In My Own Words | Lovely Taverne


In My Own Words is an Indy Reads series where students tell their stories using their own authentic voice and words.  Lovely is from Haiti. She was working as a nurse in her home country and now has enrolled with Indy Reads to develop her English skills to continue her nursing career in the U.S. […]

In My Own Words | Sterling Riggs


In My Own Words is an Indy Reads series where students tell their stories using their own authentic voice and words. Sterling is a future motivational speaker with a soulful gravel not unlike the singer Lyfe Jennings, an inspired story, and a warm laugh you can’t ignore. He has all the hallmarks of a great […]

Indy Reads Starting New High School Equivalency Program

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. […]