Banneker Community Center 930 W. 7th Street; Phone: (812) 349-3735; Fax (812) 349-3790
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Staff

Recreation Services Division Director: Paula McDevitt, 349-3713
Program/Facility Coordinator: Leslie Brinson, 349-3734
Program Specialist: Will Rose, 349-3746

Hours:
Office hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Drop-in Hours
Monday through Friday, 5 - 9 p.m.

Facility Information
Gymnasium, recreation room, restrooms, full kitchen, library, Family Resource Center (third floor). Three meeting rooms, the gym, kitchen, and building are available for rental. Call 349-3735 for reservation and cost information.

Bus Line
Bloomington Transit #3 drops at Fifth and Elm Streets

Programs Offered

Accessibility Designated accessible parking space on west side of building, ramp and elevator on ground floor, gym entrance is accessible.

Family Resource Center

Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.

Located on the third floor, this is a place where families, epecially those new to the community, can gather information, network with others, build a support system, and enjoy their children in a fun, safe space.

Evans-Porter Memorial Library

Monroe Country Public Library 2010 logo Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.

The Banneker Community Center is proud to host the Evans-Porter Memorial Library in partnership with the Monroe County Public Library. Come browse the book selections, magazines and resource maerials located in the Library. Check-out procedures are easy and convenient.

Summer Food and Fun at Banneker

A hot, nutritious meal is available at the Banneker community Center to children and their families during the summer months.

Meals are served from 5-6 p.m. Monday through Friday, June 2-July 25.

Children ages 18 yrs. and under eat free; adult meals are $3. Dinner is prepared by Chef for Hire, Inc.

In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call (202) 720-5964. USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Banneker Community Center Advisory Council

Share your ideas for programs, activities and special events in the Evans-Porter Memorial Library at the Banneker Community Center. An opportunity for public comment is offered at each meeting. If interested in joining the Banneker Community Center Advisory Council, contact Leslie Brinson at 349-3734 or click here (PDF 20.22 KB) for an application.

Contact the Advisory Council members via e-mail below, or through the Banneker Community Center at (812) 349-3735.

Advisory Council Members
Trudy Litz
Chip Frederick
Kim Morris-Newton
Andre Love
Timmi-Lynn Dobbins

Volunteer logo Banneker Green Thumbs Garden

The Banneker Green Thumbs Garden, located at the Banneker Community Center on West Seventh Street, enables youth enrolled in the Banneker Community Center's after-school and summer programs to learn the art of organic gardening. Mother Hubbard's Cupboard, a local food pantry, partners with the Community Gardening Program to help educate the youth of our community while producing food to be distributed to community members in need through the Plant a Row for the Hungry campaign. For more information, contact Mother Hubbard's Cupboard at mhc@mhcfoodpantry.org or 355-6843.