The Indy Public Library is launching the 2022 Summer Reading Program – Low Calorie Diets Tips

The Indianapolis Public Library is excited to launch the 2022 Summer Reading Program, running June 6 through July 30. This year’s program includes themed workshops, programmes, prizes and great books for all ages.

Summer reading program for children and young people:

Pack your bags and get your imagination into the library this summer for Camp Read S’more, IndyPL’s summer reading program! Participants can explore great stores and earn prizes for reading and completing bonus activities.

Read any book, graphic novel, magazine, e-book, or newspaper, including books you own or borrow from the library. Track time spent reading, listening to audiobooks, reading aloud or reading aloud on the Beanstack Tracker app or on paper trackers that can be picked up at any library location. Beanstack is available for iOS and Android or online at

Prizes are earned after 1 hour, 5 hours, 10 hours, 15 hours and 20 hours of reading and include passes to the Indianapolis Haunted House Children’s Museum, tickets to the Indianapolis Indians Games, passes to the Eiteljorg Museum and free pizza from Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria. Young readers can earn a bonus prize by completing seven DISCOVERY activities such as: Such as donating a new or used book anywhere, or planting a seed this summer. Children and young people have until August 6 to redeem prizes at each library location.

There will be additional workshops and storytelling programs throughout the summer – have fun with animals from Silly Safaris, conquer JumpBunch’s campfire obstacle course or make a tasty snack at our teen cooking classes. To learn more about these programs and more, visit for a full calendar of events.

New for 2022: Community Reading Goal – When the IndyPL community reaches 16 million reading minutes this summer, all readers who signed up during the summer will be entered into a grand prize draw at the end of the program. Prizes include one of two $529 CollegeChoice CD savings accounts, autographed Colts player footballs and more!

Take your imagination to the next level with the Summer Reading program. Pictured is Booker, the IndyPL mascot. (Photo courtesy Indianapolis Public Library)

If we exceed our reading goal, the IndyPL Foundation will also donate 5,000 books to Books for Youth with the Indianapolis Colts. Through this program, the Colts and the Department of Child Services are providing each foster child in Indiana with 25 books to start their own library. Also this summer there will be book donation bins at each library location to donate new or slightly used books to Books for Youth. Help IndyPL and the Colts get more books into the hands of kids by reading this summer!

Summer Reading Program for Adults:

Summer reading programs aren’t just for kids! In our summer adult reading program, Read Outside, participants earn prizes by completing fun reading and activity challenges.

Activities include trying a new recipe, reading about sustainability, visiting a park, or participating in a library program. Participants can register in the Beanstack app, online at, or at one of our branches. Prizes include a reusable straw and an IndyPL cup. The library also offers events and workshops for adults.

Additional information:

The Summer Reading Program is presented by Friends of the Library through donations to the Indianapolis Public Library Foundation. Major sponsors include Indianapolis Indians, Lilly Endowment Inc., Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust, Mary Frances Rubly & Jerry Hummer, and G. Marlyne Sexton. Supporting sponsors include 92.3 WTTS, Barnes & Thornburg LLP, Citizens Energy Group, CollegeChoice CD 529 Savings Plan, Corteva Agriscience, Anonymous, Indianapolis Colts, Dr. Sherry Lauver and Dr. Kevin Biglan, Office of the Lawrence Township Trustee Steve Talley, OneAmerica® , Pacers Foundation and The Ft. Ben Branch Design and Construction Company (RATIO – The Skillman Corporation – Davis & Associates, Inc.)

In 2021, children and families participating in the summer reading program read for 7,510,814 minutes. Learn more about the youth and adult programs at

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