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Read Right Now! FATHER’S DAY

Little Squirrel is very busy making his dad a special surprise for Father’s Day. Squirrel thinks his Dad is the best one and wants to tell him so! Here are some fun and easy homemade projects too help your child make a great, personal surprise for Father’s Day too! IndyPL Ready to Read Pinterest Board: Father’s Day. You can listen to Blue Ribbon Dad right now! Look below for more fun Father’s Day online activities and books to download or check out.

More FREE Online Reading:

When Will Daddy Come Home Golf Buddies

Printables, Crafts & More for Father’s Day:

Fathers Day TrophyFathers Day Trophy with WordsDad Out of This WorldDaddy Bear


Use your indyPL Library Card number and PIN to check out FREE Online eBooks. Click on a book jacket & enter your Library Card number and PIN to borrow. What’s My PIN?
Clifford's Day with DadDaddy Calls Me DoodlebugDaddy HugsDad's Favorite ToyDad's First DayFootball with DadFroggy's Day with DadGator DadHooray for DadsHop on PopHow to Surprise a DadJust Helping My DadKnock KnockLadybug Girl and Her PapaMy Dad Can Do AnythingDad is the Best PlaygroundMy Daddy and MeNelly Gnu and Daddy TooThank You God for DaddyThe Berenstain Bears and Papa's Day SurpriseThe Daddy BookThe Night Before Father's DayWhen Daddy's Truck Picks Me Up


A Hand to HoldA Perfect Father's DayAlways Daddy's PrincessBeard BoyBecause I'm Your DadBig Daddy BraveDad and the DinosaurDaddies are AwesomeDaddies Do It DifferentDaddy's GirlGiddy Up DaddyHammer and NailsHome at LastJust Like DaddyMy Amazing DadMy Dad at the ZooMy Dad Is Big and Strong But...My Dad Used To Be CoolMy DadMy Daddy Is a Silly MonkeyMy Daddy Rules the WorldRory the Dinosaur Me and DadSaturday is DadurdaySaturday with DaddySome DadsSuperhero DadTad and DadThe Daddy StoreWhat Daddies LikeWhen a Dad Says I Love YouWhen Dads Don't Grow UpWhen I Am With DadWith Dad It's Like That



What is the best way to celebrate this day? Cuddle up with a good book!

FREE Online eBooks about Valentine’s Day:

Somebody Loves You Mr HatchDo You See Hearts?

More FREE Online Reading:


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All New Crafts for Valentines DayDora Loves BootsFranklins ValentineLets Celebrate Valentines DayNate the Great and the Mushy ValentineThe Berenstain Bears Funny Valentine


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pete-the-cat-valentines-day-is-coolAmelia Bedelias First ValentineOne Zillion Valentines

Printables, Crafts & More about Valentine’s Day:

Valentine Be MinePeteCat_Vday_DL_FINAL.inddMarley Mazeberenstain-bears-valentine-word-search


Amelia Bedelia’s First ValentineArthur’s ValentineOne Zillion ValentinesThe Valentine BearsIt’s Valentine’s DayThe Day It Rained HeartsRoses are Pink, Your Feet Really StinkClifford’s First ValentineFroggy’s First KissLittle Bear’s ValentineIf You’ll Be My ValentineLove SplatSomebody Loves You Mr. HatchYou're Loveable to MeNote the Great and the Mushy ValentinePete the Cat: Valentine’s Day is Cool

Learn About Valentine’s Day:

What is Valentine’s DayLet’s Throw a Valentine’s Day party!Valentine’s dayValentine’s Day OrigamiValentine’s Day Sweets and TreatsValentine Be MineI Haiku YouValentine’s DayValentine’s Day CraftsValentine’s DayValentine’s DayFunny Valentine’s Day jokesValentine’s DayA Valentine’s Day Drawing TreatHappy Valentine’s Day!

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Elections for Kids

Even young children can begin to understand the basic concept of voting as a method for making a group decision. The resources below may help you begin talking with your children about the upcoming election. Duck for President is a funny, simple place to begin. The PBS Kids website You Choose 2016 has some especially great resources for children: videos, infographics & printables.

Watch right now! A video story about elections:


Indiana Websites:

Artifacts at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis:

Voting Machine

Thousands of Marion County, Indiana residents voted at this machine between the 1930s and the 1980 election. During this time, many African Americans struggled to gain the civil rights Caucasian men and women enjoyed. Even though the 15th Amendment granted all American citizens the right to vote regardless of “race, color or previous condition of servitude,” African Americans still struggled for the right to vote particularly in the southern United States. In Indiana, African Americans continued to Voting Machine 2work for equal rights welcoming two significant federal laws, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voter Rights Act of 1965, helped to ensure African Americans the right to vote. Artifacts at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis 

See More Elections Artifacts from the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis’ Collection

Picture Books about Elections:

Elizabeth Leads the Way Susan B. Anthony Does My Vote Count Vote A Call for a New Alphabet Amelia Bedelias First Vote Duck for President I Could Do That Monster Needs Your Vote Vote for Me Woodrow for President

eBook Read Alongs from Hoopla

Use your indyPL Library Card number and PIN to check out FREE eBook Read Alongs from Hoopla. What’s My PIN? Hoopla Directions for a computer, smartphone, tablet or iPad.Hoopla Logo

Read Along Stories play like a movie. They look like the sample shown here. The words to the story appear on the screen as it is being read aloud. As each word is pronounced, it is highlighted.

Read Along Stories are great reading practice! Plus, they are great for car trips because you can check out several to your device and change them out when you want new ones. Hoopla Directions for a computer, smartphone, tablet or iPad.

Bailey at the MuseumBenny Goodman and Teddy WilsonBig Bad BubbleBilly Goat at the State FairThe Boy Who Cried BigfootBrave GirlChicken LittleCinco de Mouse OClick Clack BooA Dance Like StarlightDoug UnpluggedDoug Unplugged on the FarmEddaThe Fantastic Undersea Life of Jacques CousteauFinding WinnieGo to Sleep GroundhogGoldy Luck and the Three BearsHansel and GretalI'm a Big GirlIs There a Monster In My ClosetIt's Only StanleyJack and the BeanstalkMaking a FriendMilo's Hat TrickMogieMr WufflesThe MuseumNino Wrestles the WorldNothingOn a Beam of LightOne is a Feast for a MouseThe Paper Bag PrincessPuss in BootsRifka Takes a BowThe Sorcerer's ApprenticeStar BrightThe Story of Fish and SnailTerrificThump Quack MooTrombone ShortyWashdayThe Ugly DucklingThe WatcherWizard of OzYou and MeZoe's Room