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Summer Resources: Meals, Reading, Parks, Learning Labs

Congratulations on another school year! Please take a moment to review the IPS Summer Meal Program locations, Indy Summer Learning Labs and other summer resources for students and families.

Some offerings have required registration and/or specific instructions on participation; please review thoroughly.

Below is the list of summer food service sites that will be open to the community.  Sites 714, 716, 718 and 721 are June 6 – June 24. All others sites are open June 6 – July 22. Meals are available to any child, 18 years of age and younger, regardless of enrollment within IPS*.  

This year, operations are returning to pre-pandemic rules and regulations.  All meals must be consumed on site. No meals served June 20 and July 4.

School NumberSchool Name Street Address Serving Times: BreakfastServing Times: Lunch
39William McKinley 1733 Spann Ave.   12:30-1 p.m.
49William Penn  1720 W. Wilkins St. 9-9:30 a.m.12:30-1 p.m.
51James Russell Lowell 3426 Roosevelt Ave.   12:30-1 p.m.
94George S Buck 2701 Devon Ave.   12:30-1 p.m.
714Shortridge HS 3401 N. Meridian St. 7:15-7:45 a.m.11:30-1 p.m.
716Arsenal Tech  HS 1500 E. Michigan St. 7:15-7:45 a.m.11:30-1 p.m.
718Crispus Attucks HS 1140 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. 7:15-7:45 a.m.11:30-1 p.m.
721George Washington HS 2215 W. Washington St. 7:15-7:45 a.m.11:30-1 p.m.
BUSHaughville Library Branch 1 2121 W. Michigan St.   1:15-1:45 p.m.
BUSMartin Luther King CC 1 40 W 40th St.   12:15-12:35 p.m.
BUSStratford Apts Leasing Off 1 3201 Watergate Rd.   11-11:30 a.m.
¹ = Served from Bus Stop Café food bus

*This institution is an equal opportunity provider. 

The Indy Summer Learning Labs offer a safe, nurturing and fun environment for your children this summer.

The program serves incoming 1st-9th grade students.

Click here for the full listing of locations.

Have fun with Indy Parks this summer! Indy Parks’ Summer Day Camps offer swimming, arts, nature, science, sports and recreation, and more.

All camps are accredited by the American Camp Association. For information about Summer Day Camps, click here.

Our friends at The Indianapolis Public Library invite all IPS students to join in their annual Summer Reading Program, “Camp Read S’more”! Regular reading is an important part of student development, and participants can win great prizes too!

Visit your nearest library branch or to learn more and get registered.

Free Summer Meals for Kids at the Library

Children 18 and under can pick up a free meal at their nearest Library branch location. Meals are provided in partnership with Indy Parks and Recreation,  Indianapolis Public Schools, Wayne Township Schools, and Perry Township Schools. For a full summer meal schedule and information on IndyPl’s public health partnerships including summer meals for kids, COVID-19 vaccine clinics, free gun locks, and more, click here.

2022 IndyPL Author Fair

The Indy Author Fair, taking place Saturday, August 6, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., at Central Library, allows writers and readers to meet and network with up-and-coming Indiana authors and add to their writing toolbox by taking part in writing workshops led by experts. This all-ages event is free and open to the public, and authors will have books on hand to sell and sign. It’s the perfect opportunity to update your personal library! Learn more.

Homeschool Fair at Central Library

Are you considering homeschooling, new to it, or are looking for new ideas? Visit the Homeschool Fair at Central Library on Saturday, July 30, 10:00 a.m.  – 4:00 p.m. Enjoy keynotes by Lilly scientist Guy Hansen and local author Teresa Robeson, 25+ vendors, pop-up activities, giveaways, and more!

Northamptonshire Art Exhibit

The Library is celebrating our sister city’s relationship with Northamptonshire County with an exhibit featuring all things Northamptonshire. The exhibit, open at Central Library July 4 – July 29, will include original Northamptonshire and Indianapolis artwork by Alex Neckopulos.

Summer Reading

It’s not too late to sign up for the summer reading program! Join us at the Library this summer for free workshops, programs, and great books for all ages! Learn more here.