Indy Library's Summer Reading Program Continues Through July 26!

June 30, 2014

2014 Summer Reading ProgramIt's not too late for children and families to register for The Indianapolis Public Library's 2014 Summer Reading Program, "Read in Any Language," which continues through July 26. Participants can celebrate our local international community and experience the joy of reading while earning points to be exchanged for great prizes for their reading activity.

The Library's major reading initiative of the year encourages participants to "think global & read local" and open up the world through books. The more books read, the more points can be earned for prizes that include books, toys, gadgets and passes to local events. Additional points can be received by reading from a list of Bonus Books.

A new component this year involves a drawing for two $529 scholarships good toward a college savings account courtesy of CollegeChoice Direct 529 Savings Plan and CollegeChoice CD 529 Savings Plan. Participants can learn about qualifications to become eligible for the drawing when they register for the Summer Reading Program at any Indy Library branch, Central Library and the Beech Grove Public Library.

Adults also are invited to be armchair travelers this summer by participating in an Adult Summer Reading Program that showcases books from around the world. A reading list of selected fiction and nonfiction books relating to numerous countries, cultures and travel themes is available. Additionally, the Library is hosting travelogues, author talks and book discussions throughout the summer.

The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation is the proud sponsor of the 95th Annual Summer Reading Program. Additional support is provided by the Allen Whitehill Clowes Charitable Foundation; Carrier Corporation; Chase; Citizens Energy Group; Indiana Blood Center; Lilly Endowment Inc.; Mary Frances Rubly; Old National Bank; Pacers Foundation; 92.3 WTTS; CollegeChoice Direct 529 Savings Plan and CollegeChoice CD 529 Savings Plan; The Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund; The Kroger Co.; The Swisher Foundation, Inc., in memory of Glenn M. Swisher; Toysmith; and United Way of Central Indiana and the Ruth Lilly Philanthropic Foundation.

In 2013, a 10-year high of 58,901 young readers participated in the Summer Reading Program.