Book Drive to Restock The Public Collection's Free Book Share Stations Began July 20, 2016

Clubs and Organizations

July 21, 2016

INDIANAPOLIS The Public Collection, an art and literacy project that provides free books for readers of all ages, is hosting a book drive to restock the shelves of its nine Indianapolis-area book share stations beginning July 20.

Gently-used books of all kinds can be donated at:
Indianapolis Public Library branch locations
Indianapolis City Market (2nd floor)
Chase Tower
Garden Table restaurant in Broad Ripple
Athleta at The Fashion Mall
Large donations can be delivered to the Library Services Center at 2450 N. Meridian St., or donors can also call (317) 275-4700 to arrange large pickups.

Containers to be used as rain barrels

The donation containers will be re-used as rain barrels following the book drive that will span four to six weeks.

Since launching the program in August last year, The Public Collection has distributed approximately 22,000 books nearly 500 books a week into the community through its book share stations that are also works of art. Books are supplied and stocked by the Indianapolis Public Library and can be borrowed at no cost and returned at leisure.

"The Public Collection has been such a big hit in this first year, we need help restocking the shelves," said Rachel M. Simon, founder, The Public Collection. "Indianapolis has a strong appetite for reading, and we want to make sure books are always available."

The book share stations are located at: Eskenazi Health, Horizon House, Indianapolis City Market, Indianapolis Cultural Trail, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Mary Rigg Neighborhood Center, Monument Circle, and White River State Park.