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Hoopla: eBooks, eMusic & eMovies for Kids

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Books, Music & Movies for kids are available on Hoopla at imcpl.org. All you need to know is your library card number and PIN. What’s My Pin?

Hoopla works on PCs, Macs, iOS devices and Android devices.  There are apps in both the App Store for iOS and the Play Store for Android.  Full details are here: under Supported Devices.

  • eBook Read Alongs, eMusic & eMovies are available
  • Checkout a total of 10 items each month
  • Movies are checked out for 72 hours and albums are checked out for 7 days
  • Your limit resets on the first of the month.
  • You can browse the material by format (music, movies, television) and search directly using the box at the top of the screen.
  • Once you find material that you like, you can click on the word Borrow and begin to watch the video or listen to the music immediately.   Videos will download to your device, so PLEASE make sure that you are on WiFi  Downloads will incur data charges and movies are a larger format.  As soon as you click Borrow, you are charged for one checkout, even if you don’t watch or listen to the item.
  • More eBooks and eAudio to check out with your card can be found onindyPL Overdrive for Kids.

How to register and login to Hoopla:

  • Click on “Log In” in the blue box in the upper right corner.
  • If you have already registered for hoopla, simply enter your email address and your password, then click log in.
  • If you haven’t registered, click on the Sign Up Now button in the center near the bottom of the page.
  • Click on your home library, in our case, that’s Indianapolis Public Library
  • Enter in your email address, create a hoopla password (not your email password!!), your Library Card number and your Library Card PIN. What’s My Pin?
  • Click Sign Up Now at the bottom of the page.
  • Congrats, you are signed up for hoopla!

Useful Tips:

If you would like to see only content for kids when you are browsing Hoopla, or you want your kids to see only content for kids, you can make that selection in the Hoopla app under “Settings”. NOTE: This setting stays with the device, not the account. So if a parent enables “Kid’s Mode” on a child’s iPad, it’s set only for that iPad. If the child uses another device (like a PC), the parent will have to enable Kid’s Mode on that device, too.

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Paladium Pals Book Club: Read = Free Show Ticket

Check back in July for the 2016-2017 Reading Lists

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Palladium PALS (Performing Arts Literary Season) Book Club
Earn a Free Student Ticket to a Center Show!
Children & teens can earn a show ticket by reading books within their age group.

Reading Lists

Song and Dance Man Banjo Granny Father's Chinese Opera Jump Up!
This Jazz Man The Philharmonic Gets Dressed Sergei Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf A Single Pebble: A Story of the Silk Road
Three Little Cajun Pigs
Pearlie and the Flamenco Fairy Firebird Herman & Rosie Hello I'm Johnny Cash
A Child’s Introduction to Ballet: The Stories, Music, and Magic of Classical Dance Max Found Two Sticks Want to be in a Band? The Little Piano Girl: The Story of Mary Lou Williams, Jazz Legend
Peter Tchaikovsky (Getting to know the World’s Greatest Composers)
Five, Six, Seven, Nate! Abby Spencer Goes to Bollywood Guitar Notes Come Sing, Jimmy Jo
The Mysteries of Beethoven’s Hair Kathleen: The Celtic Knot Jazz ABZ: An A to Z Collection of Jazz Portraits

Shows:

Rosanne Cash
January 8, 2016 at 8pm

Ramsey Lewis Quartet: The In Crowd & Hang On Ramsey 50th Anniversary
January 9, 2016 at 8pm

Project Trio: Peter & The Wolf
January 9, 2016 at 10am & 2pm

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra with Pinchas Zukerman
January 10, 2016 at 7pm

Moscow Festival Ballet: Giselle & Cinderella
January 15-17, 2016 at 3pm & 8pm

The Band of the Royal Marines with the Pipes, Drums, & Highland Dancers of the Scots Guards
February 5, 2016 at 8pm

Direct from Ireland, Celtic Nights, “The Spirit of Freedom”
February 20, 2016 at 8pm

Polish Baltic Philharmonic Orchestra with Special Guest, Lech Wałęsa, former President of Poland
February 26, 2016 at 8pm

Silk Road Ensemble February 27, 2016 at 8pm The Palladium Christian McBride Big Band
March 4, 2016 at 8pm

MOJO & The Bayou Gypsies March 11, 2016 at 8pm The Tarkington Patty Griffin, Sara Watkins, & Anaïs Mitchell
March 20, 2016 at 7pm

SFJAZZ Collective: The Music of Michael Jackson
April 8, 2016 at 8pm

Jeremy Denk, Piano
April 24, 2016 at 3pm

Cleveland Orchestra
May 15, 2016 at 7pm

Raising Lifelong Readers

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Boys Read – Developing a new generation of literate men. It’s not that boys can’t read, it’s that boys won’t read. Their mission: transform boys into lifelong readers.

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Brightly: Helping Parents Grow Lifelong Readers – Connects kids with the right books at the right time to keep them engaged with reading as they grow.

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Digital Storytime – A site to help parents and educators find picture book apps for iPad. Detailed ratings and information are included for every app reviewed.

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FirstBook – First Book provides access to new books for children in need. Start reading and sharing beautiful stories with the children in your life with FirstBooks literacy partner WeGiveBooks at their free online library.

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Guys Read – Helping boys become self-motivated, lifelong readers – recommend books that guys have told them they like. “Our idea is to help guys become readers by helping them find texts they want to read.”

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In the Middle Books – Find series and online resources for kids ages 5-9, 7-10, and 8-12. Choose books by age or theme, get chapter excerpts, printable acitivity pages, videos, and more! From Simon & Schuster Publishing.

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IndyPL Kids’ Blog – Chapter to read next and homework help.

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IndyPL Read Right Now! eReading Room for Kids – Free online reading for kids, no waiting!

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IndyPL Ready to Read Blog – Book suggestions and reading practice ideas for parents of children ages 0-5.

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James Patterson’s Read Kiddo Read – Helps parents and educators connect their children with the books that will turn them into lifelong readers.

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Jumpstart – Working toward the day every child in America enters Kindergarten prepared to succeed.

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KidsReads – Ever craved a good book and just not been inspired by anything you see? Or wished you had a place to discover new books? KidsReads can help figure out what to read next.

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Little eLit – Little eLit is a crowd-sourced, grass-roots learning network that works to develop promising practices for the incorporation of new media (eBooks, apps, video, etc.) into library collections, services and programs for families with young children.

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Little Free Library – Little Free Library’s are “take a book, return a book” places where neighbors share their favorite books – anyone may stop by and pick up a book and bring back another book to share. This site provides a map of the US showing where registered little libraries are located.

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A Mighty Girl – Over 2,000 girl-empowering books starring stellar Mighty Girl characters.

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Reach Out and Read – Reach Out and Read is an organization of medical providers who promote early literacy and school readiness in pediatric exam rooms nationwide by integrating children’s books and advice to parents about the importance of reading aloud into well-child visits.

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Reading is Fundamental (RIF) – Their vision is a literate America in which all children have access to books and discover the joys and value of reading, to make reading a fun and beneficial part of everyday life.

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Reading Rockets – Reading Rockets is a national literacy initiative offering information and resources on how young kids learn to read, why so many struggle, and how caring adults can help.

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The Stacks – Book and author news, games, videos and more from Scholastic Kids.

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Too Small to Fail or Pequeños y Valiosos – Activities to improve the health and well-being of children ages zero to five to help them prepare to succeed.

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Unite for Literacy – Over 120 free picture books narrated in: Arabic, ASL, Burmese, Cherokee, Chinese, Cup’ik, English, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Karen, Karenni, Kekchi, Korean, Mopan, Navajo, Polish, Portuguese, Q’anjob’al, Russian, Swetswana, Slovak, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Turkish & Vietnamese.

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United Through Reading – One of the most difficult things a child can experience is having a parent deployed to a war zone for an indeterminate period of time. United Through Reading helps ease the stress of separation for military families by having deployed parents read children’s books aloud via DVD for their child to watch at home.

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WeGiveBooks – We Give Books makes digital books available in an online library. Some books are available in español.

Indiana Early Literacy Firefly Award – Vote Now!

The first inaugural 2015 Indiana Early Literacy Firefly Award winner is Bill Cotter for his book “Don’t Push the Button.”


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Every child in Indiana, aged 0-5, may vote one time for the Indiana Early
Literacy Firefly Award. They will need to work with a parent, a librarian, a
teacher, a babysitter or other caregiver adult.

  • Print a Ballot
  • Circle one of the titles
  • Turn the Ballot in to your local Public Library or voting location.
  • The last day to vote is May 10, 2015.

Libraries will then email their totals to the Indiana Center for the Book.


Nominated Titles:

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A Mighty Girl Playlist – Free with Your Library Card!

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The website A Mighty Girl is an outstanding collection of books, toys, music and movies “for smart, confident, and courageous girls.”

A Mighty Girl’s music section features more than 100 girl-empowering songs in a wide range of genres for all ages of Mighty Girls. You can also filter the collection by recommended age, genre, and theme. Each song description has a ‘Note to Parents’ to help you get the right song to your mighty girl at the right time.

Below is the playlist of Mighty Girl Music (as of today, they will continue to build the list, so keep checking it for new ones.) It is a great place to start for making a playlist for your own Mighty Girl.

Remember you can download 5 FREE songs a week with your library card from The library’s Freegal music catalog. In the list, the songs that are available from Freegal are in bold. Download 5 today and add the rest to your wishlist to make it easy to grab 5 more songs each week.

By May you will have a list of power songs for girls – a great soundtrack for the summer!

*32 Flavors Ani DiFranco
A Mother’s Love Mark Masri
*A Sorta Fairytale Tori Amos
*Ain’t got No/I Got Life Nina Simone
Almost There The Princess and the Frog Soundtrack
Amelia Almost 13 Carrie Newcomer
*Anything You Can Do from Annie Get Your Gun
*Atalanta from Free to Be You and Me
B*tch bad Lupe Fiasco
*Beautiful Christina Aguilera
Born This Way Lady Gaga
*Brave Sara Bareilles
*Breakaway Kelly Clarkson
Build a Levee Natalie Merchant
*Butterfly Kisses Bob Carlisle
*Child of Mine Carol King
Come Over to My Dollhouse Lunch Money
*Cornflake Girl Tori Amos
Courage Beauty form Pain 1.1
*Crucify Tori Amos
*Daddy Byonce Knowles
Defying Gravity Idina Menzel
Do My Thing Estelle
Everything Alanis Morissette
*Father and Daughter Paul Simon
*Feeling Good Nina Simone
*Fighter Christina Aguilera
Firework Katy Perry
Fixing Her Hair Ani DiFranco
Fly to Your Heart Selena Gomez
Free to Be You and Me The New Seekers
Future Man, Future Lady Ziggy Marley
Get Up Superchick
Girl Tori Amos
*Girl Disappearing Tori Amos
Girl in a Country Song Maddie and Tae
*Girl On Fire Alicia Keyes
*Girl Shanty Sons of the Never Wrong
Girls With Guitars Wynonna Judd
Gold Rush Brides Natalie Merchant
Good Mother Jann Arden
Gotta Be Me Secret Anget 23 Skidoo
Gotta Be You Secret Agent 23 Skidoo
*Hammer and Nail Indigo Girls
Hands Jewell
Headstrong 10,000 Maniacs
Heroes Ann Reed
Hey Hey Superchick
Hit Me With Your Best Shot Pat Benatar
How You’ve Grown 10,000 Maniacs
I Am NOt My Hair India Arie
*I Am Woman Helen Reddy
I Hope You Dance Lee Ann Womack
*I’m Coming Out Diana Ross
*I’m Every Woman Whitney Houston
*I’m Going to Live the Life Mahalia Jackson
I’m Gonna Be An Engineer Peggy Seeger
*I’m Not Perfect Laurie Berkner
I’m Ready Kim Possible Soundtrack
*In My Daughter’s Eyes Martina McBride
In Or Out Ani DiFranco
*Independent Women Destiny’s Child
Intuition Jewell
It’s Amazing Jem
Joyful Girl Ani DiFranco
Julie Through the Glass Carly Simon
Jump Miss Melodee
Just a Girl No Doubt
Just the Way You Are Bruno Mars
Learn Me Right Brave Soundtrack
*Least omplicated Indigo Girls
Let It Go Frozen Soundtrack
Let It Grow Ester Dean
Let Your Heart Sing Katherine McPhee
*Love Song Sara Bareilles
Mean Taylor Swift
*Mean Girls Rachel Crow
*More Beautiful You Jonny Diaz
My Little Girl Tim McGraw
No Man’s Woman Sinead O’Connor
Not a Pretty Girl Ani DiFranco
One and Lonely Superchick
Overrated Ashely Tisdale
Part of Me Katy Perry
Pearl Katy Perry
*People Like Us Kelly Clarkson
*Perfect Pink
*Perfect Girl Sarah McLachlan
*Proud Heather Small
*Respect Aretha Franklin
*Right as Rain Adele
Roar Katy Perry
Rock What You Got Superchick
Science Fair (Album)
She’s Not Just a Pretty Face Shania Twain
*Silent All These Years Tori Amos
*Sisters Are Doin’ It For Themselves Eurythmics
Skipping Eddie Vedder
Stand in the Rain Superchick
Strong Women Meg Braun
*Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You) Kelly Clarkson
*Stupid Girls Pink
*Superwoman Alicia Keyes
*Survivor Destiny’s Child
Tell It Like It Is Tracy Chapman
Tell Yourself Natalie Merchant
*Thank God for Kids Kenny Chesney
*Thank U Alanis Morrisette
That I Would Be Good Alanis Morrisette
The Climb Miley Cyrus
The Emperor’s New Clothes Sinead O’Connor
*The Greatest Love of All Whitney Houston
*The Long Way Around Dixie Chicks
The Middle Jimmy Eat World
The Princess Who Saved Herself Jonathan Coulton
*The Voice Within Christina Aguilera
*The Wood song Indigo Girls
*This One’s For the Girls Martina McBride
Tomboy in a Princess Dress Suzi Shelton
Tomboy Princess Meg Braun
Touch the Sky Julie Fowlis Brave Soundtrack
*True Colors Cyndi Lauper
Try Colbie Caillet
Typical Girl Cheri Magill
*Unwritten Natasha Bedingfield
Video India Arie
What I Am Edie Brickell
*When I Was a Boy Dar Williams
Who I Am Jessica Andrews
Who Says Selena Gomez
Who’s That Girl Robyn
Whole Wide World Mindy Gledhill
*Wide Open Spaces Dixie Chicks
Wild One Faith Hill
Willing to Fight Ani DiFranco
*Wonder Natalie Merchant
*You Gotta Be Desree
*You’re Aging Well Dar Williams

Read Right Now! Dr. Seuss

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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 Dr. Seuss eBooks:

The Cat in the HatDr Seuss on the Loose 150How the Grinch Stole Christmas

More FREE Online Reading:


Dr. Suess Printables, Crafts & More:

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Read Right Now!: Clifford the Big Red Dog

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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 Clifford:

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Clifford 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?
Clifford at the CircusClifford Takes a TripClifford the Big Red DogClifford the ChampionClifford the Firehouse DogClifford Visits the HospitalClifford Visits the ZooCliffords Birthday PartyCliffords First Snow DayCliffords Good DeedsCliffords PalsMore FREE Online Reading:

Printables, Crafts & More about Clifford: