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Indiana Room

The Family History Hounds genealogy group will meet Thursday, June 1, 2022 at 1:00pm in the McMillan Meeting Room. Our topic:  Overland Trails: Westward Migration in the 19th Century  Your ancestors went west for many reasons...

The Indiana Room has a tremendous collection of photographs of Plainfield, Guilford Township, and Hendricks County.  One of the most popular collections are the aerial photos of Plainfield, Indiana.  Come browse the Photograph Database and fly over this unique view of our town! Use the...

The Indiana Room's Sarah Wright has authored the new book "50 Historic Buildings of Plainfield, Indiana: the places and the people".  Featuring some of Plainfield's well-known structures as well as a few that often are unnoticed, this book shares the stories of not only the...

Help preserve our Plainfield history by sharing your historic photos, letters, and artifacts. Drop by the library's Indiana Room anytime between January 21-23, 2022 during library hours and we will digitize your treasures, add the electronic image to our local history archives, and return the...

Preserving history is a mission of the Indiana Room. We wanted to be sure to capture this moment in pandemic history and document it for the future. Thanks to the Plainfield residents who participated in our Oral History project. Listen in their own words how...

Be part of history! Share your pandemic story! Imagine a person 100 years from now is researching the Great 2020 COVID-19 Pandemic.  They want to know how the community of Plainfield, Indiana was affected by the international crisis.  What kinds of things do you think they...

We're pleased to let you know that the library now subscribes to ProQuest's HNP Indianapolis Star newspaper database.  This resources of digitized newspapers covers 1903-2004.  Enjoy browsing the paper, or looking for specific items such as obituaries, advertisements, or family news.  The database is free...

FIND MY PAST   The Indiana Room is pleased to announce that we've added another database to our collection of genealogy resources:  Find My Past Finding your British Isles ancestors can be difficult. With findmypast, you get the complete British and Irish family history experience, to connect you with...

[caption id="attachment_18951" align="alignleft" width="300"] Alan McConnell - Photography[/caption] Discovering Turkey Run Opening Reception The Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library invites the community to attend the Discovering Turkey Run Documentary and Exhibit by Alan and Elaine McConnell. [caption id="attachment_18952" align="alignright" width="240"] The lush, narrow part of Turkey Run’s Rocky Hollow...

The Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library is pleased to offer new ScanEZ Scan Station. The scanner is located in our Copy Center on the first floor of the Library, near the public computers. In addition to our copying service, the new scanner offers many new services, open...