Children

CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS AND SERVICES

STORYTIME ONLINE FOR KIDS

Are you missing story-time?
Below are some resources/links so you and your family don’t miss out on all of the greatest stories.
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Goodnight with Dolly – Imagination Library
Goodnight with Dolly is a 10-week special series of weekly videos featuring Dolly Parton reading select Imagination Library books. Also, go to youtube to catch up on her previous episodes. Follow @penguinkids on Instagram for a live storytime every day at 11AM.
Tune in live every day at 1PM for a live Lunch Doodle with Mo Willems! Follow @oliverjeffers on Instgram for a live storytime every day at 2PM. Visit Storyline Online any time of day for an archive of stories read by some of the best actors and storytellers. Follow #OperationStorytime on Facebook for a growing archive of virtual storytimes.
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  • https://mouse.org – Mouse.org is a national youth development nonprofit (a STEM website) that empowers students to create with technology, solve real problems and make meaningful change in our world through an online platform. 
  • https://stories.audible.com/discovery NEW For as long as schools are closed, Amazon Audible is open. Right now, kids everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across eight 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. Explore the collection, select a title and start listening. It’s that easy.
  • https://gws.ala.org/ “Great websites for kids.” Sponsored by the
    ASSOCIATION FOR LIBRARY SERVICE TO CHILDREN
    a division of the American Library Association

Virtual Tours

Art

  • Draw Everyday with JJK
    • Art and drawing lessons from New York Times-bestselling author/illustrator Jarrett J. Krosoczka! Jarrett is the mind behind the Punk Farm picture books, the Lunch Lady graphic novels, several volumes in the Star Wars: Jedi Academy series, and the young adult graphic memoir Hey, Kiddo, which was a National Book Award Finalist.

Theme Parks

  • LEGOLAND Florida Resort: The Great Lego Race and Miniland USA are two of the attractions you can check out in a virtual tour of the park.
  • SeaWorld Orlando: The virtual tour of Sea World includes a tour of Discovery Cove and the option to “ride” the steel roller coaster Mako.

Learning

  • Tumble Book Library: Has over 1100 titles for grades K – 6, and includes our unique animated, talking picture books, read-along chapter books, National Geographic videos, non-fiction books, as well as books in Spanish and French.
  • Tumble Math: A comprehensive collection of math stories which combines animation, narration, and sound to create a compelling and enticing story book for students in grades K – 6.  The books are all accompanied by supplementary materials such as lesson plans, educational games, plus quizzes in order to test and track progress. 
  • BookFlix ® is a digital literacy resource that pairs more than 120 animated stories from Weston Woods with a best-selling nonfiction eBook from Scholastic on a similar subject. The fiction and nonfiction pairings are designed to strengthen early literacy skills while exposing young learners to real world concepts. 

Brightly Storytime Flip-a-Long – Watch the pages turn as the story is read alou

Also 47 Brightly Storytime flip-a-long videos

Read along books – YouTube
READ-A-LONG BOOK: Rainbow Brite and the Big Color Mix-Up by RainbowBriteCo. … Sesame Street Read Along Books by hopscout. 1:26. The Little Sprout Children’s Book (read along video)

KidsListen
Kids Listen is a grassroots organization of advocates for high-quality audio content for children.

Storyline Online – YouTube
The SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s award-winning and Daytime Emmy-nominated children’s literary website

Watch a Live Reading of “Rooster Can’t Cock-a-Doodle-Doo” & Enjoy Free Activities!

Enjoy 9 Free Downloads!
Or even have your Kids put on a Puppet Show!
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Washington Public Library thanks WHRHS for running a successful Coding with Kids Event!

Kids came out to learn about coding, computational thinking, and STEM applications. We wish to say thank you to Daryl Detrick and the Computer Science students at WHRHS for being great role models for the younger kids!

Read a Book to Walden

Come on by to meet our favorite canine companion, and practice reading out loud to him!

Saturday, January 11th from 12:00-12:30

 

PRE-SCHOOL STORY HOUR

Story Hour is on Wednesday mornings at 10:30 am with Miss Laura in the Children’s area at the library. Kids ages 3-5 can come listen to stories, play games, do seasonal crafts and more during story time! Younger siblings also welcome! Registration is not required, but it is recommended to make sure there are enough craft supplies for everyone.

NEED MORE RESOURCES FOR A PROJECT OR HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT?

Use A to Z The World Database

GLOBAL KNOWLEDGE for
Culture • History • Language
Travel • Education • News

Curious about the world? A to Z The World has you covered. With 175 Country Culture Guides covering over 60 topics each, A to Z The World offers a breadth and depth of content that is unmatched by any other single resource. What will you learn today?

This database is free for patrons to access with just your library card ID, and can be used in the library or from home on a range of devices.

Have an idea for a new Children’s Program, or have a suggestion for us? Let us know what you’re thinking by emailing us at wplcircdesk@washboro.org.

1,000 BOOKS BEFORE KINDERGARTEN

Sign up your children for this FREE program today and read 1,000 books to your child before he or she enters kindergarten. The concept is simple, but the rewards are priceless! Register online by clicking below, or fill out a registration form at the Circulation Desk. Children can come in to the library after reading 500 and 1,000 books to pick out a fun prize. After every 100 books read, kids can write their name on a leaf to add to our Reading Tree at the library!

ONLINE RESOURCES, INTERACTIVE WEBSITES
& HOMEWORK HELP FOR KIDS