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June 1 - July 31
This summer, help your kids get ready to read or help your kids maintain the reading skills they have worked so hard for during the school year. Reading for fun during the summer helps kids get a great start in the fall. Need help getting your kids signed up for the 2024 Summer Reading Program? Visit or call any of our locations!

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Adult Summer Reading

June 1 - July 31
Summer reading isn't just for kids! Experience the joy of reading this summer! Read and complete activities to earn prizes. Read anything you want! Get reading recommendations from our staff in person or online. Don’t forget to invite your furry (or feathered) friends to join you! Registration is open!

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History of the Indy 500 in 19 People

The Greatest Spectacle in Racing has been taking place (with a few breaks here and there) since 1911. While the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is a place with a lot of gravitas, the Indy 500 would be nothing without the people that helped shape the sport to what it is today. We've combed through our collection and curated a list of 19 people who have contributed to the history of the Indianapolis 500. These people include Indy 500 owners, founders, presidents, chief stewards, engineers, announcers, and (of course!) drivers.

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Author Application - CBLC Book Fest

Deadline: May 26, 2024
Featured authors will receive table space to network with other authors, meet the public, and promote books at the CBLC Book Fest & Juneteenth Celebration on June 15th at Central Library.

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Circulating Sound Concert Series

Join us on Sunday afternoons at Central Library for monthly concerts featuring a wide variety of local musicians. In June we welcome Mariachi Sol Jalisciense and in July Rock E Bassoon.

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Virtual Author Talks

Join our virtual author talks to enjoy conversation with the authors behind your favorite books from the comfort of home. What questions have you always wanted to ask? Submit your questions online. We will also take questions during the event and will cover as many questions as time allows!

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Find Your Next Great Read

Are you looking for your next read? We can help! Visit us in person, explore reading recommendations online, join an in-person or online book discussion, get recommendations on Facebook or tune in to our televised book club segments!

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The Indianapolis Public Library re-opened its Glendale Branch on March 30, 2024 at its new location at 3660 E 62nd St. The 24,800 square-foot branch is projected to welcome 225,000 – 250,000 patron visitors annually. The Branch has the second-largest collection of physical materials within The Indianapolis Public Library system, after Central Library, including various titles in Spanish, French, Korean, and a collection of Braille books.

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