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Early Readers Club

Questions about the Early Readers Club can be directed to Abby Brown at or 317 275-4096.

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Reading Milestones:

Alphabet: Max's ABC & Elmo's ABC
Colors: Pinkalicious & Tangled: Kingdom of Color
Counting: Beakley Counts 1 to 10 & Thumper Counts to 10
Opposites: Opposites Bunny
Rhyming: Dog Wants to Play
Shapes: Skippyjon Jones Shape Up & Thumper's Shapes

Behavior & Skill Milestones:

Babysitters: Roo's New Babysitter
Bad Day: Alexander & the Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Day & Where the Wild Things Are
Bathtime: Time to Come Clean & Baby Bathtime
Bedtime: Llama Llama Red Pajama & Goodnight Thumper
Dentist: Doctor DeSoto & Doctor Maisy
Doctor: Doctor Maisy, Doctor Daisy MD & Pooh Goes to the Doctor
Dressing: My Dress Up Box
First Day of School: Time for School Pooh & Emily Elizabeth Goes to School
Helping: The Little Red Hen & Baby Max Cleans Up
Individuality: Not Your Typical Dragon & Stellaluna
Manners: Please and Thank You & The Berenstain Bears Forget Their Manners
Missing Mommy: Llama Llama Misses Mama & Owl Babies
Night Fright: There's an Alligator Under My Bed & The Thing Under the Bed
Patience: This Monster Cannot Wait!
Sharing: Cleo's Fair Shair & Somebody Won't Share
Sick: Madeline
Telling the Truth: Henry's Amazing Imagination
Time: Telling Time

Favorite Subjects:

Babies: Our New Baby & All of Baby Nose to Toes
Baseball: Baseball ABC
Camp: Arthur Goes to Camp, Pooh Let's Go Camping & Mickey's Campout
Cats: Millions of Cats, Axle the Freeway Cat & Disney's Marie
Dinosaurs: Let's Look Dinosaurs & Quincy and the Dinosaurs
Dogs: Clifford the Big Red Dog, Harry the Dirty Dog & Martha Stories
Ducks: Make Way for Ducklings & The Ugly Duckling
Fairy Tales: Rapunzel & Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters
Farm: Maisy's Morning on the Farm & See How They Grow
Food: If You Give a Mouse a Cookie & Green Eggs and Ham
Music: Zin Zin Zin a Violin
Nature: Blueberries for Sal & Between the Lions Nature Stories
Ocean: Look into a Tide Pool, Sea Creatures & Disney: Ocean Rescue
The Park: Rusty and Stretch a Day at the Park & In the Park
Pirates: Pooh's Pirate Adventure
Policemen : Officer Buckle and Gloria & Police Officer
Robots: Ruby Scores a Goal! & Robot and Mr. Mole
Sharks: Shark Attack & Surprising Sharks
Space: Mickey & His Spaceship & The Moon and His Cap
Sports: The Big Game & The Berenstain Bears Soccer Star
Trains: The Polar Express
Trucks: Trucks and Diggers, Smash Crash & Tonka Chuck and Friends
Vacation: Larry Gets Lost, Froggy Goes to Hawaii and Family Vacation
Wild Animals: Watch Me Grow - Ape
Wishing: Sylvester and the Magic Pebble & Little Star's Wish

Holidays & Seasons

Apples: An Apple Grows & From Tree to You
Christmas: Llama, Llama Holiday Drama &  More!
Fall: Thumper's Autumn Adventure
Halloween: Pooh's Happy Halloween, Sweet & Spooky Halloween & Mater and the Ghost Light
Pumpkins: A Pumpkin for Pooh, Farmer Duck's Pumpkin Patch & Pooh's Halloween Pumpkin
Thanksgiving: Pilgrim Village 

Tips for Reading the Free Online Books:

  • iPad users - Many of these 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 these 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.
  • WeGiveBooks eBooks - To view these books set up a Free Username & Password.
  • Disney Free Downloadables - You will need your IndyPL Library Card and Password to Login. If you don't live in Indianapolis - check with your library, they may have the Disney Collection too!
  • Find even more free online reading at “More Free Digital Books”.
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  1. Where do we join or sign up for the club? or do we just show up and get a free book from one of those branches?

  2. Hi Katelyn!

    You can register at any of these 11 branches, your child will receive their first book when you register:
    Brightwood Branch
    Eagle Branch
    East Washington Branch
    East 38th Street Branch
    Flanner House Branch
    Fountain Square Branch
    Garfield Park Branch
    Haughville Branch
    Infozone at The Children’s Museum
    Spades Park Branch
    West Indianapolis Branch

    We hope to see you soon!

  3. I think this is the going to make my life harder as i have special needs kids. I am having problems getting my kids to understand that the books we get from the library have to be treated with care and returned. So how do you teach them yes it is fine to take the books at the library and make them understand that this are special books…

  4. Hi Melissa,

    It’s so wonderful to hear that you are teaching your children to be respectful of library materials and responsible borrowers! I understand your concerns about the confusion that getting to keep a book from the Library might present. Obviously as a parent, you are certainly the best judge about what is best for your child and if this program is right for your family.

    The goal of the Early Readers club program is to help children build a home library. Research has shown that children who own books in their home are much more likely to become successful readers. We hope that this program enhances the library experience, rather than cause stress.

    A few logistical things to know about the program that might help. These books are paperback and pretty small, very different in feel from a Library book. Also, although your child is required to be present for registration, they do not need to be there when you pick up the books each month. If you would like to participate, perhaps it might be less confusing if you picked up the books and then gave them to your children at a later time. Maybe there is a way to help your children differentiate these books from the Library books by placing them in a special basket or on a special shelf.

    Thank you so much for your interest in the program and for sharing the Library with your children!

  5. Are parents encouraged to sign up for a library card for their child when they come in to receive the books? Are there any materials we can put up in our office to encourage people to sign up for a library card?

  6. Hi Megan!

    Absolutely! We encourage families to sign their young children up for our My First Library Card. This card will allow children under 6 to check out picture books without fines for late returns.

    If you send me an email at with the specific needs for your office, I can see about getting you some library card publicity.


  7. im not familiar with these branches, my local library is franklin rd, which one listed is closest to there?

  8. Hi Bobbi,

    Probably the best branch for you would be the Garfield Park Branch, 2502 Shelby Street, Indianapolis, IN 46203.


  9. Hello. I am with Central Indiana First Steps, a program for infants and toddlers with developmental delays. I am trying to connect with someone who could come to a staff meeting on November 6th to speak about the services you offer to preschoolers, particularly those with special needs. Any help would be appreciated! Thanks.

  10. Hi Stacy!

    Go ahead and send me an email at with specifics about what you might like and I will see what we can do.


  11. Hi,

    I live in downtown. I wonder why the locations to collect the book do not include the central library. It’s the nearest one to us anyway

    Thank you

  12. Hi Linh,

    The United Way selected the 11 locations based on the community demographics and the grants that they recieve to fund the program. The demographics of the neighborhoods surrounding the 11 partcipating branches best align with the requirements of the grant. Although Central library was not selected, there are several participating branches that are very close to downtown, including the Haughville branch and the Fountain Square Branch.


  13. I was told by me assigned worker that I was aloud to sing up online and get free books mailed, but I cant seem to find how to register. Is there a way to do it online?

  14. Hi Sheyla,

    Thank you for your interest in the Early Readers Club! To register for the program, you will need to visit one of the 11 participating branches. As of September the United Way is no longer mailing books. All books can be picked up each month at the library.

    Please let me know if you have any other questions!


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