Category Archives: Holidays

Read Right Now! Father’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!


FREE Online eBooks about Dads:

Blue Ribbon Dad Shopping With Dad My Father Runs an Excavator When Will Daddy Come Home Golf BUddies

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Printables, Crafts & More for Father’s Day:

Fathers Day TrophyFathers Day Trophy with WordsDad Out of This WorldDaddy Bear


Father’s Day Books to Check out with your Library Card:

If my Dad were an animal Me and My Dad I Want my Daddy Big Enough to Help How to Surprise a Dad Tad and Dad Just Like Daddy Franklin’s Day with Dad A Special Day with Dad Always Daddy’s Princess Because I’m Your Dad Big Brave Daddy Daddies Do It Different Giddy-Up Daddy! Hug a Bull: An Ode to Animal Dads I Love My Daddy My Dad! My Dad is Big and Strong, but -- My Dad Thinks He is Funny Saturday is Dadurday Saturday With Daddy When a Dad Says “I Love You” When Dads Don’t Grow Up Grandpa’s Tractor How to Babysit a Grandpa My grandpa

Selected by: Janet Spaulding, Selection Services

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!


FREE Online eBooks about Mother’s Day:

Helping My MomHappy Mothers Day Dear Dragon

Mother’s Day 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?
Are You My MotherCrafts for Mothers Day and Fathers DayHappy Mothers DayI Love You SoMommy MommyPinkalicious Mothers Day SurpriseTe AmoThe Night Before Mothers Day

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Printables, Crafts & More about Mother’s Day:

#1 MomMothers Day Connect the DotsMothers Day MazeMothers Day Writing Paper

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Favorite Mother’s Day Books:

I Love ewe: An Ode to Animal MomsOh, the Things My Mom Will Do…Because She Loves MeWhat Not to Give Your Mom on Mother’s DayHero MomI Want My Mom!Where’s My Mommy?We Love Our Mom!Take Your Mama to Work TodayThere’s No One I Love Like YouI Love YouMama and MeMax and Zoe Celebrate Mother’s DayGus Makes a GiftThe Night Before Mother’s DayMother’s Day SurpriseHello, Mommy ZooBorns

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, 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 Easter:

Its Easter Little CritterTale of Peter Rabbit

Easter 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?
Maxs Chocolate ChickenHappy Easter Curious GeorgeLlama Llama Easter EggMy First EasterPinkalicious EasterAll New Crafts for EasterMy First Story of EasterOllies Easter EggsPeppas Easter Egg HuntPete the Cats Big Easter AdventureThe Story of EasterThere Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Chick

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Printables, Crafts & More about Easter:

Easter B is for BasketEaster Six Easter EggsEaster BookEaster Counting Book

Favorite Books for Easter:

He Is RisenRechenkas EggsThe Golden Egg BookThe Country BunnyThe Easter BeagleBenjaminBigCarrotHungryMoonRabbit

Books Recommended by: Janet Spaulding, Selection Services

Free Christmas Music for Kids w/indyPL Library Card

Free and legal music downloads for you AND your kids are available at the library. All you need to know is your library card number and PIN. What’s My Pin?

Freegal Headphones 75How Freegal Music Works: Library users can listen to three hours of streaming music each day.   You will be able to keep track of your time remaining in the upper right hand corner.  Unlike Spotify or Pandora, you won’t have to listen to ads or be asked to upgrade to a premium membership. More Details

Christmas Eve on Sesame StreetElmo Saves ChristmasSesame Street Christmas Sing AlongSesame Street ChristmasDoras ChristmasNick HolidayRugrats Holiday ClassicsSpongebob a Christmas AlbumA Laurie Berkner ChristmasThe Wiggles Its Always Christmas With YouWiggles ChristmasPraise BabyKids Christmas Around the WorldSpanish Christmas CarolsWe Are the World ChristmasGrinch Musical

You can browse through all the music on freegal or choose the genre “Children’s Music” to see a complete list of just Kids’ Music. Or, you can see some of our favorite albums for kids on Pinterest:


Free and legal music downloads for you AND your kids are available at the library. All you need to know is your library card number and PIN. What’s My Pin?

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VeggieTales the Incredible Singing Christmas TreeVeggieTales 25 Christmas SongsPhineas and Ferb Christmas VacationMickey's Christmas Around the WorldEloise at ChristmastimeDisney Holiday MagicCurious George a Very Monkey ChristmasA Muppets ChristmasAriels Christmas Under the Sea

Read Right Now! A Wind in the Willows Christmas

  • A Wind in the Willows Christmas StorynoryListen 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.

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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! Waldo’s Christmas Surprise


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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

  • The Christmas Nutcracker StorynoryListen 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.

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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

  • The Night Before Christmas ReadingRainbowListen 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!

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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

  • Bunbun's Christmas Counting Book ZiggityRead 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.

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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.