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Group adds book-sharing station at MLK Park

Book-sharing station opens at Martin Luther King Jr. Park in Indianapolis

News 8 at 5 p.m.

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — The Public Collection, a literacy project consisting of artist-designed book-sharing stations, added a new location Thursday.

The new station opened at Martin Luther King Jr. Park was designed to honor the immigrant experience and highlight the value of education.

Rachel Simon, founder of The Public Collection, said, “My goal has always been to create more access to books and art by removing social barriers. Strengthening community and highlighting the most important conversations was always the hope.”

The Indianapolis Public Library stocks each book-sharing station with reading for all ages. The books can be borrowed and returned whenever at no cost.

The Mind Sails by Atsu Kpotufe, at Martin Luther King Memorial Park, appear as boat sails breaking through the…

Posted by The Public Collection on Thursday, August 22, 2019


Colder and quiet rest of the week

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – A good 20° swing Wednesday morning with temperatures in the lower to mid 20s this morning with feel-like temperatures in the teens. it will be a clear start then brighter heading through the rest of the morning and the afternoon! Sunshine won’t help us out too much in terms of temperatures today. Daytime highs should warm to the upper 30s. Wednesday night will be a cold one with lows in the lower 20s with a partly cloudy sky.

Thursday will be another cold one with highs struggling to reach 30°. It’ll still be a bright one with a mostly to partly sunny sky. A slow warming trend will start Friday with highs warming to the upper 30s with a mixture of sun and clouds.

This weekend will be split with a chance of showers arriving late in the day Sunday. Highs will continue to warm to the mid-40s Saturday with a partly sunny sky. Clouds return Sunday with showers later in the evening and overnight. Rain will continue through Monday. Tuesday looks to be a dry day for now then showers should return by midweek with highs in the mid 40s.