Hammond Reads was formed in 2001 to promote literacy and reading to the residents of Hammond, Indiana.

Hammond Reads, Inc., was incorporated in Indiana in 2002 as a not-for-profit corporation and granted tax-exempt status as a 501(c)(3) organization by the I.R.S. in 2005. The founding members are the City of Hammond, School City of Hammond, Hammond Public Library, and Calumet Area Literacy Council.

Our vision is that all citizens of Hammond will celebrate reading as a fundamental part of life.