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KIDS eReading Room

KIDS eReading Room


You can now easily find eBooks and eAudio in the NEW! KIDS eReading Room at Check them out with your library card just like printed library books.  The collection includes such favorites as:

  • Judy Moody and the Magic Treehouse series
  • C.S. Lewis, Lemony Snicket, James Dashner, Percy Jackson and Harry Potter
  • Comic and graphic novels, Humor, Mystery, Science & Nature, Science Fiction, & Fantasy

Library eBooks are compatible for downloading on most eReaders, tablets and mobile devices running the free Kindle app, as well as smartphones, iOS and Android devices. Using your Library card, you can download up to 25 items at a time for loan periods ranging from 7 to 21 days or access items from your browser.

Titles available include:

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2014 WrestleMania Reading Challenge

2014 WrestleMania Reading Challenge



Are you ready to become a reading superstar? We Give Books, WWE and the Young Adult Library Services Association have teamed up to bring you the WrestleMania Reading Challenge. Take part by reading a book or writing an essay about your favorite book to earn a chance to win a trip to WrestleMania 30 and a chance to meet a WWE Superstar! There are also awesome prizes!

The  WrestleMania Reading Challenge  is an annual online reading and writing contest designed to encourage kids to read and help to build a lifelong love of reading. Beginning in January and running through February, students, ages 4-18, can participate at Children ages 4-12, along with their teachers, parents, and caregivers, can read books online for free and virtually connect with WWE Superstar Reading Buddies. Students ages 13-18are encouraged by WWE Superstars to read a book and submit an essay about why they love to read. Both age groups are eligible to win great prizes.

Kids age 4 to 12, along with an adult such as a
teacher, parent, or caregiver, can take part in a few
simple steps!
1. Enter your child’s birthdate to access the challenge at
2. Select a WWE Superstar Reading Buddy.
3. Start reading!
4. Enter your  email address when you reach
the end of the book and you will receive an email
from us to confirm your official entry.

If you are a student age 13-18, the steps are similar.
1. Enter your birthdate to access the challenge at
2. Select a WWE Superstar Pen Pal.
3. Read a book!
4. Write an essay about your favorite book and convince
your Pen Pal to read it too!
5. Submit your final essay and enter your email address
to complete your entry.

If wrestling isn’t your thing…be sure to visit  We Give Books anyway – they have a whole library of free books for kids to read online!

  • More books from IndyPL to read online with kids Right Now!
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Indiana Black History Challenge 2014

Indiana Black History Challenge 2014


Indiana Black History Challenge – Learn about outstanding black Hoosiers in medical care and advocacy and test your knowledge by taking the online quiz. The first 5,000 entrants will receive two tickets to the Indiana Experience, and 30 lucky players will receive four tickets to see the Indianapolis Indians. One winner will receive the grand prize – an overnight stay at the Omni Severi Hotel in downtown Indianapolis, four tickets to The Children’s Museum and a household membership to the Indiana Historical Society, which includes free year-round Indiana Experience admission.


More Info Guides about Black History:

If you like reading about the story of America and African Americans try these::
Traveling Experience Miles Powerful
Crafts Woodson Moving Job
Marching Culture Come Color
Handy Harlem Sugar Courage
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MEET author Kate diCamillo Nov. 10

MEET author Kate diCamillo Nov. 10


Date: Sunday, Nov 10, 2013
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Glendale Branch
Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families

Families and fans of children’s literature are invited as award-winning children’s author Kate diCamillo discusses her works, which include “Because of Winn-Dixie” (a Newbery Honor book), “The Tiger Rising” (a National Book Award finalist), “The Tale of Despereaux” (a Newbery Medal winner), and her most recent, “Best Friends Forever: A Bink & Gollie Story.” This program, which will include book sales and autographing, is co-sponsored by KIDS INK.

Questions about this event? Please contact:
Glendale Branch


Because of Winn-Dixie Flora and Ulysses Tale of Despereaux The Tiger Rising The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane
Flora and Ulysses The Magician's Elephant Great Joy Bink and Gollie Bink and Gollie Best Friends Forever
Bink and Gollie Two for One Mercy Watson Fights Crime Mercy Watson Goes for a Ride Mercy Watson Princess in Disguise Mercy Watson Something Wonky This Way Comes
Mercy Watson Thinks Like a Pig Mercy Watson to the Rescue


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  • Because of Winn Dixie eBook
  • The Magician’s Elephant eBook
  • Flora and Ulysses eBook
  • The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane eBook
  • The Tale of Despereaux eBook
  • The Tiger Rising eBook


  • Because of Winn-Dixie eAudio
  • Flora & Ulysses eAudio
  • Louise the Adventures of a Chicken eAudio
  • The Magician’s Elephant eAudio
  • The Mercy Watson Collection Vol. 1 eAudio
  • The Mercy Watson Collection Vol. 2 eAudio
  • The Mercy Watson Collection Vol. 3 eAudio
  • The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane eAudio
  • The Tale of Despereaux eAudio
  • The Tiger Rising eAudio


  • Because of Winn-Dixie CD
  • Flora and Ulysses CD
  • The Magician’s Elephant CD
  • The Mercy Watson Collection Vol. 1 CD
  • The Mercy Watson Collection Vol. 2 CD
  • The Mercy Watson Collection Vol. 3 CD
  • The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane CD
  • Tale of Despereaux CD
  • The Tiger Rising CD
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Big Library Read: Nancy Clancy Super Sleuth

Big Library Read: Nancy Clancy Super Sleuth
2013augBigLibraryReadNancy500 Use your IndyPL Card:

No waiting in line!

Nancy Clancy Super Sleuth

The Big Library Read – Everybody able to read or listen to the same book at the same time for two weeks! Mystery Activities everyday from September 16-30th!

Nancy (as in Fancy Nancy!) and her best friend, Bree, have everything they need to solve a mystery, from their totally professional trench coats to their top-secret code. But when crime strikes in their classroom, will these super sleuths be able to crack the case? Find out in the glamorous start to an all-new chapter book series featuring everyone’s favorite fancy girl!


Nancy Clancy Series:

#1 Nancy Clancy Super Sleuth
#2 Nancy Clancy Secret Admirer
#3 Nancy Clancy Sees the Future

Detective Activities:

If you are like Nancy and want to be a detective…uncover clues…follow leads…solve mysteries – here are some online detective activities to get you started. Detective Activities will appear on the Kid’s Blog every day from September 16-30th. On the 30th you can try to solve online mysteries using your new skills! Make a Rookie ID and stash it in one of these homemade wallets:

New Activities & Online Mysteries Each Day Sep. 16 – Sep. 30:

Now you’re ready to learn a new detective skill each day for two weeks. Tomorrow you can begin by assembling a detective tool kit with things found easily around the house. Check in every day to learn a new detective skill and read a free online mystery!





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