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June 1 - July 31
Having fun isn't hard, when you've got a library card! In order to unleash the fun during the Kids Summer Reading Program, get signed up for a library card today. Visit or call any of our locations. Also join us this summer for free arts and crafts workshops, animal shows, obstacle courses, and more! Registration for the Kids Summer Reading Program is open!

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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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Tension- Filled Historical Romances to Read in Honor of Bridgerton Season 3

Bridgerton Season 3 is less than a month away from being released! However, for those who can't wait that long, we've compiled a list of books to tide you over. There are so many elements this season that will have historical romance lovers swooning: a friends-to-lovers plot, a revenge glow-up, the dating coach trope, and more! Each book on this list has one or more of these elements for your delight

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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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Now + Next: Community Conversation

Connect with Us Now to Shape the Future of the Library! Join a conversation about the future of the library. Share your feedback on how The Indianapolis Public Library can serve the community. Your response will help inform our 2025-2027 Strategic Plan.

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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 long-anticipated Glendale Branch of The Indianapolis Public Library opened to the public on Saturday, March 30, 2024. Take a video tour with Branch Manager Jena Mattix.

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