Discovery Café

discovery-cafe-graphic.jpgDiscovery Café is an Indiana University Center for Rural Engagement initiative in partnership with public libraries throughout Indiana. The Center for Rural Engagement facilitates connections with libraries to explore diverse topics and interests, promote mentoring and tutoring, develop telehealth opportunities, and support a host of other initiatives. Through our partnership, we strive to serve librarians in helping their communities discover resources and enriching learning opportunities, and in implementing other valuable services for Hoosiers.

Public libraries are an established and comfortable setting in communities to explore knowledge and media. The partnership between public libraries and Discovery Café provides opportunities for new programming, youth tutoring and mentoring, telehealth, and other initiatives. If you have questions or an interest in Discovery Café, please contact us at

Connect your library with Discovery Café

If you are affiliated with a public library and would like to connect with us to develop programs or discuss a new partnership opportunity, please complete our meeting request form.

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Speaker interest

If you are interested in learning how to link your interests and initiatives with a public library, please connect with us using this program interest survey.

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Discover Hours

We are hosting weekly Discover Hours where you can drop in and speak to one of our team members about what we can bring to your library, questions you have, and scheduling a Café at your library. Discover Hours will be hosted every Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. and every Friday from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Register for Wednesday Discover Hours

 Register for Friday Discover Hours