For Parents

Read Right Now! Father's Day

05/14/2021 | Online Storytime, Holidays & Seasons

Storytime with Dad is a great way to spend part of Father's Day! Listen together to Hair Love, a story 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 read alouds, e-books, online activities, and a list of favorite books for Father's Day.

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After listening to the story, talk about some of the things that happened in it.

  • Why was Zuri so excited about her day? Why was it important to her to have her hair done?
  • How would you have felt if you couldn’t get your hair ready for a special event?
  • Have you ever had a hard time combing your hair? How did you feel when you were struggling with it? Did you ask for help?
  • Why does Zuri look at her ipad?
  • What ae some of the things that Zuri and her dad did do to figure out how to style her hair?
  • How did Zuri feel when her mother saw what they had done

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Below are several more stories about amazing dads. Each is a video read aloud or online e-book, just click on a book cover to hear or read the story!

Brick by BrickHair LoveBig Papa and the Time MachineDad and Me in the MorningJabari JumpsHow to Cheer Up DadDaddy Time!La Hora de PapaGolf Buddies

Find more FREE online reading at 100+ Free Video Read Alouds or try storytime at home!

You can use your IndyPL library card to check out e-books, audiobooks, and other streaming content about fathers from home, right to your device. See our digital collection about fathers from Axis 360 Kids and OverDrive Kids, or come visit us!

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Enjoy this sing along from Miss Linky. "Dads are special and they deserve some love on Father's Day. Sing this song for your daddy and practice the moves to let your him know that he means the world to you!"

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Find some crayons or makers to color a picture, practice writing the letters, or see if you can follow your way through a maze without getting stuck.

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Take a walk with your dad and read a story as you go! We invite you to visit StoryWalk® in Ruckle Street Park at 3025 Ruckle Street. Stroll through the park and read a book displayed in mounted frames.

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The Best Dads in Picture Books

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

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