For Parents

Read Right Now! Father's Day

06/04/2020 | Holiday, Online Storytime

Story time with Dad is a great way to spend part of Father's Day! You can listen to an online story right now called Hair Love about a daddy daughter duo who work together to come up with the perfect hair style for a special day. They don't know at first exactly which hair style will work, but as they try each one, they know which ones won't! Follow along as they keep their cool and don't get discouraged as they try and try again. This read aloud video is brought to you by Brightly, an organization committed to helping raise children who love to read, just like us! You will also find below more free online e-books, online activities, and a list of favorite books for Father's Day.

Use your IndyPL library card to check out e-books and audiobooks from home right to your device. These links will show you all the choices.

More FREE Online Reading about Fathers:

Hair LoveBig Papa and the Time MachineDad and Me in the MorningJabari JumpsHow to Cheer Up DadGolf Buddies

Websites, Activities & Printables:

25 of the Best Dads in Picture Books

They teach, play, protect, tease, feed, and adventure from dawn to dark. These 25 picture book show how it's done from sweet to ornery to laugh out loud! Celebrate Dad! Happy Father's Day! #indyplkids IndyPL_CarrieW

My Papi Has A Motorcycle

Quintero, Isabel

Daisy and her father go for a motorcycle ride after he comes home from work. Rich storytelling and beautiful illustrations make this a must-read. IndyPL_ErinM

Dad by My Side


A daddy daughter story about a relationship in which they play and learn by spending time together.

Across the Bay

Aponte, Carlos

Desperately wanting to see his father who live across the bay, a young Puerto Rican boy finds his chance to sneak across and look for him while his mama and abuela plan a trip to the beach later that day. Clearly written from personal experience, the author offers a story of family that is equal parts happy and bitter. IndyPL_JosephL