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Día del Niño Be My Neighbor Day!

Central Library
Saturday, April 27
9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Families with young children are invited for a celebration of language and literacy! Activities include concerts, animal meet and greets, storytimes in English and Spanish, games, art, and more! Make sure to see Daniel Tiger. Free books and giveaways for every child!

Read, write, talk, sing, and play in Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood! At this event, you can play and learn in the playground, read and sing in storytimes, dance your wiggles out at concerts from 123 Andrés, get a temporary tattoo, and write thank you letters to first responders in our post office.

Know Before You Go:

  • Sensory Hour is from 9-10 a.m.
  • Sing and dance with the Grammy Award-winning duo 123 Andrés at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
  • Storytimes from IndyPL librarians every half hour (English on the hour, Spanish on the half hour)
  • See animals up close with Silly Safaris.
  • Join Daniel Tiger in giving to our neighbors! Bring lip balm to donate to Riley Children’s Hospital.
  • Parking is available in the Library parking garage (entrance on Pennsylvania St.) and on streets near Central Library.

Made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.

This event is in partnership with WFYI and is supported by PNC Grow Up Great and Fred Rogers Productions.

We are thankful for our community partners-- Child Care Answers, Reach Out and Read Indiana, and Fair Housing Center of Central Indiana.

Volunteers Needed!

Join in the fun as a volunteer. You could help in the “Tattoo Parlor” (temporary tattoos) or assist children writing letters to community helpers in the “Post Office”! Visit the registration page to see all of the roles and shift times. Thank you WFYI for coordinating volunteers.


¡Lee, escribe, habla, canta y juega en el vecindario de Daniel Tiger! En este evento, podrás jugar y aprender en el parque, leer y cantar en sesiones de cuentos, bailar con las canciones de los conciertos de 123 Andrés, obtener un tatuaje temporal en el estudio de tatuajes y escribir cartas de agradecimiento a los socorristas en nuestra oficina de correos.

Antes de ir:

  • La Hora Sensorial es de 9 a 10 a.m.
  • Canta y baila con el dúo ganador del premio Grammy, 123 Andrés, a las 10:30 a.m. y 12:30 p.m.
  • Sesiones de cuentos con bibliotecarios de IndyPL cada media hora (en inglés en punto de la hora, en español en la media hora)
  • Observa animales de cerca con Silly Safaris.
  • ¡Únete a Daniel Tiger para ayudar a nuestros vecinos! Trae bálsamo labial para donar al Hospital Infantil Riley.
  • El estacionamiento está disponible en el garaje de estacionamiento de la biblioteca (entrada en la calle Pennsylvania) y en las calles cerca de la Biblioteca Central.

Posible gracias a Friends of the Library a través de donaciones a la Fundación de The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.

Este evento es en colaboración con WFYI y cuenta con el apoyo de PNC Grow Up Great y Fred Rogers Productions.

Estamos agradecidos por nuestros socios comunitarios: Child Care Answers, Reach Out and Read Indiana y Fair Housing Center of Central Indiana.

El Día de Los Niños: Day of the Child

Celebrated in Mexico since around 1925, the philosophy of "this day" honestly, is magical all year long. El día de los niños honors home language, the beauty of childhood, the magic of culture and reading aloud. Here are a few books we like for fun and some for sharing culture. We love that our collection also has many of the titles available in Spanish, too! Find a new read aloud to share!

Alma and How She Got Her Name

Martinez-Neal, Juana

Adorable book that illustrates the love and honor of relatives and ancestors and how and why Alma was named.

My Papi Has A Motorcycle

Quintero, Isabel

PURE JOY! I love the story and the art.

Where Are You From?

Méndez, Yamile Saied

Sweet beautiful answers to a question that is oft asked to humans of color. Affirming and and loving.