During the holiday season, Indianapolis residents are invited to help provide free books to children of all ages during “Jingle Books 2019,” a project of The Indianapolis Public Library, the Office of Mayor Joe Hogsett and Sondhi Solutions.
During a launch event on December 3 at Central Library, Deputy Mayor Angela Smith-Jones, Indianapolis Public Library CEO Jackie Nytes, and Sondhi Solutions representative Lindsay Szostak, donated the first books of the campaign into the “Jingle Books” receiving box, helping to ensure that every child receives the gift of reading in December.
“Jingle Books provides an easy way for people to help young children and families build a home library, which in turn can be an important asset in helping young ones develop their reading and literacy skills,” stated Nytes. “It’s as simple as visiting any Indy Library location to donate books or take books to give to a child to read and value.”
“Jingle Books” displays are available at all IndyPL locations where individuals can select children’s books from display boxes to take home for free. They can also donate new or gently used books by dropping them into the boxes. Free gift wrapping stations will be provided at most sites.
During its first five years, “Jingle Books” has provided over 7,000 books for local children.
“Jingle Books” will continue through December 23, 2019 during regular Library hours.