For Parents

Read Right Now! Valentine's Day


When lonely Mr. Hatch receives a mysterious note that simply says, "Somebody loves you," it completely upends his previously dreary life. While he is wondering who his secret admirer could be he smiles when he didn't before and he whistles while he works. It feels so good to be loved!

When the identity of his admirer is finally revealed it is not at all who Mr. Hatch expected. He learns a great thing about love...when you are brave enough to give it, it comes right back to you!

Snuggle up with your favorite little Valentine and enjoy the story right now by watching this Storyline Online video. Listed below are more Valentine books you can check out with your indyPL library card. We love books and we love sharing them with you! Have a great Valentine's Day!

Websites, Printables, & Activities:

Printable Be MinePete the Cat Valentine PrintableMarley Valentine PrintableThe Berenstain Bears Funny Valentine Word Hunt

Valentine Picture Books to Share with your Favorite Little Crush

Snuggle up and read every day but especially on Valentine's Day! Here are some all-time picture book favorites with the biggest awwww and the biggest laughs. #indyplkids IndyPL_CarrieW


de la Peña, Matt

A quiet book about the simple things we do daily to express our love for each other as well as a sharing of the things we do when times are hard or scary to support and love one another. In the words and actions of others is where we can see the spirit of love.

Here Comes Valentine Cat

Underwood, Deborah

Not a fan of mushy Valentines or the new dog neighbor next door, Cat has all kinds of reasons to NOT send a Valentine across the fence, unless it is one that say, "Roses are Red, Violets are Blue, Who's the Worst Neighbor? I think it's you!" Is Dog really that bad or are Cat's un-loving thoughts about Dog totally off base?


(a Love Story)

Long, Ethan

The monsters are quite disgusted at the thought of mushy Valentine stuff! When Fran K. Stein gathers art supplies to make a Valentine his friends can't figure out what he's making. "Is it a mask?" one of them asks. More funny lines follow from a cast of love averse Halloween characters. My favorite? The ghost's puzzled assessment of the heart shape. "It looks like a paper butt!"

More FREE Online Reading:

More IndyPL Reading Lists:

Use your indyPL Library Card to check out Valentine's Day books at any of our locations, or check out e-books and e-audiobooks for kids from home right to your device. Need help? Call or ask a Library staff member at any of our locations or text a librarian at 317 333-6877.

~ IndyPL_CarrieW