2021 Summer Reading Program begins
Posted on May 25, 2021
The Indianapolis Public Library’s Summer Reading Program will be serving children by encouraging them to read this summer. The program runs June 7 – July 31, and will motivate children to read more during summer break. Research shows that reading just 15 minutes a day is enough to help children maintain or advance their reading skills during the summer. This helps students keep their academic skills strong even after the school year has ended, which is especially important in this time of interrupted learning.
Participants can register for the program online, by phone, or in person at their local IndyPL location. Participants can track how much time they spend reading, listening to audiobooks or being read to, and earn prizes at time milestones from 1 to 20 hours of reading! Prizes include passes for local attractions, pencils and books. The Summer Reading Program is made possible by many generous donors, which are listed below. For more information on how to participate, visit indypl.org/srp/kids.
The Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund
Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust
Mary Frances Rubly & Jerry Hummer
BKD CPAs & Advisors
Citizens Energy Group
CollegeChoice CD 529 Savings Plan
Louise Lage Kirtland and Hugh C. Kirtland Endowment Fund, a fund of The Indianapolis Foundation
Lilly Endowment Inc.
Office of Lawrence Township Trustee Steve Talley
G. Marlyne Sexton
The Swisher Foundation, Inc., in memory of Glenn M. Swisher