Shelby County Public Library - Shelbyville, Indiana

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Kids, teens, and adults enroll for the library's summer reading program anytime beginning Monday, June 5 at the library. 

Throughout June and July, programs and prizes will be available for all ages. The program will end Saturday, July 22.

The name of every student in the county who completes the program will be reported to their school. Shelbyville Central School students-- if you complete the library's summer reading program, you will have met the requirements for "Dive into Reading."

Complete guidelines for the program will be given to participants at registration.

Check the online calendar below or pick up a calendar at the library beginning June 5 to view the weekly programs. Special events for children and teens will include:

  • Kick-Off Parties 
    • BLOCK PARTY outside of the
      main library in Shelbyville on Mon., June 5
       from 3-6pm (Open House; Games, Activities, and Summer Reading Registration... see details on the side graphic)

  • Kids can also take advantage of the library's outside reading program, Reading in the Park @ Morrison Park on Tuesdays at noon from June 6 - July 18. This storytime program is in conjunction with the Shelby Central Schools Free Lunch Program (...stay tuned for details). Stop by Morrison Park anytime between 11am-12:30pm (lunch will start being served at 11:30am; storytime with special guests will be from Noon-12:30pm).

  • Teens, follow the library's Instagram: @sscplteens to participate in a Teen Instagram Scavenger Hunt. Check every Monday for the weekly objective!

  • Paws for Reading!! We will have special visitors at the library again this summer! Therapy dogs, Ava, Oakley, and Penny, are looking for children to read to them on Thursdays June 9 & 13 and July 7 & 21 at 5:30pm! Will you sign up and read to them for 15 minutes? Register in the youth department or call Brandy at 317-398-7121 ext. 230 for more information beginning May 31.

  • Magician, Daniel Lusk, will be performing his "Go for the Gold" show on Thurs., July 16 at 6:30pm at the Strand Theatre (**SOLD OUT** Free show; Ticket will be required; You can call the library at 317-398-7121 ext. 230 to be put on a waiting list.)

  • The Teen Youth Advisory Board will be hosting a car wash at Ace Hardware (2350 IN-44 Shelbyville, IN 46176) on Sat., June 25 from 10am-2pm to raise money to buy new furniture for the teen area. 

  • An End of Summer Party will be held at Blue River Bowl on Sat., July 23. RSVP required. Details

  • The annual Teen Lock-In will be held on Fri., July 29 at the library. Stay tuned for details!


Thank you to all of the donors who support summer reading! Your generosity enables us to provide quality programming and reward our readers!