Indianapolis, IN—(February 25, 2020) Indy Reads and Indy Reads Books are moving to Fountain Square. On February 24, the Indianapolis Public Library Board of Directors voted to approve the organization taking over the Fountain Square Library Branch, which will be vacated in May. The Library will relocate services to the West Perry branch in 2021.
With a short turnaround intended to minimize downtime, the organization plans to move into the remodeled space by the end of August 2020.
Indy Reads Books has hosted community-friendly events and sold used and new books to the Indianapolis community at its current Mass Ave. location since opening in 2012.
“We’re thankful to the Mass Ave community for the ways they’ve supported and engaged with us over the years. We look forward to creating the same welcoming atmosphere in our new neighborhood, Fountain Square,” said Ryan King, Indy Reads CEO.
For the first time, the nonprofit’s program team (currently working from offices in the Downtown Central Library) and bookstore will be able to combine operations under one roof. The new location is an opportunity to better work toward their mission to build literacy, English language, and job readiness skills to empower adults and families to reach their full potential.
“A combined location gives us a better opportunity to show the community what literacy is and what literacy can empower people to achieve,” said King. “Promoting literacy doesn’t just benefit individuals, but families and the community at large. We’re excited to add our contribution to the great work already being done in Fountain Square.”