Call-a-Story Listen this month to hear stories read by staff from RTV6. Call-a-story is a free phone call seven days a week, (317) 275-4444 or toll free (877) 275-9007. Press 2 to hear a story in Spanish! Details

Syllables Through Drumming
Syllables Through Drumming Young children ages 3 – 6 are invited to learn about the concept of syllables while experimenting with rhythm instruments during this program presented by Arts for Learning. Details

Harvest Time
Harvest Time Young children ages 2 – 6 are invited to celebrate the harvest with Professor Watermelon. They’ll uncover knowledge about apples, pumpkins, scarecrows and more with fun stories, songs, puppets and dances. Details

Little Builders
Little Builders Young children ages 3 – 6 are invited to join Bricks 4 Kidz to enhance their pre-K skills by using LEGO bricks with an emphasis on letters, numbers, counting, motor skills and cooperation, all while building fun and exciting LEGO creations. Details

Yes, You Can Move Your Body
Yes, You Can Move Your Body Infants and toddlers up to age 2 and an adult are invited to move and dance to a story during this program presented by Arts for Learning. Details

Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf
Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf Young children ages 3 – 6 are invited for a multimedia art workshop presented by the Art Lab themed around autumn and nature. Details

Rockets Young children ages 3 – 6 are invited for a Straw Rockets lesson! Presented by Engineering for Kids, this program will feature the story, “Roaring Rockets” by Tony Mitton. Children will learn about the important parts of a rocket, including the nose cone and fins. They will then build and launch their very own rockets and get to take them home. Details

Tiny Tots Rock
Tiny Tots Rock Young ones from infants to age 6 are invited for a class that will provide instrument play, coordinated dance and song, free movement, socialization and an introduction to music that is fun and purposeful. This program is presented by Girls Rock! Indianapolis. This program will be held in the Learning Curve. 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

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


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

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  • 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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