2011 Summer Reading Program Continues at IMCPL Libraries

July 5, 2011

It's not too late for children of all ages and families to register for the Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library's 2011 Summer Reading Program, "A Science Odyssey," which continues through August 1 at all Indianapolis library locations.

This epic journey of science discovery and reading achievement gives participants the opportunity to enhance their reading skills and earn points for all reading activity. Points can then be exchanged for a variety of great prizes from such local organizations as the Indianapolis Indians, Indiana Fever, Royal Pin Leisure Centers, Chili's Grill and Bar, The Children's Museum Guild Haunted House, White Castle, the Indiana State Museum Center for Science and Culture, and IMAX/Indiana State Museum.

Already over 44,000 children and families have registered to participate in this year's Summer Reading Program.

In addition to the Summer Reading Program, the IMCPL is presenting a number of science-related workshops for children to enhance their knowledge of the physical and chemical world and capture their imagination. Topics include the science of magic, effects of magnetism, and experimentation with gases.

Register at any Indianapolis library branch, Central Library or the bookmobile, as well as the Beech Grove Public Library, to receive a Summer Reading Program points card. Adults can earn points for reading aloud to children.

The Library Foundation is the proud sponsor of the 92nd Annual Summer Reading Program, whose presenting partner is the Comcast Foundation. Supporting sponsors include The Kroger Co.; Toysmith; 92.3 WTTS; Verizon Foundation; Lilly Endowment Inc.; Ruth Lilly Philanthropic Foundation; Indiana Blood Center; Chase; Citizens Energy Group; United Water; Old National Bank; Carrier Corporation; Bridgestone Americas Trust Fund; The R.B. Annis Educational Foundation; and The Library Fund, a fund of The Indianapolis Foundation.

For more information on the 2011 Summer Reading Program, call 275-4099 or visit www.imcpl.org.