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?

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Watch how English language learners can speak, read, and communicate with confidence from Indy Reads’ classes.

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.

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More ways to get involved

An Indy Reads English Language Learning Class celebrates their achievements in Indy Reads' community bookstore. There are three volunteers, six students, and two children in the photo.

Volunteer to teach or help in Indy Reads’ community bookstore

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An Indy Reads staff member reads Honey & Spice in front of the living wall in Indy Reads' community bookstore. There is a stack of books next to her.

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Indy Reads staff and volunteers pose in front of Fountain Square Theatre before our Inaugural Fundraising Breakfast: Unlocking Our Potential. There are 14 staff members and 2 volunteers smiling in front of the marquee.

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Support Indy Reads

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
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