I Like Myself Preschoolers are invited to celebrate the unique and wonderful YOU with a multimedia masterpiece led by the Art Lab. They’ll listen to a story and create their own masterpiece. Details


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African Dance Preschoolers are invited to journey through the regions of Mali, Senegal, Gambia and Guinea to learn cultural traditions of song and dance along the way. Be ready to move your body! This program is presented by Ronne Stone. Details


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Colors & Numbers & Magic, Oh My! Toddlers and preschoolers are invited to join Magic Don for an interactive show featuring special participation magic tricks which encourage learning and reinforcement of colors, numbers and movement. Details


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O Pato! Preschoolers are invited to act out the story of a duck and friends in this Portuguese folk song with a live violin performance. Coming together in a circle, children will take turns participating in singing, dancing and acting while learning cooperation. This program will be presented by local musician Cathy Morris. Details


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Indiana Backyard Preschoolers are invited to join Silly Safaris to learn about the animals that live in your backyard and visit with live animals. Details


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Zany Zoo Preschoolers are invited to join Express Kids for an imaginary train ride with animals on board, all smiling and singing! They can enjoy marching, matching, singing and sign language. Details


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1,000 Books Before Kindergarten A great goal to get your child ready for school. Plus it’s fun! It counts for one more even if you read the same book over! You can do it and we can help! Details


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Classical Concerts at Central Library – Adults and families are invited to experience the dynamic world of chamber music with members of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. This program is made possible by BMO Harris Bank and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation. Details


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Sesame Street eBooks – Use your library card to borrow read along eBooks & eAudiobooks from home!
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.
Preview eBook Sample: Sesame Street Celebrate!


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Science Fair Ideas Looking for an idea for a science project? Here are several science experiment ideas that use materials easily found in your house. A couple of them might require a trip to the grocery store or pharmacy, but mostly you can just raid the garage, kitchen or medicine chest for the ingredients. Many experiments you will want to do OUTSIDE. Each experiment will give you directions as well as suggest websites and books that will help you explain what science is at work during the experiment.


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BirdIndy Trunks Bring the wilderness inside or explore the outdoors with BIRDINDY! These bird-watching educational trunks and duffel bag kits are full of tools and activities to educate Indianapolis about urban bird-watching. Check one out at:

Central Library
Glendale Branch
Irvington Branch


Free eBooks 2FREE Stories on your Laptop, Tablet or Smart Phone:

  • Read Free eBooks for Kids
  • Listen to Free Stories for Kids

Try One Out – Listen Right Now!

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Free Reading Programs All Year Long There are many opportunities all year long to encourage your child to read. Here is a listing of several organizations that champion literacy and celebrate reading for fun. Many are online – and several include free books! Read for fun, read for prizes, read every day! Schedule


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