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Welcome to the Northeast Indiana Diversity Library!

"Indiana's Oldest GLBT Collection"

 
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The Library's Hours:

Evenings: Sunday, Wednesday & Thursday 7:00-10:00 p.m.*

Daytimes: Tuesday & Friday 12:00 Noon-3:00 p.m.
 
Other times by appointment call (260) 481-0783.
*Closed Evenings during the Summer -- May through August 24th! 

Check the NIDL Calendar or "NIDL Programs" for groups meeting at NIDL !

 

NIDL is located in room B41 on the basement level of the Helmke Library on IPFW's campus.  A parking garage with free parking is available just East of the building at the end of E. Campus Drive.  Handicap parking is in the lot just South of the Library at the end of E. Campus Drive.  Meters are also available in the lot just South but are only for 30 minutes.  On the IPFW Campus Map look for the Helmke Library or building (7).

NIDL's presence on the IPFW Campus is a collaboration between the Fort Wayne Community Educational Center, Inc., IPFW, and the Walter E. Helmke Library.

 

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.

 

Please use the Paypal button or mail directly to the new address...
NIDL
P. O. Box 5537
Fort Wayne, IN  46895
 

Giving Tuesday

This year, on Tuesday, December 2, 2014, there is a call to action that will change the calendar and help make history. We are celebrating a day dedicated to giving – when charities, families, businesses, community centers, students, retailers and more will all come together for Giving Tuesday – a movement to celebrate giving and kick-off the holiday giving season. TROIS 2 Because of the support and hospitality of IPFW and the Helmke Library; and grants from Macy's and the Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne; in addition to donors or Friends of NIDL to our endowment fund... the Northeast Indiana Diversity Library could not provide the access to the wonderful collection or preserve the local LGBTQ history of Fort Wayne and surrounding area through digitizing history in the archives. Without our volunteer staff and student volunteers the indexing of NIDL archives would never get done. In fact this year the volunteers were able to finish the first drawer and start the second drawer of NIDL's two 4-drawer file cabinets--keep in mind we started this project in 2002. The TROIS newletter was digitized and is online plus the text has been put in metadata to make the issues able to be searched by a keyword of a person, place or topic. 112014PHP33 Digitized photos of Drag shows from 1971 and photos of the first Gay Lesbian Organization (GLO) in the early 1980's were a hit at the first Photo ID Party at Wunderkamer on November 2nd. This is how NIDL gave back to community by sharing what was digitized! Won't you consider giving to our endowment fund and have your dollars matched at 20%?

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Horizons Youth Group

About Horizons Youth Group: horizons
Horizons offers a safe space for GLBT teens and their allied friends to socialize with others and learn about themselves in Fort Wayne and the surrounding Northeast Indiana areaHorizons was established by UTSCC in 1997.  It is a social group for GLBT youth in middle school and high school.  
 
 
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Horizons is primarily a social/discussion group.  However, this format also serves as an educational and support network.  If you are a teen in middle school or high school who wants a group where you can be yourself or if you are a parent, counselor or teacher who knows gay teens who could benefit from this group please feel free to contact NIDL for more details or email to the address below with Horizons in the subject line. 
 
Hey teens!  If you need to talk to someone about anything... feel free to use the contact below.  We make great listeners!
   
Contact:
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Normal Regular meetings are: Thursday Nights @ 7:30-9:oo PM

Donations:  As a NIDL-sponsored group, the Horizons Youth Group shares  the Fort Wayne Community Educational Center's 501(c)(3) status and donations are tax deductible.  Make checks out to "NIDL" and note them for Horizons in the memo.

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