Indianapolis, IN — (June 16, 2020) In July, Indy Reads will be adding free High School Equivalency (HSE) diploma classes to an existing suite of adult literacy, English language, and workforce training programs. The organization’s commitment to serve adult learners now includes those who do not have a high school diploma. In Marion County, that’s […]
Curbside Pickup is Back!
Indy, we’ve missed you! It’s been several weeks since we last left books at our doorstep for you and we’re excited to get started again. Starting Wednesday, May 6, 2020, Indy Reads Books will be providing curbside pickup of limited selections from our location at 911 Massachusetts Avenue. Pickup will be available daily 10A – […]
COVID19 Response from Indy Reads Books – Temporary Change
Dear Friends, All of us are in uncharted waters right now and we’re experiencing things we’ve only read about in books. Information about COVID-19 is changing by the hour and based on the announcements from Governor Holcomb and Mayor Hogsett regarding social distancing and other suggested measures, we have made the decision to close our […]
One Story, Many Authors – Indy Reads Starts New Chapter
Indy Reads and Indy Reads Books will be moving to its new location in Fountain Square (1066 Virginia Avenue) by the end of August 2020. This is an exciting time in the history of our organization. This will allow our admin, program, development, and bookstore staff to be under one roof for the first time […]
Indy Reads approved to take over Fountain Square Branch
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. […]
Indy Library Board Sets Timetable for Fountain Square Branch Transition
The Indianapolis Public Library Board of Trustees has given preliminary approval to the closing of the Fountain Square Branch in May 2020, as part of the Library’s long-range plan announced in 2015 to relocate services to the new West Perry Branch, scheduled to open in mid-2021. The recommendation by the Library’s Facilities Committee on February […]
Meet October’s IndyGo Student of the Month – Bethny!
Bethny came to Indy Reads after having fled oppression and a lack of opportunities in her native Burma. Her father came to America first, and worked hard to bring Bethny and her five brothers and sisters afterward. Together, the family has struggled through learning cultural differences and being “outsiders” in the United States. Bethny made […]
Breaking Through Writer’s Block: Reasons to Sign Up for NaNoWriMo™ Next Month
As I sat in my lit professor’s tiny office, bookshelves crammed with leather-bound, dusty books, her desk piled with essays to be marked with red ink, I waited with bated breath as she paused to respond to my brilliant idea for an independent study. I planned to write a novel. We sat looking at each […]
A Bookstore Tour for National Literacy Month!
We’re not shy about it: We think literacy is the most important single tool in helping to lift people and families out of poverty. On its own, literacy can empower someone to take a big step forward in pursuing more gainful employment, to have a more stable home life, and to keep those positive changes […]
Celebrate Six Years of Indy Reads Books!
Indy Reads Books is turning six years old on Friday, July 13 and we want YOU to come celebrate with us! It’s not every year you get to turn six years old, and we want to share in the festivities with a summer sidewalk bash at Indy Reads Books on Friday, July 13! From 5pm […]