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Read Right Now! STARTING SCHOOL

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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 Starting School:

School ToolsSchool HelpersWhat Good Is a LineEmilySchoolAreYouReadyForSchool

eBooks & eAudiobooks to Check out with your Library Card about Starting School:

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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?
Alice Miranda at SchoolBack to School RulesThe Berenstain Bears and the Homework Hassle The Berenstain Bears Go to SchoolThe Berenstain Bears Trouble at SchoolBoomer Goes to SchoolCurious George First Day of SchoolDancing Dinos Go to SchoolA Day at SchoolEdward Almost Goes to SchoolFirst Day JittersFirst Year LettersFranklin Goes to SchoolKindergarten CountdownLate for SchoolMax Goes to SchoolOllie's School DayRufus and Friends School DaySammy Spider First Day of SchoolSchool Day MathSnuffy Goes to SchoolWe Love Our SchoolAmelia Bedelia First Day of SchoolPinkalicious School RulesBiscuit Goes to SchoolMittens at SchoolMorris Goes to School

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Recommended by: Janet Spaulding, Selection Services

NEW! Streaming Video for Kids

IndyPL’s new collection of streaming videos from Overdrive includes more than 400 titles appropriate for juvenile audiences.

Movie selections include movie versions of:

  • Caldecott winners, including “Where the Wild Things Are” and “Make Way for Ducklings”
  • Animated picture book classics, such as “The Ugly Duckling” and “Click Clack Moo, Cows that Type”
  • Episodes from tv shows such as Sesame Street and Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Instructional videos on a variety of topics, including yoga; and so much more!

Take a Look

The Adventures of Paddington Bear Chicka Chicka Boom  Boom Click Clack Moo Cows That Type Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
Harold and the Purple Crayon Harry the Dirty Dog Locomotive Me, Eloise
Mr. Wuffles The New Adventures of Madeline Sesame Street Sonic the Hedgehog
The Ugle Duckling Where the wild Things Ared

Video Titles Selected by: Janet Spaulding, Selection Services

Read Right Now! BEARS

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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 Bears:

Polar Bears RockBerenstain Bears Go Fly a KiteBerenstain Bears Soccer Star>Berenstain Bears To the RescueTales From Winnie the Pooh 150

Bear 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?
Brother Hugo and the BearBear Has a Story to TellBear Wants MoreBears Snores OnBlueberries for SalChildren Make Terrible PetsCorduroyGoldilocks and the Three BearsHappy Birthday MoonI Lost my bearI Want My Hat BackThe Bear and the FlyMoreThe Bears Picnic

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Printables, Crafts & More about Bears:

Read Right Now! ZOO

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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 Dogs:

PandaDenverZooHelpsAnimalsWhoLivesAtDenverZooMovingAtTheZoo>OurTripToDenverZooWorkingOnTheWildSideWhoIsDenverZoo

Dog 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?
Goodnight GorillaA Sick Day for Amos MageeThe Happy LionClifford Visits the ZooCurious George Visits the ZooDigger and Daisy Go to the ZooFeeding Time at the ZooIf I Ran the ZooPinkalicious and the Pinktastic Zoo DayPut Me in the ZooThe Zoo

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Printables, Crafts & More about Zoos:


Favorite Zoo Books:

ZooAhZooFeedsZooGoodnightZooShoutZooWild

Read Right Now! MONKEYS

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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 Monkeys:

Monkey MannersCount the Bananas

Monkey 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?
Caps for SaleCurious George Rides a BikeFive Little Monkeys Jumping on the BedCurious GeorgeHand Hand Fingers ThumbNineMonkeysMonkeysBoy

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Printables, Crafts & More about Monkeys:


Favorite Monkey Books:

MonkeysGeorgeMonkeysJumpingMonkeysMeMonkeysTruckMonkeysBanana

Read Right Now! BOOKS

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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 Books:

LibrarianEveryoneReadsIReadEverywhere

Book 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?
The Book That I Love to ReadThat Book WomanWild About BooksBooksLolaBrother Hugo and the BearCurious George Goes to the LibraryLibrary MouseLola Loves StoriesMaisy Goes to the LibraryMax Goes to the Library

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Printables, Crafts & More about Books:

2013-2015 AISLE Read Alouds Too-Good-To-Miss

AISLEReadAloudsRead Alouds Too-Good-To-Miss is a project of the Association of Indiana School Library Educators (AISLE). Each year, a committee of media specialists, public librarians, classroom teachers, reading teachers, principals, bookstore operators, and/or university faculty members is formed to develop five read-aloud lists: one for primary age students, one for upper elementary, one for middle school students, one for high school students, and an ageless. There is also a Buried Treasures list for 2013-2015, for books that are a bit older but warrant mention for their outstanding read-aloud qualities. The lists are publicized and distributed to Indiana schools to encourage sustained reading and oral sharing of literature among teachers and students.

The ultimate purpose of the Read-Aloud Books Too Good To Miss program is to promote a love of reading and books and to instill and nurture lifelong reading habits in Indiana students.


Ageless Titles

All the WorldAmazingFacesExclamation MarkThe Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris LessmoreThe Further Tale of Peter RabbitOnePress Here

Buried Treasures

InkheartLibrary LionMiss Smith’s Incredible StorybookPunk FarmThe Magic HatThe Three Horrid Little PigsAn Undone Fairy TaleA Visitor for BearWild About Books>Zen Shorts

Primary Grade Readers

Boy + BotCan You Make a Scary FaceChicken LittleDragons Love TacosGilbert Goldfish Wants a PetGo, Go GrapesIt’s a TigerPete the Cat and His Four Groovy ButtonsSpoonStuck

Upper Elementary Readers

About AverageBookSpeak! Poems About BooksCrow CallEach KindnessExtra YarnThe Lemonade CrimeLulu and the BrontosaurusCollisionSOSUnsinkableWonderYes, Yes, Yaul

Middle Grade Readers

14 Cows for AmericaThe ApothecaryThe Boy Who Harnessed the WindCountdownGuys Read: Funny BusinessHoop Genius: How a Desperate Teacher and a Rowdy Gym Class Invented BasketballMr. Terupt Falls AgainSmall as an ElephantThree Times LuckyTuesdays at the Castle

High School Readers

BZRKDizzy in Your Eyes…Poems About LoveEvery DayKids of KabulLegendOctober MourningSon

Read Right Now! SUMMER

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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 Dogs:

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Dog 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?
The Reasons for SeasonsBeach SocksCrafts to Make in the SummerCubs First SummerHello SummerHot DogI see SummerIts Summer Dear DragonOn a Summer DaySummer 2SummerThe Bears VacationToo Much Vacation

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Printables, Crafts & More about Summer:

Overdrive eBooks & eAudio for Kids

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

Library eBooks are compatible for downloading on most eReaders, tablets and mobile devices running the free Kindle app, as well as smartphones, iOS and Android devices.

  • Both eBooks and eAudiobooks are available
  • Download up to 25 items at a time
  • Loan periods range from 7 to 21 days
  • More eBooks and eAudio to check out with your card can be found on Hoopla.

Useful Tips:

From the Overdrive for Kids Home Page, hover the mouse over  “Collections” – Choose shortcuts from the Menu:

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