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Libraries may be closed, but plenty is available online

Indy library has "vast collection" for children
Posted at 9:01 PM, Apr 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-20 21:01:43-04

INDIANAPOLIS -- Your neighborhood library may be shut down due to COVID-19 restrictions, but that doesn't mean you can't take advantage of its collections, especially those for children.

The Indianapolis Library system says it has a "vast collection of read-alouds and online activities for kids," available on line at:

Offerings include stories by such award-winning authors and entertainers as Dav Pilkey, Cece Bell, Mo Willems, Neil Gaiman, Kwami Alexander, LaVar Burton and Dolly Parton. They can be live streamed at certain times, either daily or weekly, and are often accessible from an archive after the initial broadcast.

Also listed is the platform of each performance or workshop, such as Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Podcast or website, as well as links to printable activities and books found in the library’s digital collection.

To access these free online activities visit the blog on the library’s website, go to the “For Parents” section and scroll to “Read Alouds and Author Workshops for Kids @Home.”

The Library’s website also provides free research and study tools to support students and teachers with remote instruction, along with guides to help them navigate online resources.