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CHILDREN

Children have fun attending weekly programs with their caregivers, make new friends and develop early literacy skills.

Early Literacy Programs

  • Book Babies Lap-Sit – for infants from birth to 2 years and their caregivers
  • Tales for Two’s and Three’s – a story program designed for toddlers and their caregivers
  • Preschool Story Time – for children 3-5 years old and their caregivers
  • Music & Motion – for children 3-5 years old and their caregivers

LEGO Club

Children 5-11 years old spend an hour building and creating

Summer Reading

In addition to the regular early literacy programs and LEGO Club, school-age programs make summer fun and keep kids reading, with logs to keep track of time spent reading, incentives, and the chance to help your school win the summer reading Traveling Trophy!

For more information about these and other services, contact the Library.  For a calendar of library events, click here.

If you would like to participate in our Summer Reading Program, you can find out more about it here (click).


Resources

Digital Microscopes

Children's Digital Microscopes.Explore the world on a microscopic level using a digital microscope at one of the five multimedia computers in the children’s library. Microscopes  are perfect for examining objects such as coins, stamps, rocks, gems, insects, plants, skin, fibers and  much more. Use snapshot images in research papers for school!

Backpack Kits

Children's Backpack.Theme related kits contain a selection of materials for a wide range of grade levels, and include books, audio tapes and compact discs, videos, multimedia and bibliographies. Kits check out for 14 days.

LEAP Kits
(Library Early-Learning Activities Project)

Children's LEAP Kit.Theme related kits contain a variety of materials for children birth to 5 years old, and include books, multimedia, puppets, flannel board activities, puzzles and more. Kits check out for 14 days.


Suggested Sites for Children

Age of Learning LogoAge of Learning - Free home access for all affected families to leading digital education programs ABCmouse, Adventure Academy, and ReadingIQ. Programs serve students in preschool / pre-k, elementary school, and middle school.
Audible TemporaryAudible (Limited Time) - For as long as schools are closed, we're open. Kids everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages, that will help them continue dreaming, learning, and just being kids. All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet.
Baldwin Library of Historical Children’s LiteratureBaldwin Library of Historical Children’s Literature - Contains more than 130,000 books and periodicals published in the United States and Great Britain from the mid-1600s to present day. The Library also has manuscript collections, original artwork, and assorted ephemera such as board games, puzzles, and toys. The Baldwin Library is known for comparative editions of books, with special emphasis on Robinson Crusoe, Pilgrim’s Progress, Aesop’s Fables, and Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. The Library also has the largest collection of Early American Juvenile Imprints of any academic institution in the United States.
Read LogoBook Adventure - A FREE reading motivation program for children in grades K-8. Children create their own book lists from over 7,000 recommended titles, take multiple choice quizzes on the books they've read, and earn points and prizes for their literary successes. Book Adventure was created by and is maintained by Sylvan Learning.
Brightly LogoBrightly - Brightly Storytime by Random House Publishers reads stories online.
Candlewick Press LogoCandlewick Press - Activities, discussion guides, educational materials, videos, and more!
Ezra Jack Keats LogoEzra Jack Keats Foundation - Imagination and diversity with crazy hats and read-alouds.
Goodnight with Dolly LogoGoodnight with Dolly - Imagination Library bedtime stories with Dolly Parton.
Google Arts and Culture LogoGoogle Arts and Culture - Virtual tours of 500 museums and galleries worldwide.
Harper Kids LogoHarper Kids - Harper Kids read aloud stories online.
Harry Potter at Home LogoHarry Potter at Home
Accelerated Reader ListsLeveled Book Lists  http://home.comcast.net/~ngiansante/ AR BookFinder  http://www.arbookfind.com/UserType.aspx Award Winning BooksCaldecott Medal – Annual award to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book
http://www.ala.org/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia/caldecottmedal/caldecottwinners/caldecottmedalCoretta Scott King Award - Annual award to outstanding African American authors and illustrators of books for that demonstrate an appreciation of African American culture and universal human values
http://www.ala.org/emiert/cskbookawards/recipientsNewbery Medal - Annual award to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children
http://www.ala.org/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia/newberymedal/newberywinners/medalwinnersPura Belpre Award – Annual award to a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children and youth
http://www.ala.org/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia/belpremedal/belprepastYoung Readers Choice Award (YRCA) – Annual nominations and awards sponsored by the Pacific Northwest Library Association
http://www.pnla.org/yrca
iNK LogoiNK - Top writers write educational tidbits.
Jarrett J. Krosoczka LogoJarrett J. Krosoczka - author & illustrator children’s books.
Jerry Pallotta LogoJerry Pallotta - Author Jerry Pallota’s Youtube channel for Elementary+.
Jez Alborough LogoJez Alborough - Author Jez Alborough’s reads his books on his Youtube channel.
Kate Messner LogoKate Messner - Favorite children’s authors and illustrators.
Khan Academy LogoKahn Academy - For every student, every classroom. Real results. We’re a nonprofit with the mission to provide a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere.
KidLit LogoKidLit - Explore the world of children’s literature.
Kids Ask Authors LogoKids Ask Authors - Kids ask authors questions.
Little, Brown and Young LogoLittle, Brown and Young - Little, Brown & Young publishers stories read online.
Lunch Doodles with Mo Williams LogoLunch Doodles with Mo Williams - Mo Willems invites YOU into his studio every day for his LUNCH DOODLE. Learners worldwide can draw, doodle and explore new ways of writing by visiting Mo’s studio virtually once a day for the next few weeks. Grab some paper and pencils, pens, or crayons and join Mo to explore ways of writing and making together. If you post your art to social media, be sure to hashtag it with #MoLunchDoodles! New episodes will be posted each weekday at 1:00 p.m. ET and then remain online to be streamed afterwards. Check back each weekday for new LUNCH DOODLES!
Monterey Bay Aquarium LogoMonterey Bay Aquarium - Be delighted by the antics of our sea otters or mellow out to the hypnotic drifting of our jellies. With ten live cams to choose from, you can experience the wonder of the ocean no matter where you are.
National Geographic Kids LogoNational Geographic Kids - National Geographic Kids is a children's magazine published by the National Geographic Society. Its first issue was printed in September 1975 under the original title National Geographic World.
NoveList K-8 Plus LogoNoveList K-8 Plus - NoveList K-8 Plus is a comprehensive reading resource for fiction and nonfiction. With a fun and intuitive interface, and extensive proprietary content, NoveList K-8 Plus will help you integrate reading across the curriculum and support your young readers.
Oliver Jeffers LogoOliver Jeffers - Author Oliver Jeffers is reading his books each day on Instagram.
PBS Kids LogoPBS Kids - Public Broadcasting Services programs for kids.
Penguin Books LogoPenguin Books - Puffin Books read the Llama Llama series online.
Poets.org LogoPoets.org - Academy of American Poets - Enrich your day with a poem-a-day.
Prodigy LogoProdigy (Math game) - Engaging, curriculum-aligned math.
Puffin Books LogoPuffin Books - Puffin Books read online - grouped sections for age groups.
San Diego Zoo Kids LogoSan Diego Zoo Kids - Fun information, live videos, games, activities and stories from the zoo.
Scholastic LogoScholastic Teaching Tools - Public Broadcasting Services programs for kids.
  • Scholastic: Dav Pilkey @ Home - Author and illustrator Dav Pilkey (Captain Underpants and Dog Man) is collaborating with the Library of Congress on a free online program! Every Friday at 11 am Pacific, Dav Pilkey will provide free videos, which will include read-alouds, how-to-draw demonstrations, and other free resources!
Storyline LogoStoryline Online - Presented by the Screen Actors Guild Foundation, this site is an online streaming video program featuring SAG members reading childrens books aloud. Each book includes accompanying activities and lesson ideas.
Talking is Teaching logoTalking is Teaching - Talk, read, sing. Family staycation resources.
Todd Parr LogoTodd Parr - Author Todd Parr reads books online.
Tumble Books Library logoTumble Books Library (Limited Time) - K-6 children's ebook database.
Tumble Books Math logoTumble Books Math (Limited Time) - K-6 math ebook database.
Unite For Literacy logoUnite For Literacy - Free e-books in several different languages, with read-aloud options.
We Are Water Protectors LogoWe Are Water Protectors - Author Carol Lindstrom reads her book "We Are Water Protectors."
Wide Open School logoWide Open School - Wide Open School is a free collection of the best online learning experiences for kids curated by the editors at Common Sense. There is so much good happening, and we are here to gather great stuff and organize it so teachers and families can easily find it and plan each day.
World Book for Kids logoWorld Book for Kids - World Book encyclopedia resources focusing on the needs of students and children, including games, activities, maps, a dictionary, and more.

 

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