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Read Right Now! Valentine's Day

09/02/2021 | Online Storytime, Holidays & Seasons

Snuggle up with your favorite little Valentine and enjoy the story Welcome to the Party, a love letter welcoming a child into the family and into the party of life. This Valentine for small children is read aloud by the book's author, Gabriella Union. Listed below are more favorite Valentine video read alouds, some @home activities and a list of Valentine favorites about love and Valentine's Day 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!

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

  • Why is there a party happening?
  • Who is the guest of honor?
  • Do you like to snuggle? Who do you snuggle with?

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Click on one of the book covers below and listen to more Valentine's Day stories read aloud.

LoveHair LoveI'm Going to Give You a Big Bear Hug!Welcome to the PartySomebody Loves You, Mr. HatchYou're All My FavoritesHow Do Lions Say I Love You!Love You, Hug You, Read to YouThe Night Before Valentine's Day

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 Valentine's Day, right to your device. See our digital Valentine's Day collection from Axis 360 Kids and OverDrive Kids, or come visit us!

Need help? Ask a Library staff member at any of our locations or call, text or email Ask-a-Librarian.

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Sing your heart out to ‘Buddy Like You’ with PAW Patrol!

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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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Grab your favorite Valentine and take a walk 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. Or Skip. Or gallop!

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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

Tiny T. Rex and the Perfect Valentine

Stutzman, Jonathan

It's Valentine's Day so Tiny has decided to make the perfect Valentine for his best friend Pointy, even if it isn't easy.

Porcupine Cupid

June, Jason

Porcupine is determined to play Cupid for his forest friends, but his "arrows" only anger them until he finds another way to bring them together.


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.

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