Children

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

LEGO-Rama

LEGO-Rama LogoAn annual event that includes an original design contest for ages 4-13, nonjudged design exhibits for ages 14 and up, building contests, and special programs. LEGO-rama is offered in January.

Summer Reading

Summer Reading PhotoIn 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.


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

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.

Fable 
LearningFable Learning - Fable Learning is a leading provider of high quality, engaging eBooks for schools and libraries. Our digital collection delivers eBook titles from a wide variety of well-known children’s book authors and illustrators. Each title has been carefully craft ed for a true digital reading experience: children can read for themselves, read-along at their own pace accompanied by professional narration, or simply follow the narration throughout the book for a read-to-me experience.

Fable Learning is the new company name that includes the former StarWalk Kids Media site and resources, founded in 2012 by Seymour Simon and Liz Nealon. Simon has written more than 250 books for young readers, and was dubbed “the Dean of the [children’s science book] field” by The New York Times. Cofounder Liz Nealon led the creative development of the Peabody and Emmy Award–winning SesameStreet. org, and was also the creator and executive producer of the landmark PBS children’s literacy series Ghostwriter.

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.
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.
TumbleBookLibrary LogoTumbleBooks Library - A collection of TumbleBooks (animated, talking picture books) with fiction, non-fiction and foreign language titles, Read-Alongs (chapter books with sentence highlighting and narration but no animation), TumbleTV which consists of pre-set playlists of a sequence of books, and Tumble Puzzles & Games.
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.

Accelerated Reader Lists

Leveled Book Lists  http://home.comcast.net/~ngiansante/ 

AR BookFinder  http://www.arbookfind.com/UserType.aspx 


Award Winning Books

Caldecott Medal – Annual award to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book
http://www.ala.org/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia/caldecottmedal/caldecottwinners/caldecottmedal

Coretta 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/recipients

Newbery 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/medalwinners

Pura 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/belprepast

Young Readers Choice Award (YRCA) – Annual nominations and awards sponsored by the Pacific Northwest Library Association
http://www.pnla.org/yrca

 

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