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Below are several reading programs you can participate in at home to encourage year-round reading and even earn prizes. You can visit any IndyPL library location to checkout books or you can Read Right Now! by visiting our eReading Room for Kids – free eBooks you can read from your device at home, no waiting!
- IndyPL Summer Reading Book Bash 2016
- June 6-July 30, 2016
- Everyone’s invited – children, teens and families – to join the IN crowd and celebrate the gift of reading at any branch, Bookmobiles and Central Library. Rules
- National Readathon Day
- May 21, 2016
- If you are a library, school, or bookstore, start planning a reading party where readers can join together in person to celebrate Readathon Day. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to tell them about your event and have it featured on their Reading Parties page.
- Chuck E. Cheese Reading Rewards Calendar
- Summer 2016, Offer expires 12/31/16
- Print the Reading Rewards calendar, mark it for reading every day for 2 weeks.
- Take it to a Chuck E. Cheese location to get 10 FREE tokens. Child(ren) must be present to redeem. Only at participating locations. Food purchase is required.
- Printable Calendar or en Español
- Star Wars Reads Day 2016
- October, 2016
- Star Wars fans, authors, and artists come together to celebrate reading and Star Wars.
- Jump Start Read for the Record
- October 27, 2016
- Read for the Record mobilizes millions of children and adults to celebrate literacy by participating in the largest shared reading experience. On this day people across the country united to read a children’s book.
- Read Across America Day
- March 2, 2016
- The National Education Association is building a nation of readers through its signature program, NEA’s Read Across America. Now in its 18th year, this year-round program focuses on motivating children and teens to read through events, partnerships, and reading resources.
- Take the Read Across America Pledge
- World Book Day
- March 3, 2016
- To help make World Book Day special – and to encourage reading for the rest of the year too – there are a whole range of resources including lesson plans, activity sheets, discussion guides and free eBooks.
- D.E.A.R. Drop Everything And Read
- April 12th in honor of Beverly Cleary’s birthday (but can by anytime!)
- D.E.A.R. stands for “Drop Everything and Read,” a national month-long celebration of reading designed to remind folks of all ages to make reading a priority activity in their lives. Because, what’s more fun(damental) than reading, really?
- Free Comic Book Day
- May 7, 2016
- Free Comic Book Day is a single day when participating comic book specialty shops across North America (including IndyPL Library Locations!) and around the world give away comic books absolutely free to anyone who comes into their shops!
A polar bear grieves over the loss of his companion, based on the real-life Gus and Ida of New York’s Central Park Zoo.
“Based on real story, “Ida, Always” is a short and beautiful picture book about two polar bears, Ida and Gus, beloved by many and remembered for their loss. When Ida falls ill and is only expected to live a while longer, both friends find ways to mourn and eventually cope with this eventuality. Though it is difficult to move past loss, “Ida, Always” reminds us that even the little things that surround our daily lives can help us overcome the low points in life. For Gus, the busy sounds and fantastic smells that surround New York City’s Central Park Zoo, the place Ida was happy to call home, are enough to bring him peace.
Facing the topic death and the fear that comes with it is never easy, but Caron Levis and Charles Santoso bring a work of art to a world of literature often filled with minced words and abstract art. Rather than solemn, sullen, and aggressively thoughtful, Santoso paints a world so colorful and awe inspiring that it seems to stand in opposition to Levis’s heart wrenching story. This contrast only brings more impact to the overall story; rather than feuding, these two aspects help strike home the book’s moral and conclusion—so long as you remember to look for it, there is a beauty in the world that can make our darkest days bearable. For old and young alike, this title is a must and a boon for those struggling with their own losses.”
Recommended by Joseph Lutholtz – infoZone Library
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:
Easter eBooks & eAudiobooks to Check out with your Library Card:
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?
More FREE Online Reading:
Printables, Crafts & More about Easter:
Favorite Books for Easter:
Books Recommended by: Janet Spaulding, Selection Services