Reading classes, English classes, and a community bookstore in Indianapolis.
Indy Reads builds literacy, English language, and job readiness skills to empower adults and families to reach their full potential. Our mission is supported by donations and purchases in our community bookstore.
How can we help you or someone else?
Classes, certifications, and more ways to learn with Indy Reads
High School Equivalency (HSE) courses
Our in-person and virtual HSE classes prepare students to earn their HSE diploma by covering all five subjects in the HiSET exam (reading, writing, math, social studies, and science).
English Language Learning (ELL) classes
These in-person and virtual ELL classes support adult learners at all levels of the English literacy spectrum as they develop speaking, listening, reading, writing, and comprehension skills to unlock economic and social potential.
Customer Service and Paraprofessional Certifications
Start or change your career with valuable customer service and paraprofessional certifications. There are two courses, and both will help you secure a new or better job.
Browse new and used books online or in-store
Our community bookstore in Fountain Square is full of great reads and merch, but you can also shop online! The store also includes audiobooks, ebooks, and more.
Recent news around Indy Reads
- Eskenazi Health awards Indy Reads a $5000 sponsorship for Literacy Foundations and English Language Learning (ELL) Foundations classes (Indianapolis, IN – Sept. 19, 2023) Indy Reads announced today that Eskenazi Health awarded the adult literacy nonprofit a $5,000 sponsorship … Read more
- United Way of Central Indiana grants $175,000 to Indy Reads for family programsINDIANAPOLIS – United Way of Central Indiana (UWCI) announced Wednesday that it is awarding Indy Reads $175,000 from its Family Opportunity … Read more
- Student Spotlight: Lay C.Lay C. is the first graduate of Indy Reads’ Customer Service Skills Program (CSSP), which combines an industry-recognized customer service certification … Read more
More ways to get involved
Indy Reads’ current location in Fountain Square is beautiful! So bright and nice and full of books for every taste, age, budget, and genre. Also, there are all kinds of gift options for book lovers. They rotate out different themed sections at small tables for awareness months, seasons, current events, etc. They have a variety of community events, and they accept used book donations the first Friday of the month. Plus, all proceeds support their adult literacy program, so it’s easy to feel great about whatever you buy.— Emily M., Indianapolis