INDIANAPOLIS – Over 20,000 children, teens and adults have participated in the Indianapolis Public Library’s 102nd Summer Reading Program.
Readers recorded more than 14 million minutes in the program, which ended on July 31.
In addition to reading, the library program encouraged people to participate in community activities as well.
âFor our young clients, the Summer Reading Program helps stop the summer slippage by encouraging children and teens to continue reading and learning when they are not in school,â said Sharon Bernhardt , director of children’s services at IndyPL. âThis new model, along with the appeal of the awards, helps kids stay motivated throughout the program. “
Prizes such as books, bags, toys, pool passes, and vouchers for local museums and attractions were won at reading milestones of a number of hours.
âWe are truly grateful to our community partners who generously contributed to the summer reading program,â Jackie Nytes, Executive Director of the library. âYour support has helped this program become a staple of the community that connects our clients and encourages lifelong learning. “
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