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Summer Reading Program

Kids and Teen Summer Reading Program

Unleash your imagination! Participate in the Indianapolis Public Library’s Summer Reading Program to explore great stories and earn prizes for reading!

Prizes are earned at 1 hour, 5 hours, 10 hours, 15 hours, and 20 hours of reading. Plus, earn a bonus prize when you complete seven Discover Activities.

Prizes can be redeemed at any Indianapolis Public Library location. Go to the Library, show your progress, and choose your prize! More details coming soon!

Learn more about the 2024 Kids Summer Reading Program and register.

Adult Summer Reading Program

Experience the joy of reading this summer! Complete reading challenges, track activities and earn prizes. Don’t forget to invite your furry (or feathered) friends to join you!

Read 1 hour to earn a book themed sticker to add to your laptop, water bottle, home desk/reading nook, or wherever you could use some reading inspiration!

Read 20 hours and complete 4 of 9 activity challenges to earn a collapsible water bottle to bring on your next summer adventure. Perfect for a bike ride, hike, or sitting in the shade with a good book! More details coming soon!

Learn more about Adult Summer Reading and register.

  • Registration begins - May 1, 2024
  • First day to log reading time – Saturday, June 1, 2024
  • Last day to log reading time – Wednesday, July 31, 2024
  • Last day to pick up prizes – Saturday, August 3, 2024

Are you up for a reading challenge this summer?

Help us reach our community reading goal! If The Indianapolis Public Library community completes 18 million minutes of reading, including our Adult Summer Reading Program, all readers who log reading time will be entered into grand prize drawings at the end of the summer!