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Indy 500

Indy 500

Great Moments in American Auto Racing tells the dramatic history of auto racing: the memorable moments, larger-than-life drivers and well-known races. The Indianapolis Motor Speedway is the location of many of these legendary moments, most of them taking place each may during the annual running of the Indy 500. If you are a loyal fan or just plain curious, this book will give you a pit row look at the personalities and events of American racing. Listed below are more eBooks & print books you can check out with your IndyPL Library card.



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Graphic Novels

Graphic Novels

Roller Girls

Keep an eye out each year in May for Free Comic Book Day. On that day IndyPL and Downtown Comics give away comic books at all indyPL branch locations on a first come, first serve basis, until supplies run out.

If you really like graphic novels & comics, listed below are some favorites you can read online, as eBooks or as traditional paper books. 

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Free Comics to Read Online:

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Use your indyPL Library Card number and PIN to check out FREE Online eBooks. Click on a book jacket & enter your Library Card number and PIN to borrow. What’s My PIN?Overdrive Logo

Alamo All StarsArchie School DazeAttack of the Ninja FrogsAvatar the Last AirbenderBabymouse Goes for the GoldCalamity JackCaveboy DaveDog ManDork Diaries OMGGhostsJedi Academy Return of the PaduwanLast Kids on Earth Zombie ParadeLowriders from SpaceNoodleheads See the FutureOwly Flying LessonsPrince of the ElvesRocket and Groot Fight BackSHerlock HolmesSonic Kindred SpiritsThe Boxcar ChildrenThe Girl Who Owned a CityThe Secret of the SphinxThe Truth About StaceyThe Unbeatable Squirrel GirlWallace and Gromit Comic Strip Collection

Print Comic Books & Graphic Novels:

A Wrinkle in TimeEl DeafoRedwall the Graphic NovelThe Graveyard BookThe Lightning Thief Graphic NovelMiddle School the Worst Years of My LifeSunny Side UpRoller GirlsMissile MouseAmuletSmileZebrafishSecret Science AllianceCalvin and HobbesDiary of a Wimpy KidBig NateJoey FlyLunch LadyAmelia RulesCaptain UnderpantsRapunzel's RevengeInto the Volcano
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Happy Star Wars Day!

Happy Star Wars Day!

star-wars-readsToday, May 4th, is Star Wars Day – may the fourth be with you! You can also celebrate Star Wars Reads – an annual event in October that gets the whole country reading about the Star Wars Universe, all at the same time. But you don’t have to wait for a special day, you can have reading adventures with your favorite Star Wars characters EVERY day. There are chapter books, graphic novels, craft books, pintables, activities and more to celebrate your favorite Star Wars characters.


Use your indyPL Library Card number and PIN to check out FREE Online eBooks. Click on a book jacket & enter your Library Card number and PIN to borrow. What’s My PIN?

A New HopeDarth Vader and FriendsEdge of the GalaxyFinn and the First OrderJedi AcademyReturn of the Dark SideStar Wars AliensThe Adventures of C-3POThe Life and Legend of Obi Wan-KenobiThe Phantom Menace Storybook


Use your indyPL Library Card number and PIN to check out FREE Online eBooks. Click on a book jacket & enter your Library Card number and PIN to borrow. What’s My PIN?

Return of the Jedi Beware the Power of the Dark SideRey's StoryThe Empire Strikes BackThe Force Awakens

Websites & Activities:

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Museum Artifacts:

Han Solo in CarboniteHan Solo in Carbonite – This replica of the original Han Solo prop was made from the actual molds created for the Star Wars films. In The Empire Strikes Back, the character Han Solowas captured by bounty hunter Boba Fett. Solo was flash-frozen in carbonite-alive, yet entombed. He hung as a trophy on Jabba the Hutt’s wall until being rescuedby his Rebel friends in the film, Return of the Jedi.

Millenium FalconStar Wars Millenium Falcon & Two Figures – Never tell me the odds! could well be Han Solo’s motto. Not the fresh faced hero of George Lucas’ film, Lucas considered Han Solo “a loner who realizes the importance of being part of a group and helping for the common good.” From smuggler to TCM Logo 150general for the rebel alliance, Solo along with fellow adventurer Chewbacca formed a team in the classic tale of good versus evil which blended the best of old-fashioned cliffhangers and science fiction with groundbreaking special effects. This 1981 toy Millennium Falcon was made by Kenner. Toys released after Star Wars in 1977 launched the trend of “mega-marketing” major movies with products. A new generation of fans discovered the Star Wars series with the release of episodes I, II, and III between 1999 and 2005.


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Star Wars Character EncyclopediaStar Wars Galactic MapsStar Wars the Force Awakens Incredible Cross-SectionsThe Force Awakens Visual DictionaryThe Amazing Book of Lego Star WarsThe Amazing Book of Star WarsStar Wars The Complete Visual DictionaryLego Star Wars the Visual DictionaryWho Are the JediStar Wars Rebels the Visual GuideThe Secret Life of DroidsBeware the SithStar Wars Incredible VehiclesStar Wars Complete VehiclesLego Star Wars in 100 ScenesLego Star Wars The Dark SideStar Wars Absolutely Everything You Need to KnowStar Wars Science Fair BookStar Wars Cook Book
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Jazz Music

Jazz Music


Ella’s Big Chance is the classic story of Cinderella set in the jazz-filled roaring 1920s. “Ella Cinders loves helping her father in his dress shop and laughing with her friend Buttons, the store’s delivery boy. Then comes the terrible day when her father remarries and everything changes. Her stepmother makes her sew in the dreary basement. Her stepsisters mock her shabby dress. And to top it off, the new Mrs. Cinders forbids Ella to attend the duke’s grand ball. Heartbroken, Ella is sure that her life will never be what she dreamed. But with the help of a fairy godmother and some sparkling courage of her own, this Cinderella discovers that dreams can come true in the most unexpected of ways.”


Find out more about some of our country’s great jazz musicians by checking out or downloading any of the books below. You can also find lots of printables, crafts and other music activities to do at home on the indyPL Kids’ Blog Musical Instrument Pinterest Boards.

Jazz eBooks & eAudiobooks to Check out with your Library Card:

Use your indyPL Library Card number and PIN to check out FREE Online eBooks & eAudiobooks. Click on a book jacket & enter your Library Card number and PIN to borrow. What’s My PIN?

More about Jazz & the Greats of the 1920s:

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Homework Help & Booklists

Homework Help & Booklists
Choose a topic below to see books, articles & websites to help you do research and find homework answers. Scroll down for information about local tutoring.

What is a database? A database is a collection of information. Enter a search term to see a list of articles, images or stories that you can read and/or print for homework. To use a database you will need your indyPL Library card and PIN. What’s My PIN?

What is a Booklist? A booklist is a list of resources about a topic, The booklists here include books, websites, videos and more.



General Homework Questions:
Database Explora for Grades K-5
Database Explora for Grades 6-8
Database Funk & Wagnalls Encyclopedia

Database Biography in Context
Database Something About the Author
Booklist Autobiographies
Booklist Famous Visionaries
Booklist Musicians

Booklist Circulatory System
Booklist Digestive System
Booklist Excretory System
Booklist Muscular System
Booklist Nervous System
Booklist Respiratory System
Booklist Skeletal System

Booklist Addition
Booklist Decimals & Percents
Booklist Division
Booklist Fractions
Booklist Geometry
Booklist Money
Booklist Multiplication
Booklist Subtraction

Booklist Musical Instruments

Database Science in Context
Booklist Amazing True Animal Stories
Booklist Biomes
Booklist Chemistry
Booklist Leaf Identification
Booklist Science Experiments

Social Studies:
Booklist 13 Colonies
Database The African American Experience
Database The American Indian Experience
Booklist Ancient Cultures
Booklist Around the World: Celebrations
Booklist Around the World: Christmas
Booklist Around the World: Cinderella
Booklist Around the World: Crafts & Games
Booklist Around the World: Food
Booklist Around the World: Friends
Booklist Around the World: Tales & Stories
Booklist Black History: Athletes 
Booklist Black History: Authors & Illustrators
Booklist Black History: Civil Rights Movement
Booklist Black History: Images & Artifacts
Booklist Black History: Musicians & Singers
Booklist Black History: Artists
Booklist Black History: Cowboys & the West
Booklist Black History: Scientists & Inventors
Booklist Black History: Slavery
Booklist Countries of the World
Database CultureGrams
Booklist Elections
Booklist Explorers
Booklist Great Depression
Booklist Indiana
Database Indiana History Online
Database Indiana Memory
Database The Latino American Experience
Booklist Middle Ages
Booklist National Parks
Booklist Native Americans
Booklist Peace & Conflict Resolution
Booklist Pioneers
Booklist Refugees: Their Stories
Booklist  Immigrant Experience
Booklist U.S. States
Booklist U.S. Civil War
Database US History in Context
Booklist U.S. Presidents
Booklist U.S. Revolution
Booklist Women’s History: Adventurers
Booklist Women’s History: Artists
Booklist Women’s History: Athletes
Booklist Women’s History: Musicians
Booklist Women’s History: Naturalists
Booklist Women’s History: Scientists
Booklist Women’s History: Social Change
Booklist Women’s History: Writers
Database World History in Context


Fiction & Fun:

General Book Questions:

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Database: LitFinder
Database: NoveList Grades K-8

Booklist 2017 AISLE Read Alouds Too-Good-To-Miss
Booklist Belpré Medal
Booklist Caldecott Medal
Booklist Coretta Scott King Award
Booklist Geisel Award
Booklist Newbery Medal
Booklist Young Hoosiers 2015-2016
Booklist Young Hoosiers 2016-2017

Read Alikes:
Booklist Like the Avengers
Booklist Like Charlotte’s Web
Booklist Like Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Booklist Like Harry Potter
Booklist Like Junie B. Jones
Booklist Like Percy Jackson
Booklist Like Spiderwick Chronicles

Booklist African American Stories
Booklist Big Nate
Booklist Black History
Booklist Books in Verse
Booklist Chapter Books Online
Booklist Chinese Folk Tales
Booklist Christmas
Booklist Disabilities Awareness

Booklist Download & Stream for Kids
Booklist Drawing

Booklist eMagazines
Booklist Fairies
Booklist Favorite Teachers in Fiction
Booklist Fractured Fairy Tales
Booklist Immigrant Stories
Booklist Kind is the New Cool
Booklist Loss, Death & Grieving

Booklist Mighty Girl Stories
Booklist Minecraft

Booklist Mysteries & Detective Skills
Booklist Peace & Conflict Resolution
Booklist Picture Book Historical Fiction

Booklist Pokémon
Booklist Scary Stories
Booklist Science Fiction
Booklist Snow Forts, Snowballs and Snowflakes
Booklist Staff Picks
Booklist Star Wars
Booklist Stories Told Through Letters
Booklist Survival
Booklist Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Booklist Trivia Facts & Records
Booklist When You’re Bored


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  • Tutors help students in grades 6-12
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