Posted: Thu, 02/13/2014 - 2:37pm Updated: Thu, 12/01/2016 - 11:54am
We Are Almost There!
We are very close to reaching our goal of distributing 2,000,000 books by December 31, in celebration of our Indiana Bicentennial.

Let's all continue to promote reading and read the books on our myON digital library, as well as hardback books.
Indiana students - We Can Do It!!

Hoosier Family of Readers has Made it Happen!

To celebrate Indiana’s 2016 Bicentennial, Superintendent Ritz has issued a Bicentennial Book Challenge. Students from across Indiana are encouraged to work together to read with their classes and help the Department of Education distribute at least 2,000,000 books before December 31, 2016.

There are three easy ways that teachers, families and community organizations can be involved in the challenge:

  1. Access thousands of free online books using myON’s digital library.
  2. Register for First Book for access to low cost and free books. In addition to getting free and low-cost books for your school, each time we get 2,000 registrations the Hoosier Family of Readers program will get a truckload of books to distribute!
  3. Register to become a Hoosier Family of Readers partner.
We are hoping that you are participating in the Teacher Classroom Challenge. When your class has reached the goal of reading 200 books, be sure to take a class photo, submit it, and it will be displayed for all to see.




Destination Indiana Presented by the Indiana Historical SOciety

Celebrating 200 Years - Classroom Challenge for Teachers



Hoosier Family of Readers' Sponsors

First Book

Professor Garfield


Summer Food Service Program

Families Learning

Reading Rockets

Indiana Public Broadcasting Stations