Story Hour

Join our Children’s Librarian, Sara, at the library for Story Time. This event is geared for preschool aged children. Parents, please stay on the premises during Story Time!  Please click here for a list of Story Time events.

Links for Kids

Surf the Net

  • FirstGov for Kids
    • It provides links to Federal kids’ sites along with some of the best kids’ sites from other organizations all grouped by subject.
  • How Stuff Works
    • The lowdown on the workings of everything from refrigerators to cell phones to cookies to car engines.
  • Yahooligans: The Web Guide for Kids
    • This is a very popular site with a database of about 20,000 sites that are kid safe. This contains only sites that have been handpicked as safe.

Homework

  • AtoZ The USA
  • Ato Z World Travel
  • Bookhooks
    • Bookhooks is an online book reporting toolkit for students in grades K-12.
  • Fact Monster from Information Please
    • An almanac, encyclopedia, kid-safe search engine, and homework center all rolled into one.
  • Kids Web A World Wide Web Digital Library for Schoolkids
    • Great information on Arts, Sciences, Social Studies, and other miscellaneous subjects to the homework rescue!
  • MathNerds
    • MathNerds provides Free, discovery-based, mathematical guidance via an international, volunteer network of mathematicians. MathNerds does not supply answers to homework, take home tests and the like; rather, we provide hints, suggestions, and references to help our clients understand and solve their mathematical problems.

Fun Stuff

  • 4Kids.org
    • 4Kids.org is a weekly newspaper feature and Web site produced at the University of Kansas by a team of educators and students with support from Advanced Learning Technologies in Education Consortium (ALTEC).
  • Between the Lions
    • Get Wild About Reading
  • Book Adventure
    • Book Adventure is a free reading motivation program for children in grades K-8.
  • Building Big
    • Explore large structures and what it takes to build them with BUILDING BIG™, a five-part PBS television series and Web site from WGBH Boston. BUILDING BIG explores the history behind some of the world’s greatest feats of engineering and the ingenuity of the engineers, architects, and builders who designed and built them.
  • Cooking Resources for Kids!
    • A great article for kids who might have an interest in learning more about cooking!  You will find recipes for kids and a lot of information on Kitchen & Cooking Safety.  Thank you to Mrs. Michaels Fourth Grade Class for the suggestion!
  • Crayola Central
    • Color a picture, read a story, and learn about Crayola crayons
  • DogEared
    • An online book club: DogEared is a blog ALL about books. Good books, funny books, adventure books. Books about animals, friendship, pirates, faraway places… Books about, almost EVERYTHING!
  • First Palette
    • First Palette is an art site with ideas for educators and parents who share an enthusiasm for art, who recognize the value of doing meaningful and fun activities together with kids, and who have a passion for nurturing creativity and the love for learning.
  • Funbrain
    • Education site for K-8 kids and Teachers/Parents.
  • Giggle Poetry
    • The self proclaimed number one fun poetry site for kids on the web! Learn to write poetry, create poems online, and read and rate hundreds of poems. Teacher resources available.
  • Great Group Games
    • Your ultimate game group resource for free and fun youth party games, icebreakers, outdoor games, and more! Searchable by size of group, age of group, playing area, and type of occasion.
  • Imagination Café – Feed Your Mind!
    • Imagination Café is safe, fun, education and entertainment site for kids and tweens with quizzes, recipes and articles on careers, animals, history, sports, science, and more!
  • Jack Prelutsky
    • Explore the wacky and inventive poetry of Jack Prelutsky, the first Children’s Poet Laureate by the Poetry Foundation.
  • Jean Marzollo
    • List of Jean’s books online as well as paper format. Preschoolers can enjoy listening to a book read to them as they view works and illustrations. Short and Long bio of Jean.
  • Journey North
    • Global study of wildlife migration and seasonal change. Engaging stories, photos, videos and slide shows from the natural world. Viewers can read, view, track, graph, analize, view migration maps, sightings, and read the latest news on our ever changing natural world
  • Kaboose: Where Family Comes First
    • Lots of arcade-style games to play online and coloring pages to print out.
  • KidSpace @ the Internet Public Library
    • An excellent resource from the Internet Public Library that links kids to all sorts of exceptional resources. This site is designed for children ages 4 to 11.
  • Magic School Bus
    • Miss Frizzle takes kids on a wild magic schoolbus ride.
  • Mrs. P
    • Kids can listen in as Mrs. P (played by Kathy Kinney) reads aloud classic children’s stories. The site also contains interactive games and activities. Requires a high-speed Internet connection.
  • National Geographic for Kids
    • Complete with coloring book, cartoon factory, book club, experiments and fun and games.
  • Nick Jr.
    • Bob the Builder, Blue, Maisy, Franklin, Little Bear and Kipper … they’re all at Nick Jr.
  • Nickelodeon
    • Nickelodeon from Rugrats to Spongebob Squarepants just for kids!
  • PBS Kids
    • Links to your favorite PBS shows, including Teletubbies, Barney, Arthur, and Zoom!
  • Read Kiddo Read
    • An authoritative resource for finding the best, current literature for children of all ages. It includes summaries, read-alikes, reviews, and links to related activities. Find the books with links to Library Finder and various booksellers. Join the newsletter and the ReadKiddoRead Community to access author interviews, blogs, lesson plans, and more!
  • Reading is Fundamental
    • RIF is the nation’s largest non-profit children’s literacy organization.
  • Reading Rainbow
  • Scholastic News Online
    • Today’s news headlines in a kid-friendly format. Kids will experience the news from a variety of angles with articles, videos, book reviews, surveys, newsfeeds, and podcasts. The Kids Press Corps are real kids conducting interviews, reporting, and maintaining the blog. The site includes interactive games about current events, geography, newsmakers, and more.
  • Science News for Kids
    • A collection of the latest science news articles from around the globe.
  • Spatulatta
    • Spatulatta.com presents kids with beginning cooking tips and recipes while encouraging them to eat well and to understand the connection between farms and the dinner table. The site also encourages kids to ask family members for recipes they can cook together.
  • Sports Illustrated for Kids
    • Puzzles, games, sports news for kids
  • Starfall
    • Where kids have fun learning to read!
  • Storyline Online
    • The Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Foundation has gathered celebrity members in film and television for Storyline Online. Storyline Online has celebrities reading children’s books aloud and offers books of various themes by award winning authors.
  • The Lorax Project
    • This site raises awareness of environmental issues and helps children to take action to conserve forests and species.
  • The Space Place
    • Lots of cool games to play and projects to make for trips to outer space.
  • Vote for Books
  • Wildlife Film Maker
    • The National Geographic Wildlife Filmmaker allows kids to make animal movies using short clips of a wide variety of animals. With a simple drag-and-drop interface, they can add animal sounds, music and captions. Once a masterpiece is completed, it can be saved on the site to share with family and friends or e-mailed directly to them.