Citywide Book Read

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Join us for the Fishers City-Wide Read 

Even while we are physically apart during COVID-19 we can come together through reading and sharing a great story. Join your Fishers neighbors for the first-ever Fishers City-Wide Book Read from Friday, May 1 through Friday, May 22. Learn more on how to join below.


Meet Gobi

Through a partnership between the City of Fishers and the Hamilton East Public Library, we are going to be reading the inspirational story of a man and his new found friend, Gobi. This story follows an ultramarathon runner, Dion Leonard who ran across the Gobi Desert and was adopted by a stray dog along the way.

A Story for Everyone

For this city-wide read, we will be leveraging our Library’s hoopla digital collection that includes three different versions of the story that will be perfect for readers of all ages and abilities!

For Adults

Findingg Gobi Adult

For Youth

Finding Gobi School Age

For Early Readers


Get the Book

If you aren’t familiar with hoopla digital, the all-in-one digital library service contains eBooks, Audiobooks, Movies, Music, Television and Comics and lets you Read, Listen, and Watch with your Library Card. You can download the hoopla app at your App store of choice or visit and then register using your Hamilton East Public Library Card.


Don’t have a Library Card? Try our new digital library card signup.

Each one of our selected Gobi titles is available in eBook and Audiobook with some of them available in English and Spanish. See them all here on the hoopla page for Author Dion Leonard.

Read Together. Discuss Together.

Be on the lookout for some opportunities to join the Hamilton East Public Library’s virtual book club, or feel free to start your own with you friends and family!

Read to Win

Snap a photo as you enjoy Finding Gobi and share on Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #FishersCityRead. Be sure to tag @FishersIN and @HamiltonEastPL to be entered to win! We’ll select three winners to receive a gift card to a local business. Winners will be announced on Tuesday, May 26. See contest rules.

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