Prizes are won at one hour, five hours, 10 hours, 15 hours and 20 hours of playtime.
INDIANAPOLIS — The Indianapolis Public Library is launching its 2022 Summer Reading Program.
Here’s how it works. A child can read any book, graphic novel, magazine, e-book, or newspaper, including books they own or borrow from the library. They then track their time spent reading in the Beanstack Tracker app (available on iOS and Android) or on paper trackers, which can be retrieved from anywhere in the library.
Prizes are won at one hour, five hours, 10 hours, 15 hours and 20 hours of playtime. Prizes may include passes to the Children’s Museum Haunted House, tickets to the Indianapolis Indian Games, passes to the Eiteljorg Museum, and a free pizza from Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria.
A bonus prize can be won by completing seven DISCOVERY activities such as donating a new or used book anywhere or planting a seed this summer.
Children will have until August 6 to redeem their reading for prizes at any library.
If summer readers reach 16 million minutes read this summer, all readers who logged in during the summer will be entered into the grand prize draws. These great prizes include one of two $529 CollegeChoice CD savings accounts, autographed Colts player footballs, and more.
If readers exceed IndyPL’s summer reading goal, the library foundation will donate 5,000 books to Books for Youth with the Indianapolis Colts. Through the program, the Colts and the Department of Children’s Services provide adoptive children in Indiana with 25 books to start their own library.