Library’s Summer Reading Program Kicks Off June 6

INDIANAPOLIS — Children and families are invited to experience the joy of reading and be a part of Indiana’s 200th birthday celebration during The Indianapolis Public Library’s 2016 Summer Reading Program, “The Summer Reading Book Bash,” beginning Mon., June 6 and continuing through Sat., July 30. Participants can register at IndyPL location, including the Beech Grove Library which will merge with IndyPL on June 1.
Led by Garfield, created by Muncie, Indiana-based cartoonist Jim Davis, young readers will be inspired to earn points for their reading activity, regardless of difficulty level, that can be exchanged for free prizes donated by community sponsors, many of which spotlight Indiana’s experiences and community attractions. Adults also can earn points for their younger children by reading aloud to them.
Readers seeking greater point rewards can choose from a list of notable Bonus Books that pay tribute to Hoosier heritage, with many titles featuring an Indiana connection. Among other prizes to earn are tickets to an Indianapolis Indians game, including Library Night at Victory Field on Mon., July 18 at 7 p.m. Participants also can enter to win a giveaway drawing for two, 529 college savings accounts worth $529 each. These 529 college savings accounts are FDIC-insured through College Savings Bank, a Division of NexBank SSB.
The program also affords young people under the age of 18 the opportunity to reduce or eliminate Library fines by using their reading points to participate in the Library’s Earn and Learn initiative.
For more information on the 2016 Summer Reading Program, call 275-4099 or visit