Summer Reading

Summer is almost here and the Rushville Public Library is kicking off its summer reading program in a big, big way!

Fizz-Boom-Read (for infants through 6th graders) and Spark a Reaction (for 7th-12th graders and adults) reading program begins Saturday, May 31 with a 10 AM event in Riverside Park.

Join us as magician CR Ryan enthralls us with some scientific magic. Then, stay for lunch. We'll have hot dogs, chips, and more! Plus, everyone can sign up for the summer reading program and start the summer fun.

The goal this summer is for readers to complete 600 minutes of reading (300 minutes for infants/preschoolers). Along the way, children and teens earn prizes, and at the end of the summer everyone gets a party of some kind for all their "hard" (fun!) work.

In addition, students from preschool through high school can earn minute points for their respective schools with the possibility of winning a trophy for their school. RES East and West, Arlington, Mays, Milroy, & St. Mary's schools will compete for a trophy. BRMS will vie against RCHS for a trophy. And area preschools will also compete for a trophy. Adult participants can also request their minute points go to a certain school to help boost chances of winning a trophy!

There are plenty of other summer events for all ages at the library as well including storytimes for preschoolers, weird & fun science experiments for school age kids, a summer-long Amazing Race event for teenagers, and evening programs for adults. The library's summer reading program is truly a family event.

Watch here for a list of our weekly events!

Fizz-Boom-Read and Spark a Reaction continue through June and end on July 5. Party week is July 7.

If you need more information about the Rushville Public Library's summer reading program, be sure to give us a call (932-3496), send us an email (, or stop in at the front desk.

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First, follow these easy steps:

1. Renew or get a Rushville Public Library card. Be in good standing (pay your fines). Ask us for a 4-digit PIN number.

2. On your device, go to the Google Play store or Apple App store and look for Axis360. Download the app and search for Rushville Public Library (Indiana, not Illinois!). 

3. Use your Library ID (barcode number) and the 4-digit PIN number to log in. 

4. Browse our collection and make your selection! Please return books promptly when you are finished reading them.

5. Ask any of our library staff members for assistance either in person or over the phone.

Already know what you are doing? Click here to visit our "Magic Wall" to check out E-Books!

Need help installing the Axis360 on your Kindle device? Click here!

General information on getting started with E-Books through Axis360 - click here.


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You can search our card catalog system to find the book, movie, or other library item you need.


Monday 8:30 AM - 6:30 PM 
Tuesday 8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday 8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Thursday 8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Friday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday Closed

Phone - (765) 932-3496


The library is on the northeast corner of Third and Morgan Streets

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