Read Right Now! MOTHER’S DAY

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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 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

Staff Pick: Ida, Always

Ida, Always

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

Bookmobile – You’ve Come a Long Way Baby!

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Bookmobiles Since 1910

Books:

Miss Dorothy and Her Bookmobile Miss Dorothy and Her Bookmobile – Dorothy has always wanted to work in a library like the red brick one of her girlhood, but after moving to rural North Carolina she discovers that the type of library is less important than the books and the people who read them.
Biblioburro Biblioburro: a True Story from Colombia – After amassing piles of books, Luis, a voracious reader, dreams up a way to share his collection with ‘faraway villages.’ He starts with two burros–one for himself, one for books–and heads off. Tough terrain and menacing bandits challenge him along the way, but at last he reaches a remote town, where he holds a story hour and loans titles to eager kids before returning home to his wife and reading late into the night.
Waiting for the Biblioburro Waiting for the Biblioburro – When a man brings to a remote village two burros, Alfa and Beto, loaded with books the children can borrow, Ana’s excitement leads her to write a book of her own as she waits for the BibliBurro to return. Includes glossary of Spanish terms and a note on the true story of Columbia’s BiblioBurro and mobile libraries in other countries.
Wild About Books Wild About Books – A librarian named Mavis McGrew introduces the animals in the zoo to the joy of reading when she drives her bookmobile to the zoo by mistake.
Librarians Night Before Christmas Librarian’s Night Before Christmas – Santa flies in on a book mobile to bring a poor library gifts. In a parody of the famous poem by Clement C. Moore, a harried librarian and her facility get a surprise holiday visit from Santa and his bookmobile.
She'll Be Comin Around the Mountain She’ll Be Comin’ ‘Round the Mountain – (DVD) To the melody of the popular children’s song, a community of friendly animals prepare for the arrival of the librarian in her bookmobile!
The Library Book The Library Book: the Story of Libraries from Camels to Computers – From books being delivered by camel in the hot lands of Kenya through the pack-horse librarians of Kentucky and beyond, this informative book explores how libraries existed and developed throughout history and the role they played in society in their time.
My Librarian is a Camel My Librarian is a Camel:How Books Are Brought to Children Around the World – Describes unusual mobile libraries found around the world.

April: Autism Awareness Month

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Read Online Right Now!:

  • We're Amazing 1 2 3 SesameStSmall Read We’re Amazing 1 2 3 This story stars Elmo, Abby, and their friend Julia, who has autism. Together, the three pals have a delightful playdate.

Websites:

Books:

Since We’re FriendsDavid’s WorldTomas LovesEvery Turtle CountsMy Autism CountsAnthony BestI See Things Differently: A First Look at AutismArmond Goes to a PartyRussel's WorldI Know Someone With AutismMy Brother Sammy is Special

Recommended by: Janet Spaulding, Selection Services

Hoopla Read Along eBooks for Kids

You can borrow Read Along eBooks from the Library with your indyPL Library card.Hoopla Logo The vendor is Hoopla. To help you get started, listed below are several items you can borrow for kids. Click on a book jacket to borrow it with your library card.

A few things to keep in mind:

  • These work great on many devices, including the iPad.
  • You can checkout a total of 10 items each month from hoopla.  Your limit resets on the first of the month.
  • Book/movies are checked out for 72 hours. They are automatically returned, you don’t have to remember to do it. No fines, ever!
  • If you borrow a book and it is returned after 72 hours, it counts as one of your checkouts. It is NOT that you can have 10 items checked out at a time…it is that you can only checkout 10 total items each month.
  • You can stream or download your selection. Remember that if you choose to download to your device, PLEASE make sure that you are on WiFi. Downloads will incur data charges and book/movies are a larger format.

Directions for Using Hoopla (You need to know your Library card number and PIN. What’s My PIN?.)

Below is a list of all of the Hoopla books that have text as the story is read. There are also a lot of picture books in Hoopla that are read aloud without the text appearing on the screen. These are fun too!

Here is a list: Picture Books in Hoopla


Read Along Stories:

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In Hoopla, Read Along Stories play like a movie. They look like the sample to the left from Doug Unplugged. The words to the story appear on the screen as it is being read. As each word is pronounced, it is highlighted in red. Read Along Stories are great reading practice!

The Baby TreeBailey at the MuseumBig Bad BubbleBilly Goat at the State FairThe Book That I LoveThe Boy Who Cried BigfootBuilding Our HouseChicken LittleChristmas TreasuresCinco de Mouse OClick Clack BooDoug UnpluggedDragons Love TacosEddaGo to Sleep GroundhogGoing PlacesGoldy Luck and the Three BearsHansel and GretalI Love My Hair I Love to SingI'm a Big GirlIs There a Monster In My ClosetIt's Only StanleyJack and the BeanstalkLawn to LawnMaking a FriendMilo's Hat TrickMogieMoondayMr WufflesThe MuseumNino Wrestles the WorldNothingOn a Beam of LightOne is a Feast for a MouseThe Paper Bag PrincessPuss in BootsRain Rain Go Away Winkin Blnken and Nod One Two Buckle My ShoeRifka Takes a BowThe Smallest Gift of ChristmasThe Sorcerer's ApprenticeStar BrightThe Story of Fish and SnailTerrificThere Was an Old WomanThose Darn SquirrelsThose Darn Squirrels and the Cat Next DoorThose Darn Squirrels Fly SouthThump Quack MooTwinkle Twinkle Little StarWashdayThe Ugly DucklingWheels on the BusWhere Oh Where Has My Little Dog GoneThe Whispering TownWizard of OzYesterday I Found an A and the Color CaperYou and MeZoe Gets ReadyZoe's JungleZoe's Room

Read Along Non-Fiction:

Anna and SolomonBehold the Beautiful Dung BeetleBen Franklin's Big SplashBenno and the NightBenny Goodman and Teddy WilsonBrave GirlThe Cart That Carried MartinA Dance Like StarlightDaredevilThe Fantastic Undersea Life of Jacques CousteauGoldie Takes a StandHalloween IsLooking at LincolnThe Man with the ViolinMumbet's Declaration of IndependenceThe Rocket's Red GlareSeparate is Not EqualThomas JeffersonThe WatcherUnder the Freedom TreeViva Frida

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

Read Across America Day March 2, 2016


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National Education Association: 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 pledge – we’ll help you read ALL YEAR!


Start your reading pledge right now watching these three story videos featuring favorite Dr. Seuss books on Read Right Now! Dr. SeussYou can watch and read online stories all year: More free online reading and 100 Free Video Stories! Green Eggs and Ham Dr. Seuss on the Loose How the Grinch Stole Christmas

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?

Hoopla LogoHow Hoopla Music Works: Hoopla works on PCs, Macs, iOS devices and Android devices.  There are apps in both the App Store for iOS and the Play Store for Android.  Checkout a total of 10 items each month More Details 

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

Listen Right Now! Alexa Canady

National African American Read-In
A Story Every Day: February 1-29, 2016

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Listen Right Now! Alexa Canady

Alexa Canady is a doctor who specializes in neurosurgery, that means she operates on the brain. She became a neurosurgeon on 1981. She is recognized as the first African-American woman to become a neurosurgeon. Read about more about African-American scientists & inventors.

 


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