The Shoals Public Library has been awarded a $500,000 Public Facilities grant from the Office of Community and Rural Affairs. These funds will be used to expand the existing library with a two- story addition to the back. The expansion will include an elevator, new ADA restrooms, a new children’s area, and upgraded HVAC. Thank you to SIDC and Griffy Creek studios for all the hard work on the application. Also, a big thank you to our patrons and everyone who assisted with surveys, and/or letters of support!



Rural Indiana residents seeking free and confidential support while managing stress, depression or anxiety, or resources for food, clothing, housing, and healthcare have access to telehealth wellbeing services in six rural Indiana counties.  Because You Matter is a new, free mental health service offered at the Shoals Public Library in partnership with Indiana University School of Social Work and IU Center for Rural Engagement to rural Indiana residents.  Click the title below to learn more….

Library Partners


The Shoals Public Library is an historic Carnegie Library which still has it’s original stage.  The library regularly hosts small concerts by area musicians for the community to enjoy free of charge.  The library has recently been working with Indiana University Jacobs School of music to host a variety of performances.  Click the title below for more information.

Shoals Library Performance Project 2021-22


Last year, the Shoals Public Library was selected to represent the State of Indiana in a Nationwide project about the impact of rural libraries. The library recently received this letter from Governor Holcomb! We feel very honored to be a part of this project. It has been a fun process and we cannot wait to see the final product.  To read more about this project or how you can help rural libraries copy and paste this URL into your internet web browser: