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Summer Reading Book Bash Starts June 6!

2016 SRP Logo V3AIn honor of Indiana’s 200th Birthday, The Indy PL and Garfield are teaming up to bring you the Summer Reading Book Bash! Some locations have already begun signing people up! Books you check out and read right now can be returned on June 6 for points and prizes, and the Indy PL has some awesome prizes to choose from! You can read more about the Summer Reading Book Bash here! Want to check out the prizes this year? Click here! Every year the Indy PL offers a certain selection of books known as “Bonus Books” that offer readers a chance to earn a few extra points if they read them. This years’ Bonus Books can be found here. Don’t forget to check out the programs the Indy PL is offering this Summer, too! We have all kinds of exciting workshops to attend from Going Native Animal Shows presented by Animalia to the Digital Animaker Lab. There is something for everyone! The program runs June 6-July 30th. Teens may read books on their own, or to younger siblings and/or friends to earn points.

Don’t have a library card because of overdue fines? Ask about the Earn and Learn (EAL) Program at the desk where you check out. Similar to the Summer Reading Program, EAL teens are able to read books to earn points that will eliminate any debt they may have on their card. In this case, not only will you earn Summer Reading Points for prizes, but you could end up with a fine-free card in the process! Some limitations apply, so be sure to ask at the desk about it.

RED rrr button cropped2Don’t have a library card? We’ve got your covered. Check out the RED Read, Return, Repeat bags which have three different pre-selected books in each one. No two bags are alike. You may borrow them for three weeks at a time. And best of all, they are worry free! There are NO fines if you return them late! Ask about the Read, Return, Repeat bags at the checkout desk. Brand new books will be sent to all Indy PL locations just in time for the Summer Reading Book Bash!


BLUE RRR LogoAnd coming soonBLUE Read, Return, Repeat bags which will contain pre-selected teen books in Spanish. These bags are made possible by The Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund through a grant to the Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



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Still looking for something to do this Summer? Don’t forget to check out our calendar of events


Earn and Learn

Do you want to participate in Summer Reading to earn prizes but you think you can’t check out because of your library card fines?

We have a solution!

Check out our Earn and Learn Program that will allow you to read books and clear fines, PLUS you can earn Summer Reading Points at the same time! How cool is that? By the end of the Summer you could walk away with reduced or no fines and some cool prizes.

Ask for the Earn and Learn card at any Library location!

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Who can participate? Any library card holder under the age of 18 with $5 of debt is eligible.

Don’t forget to sign up for the Summer Reading Program!



The Summer Reading Program  begins on June 2nd! That’s next Monday!

Click on the READ IN ANY LANGUAGE picture for details about the program.




You won’t want to miss out on the prizes:



Mustache erasers



BOGO Indiana Fever Pass

BOGO Indianapolis Indians Pass

Little Caesars Crazy Bread Coupon



Hedgehog Lip Gloss


BOGO Indy Parks Pool Pass



Teen Paperback Books







White Castle Three for Free Coupon

Children’s Museum Guild Haunted House Pass and a Free State Fair Admission!



Have a sweet tooth? Get some jelly beans . . .




. . . and some sour twists!


Let the festivities begin!

–Michelle Frost

Dazzling Duct Tape!

From Michael:

It’s already the second week of the Summer Reading Program. Can you believe it? Hope you are all reading for yourselves and saving points for something really nice. How about a Indiana State Fair pass? Or maybe a Haunted House Pass? Or perhaps something else, let us know in the comments below!

Meanwhile, be sure to check out your local branch for a TEENS-ONLY workshop: Duct Tape Messenger Bag Workshop. You’ll be using duct tape and some pretty sharp cutting tools to create a one-of-a-kind messenger bag. But hurry! Only 15 seats are available for each session and they are going to fill up fast! Here’s the list of workshops.

Can’t wait for the workshop? Want to make something else? We’ve got books for that. Try one of the titles below.

Love (and Other Uses for Duct Tape)


Love (and Other Uses for Duct Tape)



Stick it!  99 D.I.Y. Duct Tape Projects


Stick it! 99 D.I.Y. Duct Tape Projects



Go Crazy with Duct Tape


Go Crazy with Duct Tape



The Duct Tape Book


The Duct Tape Book


Tape It & Make It: 101 Duct Tape Activities


Tape It & Make It: 101 Duct Tape Activities



Crazy Cool Duct Tape Projects


Crazy Cool Duct Tape Projects



Dazzling Duct Tape Designs


Dazzling Duct Tape Designs


There’s also a Duct Tape craft website.

Take a picture of something you made or want to make and leave a link in the comments below.

Read Together, Right Now – Summer Reading Program 2013

srp_littleIt’s almost here! June 3rd is first day of the summer reading program here at IndyPL! The theme this year is “Read Together, Right Now” complete with a 60’s theme and artwork. Peter Max rocks! More details about the program are here.

What?! It’s just for kiddies? Nope, it’s for you, too, teen reader. Here’s the scoop….

First, we’ve got books just for you. Worth more than average book, check out our bonus book list. Good reading and worth 30 points a piece.

What? You don’t want to read a lot for yourself this summer? Well, did you know that you get points for reading aloud to your younger brothers and sisters? Tis true, and the points add up quickly. And if you want, you can share the points with others in your family!

The Duct Tape Messenger Bag workshop is for teens only (13-17). You’ll be using cutting tools and duct tape to create a one-of-a-kind messenger bag that you’ll be proud of. But hurry and sign up at your local branch, there is a limit of 15 teens per workshop. All the different workshops are listed here.

Like swimming for free (well, BOG, actually.)? How about a fun package at Royal Pin Fun Center? What? Need more? Okay, how about free tickets to the County Fair, worth $5.00? Free tickets to the STATE Fair, worth $10.00? Haunted House passes, worth $7.00? They can all be yours. The biggest prizes can be won by reading five teen novels. Just five! And there are a lot more prizes to be won.

We’ve even got a few teen films  to show you this summer, titles and times vary with location.

It’s going to be a great summer, we hope to see you here at the Library!