In their second commercial with The Indianapolis Public Library, Indianapolis Colts Andrew Luck and Dwayne Allen join a group of young readers for storytime at Central Library.
This commercial is a follow up to last year’s COLTSTRONG, LIBRARYSTRONG campaign, where the players encouraged kids to sign up for library cards. Luck and Allen said they believe libraries play an important role in supporting lifelong learning. Life-size cutouts of the players will be on display in each Library branch. Take your photo with Andrew and Dwayne and post it on your branch’s Facebook page!
The commercial was made possible with support from The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.
Fair Oaks Farm Milk MustacheEntry Deadline: Tuesday, September 3 Send us a picture of your best milk mustache and a short essay about why you love Fair Oaks Farms Milk. Whether you’re watching the game or eating dinner with your family, Fair Oaks Farms would like to see your creativity! Game: Sunday, September 15 @ 1PM – Miami Dolphins ONLINE FORM | MAIL-IN ENTRY FORM
Create a New Colts SongEntry Deadline: Monday, September 23 Do you love music? Write a short song about the Colts and then perform it for us! Send us your song’s title, lyrics and video of your performance, but be prepared to sing it if you win! Game: Sunday, October 6 @ 1PM – Seattle SeahawksONLINE FORM | MAIL-IN ENTRY FORM
“Show Us Your Colts Pride” PosterEntry Deadline: Monday, October 7 Game: Sunday, October 20 @ 8:30PM – Denver Broncos MAIL-IN ENTRY FORM
Halloween Costume ContestDecided Tuesday, October 29 @ Kids Club Halloween Party Game: Sunday, November 10 @ 1PM – St. Louis Rams
“Where in the World is Blue?”Entry Deadline: Monday, November 18 Send 1-3 photos and a short explanation of the crazy places you’ve taken your Blue doll. Has your Blue doll been to the Zoo? What about a wedding? It is time to do a little traveling with your favorite NFL mascot! Game: Sunday, December 1 @ 1PM – Tennessee Titans ONLINE FORM | MAIL-IN ENTRY FORM
Lend a Helping Hand, Help a HoosierEntry Deadline: Monday, December 2 In what ways are you helping your community? There are so many random acts of kindness you can do to help someone! Send a brief summary explaining how you have helped a Hoosier throughout the past year. Don’t forget a photo! Game: Sunday, December 15 @ 1PM – Houston Texans ONLINE FORM | MAIL-IN ENTRY FORM
COLTSTRONG Photo Collage Entry Deadline: Monday, December 16 Show us why you are the Kids Club Biggest Fan by sending us pictures of yourself in your gameday gear! How have you been COLTSTRONG? Show us pictures of yourself, family and friends celebrating Colts wins. We want to see all the emotions and creativity you can fit into 3-5 photos. Game: Sunday, December 29 @ 1PM – Jacksonville Jaguars ONLINE FORM | MAIL-IN ENTRY FORM
Read Sandy’s Circus – As a boy, Sandy was always fiddling with odds and ends, making objects for friends. When he got older he started creating wire sculptures. Sandy made a lion. Next came a lion cage. Before he knew it, he had an entire circus and was traveling between Paris and New York performing a brand-new kind of art for amazed audiences.
Alexander Calder (nicknamed “Sandy”) was an American artist in the early 1900s. He is best known for making mobiles. He is also famous for making a miniature circus out of wire and bits of metal and string. This book is the story of Mr. Calder and his circus. The circus figures were tiny mechanical toys that used springs and string and air to move. Mr. Calder carried the little circus around in suitcases and would unload all of the pieces and perform the circus himself – kind of like a puppet show. You can watch the video below and see the real Mr. Calder performing his circus show. Remember that each of those circus figures he made out of bits of trash. Now that’s an artist – making a work of art out of trash! In the video, the circus pieces balance and move and do exactly what he wants them to do – and they look like what they are supposed to look like too…the lion, the trapeze artist, the elephant. Watch the horse rider figure flip in the air and land balanced on the horse – how did he do that? Amazing!
The Irregulars, those delinquent mystery solving, justice fighting Girl Scouts: Kiki, Ananka, Oona, , Dee Dee, Betty & Iris, have a two-continent adventure in this third installment. Kiki is in Paris, in hot pursuit of the evil relatives who murdered her parents and have now set their sights on HER. Betty is in Paris to keep on eye on Kiki. Ananka is in New York uncovering a city-wide girl rebellion while trying to keep her thoughts about Betty’s boyfriend TOTALLY UNDERCOVER. But you know who she can’t keep a secret from? Oona and Iris, of course. The Irregulars are tight though. Here is one group you can’t divide and conquer. They might be separated by an ocean but their friendship and loyalty is a bridge that will always span whatever might come between them…even boys!
This one has love, secrets uncovered, rebellion, betrayal, the truth and you guessed, the underground…this time the catacombs of Paris. Catacombs=lots of bones. I’ve heard it said that dead men tell no tales…but in this case that is very not true. Like The Irregulars, you might not see dead people, but you CAN listen to the stories they tell.
A Valentine’s Day dance at Greg’s middle school has turned his world upside down until an unexpected twist gives Greg a partner for the dance and leaves his best friend Rowley the odd man out. Author: Jeff Kinney
Fifth-grader Nora Rowley has always hidden the fact that she is a genius from everyone because all she wants is to be normal, but when she comes up with a plan to prove that grades are not important, things begin to get out of control. Author: Andrew Clements
“I just read The Report Card by Andrew Clements. I enjoyed this book because it has good words, a great ending, and characters I can relate to.
I thought the characters in this story were believable because they acted like real kids with real school problems. My favorite part of the book was when Nora pretends to be a cat. She brings a plastic bowl for snack time and puts her milk in it.