Tag Archives: Holidays

Read Right Now! Jingle All the Way

  • JingleAll AmazonLogo 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 FREE Online Reading:

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! HANUKKAH

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 Hanukkah:

Hanukkah in AlaskaThe Story of Hanukkah

Hanukkah 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?

More FREE Online Reading:

Printables, Crafts & More about Hanukkah:

Tracer MenorahTracer DreidelHanukkah CrosswordHanukkah Gift Tags


Favorite Hanukkah Books:

ChanukkahGuestHow Do Dinosaurs Say Happy HanukkahHerschelGoblinsZigazakBearSweetsEighthHanukkahOrigamiThe Counts Hanukkah CountdownEstherEightWildDaddy Christmas and Hanukkah MamaEmanuel and the Hanukkah RescueThe Golem's LatkesWe Celebrate Hanukkah in WinterLatke the Lucky DogSimon and the BearThe Dreidel That Wouldn't SpinBeautiful Yetta's Hanukkah KittenThe Night Before HanukkahHoneyky hanukahHanukah HanukkahHanukkah 2I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Dreidel

Books recommended by: Janet Spaulding, Selection Services

Report Reveals Reading Bad for Kids Before Age Five

April Fools!

Of course!

Reading is GREAT for kids before age five. The BEST.

Plenty of reports show it, like these:

And lots of fun to be had:


Barnyard FunApril Fool, Phyllis!Zelda and Ivy: Keeping SecretsPearl and Wagner: One Funny DayApril Fool!  Watch Out at School!April FoolishnessMichael le Souffle and the April FoolApril Fools!
Books Recommended by: Janet Spaulding, Selection Services

Holiday Gift Picks for Kids from IndyPL Librarians 2014

Picture Book Picks:

The Book With No PicturesPanda Bear Panda Bear What Do You SeeNocturneStop Snoring BernardThe Going to Sleep BookProfessor Whiskerton Presents Steampunk ABCThe Twelve Days of Christmas Pop-UpThis Book Just Ate My DogTake Away the ASam and Dave Dig a HoleMr FrankThe Twelve Days of Christmas in IndianaGood Night IndianaGo to Sleep Little FarmTelephoneCircle Square Moose

Chapter Book Picks:

The Mysterious HowlingThe Magic ThiefThe Mysterious Benedict SocietyThe Squires TaleWildwood ChroniclesSidekickedEl DeafoGreenglass HouseThe Chicken SquadThe Case of the Weird Blue Chicken

Technology Toy Picks:


App Picks:


Best Books of 2014:

Links provided by: Janet Spaulding, Selection Services

Best Apps of 2014:

Free Apps:

  • IndyPL Ready to Read: Story Apps for Kids (includes links to several FREE book apps)
  • IndyPL Ready to Read: Apps for Kids (includes links to several FREE apps)


Passover Celebrating Now Remembering Then

Passover this year is from March 25 – April 2, 2013. During Passover Jewish people remember how their ancestors left slavery behind them when they were led out of Egypt by Moses. The Passover celebration lasts for seven or eight days, depending on where you live.

On the night before Passover starts, there is a special meal called a Seder. Families read the story of how the Israelites fled from Egypt from a book called the Haggadah. An extra cup is on the table and the door is left open for Elijah. Jews believe that the prophet Elijah will reappear to announce the coming of the Messiah.

The books and websites on this page can be enjoyed by families celebrating Passover themselves or by families who would like to learn about the Passover traditions of their friends and neighbors.


Favorite Passover Books:

Passover Celebrating Now Remembering ThenLittle Red Hen and the Passover MatzahPrivate Joel and the Sewell Mountain SederPassover!The Matzo Ball BoyWonders and Miracles a Passover CompanionMatzah Man a Passover StoryMiriam's CupMatzah That Papa Brought HomeThe Longest Night: A Passover StoryGrover and Big Bird’s Passover CelebrationThe Passover LambJodie’s Passover AdventureIzzy the Whiz and PassoverA Sweet PassoverThe Elijah DoorThe Passover Zoo SederHoppy Passover!Tale of Two SedersSarah’s PassoverPassover

Passover eBooks:

Book Recommendations By Janet Spaulding, Selection Services

December is a great time to share favorite stories; there are just so many old holiday favorites to choose from to get your family into the holiday spirit.

Favorite Christmas Stories:

Arthur's ChristmasThe Best Christmas Pageant EverHow the Grinch Stole ChristmasMr. Willowby's Christmas TreeNight Before ChristmasNutcrackerPolar ExpressRudolph the Red Nosed ReindeerSanta's Book of NamesThe Story of Holly and IvyThe Twelve Days of ChristmasYear of the Perfect Christmas Tree