Category Archives: Holidays

Read Right Now! The Christmas Tree Ship

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Read The Christmas Tree Ship – Every year Elsie, Pearl, and Hazel help their father gather Christmas trees to take to the big city on his ship. When the ship does not return one year, the girls and their mother know what they must do.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! Ho Ho Ho Tucker

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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!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! Jingle All the Way

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Read Jingle All the Way Free Kindle Download: Jingle All the Way is the tale of a loveable, obedient pup who wants nothing more than a place to call home for the holidays.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! Schnitzel’s First Christmas

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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.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

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Read The Night Before Christmas – Presents the well-known poem about an important Christmas visitor. 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.

Free Christmas Music for Kids

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?

How 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.
  • In addition, library users have a weekly download limit. You will be able to keep track of your downloads in the upper right corner of the site. Every song has a sample clip you can listen to before you download. You must be logged in to enjoy the sample clips. (Login using your IndyPL library card and PIN.)
  • The downloads on this site are all in the MP3 format with no DRM, and videos are in the MP4 format with no DRM. This service will work on almost any computer, player, tablet or smartphone. The Freegal Music mobile app is free in the Apple® App Store and in Google® Play.
  • Music videos will cost you 2 of your allotted downloads. If you do not have 2 downloads available you will not be able to download a music video.

Enjoy!

Christmas Eve on Sesame Street Elmo Saves Christmas Sesame Street Christmas Sing Along Sesame Street Christmas
Doras Christmas Nick Holiday Rugrats Holiday Classics Spongebob a Christmas Album
A Laurie Berkner Christmas The Wiggles Its Always Christmas With You Wiggles Christmas Praise Baby
Kids Christmas Around the World Spanish Christmas Carols We Are the World Christmas Grinch 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:

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!


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Listen to Hanukkah in Alaska – A little girl describes the short, harsh days of winter in Alaska and her efforts to keep a moose from destroying trees and the swing in her back yard, which she finally succeeds in doing with the help of a Hanukkah treat. Includes facts about Hanukkah and the aurora borealis.

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Listen to The Story of Hanukkah – A little girl describes the short, harsh days of winter in Alaska and her efforts to keep a moose from destroying trees and the swing in her back yard, which she finally succeeds in doing with the help of a Hanukkah treat. Includes facts about Hanukkah and the aurora borealis.

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Websites:

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Kids Happy Hanukkah
How to Download Freegal Hanukkah Songs with Your Library Card.


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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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Hanukkah Books:

ChanukkahGuest How Do Dinosaurs Say Happy Hanukkah HerschelGoblins Zigazak
Bear Sweets Eighth Hanukkah
Origami The Counts Hanukkah Countdown Esther EightWild
Daddy Christmas and Hanukkah Mama Emanuel and the Hanukkah Rescue The Golem's Latkes We Celebrate Hanukkah in Winter
Latke the Lucky Dog Simon and the Bear The Dreidel That Wouldn't Spin Beautiful Yetta's Hanukkah Kitten
The Night Before Hanukkah Honeyky hanukah Hanukah Hanukkah Hanukkah 2
I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Dreidel

Hanukkah eBooks:

Hunt EightGreat HanukkahOh HanukkahMama
EngineerAri DinoHanukkah HanukkahWorld HanukkahDragon
EightWinter MiracleJar

Books recommended by: Janet Spaulding, Selection Services

Read Right Now! THANKSGIVING

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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:

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FREE eBooks & Story eVideos to Check out with your Library Card – always available, no waiting! (Directions):

Thanksgiving IsGiving ThanksMiss Nelson Has a Field DayOne is a Feast for a Mouse

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Printables, Crafts & More for Thanksgiving:

 
 
Give Thanks TracerP is for Pilgrim HatPumpkin Pie AdditionScarecrow Connect the Dots

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indyPL Ready to Read Pinterest Board: Thanksgiving
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Songs:

Free Freegal Apple Song Music Downloads
with your IndyPL Library Card! Details

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Favorite Thanksgiving Books:

AllPieBalloonsBroadwayCharlie BrownFirefightersThanksgivingGivingThanksSwallowedPieMagicPotMollyPilgrimOverRiverTurkeyFreeStoneSoupTapTreeThankSarahTappletonsTurkeyThanksgivingTurkeyPoxNightBeforeChickenStewSnoopy's ThanksgivingThe Berenstain Bears Thanksgiving BlessingPinkalicious Thanksgiving HelperThanksgivingThanksgiving 2Happy ThanksgivingThe First ThanksgivingThe Very Stuffed TurkeyJust a Special ThanksgivingSharing the BreadThe Little Kids TableLook and be GratefulFrog and Friends Celebrate ThanksgivingCelebrate ThanksgivingIts Not About You Mrs Turkey

eBooks:

Thanksgiving What Makes It SpecialDinosaurs' ThanksgivingGus the Pilgrim TurkeyCaillou Happy ThanksgivingAn Outlaw ThanksgivingThe Memory Cupboard a Thanksgiving StoryPilgrim CatSarah Gives ThanksSometimes Its TurkeyThe Thanksgiving StoryThis Is the TurkeyWe Celebrate Thanksgiving in the FallRound the TurkeyThe Story of the First ThanksgivingThanksgiving Mice

eAudio:

One is a Feast for a MousePinkalicious Thanksgiving HelperThanksgiving Is

Books Recommended by: Janet Spaulding, Selection Services

Read Right Now! HALLOWEEN

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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 I Need My Monster Checking under the bed for his monster, Ethan discovers that he is gone fishing for a week, and realizing he can’t sleep without him tries to find a substitute monster.
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Free Digital Magazine Issue for kids Babybug, October, 2015 – Brightly illustrated stories and simple poems for Fall & Halloween. Age 6 months – 3 years. Zinio Directions
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Free Digital Magazine Issue for kids Highlights High Five, October, 2015 – For beginning readers! Stories and poems, crafts and recipes, puzzles and other activities about Fall and Halloween. Ages 2-6. Zinio Directions
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Free Digital Magazine Issue for kids Ladybug, October, 2015 – A mix of enchanting stories with colorful illustrations, ear-pleasing poems, lively songs, and crafts about Fall & Halloween. Pre-K-Grade 1. Zinio Directions

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Pinterest LogoIndyPL Ready to Read Pinterest Board: Apples – activities, online games, printables, crafts & more!


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Free Freegal Apple Song Music Downloads
with your IndyPL Library Card! Details

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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:

Life_Cycle_of_a_Pumpkin.pub Printable Color Story Cards Life Cycle of a Pumpkin – Cut apart each stage in the life cycle of the pumpkin. Follow the diagram at the end of the book to put the cards in the correct order – Talk about each step. Ask questions: How big is the pumpkin? What color is the pumpkin? What comes first, a seed or seedling? Practice “telling” the story of a pumpkin seed.

More Ways to Practice Talking: Zero to Three: Tips on Learning to Talk


New Halloween Books:

A Halloween Scare in Indiana Shivery Shades of Halloween Dog and Bear Tricks and Treats Ladybug Girl and the Dress Up Dilemma
Ghosts Go Haunting Not Very Scary Ready Steady Ghost The Sweetest Witch Around
Penguin and Pumpkin Little Boo Jack O Lanterns Celebrate Halloween

Favorite Halloween Books:

Ten Trick or Treaters The 13 Nights of Halloween Alph Oops H is for Halloween Babymouse Monster Mash
Big Pumpkin Click Clack Boo Five Little Monkeys Trick or Treat The Hallo Wiener
Halloween Hunt Halloween Is Happy Haunting Amelia Bedelia It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown
Little Goblins Ten Minerva Louis Halloween Nate the Great and the Halloween Hunt National Geographic Halloween
Scaredy Cat Splat Space Case Three Bears Halloween Trick or Treat a Happy Haunter's Halloween

eBooks:

Happy Halloween Humbug Witch Ten Creepy Monsters Trick or Treat
Druscillas Halloween Shivery Shades of Halloween Monster Needs a Costume MarleyPumpkin
FranklinHalloween HalloweenGeorge HalloweenMice HalloweenGus
HalloweenHarriet HalloweenOllie GeorgeCostume RottenTrick
BooCow HauntedParty MarthaHaunted NotAfraid

eAudio:

HalloweenMittens DirkBones OldLadyOver Scaredy Cat Splat
By the Light of the Halloween Moon Little Goblins Ten

Books Selected By: Janet Spaulding, Selection Services