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Virtual Library: Children

Videos

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Livestream Storytime

Tuesdays at 6:30pm with Ms. Samantha: bring your dinner while we read, sing, and have fun!

Thursdays at 10:30am with Ms. Montana: we'll read, sing, and practice some ASL as we make our way through the alphabet this year!

Register on the calendar for the Zoom meeting ID.

Read and Draw with Authors and Illustrators!

Draw Every Day with Jarrett Krosoczka!

Tune in at 1pm central for a drawing/writing/cartooning workshop with the creator of the Lunch Lady and Star Wars: Jedi Academy comics, or access the YouTube videos later!

Dav Pilkey at Home!

With Dav Pilkey at Home (from Scholastic), Supa Buddies can get creative and have fun with some of your favorite characters from Dog Man and Captain Underpants! Check back every Friday to discover new activities, exciting videos, and so much more!

Storyline Online!

The SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s award-winning children’s literacy website, Storyline Online, streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations. Readers include Viola Davis, Chris Pine, Lily Tomlin, Kevin Costner, Annette Bening, James Earl Jones, Betty White and dozens more.

For more online reading, drawing, and projects, search the following hashtags on your preferred Social Media site

#OperationStorytime

#KidLitQuarantine

#StayAtHomeStorytime

#StayInStorytime

KidLit TV

logo of a cat reading a book with the text KidLit beneath the cat and the letters TV framed by the outline of a cartoon television

Explore the world of Children's Literature with KidLit.tv

KidLit TV produces video and radio content that includes everything from talk-show style interviews, drawing tutorials, studio tours, read-alouds, and history lessons, all with acclaimed authors and illustrators.

For adults, the site also hosts recommended reading lists and other book news!

 

Click here to get a personalized reading list from one our librarians!

     

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View our catalog for more online resources here

 

 

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Now is the perfect time to keep reading towards your 1000 Books Before Kindergarten! Download a new sheet when you need one! We will take all of them and issue prizes when the library reopens. And remember, ALL of the following are important practices when it comes to getting Ready to Read in Kindergarten!

November's Theme: Dinosaurs!

ReadCrunch the Shy Dinosaur by Cirocco Dunlap, Dinosaur vs. the Library by Bob Shea from the library's collection, Dinosaurs Roar, Butterflies Soar on Tumblebooks, or Dinosaur Bones on Overdrive, both by Bob Barner! To access, sign into the catalog, then find Tumblebooks and Overdrive in the "Electronic Resources" column, or use your library card number to sign into the Tumblebooks or Libby app

Write: Practice those pre-writing skills with Dinosaur Trail tracing and matching! Printed activity sheets available for pick-up at the library.

Sing: Sing and dance along with the Laurie Berkner Band for We are the Dinosaurs

Talk: Ask and wonder together! I wonder what a dinosaur sounds like? I wonder what the dinosaurs ate? I wonder how big (or small!) they were?

Play: Pretend to be dinosaurs -- Roar and stomp everywhere you go! Search for the kind of food your dinosaur likes to eat, and build a dinosaur nest out of pillows and blankets where you can take your rest!

1KB4K SHEETS

Learning Resources

Practice Math and Reading skills for Elementary - High School Students. Vocabulary, Writing, Social Studies also available for Middle School. Trigonometry, Statistics, and Science also available for High School.

Free online courses, lessons, and practice in every subject for children ages 2 - 18. Check out the app Khan Academy Kids specifically for children 2 - 7.

Youth Storyteller Club

Resources

Coronavirus: A Book for Children

A digital picture book that answers key questions about the virus in simple language, intended for children 5-10 years old. Free to download for anyone who wants it!

A Kid's Guide to Coronavirus

Real kids ask real questions (and get them answered!) in this 30-minute episode of he Daily fromThe New York Times.

We're Going to Be OK

Staying healthy, safe, and optimistic during the COVID-19 pandemic. With doctor's tips; illustrated by Ashleigh Corrin Webb.

A Comic Exploring the New Coronavirus

Listen to the 3-minute segment from NPR, read the comic, and even print and fold your own version to keep at home!

Coronavirus Coloring Book and Coronavirus Activity Book

Check out these do-at-home resources to educate children and encourage conversation about COVID-19 created and shared by St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital.

Click Here for even more Free eBooks about Coronavirus!!

Ask a Librarian!

Have a question? Want to know what to read next? Looking for something you can't find here? Experiencing trouble accessing resources? Email a librarian! Ms. Montana and Ms. Samantha are here to help!

Live Cams

San Diego Zoo

Check out tigers, pandas, polar bears, koalas, apes, giraffes, and more!

Houston Zoo

Watch gorillas, flamingos, rhinos, and elephants!

Monterey Bay Aquarium

See everything from the open Bay (above and below water) to penguins, sharks, jellyfish, and otters.

More Fun Stuff!

Harry Potter At Home

This special Harry Potter At Home hub is where you’ll find all the latest things to keep you occupied – from special activity kits from Bloomsbury to Scholastic, to nifty magical craft videos (teach your friends how to draw a Niffler!) fun articles, quizzes, puzzles and more. We’re casting a Banishing Charm on boredom. Consistently updated with new content.

Watch the Opera At Home!

Stream a classic opera each night at 6:30pm central thanks to the Metropolitan Opera. Videos will also be available for the following 23 hours if you can't watch live.

Virtual Museum Tours

Tour 12 different museums from the comfort of your own home, including the National Gallery of Art (Washington, D.C.) and the Van Gogh Museum (Amsterdam).

Sesame Street Caring for Each Other

Videos, resources, activities, and games for families featuring everyone from Sesame Street.