For Parents

2019 Kids Summer Reading Program


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Summer readers! Thank you for all your enthusiasm for the program this year!

Our prize quantities are limited, especially prize books and coupons from some of our community partners. The Library is out of Haunted House coupons and Indy Parks Pool Passes for the remainder of the summer. We truly appreciate your support and understanding when our coupons and prize book inventory is depleted. As prizes run low, we will make every effort to provide a substitute.

June 3 - July 27

The more books you read,
the more points you earn!
Exchange your points for prizes!

Register for the Summer Reading Program at any Library location.

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Check out or download all kinds of great Library books. Have fun reading them! When you are finished, return them to the Library. Stop at the Summer Reading desk to have your reading points recorded on your point card. Exchange every 100 points earned for prizes. Then check out some more books! Want more details? Here are all the rules for a summer of reading that will go down in history!

Group 1 - Start with a free Book!
Group 2 - Add a Prize!
Group 3 - Top it off with a Coupon!

Because this is an anniversary year for the program, we’re planning some special activities and new features that will keep the celebration moving at a fun pace all summer long.

To commemorate this year’s 100th anniversary, we compiled IndyPL's favorite 100 kids or teens book list.

Check out the 100 favorites submitted by kids, the community, as well as Library staff. Classics, new titles, and a few by Hoosier authors are included. View the full list

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Tell Us About Your Favorite Book - We picked ours, now tell us yours!

Vote for Indy's Favorite Book- Earn 25 Points - Visit your local branch to vote for your favorite kid or teen book on the IndyPL’s Top 20 list. Based on your votes, Indy’s Favorite Book will be announced in August.

Share Your Summer Reading Story- Earn 25 Points - Visit your local branch to tell us about your Summer Reading Program memories or bring an item, prize, or keepsake from a past program.

Let Us Know What You Think- Earn 25 Points - Each ADULT who fills out and returns a Summer Reading Evaluation Form will be awarded 25 points. Forms are available at all library locations.

You can continue the conversation about your favorite reads throughout the summer on social media by using #myfavoritekidsbook.

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Summer Workshops & Movies
Meet amazing animals, watch movies, make a teen zine, create a squishy duct tape toy, and much more. Event Schedule

Earn tickets to attend LIBRARY NIGHT at Victory Field Monday, July 15 at 7:00 PM – Dollar Menu Night!
Meet The Very Hungry Caterpillar and his mascot friends, Booker and Rowdie!

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Win a College Savings Account Worth $529
Start saving for college today with a chance to win one of two 529 Plan giveaways from CollegeChoice CD.

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Win Indianapolis Colts Tickets*
Grand Prize: A VIP 4 Pack of tickets with sideline passes.
Branch Drawings: A pair of tickets for one winner at all 24 locations.

*Game date to be mutually agreed upon by the winner and the Indianapolis Colts

30 Point Bonus Books!

Want more points? Read a Bonus Book for 30 points! There are 50 to choose from - see them all!

2019 Summer Reading Program Bonus Books

2019 Kids Summer Reading Program Points and Prizes

Learn more about getting Summer Reading Points and cool prizes!

2019 Kids Summer Reading Program Events & Programs

Join the fun at one of our many Summer Reading Programs and events!

2019 Kids Summer Reading Program Rules and Guidelines

Follow the Summer Reading rules by Keepin' it 100.