation and the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department South West District for the annual West Michigan Community Day. This family-oriented, multicultural event drew a crowd of more than 500 neighborhood residents for crafts, local food, diverse music and entertainment. Families could sign up for the Summer Reading Program and meet the Library’s mascot Digit, as well as talk with local first responders and pet the police horses. This year’s celebration also featured a special ceremony honoring the 25th anniversary of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department South West District with remarks from Mayor Joe Hogsett. Thank you to Apex Health Benefits and the Kinney Group for their continued support of this neighborhood event.

Neighbors spent time with each other and shared what makes their community great. This event served as a wonderful reminder of the power that coming together as a community can have. And the Library continues to provide great resources to bring together our neighbors throughout the year. Events, classes, workshops and more can all be found on the IndyPL website.