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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.


Colts Contests (details at Colts Kids Club):

  • Fair Oaks Farm Milk Mustache Entry 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 Song Entry 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” Poster Entry Deadline: Monday, October 7 Game: Sunday, October 20 @ 8:30PM – Denver Broncos MAIL-IN ENTRY FORM
  • Halloween Costume Contest Decided 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 Hoosier Entry 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

Colts eBooks:

ColtsAndrewLuck AndrewLuck2 ColtsKennedy ColtsMacRae
ColtsPeloza ColtsStewart

Colts Books:

Andrew Luck: Rising NFL Star Andrew Luck
The Indianapolis Colts Indianapolis Colts Indianapolis Colts Indianapolis Colts
Meet the Colts Pro Football’s Dream Teams

Football Books:

Football Math on the Gridiron The Ultimate Collection of Pro Football Records The Big Book of Who Super Bowl
Football The Ultimate Guide to Pro Football Teams Pro Football’s Dream Teams Pro Football’s Most Spectacular Quarterbacks
Pro Football’s Stars of the Defense Pro Football’s Stars of the Offense AFC North NFC West
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Read Right Now! Sandy’s Circus

Read Right Now! Sandy’s Circus
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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!


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Kiki Strike and the Darkness Dwellers

Kiki Strike and the Darkness Dwellers

Kiki Strike and the Darkness DwellersThe 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.

  • Official Website of Kiki Strike
  • Bank St. Irregular “For Those Who Live Dangerously” Blog by Kirsten Miller
  • Meet the Irregulars, and then take the Quiz to see if you have what it takes to be an Irregular.
  • Kiki Strike Wiki
  • Google Preview: Kiki Strike and the Darkness Dwellers
  • Amazon Look Inside: Kiki Strike and the Darkness Dwellers
  • GoodReads: Kiki Strike and the Darkness Dwellers

Kiki Strike Series:

#1 Kiki Strike and the Empress’s Tomb
#2 Kiki Strike Inside the Shadow City
#3 Kiki Strike and the Darkness Dwellers

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Diary of a Wimpy Kid #7: The Third Wheel

Diary of a Wimpy Kid #7: The Third Wheel

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

If you haven’t already…read them all:

Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series:
#1: Greg Heffley’s Journal on CDeBook
#2: Rodrick Rules on CDeBook
#3: The Last Straw on CDeBook
#4: Dog Days on CDeBook
#5: The Ugly Truth on CDeBook
#6: Cabin Fever on CDeBook
#7: The Third Wheel on CD
#8: Hard Luck


While you are waiting for Wimpy Kid 5, I suggest Big Nate, Smile and The Strange Case of Origami Yoda.
Big Nate Smile The Strange Case of Origami Yoda
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Kid Review: The Report Card

Kid Review: The Report Card

The Report Card

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

Krissy says:

“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.

If you want to know more, read this book.”


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