Looking for a summer reading program near Indianapolis? Your kids will love diving in to new books when they participate in these summer reading programs. You’ll find quality programs at local libraries and book stores. Children and adults earn prizes and other incentives for reading!

Indianapolis Public Library Summer Reading Program

Everyday Superheros
June 4 – July 28, 2018
Register at any library branch, bookmobile, or central library.
Prizes include licensed comic book hero items, paperback books, White Castle coupons, and passes to the Indianapolis Zoo, Eiteljorg Museum, ISO Symphony on the Prairie, Indy Parks pools, and Indiana Fever and Indianapolis Indians games (some are buy one, get one free). Summer readers can also win one of two college savings accounts worth $529 from CollegeChoice CD.

Reading Programs in the Greater Indianapolis Area

Brownsburg Library

Libraries Rock!
June 4
Summer reading program for ages 0-19 years old.
Register online

Avon-Washington Township Library

May 30
Win prizes for reading. Open to children and adults. Kick off Karnival is May 30, 4-6:30pm.
Register online

Carmel Clay Public Library

Summer Challenge Adventure
Registration begins May 31 – August 15, 2018
Win prizes from stickers and candy to books and raffle tickets.
Register online

Hamilton East Public Library (Noblesville/Fishers)

Libraries Rock!
June 1 – July 31, 2018
Fun age appropriate prizes and incentives based on how many pages are read. Summer reading program participation is for babies through adults.

Have preschoolers or younger? This summer might be a great time to sign-up for the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program.

Hancock County Library

Libraries Rock
June 1 – August 1, 2018
Summer reading club for kids and adults.
Register online

Johnson County Public Libraries

Explore Summer
May 14 – July 31, 2018
Kick off events on June 4th and 5th. Fun demonstrations by The Wonder Lab.
Register Online

Participating Locations:
Franklin Branch
White River Branch
Clark Pleasant Branch

Shelby County Library

Libraries Rock!
June 4 – July 21, 2018
Summer reading program for children. Many events scheduled.
Register Online

Local Bookstore Summer Reading Programs

4 Kids Books & Toys
Who HQ theme. Kids can earn free books and prizes.

Barnes and Noble
Kids in Grade 1-6 can earn a FREE BOOK by reading 8 books and completing the summer reading journal at your local Barnes and Noble.

Books a Million
Prizes for books read; check in store for more information next month

Half Price Books
The “Feed Your Brain” Summer Reading program encourages kids to read for 15 minutes a day in the months of June and July in exchange for Bookworm Bucks that can be used in the store.

Other Summer Reading Progams

Book IT with Pizza Hut
Free activity pack/downloads for books listed in the Book IT program.

We’re listing all of the summer reading events right on our calendar. You can also find them on our free mobile app!

Be sure to check out the event calendars of your local library and bookstore more kid friendly events, classes, and more.  What is your favorite summer reading program?