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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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Talk!

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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Read!

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


Love Makes a FamilyLoveHair 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 You

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

Use your indyPL Library Card to check out books about Valentine's Day at any of our locations, or check out e-books and e-audiobooks from home right to your device. If you have never used Axis 360 or OverDrive before, you can learn how to use them for both e-books and audiobooks.

Need help? Ask a Library staff member at any of our locations or call, text, or email Ask-a-Librarian. The Tinker Station helpline at (317) 275-4500 is also available. It is staffed by device experts who can answer questions about how to read, watch and listen on a PC, tablet or phone.


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Sing!

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


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Write!

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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Play!

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!


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.

A Unicorn Named Sparkle and the Perfect Valentine

Young, Amy

For Sparkle fans, the fifth unicorn adventure featuring Lucy and her best friend. Find out how to make a Valentine unicorn style!

If You Were My Valentine

Plourde, Lynn

A great selection for animal lovers - imagine along as different animals exchange Valentine love.

Love, Violet

Wild, Charlotte Sullivan

For anyone who has ever been a little shy to share feelings.


More IndyPL Reading Lists:

Stories to Spread Love on Valentine's Day
Spread the love with some wonderful stories both old and new that focus on different ways of showing people you care.

Hugs and Kisses
Celebrate love with these adorable picture books.

My Quirky Little Valentine
Lovey dovey picture books for smallish people.

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