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04/14/2021 | Reading Ready, Programs & Events, Kids Programs

Reading Ready: Virtual Teddy Bear Concert

Reading Ready Time Fridays at 10:00 am!

Reading Ready Time is being held as a virtual program. You will be emailed instructions approximately 24 hours before the event. Most programs will be available for a limited time following the premiere on our YouTube channel.

Educators: Please email following your registration to let us know if you are registering for your whole class. Additional educational materials may be available for your use. Also, find read aloud videos, online activities, and more to help kids get reading ready here.

The Dino Guys
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May 14 Watch now!
These guys know a lot about, you guessed it, dinosaurs! Join Mookie and Josh , The Dino Guys, as they explore the wonderful world of the magnificent Mezozoic megafauna (aka cool dinos). Dinosaur fanatic in your house? Explore the wonderful world of the magnificent Mezozoic megafauna with these great dinosaur stories!

NinjaZone
April 9 Watch now!
May 7 Watch Now!
May 28 Register
Get moving with Coach Mike as he leads an energy-filled session combining the coordination of gymnastics with the creativity of freestyle movement. Twisting Kick! Ka-Pow! Here are some ninja stories for your little ninja in training!

Teddy Bear Concert
May 21 Register
Musicians of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra present the Teddy Bear Series program, The Garden Symphony! Young children are invited to move along to music as they listen to the story of a ladybug’s search through the garden for her own special song. Designed for ages 3 to 6.


LIVE Virtual Story Time

Preschoolers and their families are invited for an online story time presented by children's librarians and staff from The Indianapolis Public Library. This event is being held as an online meeting/webinar. Those who register will be emailed login instructions approximately 24 hours before the event.

Tuesday, May 18 at 11:00 am Register
Tuesday, May 25 at 11:00 am Register

You can do story time from home everyday! Go to IndyPL's Online Storytime to find video read alouds and printable activities featuring favorite storybook characters and more. You can also watch IndyPL Storytime on our YouTube page for more online reading fun!


Playdate With a Book

Playdate with a Book

Come play with your library friends and have fun developing early literacy skills! We will read all types of stories, sing songs, and demonstrate a craft or activity that can be done together with materials you already have at home. This event is being held as an online meeting/webinar. You will be emailed login instructions approximately 24 hours before the event.

Wednesday, May 19 at 3:00 pm Register
Wednesday, May 26 at 3:00 pm Register


Totally Kids Trivia

Totally Kids Trivia

Kids ages 6-14, grab your grownups and join us for an hour (or so) of trivial fun! We will play in a variety of formats for nothing but bragging rights. Please register at least 24 hours in advance. This event is being held as an online meeting/webinar. Those who register will be emailed login instructions approximately 24 hours before the event.

Wednesday, May 19 at 6:30 pm Register
Wednesday, May 26 at 6:30 pm Register


Lego Blocks

After School Play Date: Block Party

Calling all kid builders – you’re invited to the Block Party! Gather your LEGOs, Duplos, K’nex or anything you enjoy building with and join Learning Curve Activity Guides for a chance to show off your creations and build something new every week. This event is being held as an online meeting/webinar. You will be emailed login instructions approximately 24 hours before the event.

Thursday, May 20 at 4:30 pm Register
Thursday, May 27 4:30 pm Register


Mindfulness Minute for Kids & Families

Mindfulness Minute for Kids & Families

Kids of all ages and their caregivers are invited to tune in for a moment of calm and focus. Learning Curve staff and occasional guests will lead mindful breathing exercises, movement inspired by yoga, brief guided meditations, and uplifting conversation to take into the weekend. This event is being held as an online meeting/webinar. You will be emailed login instructions approximately 24 hours before the event.

Friday, May 21 at Noon Register
Friday, May 28 at Noon Register


Digital Maker Lab

Kids ages 6 – 11 are invited to join the Learning Curve online for STEM art projects, crafts, recipes, and experiments. Use household objects and materials to learn about everyday physics, chemistry, engineering and more. This event is being held as an online meeting/webinar. You will be emailed login instructions approximately 24 hours before the event.

Saturday, May 15 at 3:00 pm Register
Saturday, May 22 at 3:00 pm Register


Call-a-Story

Call-a-Story is a free local call at (317) 275-4444, seven days a week, 24 hours a day, or toll free (877) 275-9007. (Presione 2 para escuchar la historia en Español.)


Looking for more seasonal online reading fun?

Try these blog posts and booklists to find book recommendations, online video read aloud stories and printable activities for kids: