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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:

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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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Read Right Now! MICE

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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 Mice:

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Mice 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?
MiceIceMiceKittenMiceMouseMoleMosueUpstairsMiceLobelAudio

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Printables, Crafts & More about Mice:


Favorite Mouse Books:

Mouse TalesAngelina BallerinaChester's WayIf You Give a Mouse a CookieFrederickMaisy Goes ShoppingThe Tale of Pip and SqueakLily's Purple Plastic Purse

Buses

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City Buses & Bus Drivers:

Meet the Bus DriverBus DriversOn a BusWe Go Buses

City Bus Stories:

The 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 Stop>Pete the Cat Wheels on the BusPirates Drive BusesThe Seals on the Bus

City Bus History:

Back of the BusIf a Bus Could TalkRosa's Bus

School Bus Stories:

Axle Annie and the Speed Grump>The Berenstain Bears Catch the BusThe Bus for UsThe Bus StopCaillou The School Bus Gus the Dinosaur BusThe Haunted Ghoul BusHello School BusI Spy a School Bus I'm Your BusJunie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly BusThe Little School BusMighty Mike Saves a School BusSchool Bus

Big Library Read: Nancy Clancy, Super Sleuth

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Nancy Clancy Super Sleuth

The Big Library Read – Everybody able to read or listen to the same book at the same time for two weeks! Mystery Activities everyday from September 16-30th!

Nancy and her best friend, Bree, have everything they need to solve a mystery, from their totally professional trench coats to their top-secret code. But when crime strikes in their classroom, will these super sleuths be able to crack the case? Find out in the glamorous start to an all-new chapter book series featuring everyone’s favorite fancy girl!

Websites:

Nancy Clancy Series:

#1 Nancy Clancy Super Sleuth
#2 Nancy Clancy Secret Admirer
#3 Nancy Clancy Sees the Future

Detective Activities:

If you are like Nancy and want to be a detective…uncover clues…follow leads…solve mysteries – here are some online detective activities to get you started. Detective Activities will appear on the Kid’s Blog every day from September 16-30th. On the 30th you can try to solve online mysteries using your new skills! Make a Rookie ID and stash it in one of these homemade wallets:

New Activities & Online Mysteries Each Day Sep. 16 – Sep. 30:

Now you’re ready to learn a new detective skill each day for two weeks. Tomorrow you can begin by assembling a detective tool kit with things found easily around the house. Check in every day to learn a new detective skill and read a free online mystery!

Clifford the Big Red Dog 500 Festival Parade Balloon

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Memorial Day Closing
All Indianapolis Public Library locations will be closed May 25 – 27 for the Memorial Day holiday weekend, except for the InfoZone which will be open each day from 10am – 5pm.

That lovable little red puppy who grew up and became Clifford the BIG RED DOG is coming to town! Clifford will appear in the 2013 Indy 500 Festival Parade with library staff making sure he doesn’t take any wrong turns or float away!

Made possible by The Indianapolis Public Library Staff Association and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation. 

Here are some websites and books that will help you know all the fun details of Clifford’s BIG adventures with Emily Elizabeth.

Books:

Clifford the Big Red Dog Clifford at the Circus Clifford Gets a Job Clifford Takes a Trip Clifford’s Good Deeds
Clifford’s Good Deeds The Clifford Collection Clifford the Small Red Puppy Clifford’s Puppy Days Clifford, We Love You

Clifford DVDs:

Clifford the Big Red Dog Big, big Collection Dog Days of Summer

Downloadable Audiobooks:

Books Recommended By: Janet Spaulding – Selection Services

Storytime Spotlight: College Avenue

CollegePuppetsSmallIf you happen to be at the College Avenue Branch and hear lots of singing or giggling coming from the community room, it means storytime with Ms. Denise is in session!

For the past year, Ms. Denise has been sharing her love of reading with the youngest patrons at College Avenue. Through sign language, songs, stories, activities and crafts, Denise helps families to realize that reading comes in different formats and can be found in many different places. Adults are always encouraged to be engaged and interactive with young people along their reading journey.

Ms. Denise looks forward to reading with you soon and invites you to visit one of her storytimes:

  • All programs begin at 10:30 am
  • Tuesdays- Baby & Me (children ages 9 months and younger who are not crawling – this program is not for older siblings)
  • Wednesdays- Preschooler & Me (children ages 3-5 years)
  • Thursdays- Toddler & Me (children 10 months to 2 years)

Meet Ms. Denise:CollegeDeniseSmall

Time with the Library: 4 ½ years

Favorite book: Any book that gets a young child excited about reading.

Favorite Thing about being a Librarian: “Hearing from parents about how their children “play library” or sing our regular storytime songs while at home and the stories about the adults who encourage their friends and even strangers to come to the College Avenue Branch storytimes. Sharing a love of learning and reading with others.”