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About Indy Book Project

Supporting Childhood Literacy, One Book at a Time

Gina Sprenger founded Indy Book Project in October 2018 after moving to the Indianapolis area and struggling to find a literary nonprofit. As a volunteer at Book Harvest, she became passionate about book access. She decided to put a call out to the community to see if others were interested. Soon, a board was formed, and the community enthusiastically rallied in support of book access.

With a mission to ensure all children have access to books in their home, Indy Book Project collects gently used or new books from the community, sorts them, and then distributes them to community centers, schools, and other locations that serve youth.

To date, we've gifted over 190,000 books to local children, including:

  • Families who visit Eskenazi Pecar and the Crooked Creek Food Pantry

  • Students at Indianapolis Public Schools

  • Patients at local pediatricians' offices

  • Neighbors near a Little Free Library

  • Residents who receive holiday giveaways at neighborhood centers

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