(Via Indiana Pacers) – INDIANAPOLIS, IN (June 8, 2012) - The Indiana Pacers will begin their inaugural Pacers Summer Reading Tour at select Marion County branch libraries in mid June. The program, produced in partnership with the Indianapolis Marion County Public Library’s own summer reading program, will tip off Wednesday, June 13 at two separate locations – the Warren Branch on East 21st St., and the Info Zone in the Children’s Museum on North Meridian St. Additionally, Pacers Foundation has made a contribution of $10,000 to the library’s summer reading campaign.
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 habit and improve reading skills during the summer months. In all, the Pacers Reading Tour will run from June 13 through July 23.
As part of the Summer Reading Tour, the Pacers Fan Van will visit Marion County Branch Libraries for a one-hour Reading TimeOut. Guest readers, 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 “Reading is Fun” poster featuring Boomer, the Pacers mascot. In addition, following each Reading TimeOut, visitors to the branch library will have the opportunity to spin the Pacers Prize Wheel for their chance at winning a variety of Pacers prizes.
For more information on the IMCPL Summer Reading Program and the Pacers Summer Reading Tour, please call (317) 275-4083.
Wed., June 13 11:00 AM Warren Branch, 9701 East 21st St.
Wed., June 13 2:00 PM InfoZone @ Children’s Museum, 3000 N. Meridian St.
Thurs., June 14 10:30 AM Flanner House, 2424 Dr. MLK, Jr. St.
Thurs., June 14 1:30 PM Lawrence Branch, 7898 N. Hague Rd.
Thurs., June 14 3:30 PM Glendale Branch, 6101 N. Keystone Ave.
Mon., June 18 2:00 PM Franklin Road Branch, 5550 S. Frankklin Rd.
Wed., June 20 3:00 PM Brightwood Branch, 2435 N. Sherman Drive
Thurs., June 21 11:00 AM Eagle Branch, 3325 Lowry Road
Thurs., June 21 2:00 PM Spades Park Branch, 1801 Nowland Ave.
Fri., June 22 11:00 AM East Washington St. Branch, 2822 E. Washington St.
Fri., June 22 2:00 PM Irvington Branch, 5625 E. Washington St.
Mon., June 25 2:00 PM College Ave., 4180 N. College Ave.
Tues., June 26 1:00 PM Fountain Square, 1066 Virginia Ave.
Tues., June 26 4:00 PM Nora Branch, 8625 Guilford Ave.
Mon., July 9 3:00 PM East 38th St. Branch, 5420 E. 38th St.
Mon., July 9 5:00 PM Haughville Branch, 2121 W. Michigan St.
Tues., July 10 3:00 PM Pike Branch, 6525 Zionsville Road
Thurs., July 12 12:30 PM Learning Curve @ Central Library, 40 E. St. Clair St.
Thurs., July 12 2:30 PM Southport Branch, 2630 E. Stop 11 Road
Thurs., July 12 4:30 PM Decatur Branch, 5301 Kentucky Ave.
Mon., July 23 2:00 PM Wayne Branch, 198 Girls School Rd.
The Good in Sports salutes the Pacers for their great contributions to the Greater Indianapolis area.