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National Library Lovers Month

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February not only celebrates the love of relationships, but of libraries, librarians, and books! This month is National Library Lovers month, so if you are a book lover–and maybe even asked for a book of sweet stories for Valentine’s Day–this celebration is for you. There are several libraries and bookstores Downtown that would love to celebrate this month with you, a library lover.

Here are some Indianapolis libraries/bookstores to check out:

Kurt Vonnegut Memorial & Library
- Houses artifacts, art, a museum store, and books related to Vonnegut (an Indiana native)
- Celebrates banned books week/banned stories
- Offers free admission on the first Monday of each month

Indy Reads
- Has a 100% literacy goal for all, resulting in endless copies of various genres of books
- Donates your gently used books on the first Friday of every month
- It supports literacy foundations for adults who want to improve their reading and comprehension skills

The Indianapolis Public Library
- Hosts numerous events including virtual story time, online book discussion, English conversation circles, coding for beginners, and more
- Provides online services like e-books, audiobooks, and movies to rent
- Offers free and low-cost online courses for small business owners

Indiana State Library
- Has rare books and manuscripts on display
- Offers an Ask-a-Librarian online live chat to answer all your literary questions
- Features Indiana Young Readers Center Collection by Indiana authors for children or young adults

National Library Lovers month gives us a chance to highlight and support our Indianapolis authors. We are proud that a wide range of writers from poets to novelists to playwrights call Indianapolis home.

Check out these Indianapolis authors next time you’re at the library:

Tracy J. Edmonds - Wild Hair: A Courageous Woman’s Guide to a Bold and Authentic Career
John Green - The Fault in our Stars, Looking for Alaska
Jalysa King - When I Grow Up I Can Be Anything
John David Anderson - Ms. Bixby's Last Day, Riley's Ghost
Kurt Vonnegut - Slaughterhouse 5, Welcome to the Monkey House
Jennifer Niven - All the Bright Places, Holding Up the Universe
Sarah T. Bolton - Paddle Your Own Canoe: And Other Poems
Ava Cuvay - Tin Toy, Tin Man

To continue the celebration of reading into March, head over to the Indiana State Museum on March 5 for Literacy Day. Galleries of various literary-centered activities will be displayed in English, ASL, and Spanish for children 6 and under.

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