Library Trick or Treat!

Join us on Halloween morning for a themed story time and a trick or treat parade through the library to show off costumes and collect some goodies!

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Read for the Record: Bunny Cakes

Today is Jump Start’s Read for the Record: a day to celebrate reading! All over the country, the book Bunny Cakes by Rosemary Wells is being read on this day as a part of the largest shared reading experience! This morning in the Curve, kindergartners from CFI2 and preschoolers from the Federal Building Day Nursery, along with the public, joined us for our record-breaking story time. Below, watch our stop motion animation of a cake being decorated, just like Max & Ruby decorate their cakes in the book!

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Read for the Record!

R4tRHelp us break a record–with story time! Join us on Tuesday, Oct. 21st at 10am for our Read for the Record interactive story time featuring Bunny Cakes by Rosemary Wells. Across the country, others will be reading the same book–all for a great cause! Read for the Record aims to support Jumpstart’s mission of kindergarten readiness for every child in America. You’re invited to join us for this special story time with record-breaking fun! Click the image above to enlarge, or visit indypl.org for more info!

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Story Time: Bat Buddies!

Today’s story time was all about bats! We read stories about nocturnal animals, interesting sounds animals make, and bats in the library! For our craft, we made bat buddies with toilet paper rolls, printable bat wings, plus crayons and markers. Check out our bat buddies below!

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October @ the Learning Curve!

Check out what’s happening this month at the Curve! [ Click image to enlarge ]

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Don’t Miss This – Coming Up!

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September at the Learning Curve!

Check out what’s happening this month at the Curve! [Click image for full size].

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Little Architects!

Kindergartners and first graders from IPS/Butler University Laboratory School read a story about architecture, and then created this stop motion animation of a group build using blocks, Frames software, and a webcam. Check out their building designs below!

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Last Stop for Summer!

The summer reading program has come to a close as we get ready for a new school year. Thanks to all who participated in a summer of reading and discovery! We hope you enjoyed reading books, earning prizes, and trying out new activities, from Robot Club to K’Nex creations, button and map-making, story times and scavenger hunts. Be sure to check out the August calendar for what’s happening next at the Curve!

In celebration of this year’s SRP theme, “Read in any Language,” we invited you to pin your favorite places on our giant map in the Curve. Check out the progress of pins from the start of summer to the end!

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(Check out our Facebook photo album to see the rest of our summer decorations, inspired by global discovery and reading around the world).

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August @ the Learning Curve!

Check out what’s happening this month at the Curve!

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