Read Right Now! DUCKS

Farmer DuckToday is a great day to get outside! Take a favorite book and find a park bench, swing or blanket. You might even find a place you can watch some ducks.  Indy with Kids has a great list of 8 Places to Find Ducks in Indy. The article talks about feeding them, but did you know the Indiana Department of Natural Resources and other conservation groups say that for the good of the ducks, we all need to stop hand feeding them? Bread is especially bad for them! Here are two really great article that explains why hand feeding is bad for ducks and geese:

That doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy them though. You can learn what food might be healthy for them. You can watch them and also take some pictures! While you are out, point out the ducks you see and hear. How does a duck look different than a goose? What colors are their feathers? What sounds do ducks and geese make? How many ducks can you count?

You can listen to the story Farmer Duck by Martin Waddell right now. Listed below are some more free online eBooks & activities about ducks as well as several eBooks you can check out with your IndyPL Library card.


Farmer Duck by Martin Waddell
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Jemima Duck

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Printables, Crafts & More about Ducks:


eBooks:

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Make Way for DucklingsUglyDucklingDuckFeelingDuckDuckGooseDuckGooseHugducksvroomDuckGooseOppositesDuck123DumbDucksDonaldCampingHeyDuckLuckyDuck

eAudiobooks:

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The Duckling Gets a CookieUglyDuckling2

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Read Right Now! BIRDS

Today is a great day to get outside! Take a favorite book and find a park bench, swing or blanket. Or, did you know you can take a walk and read a story as you go, right here in Indianapolis? Visit the Story Walk in the Ruckle Street Pocket Park. Stroll through the park and read a book displayed in mounted frames. Stories are rotated on a monthly basis. While you are out, point out the birds you see and hear. Can you see a cardinal? What color is it? Can you hear a robin? How many different bird songs can you count?

Listed below are some free online eBooks & activities as well as several eBooks you can check out with your IndyPL Library card.

FREE Online eBooks:

BeautifulBirdsTheBirdsIllSeeRed RobinA Nest for African PenguinsThe Migrating Whooping Crane

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Printables, Crafts & More:


eBooks:

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Bear and BirdDuck and GooseJust Plain FancyNoisy Bird Sing AlongThe Best NestThe Little DuckBirdsLowly

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Read Right Now! Interactive Book Play

Wonders of the USASimple interactive entertainment in print books are a childhood favorite. Traditional examples are pop-up books or Where’s Waldo search and find books. There are some unique ones though, like Wonders of the USA which utilizes a flashlight to make images appear. In other interactive books children decide when to turn the page or shout directions to a book character. These books are commonly very funny and are especially wonderful for children who respond well to interspersed movement and talking over long stretches of quiet listening. You can try one of these stories right now. Listen to the author B.J. Novak read his uncommonly plain but hilarious story, The Book With No Pictures:


eBooks:

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Don't Touch This BookHuff and PuffLots of DotsSearch and Spot Go

Books:

Andy and Sam Hide and SeekBunny SlopesCan You Make a Scary Face?Cat SecretsColor CamouflageEach Peach Pear PlumFollow the LinesGo Away Big Green MonsterHello Red FoxHide and Seek FarmI Spy LettersI Spy Under the SeaIs Everyone Ready for FunIs Your Buffalo Ready for KindergartenLittle Blue and Little YellowOne is Not a PairOneOpen This Little BookPeek a Boo ZooPerfect SquarePress HereSpot a Lot Vehicle AdventureSpot the Mummy at the MuseumTap the Magic TreeTap to PlayThe Book With No PicturesThe Find It BookThe Monster at the End of This BookThe Other RabbitThere Is No Such Thing As LittleTouch the Brightest StarUndercoverWe Are In a BookWhat In the World a Closer LookWhere Is Curious GeorgeWhere's the PairWhere's WaldoWho What Where

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Read Right Now! MOTHER’S DAY

Little llama asks each of his friends if their mamas are llamas. Each friend answers with a simple riddle about what kind of animal each mama is. One mama has a pocket for carrying babies. Can your child guess which animal mama has a pocket? You can listen to Is Your Mama a Llama? right now. More books to download or check out and online activities follow.

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eBooks:

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A Mother for ChocoMake Way for DucklingsThe Best Mother's Day EverThe Berenstain Bears Mother's Day BlessingsThe Mommy BookHeather Has Two MommiesLittle Chick and Mommy CatAre You My MotherCrafts for Mothers Day and Fathers DayHappy Mothers DayI Love You SoMommy MommyThe Night Before Mothers Day

eAudiobooks:

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Pinkalicious Mothers Day SurpriseA Chair for My MotherTu Mama es una Llama?

Printables, Crafts & More:

#1 MomMothers Day Connect the DotsMothers Day MazeMothers Day Writing Paper

Books:

AwayCatch a KissHero MomI Want My MomMama and MeMax and Zoe Celebrate Mother's DayOh the Things My Mom Will DoSome MomsTake Your Mom to Work TodayThe Berenstain Bears We Love Our MomThe Night Before Mother's DayThere's No One I Love Like YouTogetherWhat Not to Give Mom on Mother's DayWhere's My Mom?We Love Our Mom!Gus Makes a GiftMama's Day with Little Gray

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Summer Reading Kickoffs

Choose a branch and get your summer started right:

College Avenue Branch
Family Fort Night Summer Reading Kickoff
Tuesday, May 30 @ 6:30pm
Families and children of all ages are invited to experience reading in a fort! Books, plastic tablecloths for construction, and a bedtime snack will be provided. Attendees are welcome to bring their own blankets and sheets. They can also sign up for the Library’s Summer Reading Program. Details

Brightwood Branch
Summer Reading Kickoff
Thursday, Jun 1 @ 3:30pm – 5:30pm
Children of all ages and families are invited for a fun-filled afternoon. Sign up for the Library’s Summer Reading Program and enjoy music, food, balloons, coloring pages, prizes and face painting. There will be a special program with Ronald McDonald at 4 p.m. Details

Garfield Park Branch
Earth Friendly Festival & Summer Reading Kickoff
Saturday, June 3 @ 10:30am – 3:30pm
Families and children of all ages are invited for a fun-filled day of activities celebrating conservation and the kickoff of the Library’s Summer Reading Program. Learn how to make a rain barrel, learn about electric cars, see a Silly Safaris Animal Show  and more. Details

Irvington Branch
Irvington Summer Reading Kickoff & Irvington Children’s Festival
Saturday, June 3 @ 11:00am – 2:00pm
Families and children of all ages are invited to kickoff the Library’s Summer Reading Program and enjoy activities as part of the fifth annual Irvington Children’s Festival. See a performance by Jump ‘n Hop, learn about Native American music and storytelling, face painting, carnival and more. Details

Decatur Branch
Summer Reading Kickoff
Saturday, June 3 @ 11:00am – 3:00pm
Children of all ages and families are invited to sign up for the Library’s 2017 Summer Reading Program, see a magic show, make crafts, get their faces painted, and see firefighting equipment up close. Details

East 38th Street Branch
Summer Reading Kickoff
Saturday, June 3 @ 11:30am – 3:00pm
Families and children of all ages are invited to kick off the Library’s Summer Reading Program with refreshments and entertainment. Enjoy face painting along with special guests Cinamon the Clown and Khabir the Storyteller with his special story drum! Details 

East Washington Branch
Summer Reading Kickoff
Saturday, June 10 @ 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Children of all ages and families are invited to a fun-filled afternoon of games and goodies to celebrate the beginning of the Library’s Summer Reading program. Sign up at this event and get bonus points on your point card. There will be face painting, balloon animals, snacks, coloring pages and plenty of time to check out some books! Details