Read Right Now! MOTHER’S DAY

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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!



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#1 Mom Mothers Day Connect the Dots Mothers Day Maze Mothers Day Writing Paper

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Talking

The more words children hear, the more words they learn, the better prepared they are to read! Here are some tips for talking about letters:

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Mother’s Day Books:

I Love ewe: An Ode to Animal Moms Oh, the Things My Mom Will Do…Because She Loves Me What Not to Give Your Mom on Mother’s Day Hero Mom I Want My Mom!
Where’s My Mommy? We Love Our Mom! Take Your Mama to Work Today There’s No One I Love Like You I Love You
Mama and Me Max and Zoe Celebrate Mother’s Day Gus Makes a Gift The Night Before Mother’s Day Mother’s Day Surprise
Hello, Mommy ZooBorns

New Mother’s Day Books:

My mommy is magic Mom School Me and Mom I Love Mom Mom’s the Word
Davy Loves His Mommy A Mom for Umande Mom’s Are the Best!

Staff Pick: Ida, Always

Ida, Always

A polar bear grieves over the loss of his companion, based on the real-life Gus and Ida of New York’s Central Park Zoo.

“Based on real story, “Ida, Always” is a short and beautiful picture book about two polar bears, Ida and Gus, beloved by many and remembered for their loss. When Ida falls ill and is only expected to live a while longer, both friends find ways to mourn and eventually cope with this eventuality. Though it is difficult to move past loss, “Ida, Always” reminds us that even the little things that surround our daily lives can help us overcome the low points in life. For Gus, the busy sounds and fantastic smells that surround New York City’s Central Park Zoo, the place Ida was happy to call home, are enough to bring him peace.

Facing the topic death and the fear that comes with it is never easy, but Caron Levis and Charles Santoso bring a work of art to a world of literature often filled with minced words and abstract art. Rather than solemn, sullen, and aggressively thoughtful, Santoso paints a world so colorful and awe inspiring that it seems to stand in opposition to Levis’s heart wrenching story. This contrast only brings more impact to the overall story; rather than feuding, these two aspects help strike home the book’s moral and conclusion—so long as you remember to look for it, there is a beauty in the world that can make our darkest days bearable. For old and young alike, this title is a must and a boon for those struggling with their own losses.”

Recommended by Joseph Lutholtz – infoZone Library

Bookmobile – You’ve Come a Long Way Baby!

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Bookmobiles Since 1910

Books:

Miss Dorothy and Her Bookmobile Miss Dorothy and Her Bookmobile – Dorothy has always wanted to work in a library like the red brick one of her girlhood, but after moving to rural North Carolina she discovers that the type of library is less important than the books and the people who read them.
Biblioburro Biblioburro: a True Story from Colombia – After amassing piles of books, Luis, a voracious reader, dreams up a way to share his collection with ‘faraway villages.’ He starts with two burros–one for himself, one for books–and heads off. Tough terrain and menacing bandits challenge him along the way, but at last he reaches a remote town, where he holds a story hour and loans titles to eager kids before returning home to his wife and reading late into the night.
Waiting for the Biblioburro Waiting for the Biblioburro – When a man brings to a remote village two burros, Alfa and Beto, loaded with books the children can borrow, Ana’s excitement leads her to write a book of her own as she waits for the BibliBurro to return. Includes glossary of Spanish terms and a note on the true story of Columbia’s BiblioBurro and mobile libraries in other countries.
Wild About Books Wild About Books – A librarian named Mavis McGrew introduces the animals in the zoo to the joy of reading when she drives her bookmobile to the zoo by mistake.
Librarians Night Before Christmas Librarian’s Night Before Christmas – Santa flies in on a book mobile to bring a poor library gifts. In a parody of the famous poem by Clement C. Moore, a harried librarian and her facility get a surprise holiday visit from Santa and his bookmobile.
She'll Be Comin Around the Mountain She’ll Be Comin’ ‘Round the Mountain – (DVD) To the melody of the popular children’s song, a community of friendly animals prepare for the arrival of the librarian in her bookmobile!
The Library Book The Library Book: the Story of Libraries from Camels to Computers – From books being delivered by camel in the hot lands of Kenya through the pack-horse librarians of Kentucky and beyond, this informative book explores how libraries existed and developed throughout history and the role they played in society in their time.
My Librarian is a Camel My Librarian is a Camel:How Books Are Brought to Children Around the World – Describes unusual mobile libraries found around the world.

April: Autism Awareness Month

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Read Online Right Now!:

  • We're Amazing 1 2 3 SesameStSmall Read We’re Amazing 1 2 3 This story stars Elmo, Abby, and their friend Julia, who has autism. Together, the three pals have a delightful playdate.

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Books:

Since We’re FriendsDavid’s WorldTomas LovesEvery Turtle CountsMy Autism CountsAnthony BestI See Things Differently: A First Look at AutismArmond Goes to a PartyRussel's WorldI Know Someone With AutismMy Brother Sammy is Special

Recommended by: Janet Spaulding, Selection Services

Spring Programs for Kids: Journey Around the World in 30 Days!

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Storyteller’s Drum
Children ages 4 – 10 and families are invited to experience rhythms in West African music and dance and hear stories in some of the languages of West African culture. Schedule

Middle Eastern Musical Journey
Children ages 4 – 10 and families are invited as Salaam introduces Middle Eastern culture with a fun and educational musical journey. Attendees can take a “tour” of the region, beginning in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco and traveling east to Istanbul, Turkey. Along the way, they’ll learn a traditional “beledi” rhythm and greetings in Arabic and Hebrew. Schedule

Musical Tour of Latin America
Children ages 4 – 10 and families are invited to learn the differences between salsa, merengue, cumbia and cha cha cha and the locations they come from. Attendees will sing, dance and play instruments with the band. Schedule

Russian Folktales
Children ages 4 – 10 and families are invited to learn about Russian culture through hands-on activities and folktales, traditional songs and dances that include Baba Yaga, Firebird, Snow Maiden and Little Clay Hut. Schedule

Asia Fantasia Storytelling Music & Fun
Children ages 4 – 10 and families are invited to learn about tricksters, wise woodcutters, clever animals and foolish kings from a variety of Asian cultures. With plenty of audience participation, attendees also can learn about bamboo instruments and engage themselves in the characters and costumes of the Asian storytellers. Schedule

The Hungry Coat
Children ages 4 – 10 and families are invited to a presentation by the Marian University Department of Theatre entitled, “The Hungry Coat and Other Tales of Wisdom From the Middle East,” based on tales from the Middle East. Schedule

Even MORE Events for Kids Here

Hoopla Read Along eBooks for Kids

You can borrow Read Along eBooks from the Library with your indyPL Library card.Hoopla Logo The vendor is Hoopla. To help you get started, listed below are several items you can borrow for kids. Click on a book jacket to borrow it with your library card.

A few things to keep in mind:

  • These work great on many devices, including the iPad.
  • You can checkout a total of 10 items each month from hoopla.  Your limit resets on the first of the month.
  • Book/movies are checked out for 72 hours. They are automatically returned, you don’t have to remember to do it. No fines, ever!
  • If you borrow a book and it is returned after 72 hours, it counts as one of your checkouts. It is NOT that you can have 10 items checked out at a time…it is that you can only checkout 10 total items each month.
  • You can stream or download your selection. Remember that if you choose to download to your device, PLEASE make sure that you are on WiFi. Downloads will incur data charges and book/movies are a larger format.

Directions for Using Hoopla (You need to know your Library card number and PIN. What’s My PIN?.)

Below is a list of all of the Hoopla books that have text as the story is read. There are also a lot of picture books in Hoopla that are read aloud without the text appearing on the screen. These are fun too!

Here is a list: Picture Books in Hoopla


Read Along Stories:

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In Hoopla, Read Along Stories play like a movie. They look like the sample to the left from Doug Unplugged. The words to the story appear on the screen as it is being read. As each word is pronounced, it is highlighted in red. Read Along Stories are great reading practice!

The Baby Tree Bailey at the Museum Big Bad Bubble Billy Goat at the State Fair The Book That I Love
The Boy Who Cried Bigfoot Building Our House Chicken Little Christmas Treasures Cinco de Mouse O
Click Clack Boo Doug Unplugged Dragons Love Tacos Edda Go to Sleep Groundhog
Going Places Goldy Luck and the Three Bears Hansel and Gretal I Love My Hair I Love to Sing I'm a Big Girl
Is There a Monster In My Closet It's Only Stanley Jack and the Beanstalk Lawn to Lawn Making a Friend
Milo's Hat Trick Mogie Moonday Mr Wuffles The Museum
Nino Wrestles the World Nothing On a Beam of Light One is a Feast for a Mouse The Paper Bag Princess
Puss in Boots Rain Rain Go Away Winkin Blnken and Nod One Two Buckle My Shoe Rifka Takes a Bow The Smallest Gift of Christmas The Sorcerer's Apprentice
Star Bright The Story of Fish and Snail Terrific There Was an Old Woman Those Darn Squirrels
Those Darn Squirrels and the Cat Next Door Those Darn Squirrels Fly South Thump Quack Moo Twinkle Twinkle Little Star Washday
The Ugly Duckling Wheels on the Bus Where Oh Where Has My Little Dog Gone The Whispering Town Wizard of Oz
Yesterday I Found an A and the Color Caper You and Me Zoe Gets Ready Zoe's Jungle Zoe's Room

 


Read Along Non-Fiction:

Anna and Solomon Behold the Beautiful Dung Beetle Ben Franklin's Big Splash Benno and the Night Benny Goodman and Teddy Wilson
Brave Girl The Cart That Carried Martin A Dance Like Starlight Daredevil The Fantastic Undersea Life of Jacques Cousteau
Goldie Takes a Stand Halloween Is Looking at Lincoln The Man with the Violin Mumbet's Declaration of Independence
The Rocket's Red Glare Separate is Not Equal Thomas Jefferson The Watcher Under the Freedom Tree
Viva Frida

Read Right Now! EASTER

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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, divisionsof the American Library Association. Every Child Ready to Read® @ your library® is a registered trademark and is used with permission. Early literacy begins at home with the adults in a child’s life.

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!


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Listen to Mercer Mayer read It’s Easter Little Critter – Little Critter is very excited on Easter morning. He wakes up to find a present from Mom and Dad—a bunny named Egg. But there is much to be done before Little Critter can go out and play. Join Little Critter as he makes Easter baskets and cards, paints Easter eggs, and more.

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Easter B is for Basket Easter Six Easter Eggs Easter Book Easter Counting Book

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The more words children hear, the more words they learn, the better prepared they are to read! Here are some tips for talking to small children:

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Favorite Books for Easter:

He Is Risen Rechenkas Eggs The Golden Egg Book The Country Bunny
The Easter Beagle

Favorite Bunny Books:

Benjamin BigCarrot Hungry MoonRabbit

Bunny eBooks & eAudio:

BoyBunny RabbitsDuck RabbitsGift RabbitsSee
RabbitsSpotty RabbitsTen

Read Across America Day March 2, 2016


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National Education Association: Read Across America Day
March 2, 2016
The National Education Association is building a nation of readers through its signature program, NEA’s Read Across America. Now in its 18th year, this year-round program focuses on motivating children and teens to read through events, partnerships, and reading resources. Take the pledge – we’ll help you read ALL YEAR!


Start your reading pledge right now watching these three story videos featuring favorite Dr. Seuss books on Read Right Now! Dr. SeussYou can watch and read online stories all year: More free online reading and 100 Free Video Stories! Green Eggs and Ham Dr. Seuss on the Loose How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Listen Right Now! Alexa Canady

National African American Read-In
A Story Every Day: February 1-29, 2016

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Listen Right Now! Alexa Canady

Alexa Canady is a doctor who specializes in neurosurgery, that means she operates on the brain. She became a neurosurgeon on 1981. She is recognized as the first African-American woman to become a neurosurgeon. Read about more about African-American scientists & inventors.

 


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