Pacers' Summer Reading Tour returns in June

Annual program to visit various Indianapolis area libraries.

The Indiana Pacers will begin their annual Summer Reading Tour at select Indianapolis Public Library branches in mid-June.

The program, in partnership with Cargo Services and the Indianapolis Public Library’s own summer reading program, will begin Monday, June 22, at three locations — the Pike Branch on Zionsville Road at 11 a.m., the Lawrence Branch on Hague Road at 2 p.m. and the Wayne Branch on Girls School Road at 4 p.m.

The Pacers’ tour coincides with the Library’s eight-week Summer Reading Program, which provides a fun and rewarding way for children to maintain their reading habits and improve reading skills during the summer months. In all, the Pacers Reading Tour will run from June 22 through July 31.

As part of the Summer Reading Tour, the Pacers “Read Like a Pro” program presented by Cargo Services will visit 22 Indianapolis Public Library branches for a one-hour Reading TimeOut. Guest readers and other special guests, including members of the Indiana Pacemates and the Pacers All-Star Reading Team, will share their favorite children’s stories with those in attendance.

Each child on hand will receive a “Pacers Read” poster and bookmark. Following each Reading TimeOut, all visitors to the branch library will have the opportunity to play the Pacers Dice Game for their chance at winning a variety of Pacers prizes.

For more information on the Indianapolis Public Library Summer Reading Program and the Pacers Summer Reading Tour, call (317) 275-4083.

Pacers Summer Reading Tour Schedule

Mon., June 22 — 11 a.m., Pike Branch, 6525 Zionsville Road.

Mon., June 22 — 2 p.m., Lawrence Branch, 7898 N. Hague Road.

Mon., June 22 — 4 p.m., Wayne Branch, 198 S. Girls School Road.

Wed., June 24 — 10:30 a.m., Warren Branch, 9701 East 21st St.

Fri., June 26 — 10:30 a.m., East 38th St. Branch, 5420 East 38th St.

Fri., June 26 — 2 p.m., Glendale Shopping Center Branch, 6101 N. Keystone Ave.

Tues., June 30 — 2 p.m., Decatur Branch, 5301 Kentucky Ave.

Thurs., July 2 — 10:30 a.m., Franklin Road Branch, 5550 S. Franklin Road.

Thurs., July 2 — 1:30 p.m., Garfield Park Branch, 2502 Shelby St.

Tues., July 7 — 1 p.m., East Washington St. Branch, 2822 E. Washington St.

Tues., July 7 — 3:30 p.m., Learning Curve @ Central Library, One Liberty Square, 40 E. St. Clair St.

Thurs., July 9 — 10:30 a.m., Flanner House Branch, 2424 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. St.

Thurs., July 9 — 4 p.m., Brightwood Branch, 2435 N. Sherman Drive.

Tues., July 21 — 11 a.m., Eagle Branch, 3325 Lowry Road.

Tues., July 21 — 1 p.m., Nora Branch, 8625 Guilford Ave.

Thurs., July 23 — 10 a.m., Infozone in the Children’s Museum, 3000 N. Meridian St.

Thurs., July 23 — 1 p.m., Fountain Square Branch, 1066 Virginia Ave.

Thurs., July 23 — 3 p.m., Southport Branch, 2630 E. Stop 11 Road.

Mon., July 27 — 2 p.m., Spades Park Branch, 1801 Nowland Ave.

Mon., July 27 — 4 p.m., Haughville Branch, 2121 W. Michigan St.

Wed., July 29 — 10:30 a.m., College Ave. Branch, 4180 N. College Ave.

Fri., July 31 — 10:30 a.m., Irvington Branch, 5625 E. Washington St.

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