Reach Out and ReadIN  IndyPL invites families and children of all ages for a celebration of language and learning throughout the Learning Curve. Guest celebrities will read stories aloud to children. Families and individuals can read books to win prizes. The day also will include Grammy-nominated artist José-Luis Orozco who will present a family concert at 11 a.m. in Central Library’s Clowes Auditorium. Meet a character from PBS Kids and enjoy face painting, arts and crafts, and more. Details

Macrame Bracelet Class for Kids Children ages 6 and older are invited to use cotton fibers or paracord to create colorful patterned bracelets for themselves or as a gift. They’ll discover knot-tying techniques that can be used to create wall hangings, rugs, key chains and other pieces of functional art. Details

Dinosaur Art
Dinosaur Art: Preschool Art Workshop Preschoolers are invited to make a prehistoric creation during this program led by the Art Lab. Those attending will listen to a story and create their own masterpiece! Details

Garden Time
Garden Time Storytime Preschoolers ages 3 – 6 and an adult are invited to uncover knowledge about worms, bugs, dirt and plants through stories, songs, puppets and dance. Details

Imagination Station Toddler Dance Class Toddlers ages 12 – 36 months and an adult are invited for an interactive presentation that is ideal to expose young ones to the art of dance. Details

Life is Dance
Life is Dance Preschool Workshop Preschoolers ages 3 – 6 are invited to an interactive presentation that is ideal for exposing them to the art of dance. Those attending will learn how they can create dance all the time in every situation. Details

Parent and Preschooler Yoga
Parent and Preschooler Yoga Preschoolers ages 3 – 6 and an adult are invited to enjoy the health benefits that yoga can offer during this program presented by the Greater Indianapolis YMCA. Details

Peas in a PodPeas in a Pod Preschool Snacking Workshop Preschoolers and an adult are invited to join the Marion County Health Department to explore fruits and vegetables through games, stories and activities. They’ll put on an apron and learn how to prepare a tasty and healthy snack! 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

Classical Concerts at Central Library 2018

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



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!


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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