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Children and families are invited to listen to their favorite stories in children’s literature recorded by players from the Indiana Pacers or representatives of the Pacers organization.

Call  The Indianapolis Public Library’s free 24-hour Call-a-Story telephone line at 275-4444. Pacers players can be heard reading stories from such authors as Dr. Seuss, Laura Numeroff and Eric Carle. The Pacers will read from April 2 – June 18.

Pirates go to school
Beginning April 2
Pirates Go to School
by: Demas, Corinne
jP DEM Read by: A.J. Price
Click Clack Moo Cows That Type
Beginning April 9
Click clack moo cows that type
by: Demas, Corinne
jP DEM Read by: Mark Boyle
How do dinosaurs say good night
Beginning April 16
How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night
by: Yolen, Jane
jP YOL Read by: Darren Collison
Cars galore
Beginning April 23
Cars Galore
by: Stein, Peter
jP STE Read by: Quinn Buckner
Pirates dont take baths
Beginning April 30
Pirates Don’t Take Baths
by: Segal, John
jP SEG Read by: Paul George
If you give a pig a pancake
Beginning May 7
If You Give a Pig a Pancake
by: Numeroff, Laura Joffe
jP NUM Read by: Brooke Olzendam
One fish two fish red fish blue fish
Beginning May 14
One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish
by: Seuss, Dr.
jZ SEU Read by: George Hill
Chicken Little
Beginning May 21
Chicken Little
by: Emberley, Rebecca
jP EMB Read by: Clark Kellogg
Bears loose tooth
Beginning May 28
Bears Loose Tooth
by: Wilson, Karma
jP WIL Read by: Jeff Pendergraph
Berenstain bears and the spooky old tree
Beginning June 4
Berenstain Bears and the Spooky Old Tree
by: Berenstain, Stan, 1923-2005
jZ BER Read by: Coach Frank Vogel
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Beginning June 11
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
by: Carle, Eric
jP CAR Read by: Danny Granger
I am not going to get up today
Beginning June 18
I Am Not Going to Get Up Today
by: Seuss, Dr.
jZ SEU Read by: Chris Denari
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Indy 500 Parade

Indy 500 Parade

Don’t miss the Cat in the Hat during the 500 Festival Parade on May 26, 2012. The Cat is brought to you by us, your Indianapolis Public Library.



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A Sad Day: RIP Maurice Sendak

A Sad Day: RIP Maurice Sendak

Where the Wild Things AreA sad day today in the world of children’s books…the passing of a giant, Maurice Sendak,  author of Where the Wild Things Are and many more.

  • New York Times: Maurice Sendak, Author of Splendid Nightmares, Dies at 83
  • Los Angeles Times: Maurice Sendak, author of ‘Where the Wild Things Are,’ dies at 83
  • BBC News: Wild Things author Maurice Sendak dies at 83


According to the NYTimes: “A posthumous picture book, “My Brother’s Book” — a poem written and illustrated by Mr. Sendak and inspired by his love for his late brother, Jack — is scheduled to be published next February.” Just one more to look forward to with hopeful anticipation.


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Harry Potter eBooks & Audio Books Now Available

Harry Potter eBooks & Audio Books Now Available

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Charge up your mp3 players, Nooks, Kindles, iPads and all that – as of today, Tuesday, March 27, all seven Harry Potter books are available as eBooks and digital audio books from the Pottermore Shop. Love that Jim Dale on the audio books!

The site says about eBooks: “Harry Potter eBooks are compatible with all leading eReaders, tablets and smartphones.”

The site says about audio books: “Harry Potter digital audio books are compatible with MP3 players, including iPods and hundreds of other audio devices.”

I read this in Publisher’s Weekly, “The full Pottermore site has ended beta testing and is expected to launch in early April. The site will showcase new writing by J.K. Rowling and include extensive interactive content.” Sign me up for the “new writing”!

Annnnnd, you can borrow them with your Indianapolis library card already! Just put “harry potter” in the search box.

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