Call-a-Pacer April 10 – June 25 listen to your favorite Pacer players read Dr. Seuss stories. 317 275-4444 OR toll free 877 275-9007. Details


Pacers Summer Reading Tour Children of all ages are invited to listen to stories read by members of the Pacers All-Star Reading Team and play the dice game for prizes. Schedule


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Circuitry and Robots Class School-age children and teens are invited to join the Art Lab and learn about basic circuitry and create a moving robot from various parts. This program is made possible by the Ms. Tracy L. Haddad Foundation, a fund of Central Indiana Community Foundation, through a grant to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation. Space is limited to 20 per session. Schedule


Farmer’s Pantry Easy Cooking Class for Kids Children ages 6 – 11 are invited to join the Marion County Health Department for a hands-on look at cooking and tasting everyday food items such as corn and green beans. This program is made possible by the Ms. Tracy L. Haddad Foundation, a fund of Central Indiana Community Foundation, through a grant to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation. Space is limited to 20 per session. Schedule


Garden Buddy Art Class Children ages 5 and older are invited to use found objects to create their own yard or garden buddy. This program is made possible by the Ms. Tracy L. Haddad Foundation, a fund of Central Indiana Community Foundation, through a grant to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation. Space is limited to 25 per session. Schedule


Beginning Gardening for Kids Good Bugs Bad Bugs Children ages 6 – 12 are invited to plant seeds, talk about good bugs and bad bugs, and get a hands-on look at how to grow better plants. The activity will include using dirt, so children should come dressed to mess! This program is made possible by the Ms. Tracy L. Haddad Foundation, a fund of Central Indiana Community Foundation, through a grant to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation. Space is limited to 20 per session. Schedule


Silly Safaris Animal Chats Children and families are invited to meet live critters and ask questions of Silly Safaris during this hour-long drop-in session. Animal programs are made possible by Mary Frances Rubly and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation. Schedule


Silly Safaris Animal Shows Children and families are invited to join Silly Safaris to learn about animals during this 45-minute show featuring live animals! Animal programs are made possible by Mary Frances Rubly and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation. Schedule


Tech Lab Young people ages 8 and up are invited to discover some fun with the iPad and an app from OSMO! Join the fun and try your hand at a digital art masterpiece or test your business savvy playing the Pizza Game. This program is limited to 10 participants. Schedule


iPhoneography Workshop Teens and tweens are invited to learn techniques to take better cell phone photos using an iPhone and apps to take and process different types of photos. Android users are welcome, but some techniques will not be transferable. This program will be presented by professional photographer Rad Drew. Space is limited to 30 per session. Schedule


Wilderness Survival Workshop Teens are invited to learn essential wilderness survival skills, including how to obtain shelter, fire, water and food that are useful for wilderness survival and urban camping. This program is presented by survivalist Clint Jivoin. Space is limited to 30 per session. Schedule


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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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