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NIDL LogoThis Library houses the oldest GLBT collection in Indiana.  Over 6,600 items are in the NIDL circulating collection of books and video tapes.  Our archives hold local and regional GLBT history that ranges from articles and newsletters to pictures, t-shirts, buttons and more.  The archives are precious history that would otherwise be discarded or hidden from view if it were not carefully kept and preserved in this library. The NIDL's claim to being the "Oldest GLBT Collection In Indiana" can be found on our history article below.  In 2010 the Fort Wayne Community Educational Center Inc. voted to concentrate on becoming a library and adopted the Northeast Indiana Diversity Library as its mission.

Wordle: NIDL Mission Statement

Library Mission Statement:

The mission of the Northeast Indiana Diversity Library is to serve the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender community and its allies in the Fort Wayne and the surrounding area by acquiring, preserving and providing access to materials that embody the culture and history of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons, with a focus on items of local or regional interest whenever possible. Through sound management of resources our hopes are that the collection will contain the knowledge to dispel homophobia, encourage the exploration of diversity and promote personal discovery.
 
Volunteer opportunities:

Volunteer positions to help out at the library are available.  Please email with "Volunteer " in the subject line.

Contact:
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Scott Mertz--Advisor/Director
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Donations:  

NIDL shares the Fort Wayne Community Educational Centers' 501(c)(3) status and donations are tax deductible.  Make checks out to "NIDL" and mail them to the address below.  We need your support to the Library at this time which is crucial for the preservation of our GLBT library and for the library's future.  Please, won't you consider giving a tax-deductable gift of support so that this library will not be lost to our community?   The library also warmly welcomes donations of  materials.

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NIDL
P. O. Box 5537
Fort Wayne, IN  46895
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