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Summer Reading Program

May 30th - August 4th, 2023


Reading List

Join the Indiana Talking Book and Braille Library’s Summer Reading Program for “All Together Now” to celebrate friendship, kindness, and togetherness. Books are available to borrow from the library in braille, large print, and digital audio formats; participants can also download digital audio books and braille files from BARD at, or use the BARD Mobile app available from the iTunes app store, the Google Play store, or the Amazon App Store.

In conjunction with the talking book summer reading, the National Library Service has put together some great online zoom events. We will post the links here and on our Facebook page. Please register for any of the talks that interest you through the appropriate link (coming in June).

NLS Programming

Kickoff event (all ages): Monday, June 26 at 4:00 pm EDT
Author Talk (Adult): Thursday, June 29 at 7:00 pm EDT, Shelby Van Pelt, Remarkably Bright Creatures
Story time and music (K-3rd grade): Thursday, July 6 at 7:00 pm EDT
Author Talk (Middle grades): Tuesday, July 11 at 7:00 pm EDT, Celia Perez, The First Rule of Punk
Author Talk (K-5th grade): Saturday, July 22 at 1:00 pm EDT, Annette Bay Pimentel and Jennifer Keelan-Chaffins, All the Way to the Top: How One Girl's Fight for Americans with Disabilities Changed Everything
Author Talk (YA and Middle grades): July 27 at 7:00 pm EDT, Kwame Alexander, The Crossover
Author Talk (YA): August 3 at 7:00 pm EDT, Jenny Torres Sanchez, We Are Not from Here

This list of guests includes New York Times–bestselling authors as well as winners of Amazon’s Best Book of the Year, American Library Association’s (ALA) Best Fiction for Young Adults, the Newberry medal, Pura Belpré Author Honor, and ALA Schneider Family Book Award Young Children's Honor Book. All five of our Summer Reading Program author speakers have multiple books in the NLS collection in audio and braille.
Please note that due to contractual limitations with the authors and performer, these programs will be livestreamed only and will not be recorded.

Any book borrowed from the library within the time frame will count toward a participant’s total. Note that only books borrowed or downloaded from the library will count towards a reader’s total. Every reader will receive prizes!

We will be sending out materials throughout the program including prizes, activity sheets, crafts, and more!

To enroll, please complete the application and email it to Abby Chumin at .

Questions about this program can be directed to Abby Chumin, Librarian, by phone at 317-232-3684 / 1- 800-622-4970 or by email at

TBBL JG 5-16-2023