The Best Days Are Dog Days

The Best Days are Dog Days

The story of a best friend from the point of view of a dog. The dog and the little girl sleep, eat and play together from the time they get up in the morning until they are tucked in together at night. Favotie illustration: the two of them brushing their teeth! A best friend story of puppy love. Author: Aaron Meshon

Meet Bob the Builder!

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Meet Bob the Builder! September 25 from 2-4pm, Central Library – Sign up for your first library card with Bob the Builder! Pose for pictures with Bob, win cool prizes, check out books, building activities and more! Can we fix it? Build it? Read it? YES WE CAN! This event is free and open for families in the Learning Curve. Presented in partnership with WFYI. Bob the Builder © 2016 HIT Entertainment Limited and Keith Chapman. Details


FREE Online eBooks about Construction:

Time to Build a New LibraryTonka Chuck and FriendsToolsI Like Work Trucks

Construction 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?
Building Our HouseGoodnight Goodnight Construction SiteThis is the House that Jack BuiltC Is For ConstructionCurious George Builds a HomeOne Big BuildingPete the Cat Construction DestructionWhere Do Diggers Sleep at Night

More FREE Online Reading:


Printables, Crafts & More about Construction:

Bob the Builder Connect the DotsCement Mixer TracerT is for Truck Tracer

Building a Library:

ConstructionA Library StoryMighty Mike Builds a Library

Building:

Alphabet Under ConstructionBuilding a HouseBuilding Our HouseBuilt to LastDemolitionDesign a SkyscraperThe House That Max BuiltHow Did They Build That House?

Construction Equipment:

Bulldozer's Big DayDiggersGoodnight Digger Goodnight Goodnight Construction SiteI Am a BackhoeThe Little Dump TruckMachines at WorkMachines at a Construction SiteMike Mulligan and His Steam ShovelTools We Use BuildersYou Can Draw Construction Vehicles

Construction Workers:

Amelia Bedelia Under ConstructionBuild Dogs BuildBuilder GooseBuilding With DadConstruction WorkersConstruction Workers HelpJackhammer SamThe Night WorkersPop's BridgeSky BoyzSky Walkers

Leer por Internet Ahora Mismo: Historias en Español


Los libros en español a continuación se pueden leer en línea libre. Para más libros para ir:National Hispanic Heritage Month

 

Leer por internet ahora mismo:

Aqui Clifford PBSKidsSmall Leer Aquí Clifford – Emily Elizabeth y Clifford toma un viaje a la playa . Añadir a la historia por la elección de una palabra en cada página.EnglishIcon


A Margarita icdl Leer A Margarita – Historia que se cuenta a Margarita, sobre una princesa que fue a coger una estrella para su prendedor (broche), en el que también guardaba un verso, una perla, una pluma y una flor.

Para qué quiere el ratón mi diente icdl Leer ¿Para qué quiere el ratón mi diente? – Cuando a Alfredo se le cae su primer diente, su madre le habla del ratón de los dientes. Alfredo se pregunta ¿Para qué quiere el ratón mi diente? Después de escuchar las más ocurrentes respuestas se lleva una gran sorpresa.

Gol de Federico icdl Leer ¡Gol de Federico! – Cuando tres zorros hambrientos deciden hacer un estofado de conejo entre todos los conejitos de una fiesta, Ralph los salva con el mejor puntapié a la pelota de fútbol que haya realizado jamàs.

La Nina y su Hermanito icdl Leer La Niña y su Hermanito – El cuento narra la manera como una niña evita que su hermanito se exponga a los peligros de la selva.

El caballito de palo icdl
Leer El caballito de palo – El caballo que Sebastián acababa de dibujar dio un salto y se escapó de la página. Una divertida historia en la que Sebastián busca su caballito. Al
finalizar esta historia te espera una sorpresa.
Made for iPad 50 or computer

Tairon el super tramposo icdl
Leer Tairon El Super Tramposo – El grande y malvado Tyrone, el dinosaurio gana todos los juegos de la Isla del Pantano trampeando hasta que frustra su propio intento de hacer EnglishIcontrampa en la bùsqueda del tesoro.

Made for iPad 50 or computer

Sapos icdl
Leer Sapos – El libro trata de una familia de 8 sapitos muy particulares, los sapitos González. También señala las diferencias entre sapos y ranas.
Made for iPad 50 or computer

El ruelo del pajarito de dulce icdl
Leer El ruelo del pajarito de dulce – En casa de la pequeña Esmeralda, se elaboran dulces de melcocha desde hace más de cien años. Ella quiere demostrar que puede ayudar en la venta de los dulces y esto la lleva a vivir una aventura en la que descubrirá el poder de la imaginación.
Made for iPad 50 or computer

Jugar con los Libros icdl
Leer  Me Gusta Jugar Con Los Libros– Este es un breve cuento que relata por qué a una niña le gustan jugar con los libros.

Made for iPad 50 or computer

Mi Boca icdl
Leer Mi Boca – Cuántas cosas puedo hacer con mi boca?Mas libros en la Collecciòn “Mis Sentidos”:

Made for iPad 50 or computer

Poemas de Una Nina icdl
Leer Poemas de una Niña – La obra nos muestra un conjunto de poemas escritos por una niña sobre sus pensamientos, su visión del mundo, y sentimientos, y lo que le rodea.
Made for iPad 50 or computer

Gonzalo el Cocodrilo icdl
Leer Gonzalo el Cocodrilo – Este cuento habla de un cocodrilo que no puede tener amigos, nadie se atreve a acercarse porque siempre está con ganas de comerse a alguien.
Made for iPad 50 or computer

Maria and Her Ball icdl
Leer El Globo de María – Ésta es la historia de Maria y de su globo.
Made for iPad 50 or computer

La Bruja de La Habana Vieja icdl
Leer La Bruja de La Habana Vieja – Esta es la historia de una bruja que se llama Porfiria que vivía en la vieja Habana, Cuba. Hacía muchas maldades hasta que conoció a su sobrina-nieta y le enterneció el corazón.
Made for iPad 50 or computer

El Deseo de Estrellita NickJrSmall Leer El Deseo de Estrellita – Estrellita quisiera tener un mejor amigo. Lea cómo Dora y Botas ayudan a encontrar una.

Saddle Up UniteForLiteracy75 Escucha a Ensillar

 

PBS Kids Hispanic Heritage Month Booklist http://www.pbs.org/parents/education/bookfinder/hispanic-heritage-month-booklist/

Read Right Now! Curious George

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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!


Curious George 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?
Curious GeorgeCurious George Rides a BikeCurious George Flies a KiteCurious George Gets a MedalCurious George Goes to the HospitalCurious George Learns the AlphabetCurious George Takes a JobThe Complete Adventures of Curious George

More FREE Online Reading:


Printables, Crafts & More about Curious George:

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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month @the Library!

Concert:

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Música de las AméricasSunday, October 16, 3pm at Central Library. Individuals of all ages are invited to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with a high energy performance by Pavel and Direct Contact! Experience the music and irresistible rhythms of North, Central and South America. This program will be held in Central Library’s Clowes Auditorium. Details


Instrument & Dance Programs:

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¡RITMO LATINO! Frame Drum Making Workshop Children and young people ages 6 and up are invited to make a traditional Latin American frame drum with an authentic sound from common, everyday materials. Schedule

¡TUMBAO! CHANCLETA: DANCE AND MUSIC of Cuba Teens are invited to learn the chancleta, a dance created by African slaves popular in the eastern part of Cuba. They’ll also learn the traditional rhythms as both dancers and drummers. Schedule

Read Right Now! CONSTRUCTION

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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 Construction:

Time to Build a New LibraryTonka Chuck and FriendsToolsI Like Work Trucks

Construction 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?
Building Our HouseGoodnight Goodnight Construction SiteThis is the House that Jack BuiltC Is For ConstructionCurious George Builds a HomeOne Big BuildingPete the Cat Construction DestructionWhere Do Diggers Sleep at Night

More FREE Online Reading:


Printables, Crafts & More about Construction:

Bob the Builder Connect the DotsCement Mixer TracerT is for Truck Tracer

Building a Library:

ConstructionA Library StoryMighty Mike Builds a Library

Building:

Alphabet Under ConstructionBuilding a HouseBuilding Our HouseBuilt to LastDemolitionDesign a SkyscraperThe House That Max BuiltHow Did They Build That House?

Construction Equipment:

Bulldozer's Big DayDiggersGoodnight Digger Goodnight Goodnight Construction SiteI Am a BackhoeThe Little Dump TruckMachines at WorkMachines at a Construction SiteMike Mulligan and His Steam ShovelTools We Use BuildersYou Can Draw Construction Vehicles

Construction Workers:

Amelia Bedelia Under ConstructionBuild Dogs BuildBuilder GooseBuilding With DadConstruction WorkersConstruction Workers HelpJackhammer SamThe Night WorkersPop's BridgeSky BoyzSky Walkers

Directions: Sesame Street eBooks for Kids

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Sesame Street eBooks – Use it to borrow read along eBooks & eAudiobooks.
Devices: Sesame Street eBooks work on PCs & Macs and there are apps in both the App Store for iPad and the Play Store for most Android devices.
Formats: eBooks & eAudiobooks
Loan Limit: Unlimited checkouts
Loan Period: Unlimited loan period
Preview eBook Sample: Sesame Street Celebrate!

 

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What You Need:


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1. Click here to begin. Click on “Library Card Login”. Enter your IndyPL Library Card number and your Library Card PIN. What’s My Pin?

 


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Download and install the iOS app for iPads here or the Android app here (Currently, for Apple, this app only works on iPads.) When you open the app for the first time, click on the “Already A Subscriber? Login” button.  please enter the following information:

E-mail address:           sesame@indypl.org
Password:                      sesameebooks

You will not be asked to reenter this information unless you reinstall the app.


TIPS:

  1. You will then have access to all of the eBooks.
  2. Click the Download Now button to add any of the 200 eBooks to your bookshelf.  Once the title is downloaded, you can read it immediately by clicking Read.
  3. You will always be able to access the books you have chosen by tapping My Bookshelf at the bottom of the screen.  You can even read them offline!

More eBooks, eAudio, eMusic & eVideo to check out with your card can be found at:

DIY Birthday Party: Arthur

Athurs BirthdayBook characters make great birthday party themes because they are FAVORITES. Arthur is always a hit! Below you will find everything you need to plan a fun Arthur Birthday Party on the cheap. All you need is a computer, printer, some time…and your library card! We have the books, movies & music to make your party a memorable hit.

For our Arthur Party we looked at these sources of Arthur fun and picked our very favorites. You can follow our plan or mix and match activities that make sense to you and your birthday kid.

Websites:


Invitations:

To get your party organized from the start, click and print the printable guest list tracker and invitation of your choice, full color or color your own!

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Decorations:

Arthur & DW party hats and a birthday banner to print and color.

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Party Activities:

1. Greeting Guests Music & Coloring Activity 15-20 min

Arthur Frame

  • Play the Arthur Theme Song
  • Printable Crayola Picture Frame (Best to print on card stock if you have it.) Make sure each child puts their name on their own picture frame! Later, a party picture will go in the frame.
  • Hand out paper and pens/pencils/crayons and have the guests learn to draw Arthur from this great video – the teacher is Marc Brown himself!

2. Game 10 min

3. Read Aloud 10 min

Arthurs Birthday

4. Music Craft 15 min

Arthur Shake the Shaker

5. Game 15 min

6. Take a Group Picture 5 min (Print one for each guest.)

Arthur Frame
  • Crayola Printable Picture Frame (Print copies of the picture while guests are eating cake. If you have time, attach the picture to the frame guests colored during the greeting time. If you don’t have time, add frame and photo to their take home bags!)
  • 7. Cake/Food Sing and eat cake 10-15 min

    8. Games 15-2o min

    9. Videos During Pickup Time

    Arthur Hoopla

    10. Take Home Bags and Say Goodbye 10-15 min

    You can make a printed Arthur Activity book for guests to take home. Follow these links to printable pages. Add your own small favors or treats.

    Arthur Mini Book 150Arthur Paper Doll 150Binky Maze 150Go Fetch Game 150

    Thank You Notes:

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    Alternate Activity for a longer party or for older guests – Put on Play:


    Library Books:

    IndyPL Downloadable Audiobooks:

    • Marc Brown’s Arthur Chapter Books Vol 1 
    • Marc Brown’s Arthur Chapter Books Vol 2
    • Marc Brown’s Arthur Chapter Books Vol 3
    • Marc Brown’s Arthur Chapter Books Vol 4
    • Marc Brown’s Arthur Chapter Books Vol 5
    • Arthur Anniversary Collection

    Indianapolis StoryWalks: Take a Walk – Read a Story!

    Take a walk and read a story as you go! The Indianapolis Public Library invites you to visit two Indianapolis StoryWalks. Stroll through the parks and read a book displayed in mounted frames. Stories will be rotated on a monthly basis. Families are encouraged to post photos of their visit on social media: twitter.com/indylibrary & www.facebook.com/indypl

    There are TWO StoryWalks for you to choose from:

    • StoryWalk® in the Ruckle Street Park
    • StoryWalk® at Ft. Harrison State Park

    Now appearing on StoryWalk® in the Ruckle Street Park 3025 Ruckle Street:

    The Sunhat by Jennifer Ward – Rosa has a wonderful hat that fits her just right, but when the wind blows it away the hat shelters a wide variety of desert creatures from a storm.The Sunhat More about: Jennifer Ward This StoryWalk is made possible by Regions Bank through a gift to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.
    NOTE: This storyWalk closes in December – it reopens in April/May, depending on the weather.


    Now appearing on StoryWalk® at Delaware Lake in Ft. Harrison State Park:

    Fort Harrison StorywalkWoodpecker Whem by April Pulley Sayre – Enter woodpecker world and get a bird’s eye view of everyday life: hiding from hawks, feeding hungry chicks, and drilling holes to build homes. Woodpeckers are nature’s home builders, creating holes that many other animals live in when the woodpeckers move on. A variety of woodpecker species fly through these pages–perhaps some that live near you! Woodpecker Wham Official Website: April Pulley SayreThis StoryWalk® is made possible by a grant from the Indiana Arts Commission. It is co-sponsored by the Department of Natural Resources, Friends of Ft. Harrison State Park, and The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation. The activity is also recognized as by the Indiana Bicentennial Commission.
    NOTE: This StoryWalk is located INSIDE Fort Harrison State Park, which requires an entrance fee. The StoryWalk is available for families to visit through October of this year (2016).