Category Archives: Holidays

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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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!

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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Crafts & Activities:

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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 Right Now! A Wind in the Willows Christmas

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Listen and follow along to A Wind in the Willows Christmas – (Chapter 5). Mole feels an animal urge to return to his home. He invites Ratty back for Christmas and they are entertained by some field mice who sing a Christmas Carol. Geoffrey Newland reads this chapter for Storynory. Sit back and enjoy.More Read Right Now! Books for Christmas

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  • iPad Users – Many eBooks and games require Adobe Flash. Adobe Flash is not supported on iOS devices, including the iPad and iPad 2. If you want to view eBooks & games on an iPad you will need an app web browser that does support Flash. Some of these browsers are Puffin, Skyfire, Photon, iSwifter & Cloud Browse. They are very inexpensive – from 2.99 to 7.99.

Read Right Now! Waldo’s Christmas Surprise

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Read Waldo’s Christmas Surprise – When Waldo’s friend Emily writes a letter to Santa Claus everyone gets a surprise!More Read Right Now! Books for Christmas

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Tips for Reading the Free Online Books:

  • iPad Users – Many eBooks and games require Adobe Flash. Adobe Flash is not supported on iOS devices, including the iPad and iPad 2. If you want to view eBooks & games on an iPad you will need an app web browser that does support Flash. Some of these browsers are Puffin, Skyfire, Photon, iSwifter & Cloud Browse. They are very inexpensive – from 2.99 to 7.99.

Read Right Now! The Christmas Nutcracker

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Listen and follow along to The Christmas Nutcracker – The classic story with music by Tchaikovsky from his famous ballet. Clara and Fritz have a very special godfather who makes inventions out of clockwork (or perhaps they are magical) and his Christmas presents are always amazing and wonderful. This year he gives them something rather small and simple – a nutcracker-doll in the form of a soldier. It’s rather ugly, and soon it is broken, but Clara loves it all the same. And then it comes to life and proves himself to be a true hero.More Read Right Now! Books for Christmas

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Tips for Reading the Free Online Books:

  • iPad Users – Many eBooks and games require Adobe Flash. Adobe Flash is not supported on iOS devices, including the iPad and iPad 2. If you want to view eBooks & games on an iPad you will need an app web browser that does support Flash. Some of these browsers are Puffin, Skyfire, Photon, iSwifter & Cloud Browse. They are very inexpensive – from 2.99 to 7.99.

Read Right Now! The Night Before Christmas by Tomie dePaola

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Listen to The Night Before Christmas Curl up next to the fire with your family and enjoy this classic holiday story, ‘The Night Before Christmas’, read aloud by LeVar Burton. Share this story about St. Nick with new and old readers while you ring in the holiday cheer!More Read Right Now! Books for Christmas

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Tips for Reading the Free Online Books:

  • iPad Users – Many eBooks and games require Adobe Flash. Adobe Flash is not supported on iOS devices, including the iPad and iPad 2. If you want to view eBooks & games on an iPad you will need an app web browser that does support Flash. Some of these browsers are Puffin, Skyfire, Photon, iSwifter & Cloud Browse. They are very inexpensive – from 2.99 to 7.99.

Read Right Now! Bunbun’s Christmas Counting Book

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Read Bunbun’s Christmas Counting Book Bunbun is getting ready for his favorite time of the year, Christmas. Little ones can count along with one of their favorite characters, Bunbun, as he prepares all the decorations for Christmas.More Read Right Now! Books for Christmas

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Tips for Reading the Free Online Books:

  • iPad Users – Many eBooks and games require Adobe Flash. Adobe Flash is not supported on iOS devices, including the iPad and iPad 2. If you want to view eBooks & games on an iPad you will need an app web browser that does support Flash. Some of these browsers are Puffin, Skyfire, Photon, iSwifter & Cloud Browse. They are very inexpensive – from 2.99 to 7.99.

Read Right Now! VALENTINE’S DAY

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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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Read Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch – An anonymous valentine changes the life of the unsociable Mr. Hatch, turning him into a laughing friend who helps and appreciates all his neighbors.

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Valentine Be Mine Valentine Dot to Dot Valentine Curious Marley Maze

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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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Valentine’s Day Favorites:

Amelia Bedelia’s First Valentine Arthur’s Valentine One Zillion Valentines The Valentine Bears
It’s Valentine’s Day The Day It Rained Hearts Roses are Pink, Your Feet Really Stink Clifford’s First Valentine
Froggy’s First Kiss Little Bear’s Valentine If You’ll Be My Valentine Love Splat
Somebody Loves You Mr. Hatch You're Loveable to Me Note the Great and the Mushy Valentine Pete the Cat: Valentine’s Day is Cool

Valentine’s Day eBooks & eAudio:

Learn About Valentine’s Day:

What is Valentine’s Day Let’s Throw a Valentine’s Day party! Valentine’s day Valentine’s Day Origami
Valentine’s Day Sweets and Treats Valentine Be Mine I Haiku You Valentine’s Day
Valentine’s Day Crafts Valentine’s Day Valentine’s Day Funny Valentine’s Day jokes
Valentine’s Day A Valentine’s Day Drawing Treat Happy Valentine’s Day!

New Valentine’s Day Books:

A Crankenstein Valentine Do You want a Hug? Hello Kitty, Hello Love! Hug Machine
Hugs Katy Duck and the Secret Valentine Love Monster Princess Posey and the First Grade Ballet
Ruby Valentine and the Sweet Surprise There is This Thing The Valentine Two Hands to Love you
The Very First Kiss

Recommended by: Janet Spaulding, Selection Services

Read Right Now! Sesame Street Celebrate!

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Read Sesame Street Celebrate – in English and Español.More Read Right Now! Books for Christmas

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Tips for Reading the Free Online Books:

  • iPad Users – Many eBooks and games require Adobe Flash. Adobe Flash is not supported on iOS devices, including the iPad and iPad 2. If you want to view eBooks & games on an iPad you will need an app web browser that does support Flash. Some of these browsers are Puffin, Skyfire, Photon, iSwifter & Cloud Browse. They are very inexpensive – from 2.99 to 7.99.

Read Right Now! A Christmas Journey

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Read A Christmas Journey – This book introduces the letters A to Z while following the fortunes of an apple pie.More Read Right Now! Books for Christmas

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Tips for Reading the Free Online Books:

  • iPad Users – Many eBooks and games require Adobe Flash. Adobe Flash is not supported on iOS devices, including the iPad and iPad 2. If you want to view eBooks & games on an iPad you will need an app web browser that does support Flash. Some of these browsers are Puffin, Skyfire, Photon, iSwifter & Cloud Browse. They are very inexpensive – from 2.99 to 7.99.