Elections for Kids

Even young children can begin to understand the basic concept of voting as a method for making a group decision. The resources are below may help you begin talking with your children about the upcoming election. Duck for President is a funny, simple place to begin. The PBS Kids website You Choose 2016 has some especially great resources for children: videos, infographics & printables.

Watch right now! A video story about elections:

Websites:

Indiana Websites:

Artifacts at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis:

Voting Machine

Thousands of Marion County, Indiana residents voted at this machine between the 1930s and the 1980 election. During this time, many African Americans struggled to gain the civil rights Caucasian men and women enjoyed. Even though the 15th Amendment granted all American citizens the right to vote regardless of “race, color or previous condition of servitude,” African Americans still struggled for the right to vote particularly in the southern United States. In Indiana, African Americans continued to Voting Machine 2work for equal rights welcoming two significant federal laws, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voter Rights Act of 1965, helped to ensure African Americans the right to vote. Artifacts at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis 

See More Elections Artifacts from the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis’ Collection

Picture Books about Elections:

Elizabeth Leads the Way Susan B. Anthony Does My Vote Count Vote A Call for a New Alphabet Amelia Bedelias First Vote Duck for President I Could Do That Monster Needs Your Vote Vote for Me Woodrow for President

Touch-a-Bus @ the Library!

16-15645_TouchABus_300x200_ENG_CCITouch-a-Bus @ the Library! ¡Toca-un-Autobús! – Preschoolers and an adult are invited for a unique storytime experience. Young transportation enthusiasts can climb aboard and explore an IndyGo bus and listen to a bilingual bus-themed story. Schedule

Websites:


City Buses & Bus Drivers:

Meet the Bus DriverBus DriversOn a BusWe Go Buses

City Bus Stories:

Last Stop on Market StreetThe Adventures of Patty and the Big Red BusArthur Lost and FoundThe Babies on the BusThe Boys on the BusA Bus Called HeavenDog on his BusDon't Let the Pigeon Drive the BusMaisy Drives the BusNext StopPirates Drive BusesThe Seals on the Bus

City Bus History:

Back of the BusIf a Bus Could TalkRosa's Bus

School Bus Stories:

Pete the Cat Wheels on the BusAxle Annie and the Speed Grump>The Berenstain Bears Catch the BusThe Bus for UsThe Bus StopCaillou The School BusGus the Dinosaur BusThe Haunted Ghoul BusHello School BusI Spy a School BusI'm Your BusJunie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly BusMighty Mike Saves a School BusSchool Bus

The Best Days Are Dog Days

The Best Days are Dog Days

The story of a best friend from the point of view of a dog. The dog and the little girl sleep, eat and play together from the time they get up in the morning until they are tucked in together at night. Favotie illustration: the two of them brushing their teeth! A best friend story of puppy love. Author: Aaron Meshon

Meet Bob the Builder!

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Meet Bob the Builder! September 25 from 2-4pm, Central Library – Sign up for your first library card with Bob the Builder! Pose for pictures with Bob, win cool prizes, check out books, building activities and more! Can we fix it? Build it? Read it? YES WE CAN! This event is free and open for families in the Learning Curve. Presented in partnership with WFYI. Bob the Builder © 2016 HIT Entertainment Limited and Keith Chapman. Details


FREE Online eBooks about Construction:

Time to Build a New LibraryTonka Chuck and FriendsToolsI Like Work Trucks

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

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Building Our HouseGoodnight Goodnight Construction SiteThis is the House that Jack BuiltC Is For ConstructionCurious George Builds a HomeOne Big BuildingPete the Cat Construction DestructionWhere Do Diggers Sleep at Night

More FREE Online Reading:


Printables, Crafts & More about Construction:

Bob the Builder Connect the DotsCement Mixer TracerT is for Truck Tracer

Building a Library:

ConstructionA Library StoryMighty Mike Builds a Library

Building:

Alphabet Under ConstructionBuilding a HouseBuilding Our HouseBuilt to LastDemolitionDesign a SkyscraperThe House That Max BuiltHow Did They Build That House?

Construction Equipment:

Bulldozer's Big DayDiggersGoodnight Digger Goodnight Goodnight Construction SiteI Am a BackhoeThe Little Dump TruckMachines at WorkMachines at a Construction SiteMike Mulligan and His Steam ShovelTools We Use BuildersYou Can Draw Construction Vehicles

Construction Workers:

Amelia Bedelia Under ConstructionBuild Dogs BuildBuilder GooseBuilding With DadConstruction WorkersConstruction Workers HelpJackhammer SamThe Night WorkersPop's BridgeSky BoyzSky Walkers

Leer por Internet Ahora Mismo: Historias en Español


Los libros en español a continuación se pueden leer en línea libre. Para más libros para ir:National Hispanic Heritage Month

 

Leer por internet ahora mismo:

Aqui Clifford PBSKidsSmall Leer Aquí Clifford – Emily Elizabeth y Clifford toma un viaje a la playa . Añadir a la historia por la elección de una palabra en cada página.EnglishIcon


A Margarita icdl Leer A Margarita – Historia que se cuenta a Margarita, sobre una princesa que fue a coger una estrella para su prendedor (broche), en el que también guardaba un verso, una perla, una pluma y una flor.

Para qué quiere el ratón mi diente icdl Leer ¿Para qué quiere el ratón mi diente? – Cuando a Alfredo se le cae su primer diente, su madre le habla del ratón de los dientes. Alfredo se pregunta ¿Para qué quiere el ratón mi diente? Después de escuchar las más ocurrentes respuestas se lleva una gran sorpresa.

Gol de Federico icdl Leer ¡Gol de Federico! – Cuando tres zorros hambrientos deciden hacer un estofado de conejo entre todos los conejitos de una fiesta, Ralph los salva con el mejor puntapié a la pelota de fútbol que haya realizado jamàs.

La Nina y su Hermanito icdl Leer La Niña y su Hermanito – El cuento narra la manera como una niña evita que su hermanito se exponga a los peligros de la selva.

El caballito de palo icdl
Leer El caballito de palo – El caballo que Sebastián acababa de dibujar dio un salto y se escapó de la página. Una divertida historia en la que Sebastián busca su caballito. Al
finalizar esta historia te espera una sorpresa.
Made for iPad 50 or computer

Tairon el super tramposo icdl
Leer Tairon El Super Tramposo – El grande y malvado Tyrone, el dinosaurio gana todos los juegos de la Isla del Pantano trampeando hasta que frustra su propio intento de hacer EnglishIcontrampa en la bùsqueda del tesoro.

Made for iPad 50 or computer

Sapos icdl
Leer Sapos – El libro trata de una familia de 8 sapitos muy particulares, los sapitos González. También señala las diferencias entre sapos y ranas.
Made for iPad 50 or computer

El ruelo del pajarito de dulce icdl
Leer El ruelo del pajarito de dulce – En casa de la pequeña Esmeralda, se elaboran dulces de melcocha desde hace más de cien años. Ella quiere demostrar que puede ayudar en la venta de los dulces y esto la lleva a vivir una aventura en la que descubrirá el poder de la imaginación.
Made for iPad 50 or computer

Jugar con los Libros icdl
Leer  Me Gusta Jugar Con Los Libros– Este es un breve cuento que relata por qué a una niña le gustan jugar con los libros.

Made for iPad 50 or computer

Mi Boca icdl
Leer Mi Boca – Cuántas cosas puedo hacer con mi boca?Mas libros en la Collecciòn “Mis Sentidos”:

Made for iPad 50 or computer

Poemas de Una Nina icdl
Leer Poemas de una Niña – La obra nos muestra un conjunto de poemas escritos por una niña sobre sus pensamientos, su visión del mundo, y sentimientos, y lo que le rodea.
Made for iPad 50 or computer

Gonzalo el Cocodrilo icdl
Leer Gonzalo el Cocodrilo – Este cuento habla de un cocodrilo que no puede tener amigos, nadie se atreve a acercarse porque siempre está con ganas de comerse a alguien.
Made for iPad 50 or computer

Maria and Her Ball icdl
Leer El Globo de María – Ésta es la historia de Maria y de su globo.
Made for iPad 50 or computer

La Bruja de La Habana Vieja icdl
Leer La Bruja de La Habana Vieja – Esta es la historia de una bruja que se llama Porfiria que vivía en la vieja Habana, Cuba. Hacía muchas maldades hasta que conoció a su sobrina-nieta y le enterneció el corazón.
Made for iPad 50 or computer

El Deseo de Estrellita NickJrSmall Leer El Deseo de Estrellita – Estrellita quisiera tener un mejor amigo. Lea cómo Dora y Botas ayudan a encontrar una.

Saddle Up UniteForLiteracy75 Escucha a Ensillar  Más libros para escuchar en español

 

PBS Kids Hispanic Heritage Month Booklist http://www.pbs.org/parents/education/bookfinder/hispanic-heritage-month-booklist/

Read Right Now! Curious George

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Use IndyPL’s Read Right Now! pages to have fun at home doing the five things that build early reading skills: Reading, Playing, Writing, Singing & Talking. Find books to read, songs to listen to, games to play, crafts to make and more! Things you can do RIGHT NOW, at home – no waiting!


Curious George eBooks & eAudiobooks to Check out with your Library Card:

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Curious GeorgeCurious George Rides a BikeCurious George Flies a KiteCurious George Gets a MedalCurious George Goes to the HospitalCurious George Learns the AlphabetCurious George Takes a JobThe Complete Adventures of Curious George

More FREE Online Reading:


Printables, Crafts & More about Curious George:

Houghton Mifflin and the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, have created a new "Curious About . . . " story hour program designed to encourage children to come to the library to satisfy their curiCurious George Letter Writing NotecardCurious George How to DrawTrace the M

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month @the Library!

Concert:

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Música de las AméricasSunday, October 16, 3pm at Central Library. Individuals of all ages are invited to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with a high energy performance by Pavel and Direct Contact! Experience the music and irresistible rhythms of North, Central and South America. This program will be held in Central Library’s Clowes Auditorium. Details


Instrument & Dance Programs:

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¡RITMO LATINO! Frame Drum Making Workshop Children and young people ages 6 and up are invited to make a traditional Latin American frame drum with an authentic sound from common, everyday materials. Schedule

¡TUMBAO! CHANCLETA: DANCE AND MUSIC of Cuba Teens are invited to learn the chancleta, a dance created by African slaves popular in the eastern part of Cuba. They’ll also learn the traditional rhythms as both dancers and drummers. Schedule

Read Right Now! CONSTRUCTION

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Every Child Ready to Read® @ your library® is a program of the Association for Library Service to Children and Public Library Association, divisions of the American Library Association.

Use IndyPL’s Read Right Now! pages to have fun at home doing the five things that build early reading skills: Reading, Playing, Writing, Singing & Talking. Find books to read, songs to listen to, games to play, crafts to make and more! Things you can do RIGHT NOW, at home – no waiting!


FREE Online eBooks about Construction:

Time to Build a New LibraryTonka Chuck and FriendsToolsI Like Work Trucks

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

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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?
Building Our HouseGoodnight Goodnight Construction SiteThis is the House that Jack BuiltC Is For ConstructionCurious George Builds a HomeOne Big BuildingPete the Cat Construction DestructionWhere Do Diggers Sleep at Night

More FREE Online Reading:


Printables, Crafts & More about Construction:

Bob the Builder Connect the DotsCement Mixer TracerT is for Truck Tracer

Building a Library:

ConstructionA Library StoryMighty Mike Builds a Library

Building:

Alphabet Under ConstructionBuilding a HouseBuilding Our HouseBuilt to LastDemolitionDesign a SkyscraperThe House That Max BuiltHow Did They Build That House?

Construction Equipment:

Bulldozer's Big DayDiggersGoodnight Digger Goodnight Goodnight Construction SiteI Am a BackhoeThe Little Dump TruckMachines at WorkMachines at a Construction SiteMike Mulligan and His Steam ShovelTools We Use BuildersYou Can Draw Construction Vehicles

Construction Workers:

Amelia Bedelia Under ConstructionBuild Dogs BuildBuilder GooseBuilding With DadConstruction WorkersConstruction Workers HelpJackhammer SamThe Night WorkersPop's BridgeSky BoyzSky Walkers

Sesame Street – eBooks for Kids

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Read Along eBooks, eAudiobooks, and animated and interactive eBooks for kids are available on Sesame Street eBooks at indypl.org.

All you need to know is your library card number and PIN. What’s My Pin?

Sesame Street eBooks work on PCs & Macs and there are apps in both the App Store for iPad and the Play Store for most Android devices.

  • 200 eBooks, Audio eBooks, Animated eBooks & Interactive eBooks are available.
  • Unlimited checkouts
  • Unlimited loan period

1. How to read Sesame Street eBooks on your PC or Mac: PC Icon

Click here to start reading by using your IndyPL Library Card number and your Library Card PIN. What’s My Pin?


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Download and install the iOS app for iPads here.   (Currently this app only works on iPads.) When you open the app for the first time, click on the “Already A Subscriber? Login” button.  please enter the following information:

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3. How to read Sesame Street eBooks on your Android device: AndroidIcon2

Download and install the Android app here.   (This app works on most Android devices)

When you open the app for the first time, click on the “Already A Subscriber? Login” button.  please enter the following information:

E-mail address:           sesame@indypl.org
Password:                      sesameebooks

You will not be asked to reenter this information unless you reinstall the app.


You will then have access to all of the eBooks.  Click the Download Now button to add any of the 200 eBooks to your bookshelf.  Once the title is downloaded, you can read it immediately by clicking Read.   You will always be able to access it by tapping My Bookshelf at the bottom of the screen.   You can even read them offline!

More eBooks, eAudio, eMusic & eVideo to check out with your card can be found at: