Frequently Asked Questions
Mon-Thurs: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Fri: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
126 E Main St
Centerville IN 47330
(Your email will be forwarded to the appropriate staff person.)
Director - Beth Treaster
Adult Library Assistant/Technical Services - Kristie Dickens
Adult Library Assistant/Technical Services - Kris Turner
Children's Librarian - Carol Pentecost
Janitor - Julie Turner
Maintenance/Circulation Assistant - Robert Nuss
Circulation Assistant - Pat Palmer
Young Adult Librarian - Laurie Brumbaugh
President - Kevin Smith (2nd term)- appointed by the Centerville School Board - term expires 06-03-2017
Vice-President - Kathleen Baumer (3rd term)- appointed by the Centerville School Board - term expires 12-31-2019
Secretary - Susan Dillman (2nd term) - appointed by the Wayne County Council - term expires 01-02-2019
Treasurer - Kathy Stephen (4th term) - appointed by the Centerville School Board - term expires 6-30-2018
James Girdley (3rd term) - appointed by the Wayne County Council - term expires 01-02-2019
Tiffany Leger (1st term) - appointed by the Wayne County Commissioners - term expires 12-31-2020
Ronald Morris (1st term) - appointed by the Wayne County Commissioners - term expires 12-31-2020
The mission of the Centerville-Center Township Public Library is to serve the total community as a source of materials, activities, and technology for personal recreation, intellectual growth, and cultural enlightenment.back to top
Library Bylaws (pdf)back to top
The Centerville-Center Township Public Library is on the Historic National Road in the center of Centerville, Indiana.
From the East:
Enter Centerville on National Road/US-40/East Main Street. One block before the stop light, turn right onto First Street. Drive half a block and turn left into the alley. The library parking lot will be on your left after passing one house.
From the West:
Enter Centerville on National Road/US-40/East Main Street. At the stop light, turn left onto Morton Street. Drive half a block and turn right into the alley immediately before the large brick church. The library parking lot will be on your right after passing the church property.
From Interstate 70:
Exit I-70 at exit 145. Turn south onto North Centerville Road. Drive 2.5 miles into the town of Centerville. Immediately after the big brick church on the left side of the road, turn left into the alley. The library parking lot will be on your right after passing the church property.back to top
Library parking is available behind the building in a parking lot that is accessed from the alley. If the library lot is full, library patrons are welcome to park in the church parking lot, or in the gravel lot behind the neighboring Delay Insurance Agency. In addition, curb-side spaces are available on Main Street in front of the library. First Street, east of the library, is not available for parking as it is reserved for city vehicles.back to top
Anyone, regardless of residency, may come to the Centerville Library. A library card is required only if you wish to check out materials to take with you.
Centerville Library is a member of Evergreen Indiana, a network of over 100 Indiana libraries. The library card that you obtain at Centerville is an Evergreen card and it may be used at any Evergreen library.
Children five years of age and older may obtain their own card. Materials for children age four and younger may be checked out on the card of a parent or guardian.
Center Township Residents:
Bring a government issued photo ID. If your ID does not show your current address, also bring a utility bill, tax receipt, or bank statement that has your current address. Anyone 17 and younger does not need to have ID, but the parent or guardian signing for them must show ID.
Non-Center Township Residents:
Residents of Wayne County who live in these townships - Abington, Boston, Clay, Dalton, Franklin, Green, Harrison, New Garden, Perry, Wayne and Webster - may obtain a library card at Centerville after first obtaining a card at Morrisson-Reeves Library.
Cambridge City Library (Jackson and Washington Townships), Hagerstown Library (Jefferson Township), and Dublin Library are part of the Evergreen network. Residents of those townships need to get their Evergreen card from their home library, but that same card will work at Centerville.
Indiana residents who live outside of Wayne County, and who don't live where there is an Evergreen library, may obtain a Centerville card if their home library is part of the state reciprocal agreement. back to top
A replacement Evergreen card may be obtained for a $2.00 fee. It is not necessary to bring proof of residency again.
In the Evergreen catalog you can search for materials owned by Centerville Library, any other Evergreen library, or all Evergreen libraries at once. For the broadest results, search all libraries. Since books move easily around the state, with deliveries at Centerville twice a week, you are not limited to just the books housed in Centerville.
While in the online Evergreen catalog, you can request that a book be held for you.
Search until you find the item you are interested in, then click on the “Place Hold” button. Enter your card number (or user name) and password. You will receive an email or phone call when the book has arrived at Centerville and is ready for you to pick up. Holds cannot be placed on other libraries’audiovisual materials or on books that are less than 3 months old.back to top
If the book you want is not owned by any Evergreen Library, ask the staff at Centerville Library to request the book for you from libraries beyond Evergreen. There is no fee for this service, though occasionally there is a minimal postage fee.back to top
Library materials circulate for one, two, or three weeks.
-Books, audio books, and music CD's check out for 3 weeks.
-New adult fiction, magazines, and comics check out out for 2 weeks.
-DVD's and VHS tapes check out for 1 week.
-Downloadable ebooks and audiobooks check out for 1 or 2 weeks, at the patron's discretion. back to top
Items may be renewed two times per check out, except DVD's and new books which only renew once. Log into your account here to renew online.
You can also bring the item to the library and have one of the staff
members renew it for you.
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Items may be returned at any Evergreen library. When returning to Centerville Library, books may be returned in the drop box behind the library. DVD’s and VHS tapes should be returned in person whenever possible or in the appropriate drop box, also located behind the library. back to top
Fines are 25 cents per day beginning the second day the item is late. Fines continue to accrue up to a maximum of $10 per item. After 45 days, an overdue item is considered lost and the patron will be charged the $10 fine, a $10 processing fee, a $10 collection agency fee, and the replacement price of the item (to avoid the fine and collection agency fee, notify the library promptly if you know a book is lost). A patron returning an item that is damaged beyond use will be charged the replacement price of the item plus a $10 processing fee. When lost or damaged items are paid for, they become the property of the patron and no refunds will be given. When fines on a card total $10 or more, the card is blocked from further use until the fines are reduced below $10.
To help avoid late fees, patrons who have an email address in Evergreen will receive email notification 3 days before items are due and another email on the due date.back to top
The library staff is glad to send a fax for you for a charge of 25 cents per page. You may also receive faxes at the library for the same price per page. If you expect a fax, please call the library (765) 855-5223 to alert us to watch for it. The library fax number is (765)855-2009.back to top
Donations of books, magazines, DVD's, CD's, etc. are always welcome. Current materials may be added to the collection and what is not added will be sold in the library's on-going book sale. Financial donations are greatly appreciated. Gifts may be given in honor or in memory of loved ones with the use of the funds specified or not. For example, one family sends a donation annually to be used for building needs. A community organization gives money to buy children's books. We will follow your instructions exactly and give you a report and tax acknowledgement. All donations are tax deductible.back to top
Learn new skills, help your community, and have fun by volunteering at the Centerville Library! Work a regular schedule once a week or assist with special projects as needed. Contact the library to learn about all the areas where help is needed and where your talents can be put to use.back to top
All children under the age of 10 must have a parent or adult guardian accompany them at all times while using the library.
To see the full policy (as a pdf), please click here.back to top
Pursuant to the Indiana Public Records Law (IC 5-14-3) “library records, which can be used to identify any library patron,” will be maintained in strict confidence. Library staff members are not authorized to disclose such records to any third party. Under Indiana law, minors are accorded the same confidentiality rights as adults. The library takes seriously its obligation to protect the privacy of every patron, as required by law. This commitment to the patron’s privacy may appear to cause inconvenience on occasion; however, this is a small price to pay for the assurance that an individual’s reading preferences and use of the library will remain exclusively his or her own business. back to top