Dear Indy PL Teens,
Do you have some gently-used books you would like to donate to local children for Christmas? Mayor Ballard joined the Indianapolis Public Library and Indy Reads today to introduce Jingle Books, a new program to provide free books for Indy children. “Every child deserves to receive a book as a gift during the holiday season,” Mayor Ballard said. “Reading is meant to be fun. Books allow children to explore new places and ideas that they may not get to experience otherwise.”
“It’s a joyous occasion when a child receives a book because it can help develop the reading and language skills that make a world of difference in a child’s academic success,” said Library CEO Jackie Nytes.
People may select a book from any display to take home as a gift. People may also donate new or gently used children’s books by dropping them off at any Jingle Books location. Gift wrapping stations will be provided on site.
“Indy Reads is honored to participate in this program,” said Travis DiNicola, Executive Director of Indy Reads. “Promoting literacy in the family is key to building a literate community. To eliminate adult illiteracy, we must also focus on reading to and with our children.”
The library is accepting donations through December 23rd. Look for the red Jingle box at your local library.