Category Archives: Holidays

Read Right Now! VALENTINE’S DAY

What is the best way to celebrate this day? Cuddle up with a good book!

FREE Online eBooks about Valentine’s Day:

Somebody Loves You Mr HatchDo You See Hearts?

Valentine’s Day eBooks & eAudiobooks to Check out with your Library Card:

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Printables, Crafts & More about Valentine’s Day:

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Valentine’s Day Favorites:

Amelia Bedelia’s First ValentineArthur’s ValentineOne Zillion ValentinesThe Valentine BearsIt’s Valentine’s DayThe Day It Rained HeartsRoses are Pink, Your Feet Really StinkClifford’s First ValentineFroggy’s First KissLittle Bear’s ValentineIf You’ll Be My ValentineLove SplatSomebody Loves You Mr. HatchYou're Loveable to MeNote the Great and the Mushy ValentinePete the Cat: Valentine’s Day is Cool

Learn About Valentine’s Day:

What is Valentine’s DayLet’s Throw a Valentine’s Day party!Valentine’s dayValentine’s Day OrigamiValentine’s Day Sweets and TreatsValentine Be MineI Haiku YouValentine’s DayValentine’s Day CraftsValentine’s DayValentine’s DayFunny Valentine’s Day jokesValentine’s DayA Valentine’s Day Drawing TreatHappy Valentine’s Day!

Recommended by: Janet Spaulding, Selection Services


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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!

Groundhog Day

Groundhog eBooks & eAudiobooks to Check out with your Library Card:

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Print Books:

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Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year starts January 28, 2017. Here are some books and activities to help you explore this holiday together.

Chinese New Year eBooks & eAudiobooks:

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Stories about Chinese New Year:

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Learn about Chinese New Year:

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Chinese & Chinese-American Stories:

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Websites:

Read Right Now! HANUKKAH

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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!


FREE Online eBooks about Hanukkah:

Hanukkah in AlaskaThe Story of Hanukkah

Hanukkah eBooks & eAudiobooks to Check out with your Library Card:

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HuntEightGreatHanukkahOhHanukkahMamaEngineerAriDinoHanukkahHanukkahWorldHanukkahDragonEightWinterMiracleJar

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Printables, Crafts & More about Hanukkah:

Tracer MenorahTracer DreidelHanukkah Crossword

Websites:


Favorite Hanukkah Books:

ChanukkahGuestHow Do Dinosaurs Say Happy HanukkahHerschelGoblinsZigazakBearSweetsEighthHanukkahOrigamiThe Counts Hanukkah CountdownEstherEightWildDaddy Christmas and Hanukkah MamaEmanuel and the Hanukkah RescueThe Golem's LatkesWe Celebrate Hanukkah in WinterLatke the Lucky DogSimon and the BearThe Dreidel That Wouldn't SpinBeautiful Yetta's Hanukkah KittenThe Night Before HanukkahHoneyky hanukahHanukah HanukkahHanukkah 2I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Dreidel

Books recommended by: Janet Spaulding, Selection Services

Read Right Now! Ho Ho Ho Tucker

  • HoHoHoTucker CandlewickSmall Listen to Ho Ho Ho Tucker – Oh, no! Tucker loves Christmas, with all the trimmings — making a snowman for Santa, marking just the right tree, getting into all the boxes of decorations — but somehow he manages to burn his nose while baking cookies on Christmas Eve. When you-know-who spies that bright red nose through the window, however, Tucker makes a very special friend and takes the sleigh ride of a lifetime. Now the tuckered-out terrier is already dreaming of next year!

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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! Schnitzel’s First Christmas

  • SchnitzelFirst icdl Read Schnitzel’s First Christmas – In this holiday frolic with a touching surprise ending, a rambunctious puppy laments that “no one has any time for me” as Christmas approaches; Santa does, however, as he provides the perfect present.

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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


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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.