Every Wednesday at 11:00 am
Enjoy stories, fingerplays and songs in the Helen Anderson Children's Room each Wednesday morning. Especially appropriate for preschool aged bookworms and their caregivers.
The Helen Anderson Children's Room contains over 3,000 juvenile fiction and non-fiction books for children, 2,080 picture books, approximately 550 children's movies, and over 215 audio books and read-along kits.
Early Literacy Station™ (ELS)
The Early Literacy Station (ELS) is a dynamic all-in-one digital learning solution for children ages 2-8. It requires no Internet connection, so it is safe and secure. It features more than 60 educational software titles spanning seven curricular areas. The educational titles use engaging graphics and intuitive menus. No Internet connection is required to use it. It is available in English, Bilingual Spanish, and Bilingual French.
For parents, check out our collection of books for babies and read to your child, or our parenting resource shelf, full of child development books. Ask for our free brochure "Ten Simple Ways to Encourage Learning" by the Foundation for Early Learning and paid for by the Friends of the Library.
Here are some "Timeless Classics" suggestions for your family read-aloud time. Here are a few more classics to add to your list of must-reads.
Swallows and Amazons - F RAN
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Through the Looking Glass - J CAR
Burnett, Frances Hodgson
A Little Princess - J BUR
Burgess, Thornton W.
Old Mother West Wind - J BUR and J KIT BUR
Pinocchio - J COL
New @ the Library
Early Release * Tuesday Activites
First Tuesdays: Lego Club - 2:00 - 3:30 pm
We’ve got Legos! Build around a different theme each month. Have your picture taken with your creation! Organic snacks too.
Second Tuesdays: Make-a-thon - 2:00 - 3:30 pm
December: Draw with local artist Linda Vorobik
January: Paint with local artist Sylvia Smith
February: Collage with local artist Sylvia Smith
March: Pastels with local artist Carolyn Baldwin
Third Tuesdays: Movie Matinee - 2:00 - 3:30 (depending on how long the movie runs).
Vote for what you want to watch. All newly released movies. Organic popcorn, too!
*Take the school bus from school to the library, just be sure and send a note to Ali Smith about the bus change. Events don’t start until the school bus arrives!
New! Tumble Books Library. eBooks for eKids! The TumbleBookLibrary is an online collection of TumbleBooks (animated, talking
picture books) which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they love! Titles include 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. Try it now!
BBC World News for Kids - Offers radio podcasts of recent news stories for kids to listen to.
The Imagination Factory is an award winning art and crafts site for kids, parents, and teachers. Make art out of recycled materials, drawing lessons.
Classics for Kids
Classical music's great composers come to life through music and stories
Drawing Lessons for Kids
Art lessons, crafts, and activities.
Energy Star kids - Watch a slide show about climate change and explore the topic.
Family Fun on the Road Games - Puzzles, mazes, activity packs, souvenir stickers, car trip checklist.
Games from around the World - Directions for how to play a variety of games from around the world.
Maisy's Fun Club - Fun Club features downloadable coloring sheets, games and activities
Moms Minivan - More than a hundred car travel games and road trip ideas for kids, travel tips, flying with kids, and carsickness.
National Geographic Kids Online - features educational games, videos, and other activities, centered mostly on animals and the natural world.
The J. Paul Getty Museum's Web site offers exploration of selected works searchable by artist, type of art, and objects. Teacher lesson plans are available under the museum's "education" tab as well as a kids' section with games and puzzles that use museum art. Check out the "Do At Home" children's home activities.
Smithsonian Center for Education for students is a place for kids to explore, discover and learn - Art, Science & Nature, History & Culture, and People & Places.
Tate Kids - London's Tate Museum is a kid-friendly web site with games, activities, and information for kids about the art at the Tate Museum. They can even create their own "Tate collection."
New at your library
Kids eReading Room now available. This site is being developed as truly a “kids” site, and does not include any teen/young adult material. All titles in the eReading Room are also cataloged by reading level, ATOS scores, and other reading metrics to help parents and teachers select titles to aid in literacy campaigns. Adults and kids can sample titles in OverDrive Read prior to checking out a title. The content is a sub-catalog of Overdive and works with iPad, iPod, Nook, and more. Kindle books now available! Learn how to browse, check-out and download audiobooks, and ebooks, including ebooks for Kindles, Nooks and other readers. Go to Washington Anytime Library (Overdrive). Click in the upper right corner to create a new account and start listening to great stories! My Account > select Lopez Library > enter your library card number, no dashes, no spaces. For first time users, we recommend Overdrive Help.
Tumble Books Library. eBooks for eKids! The TumbleBookLibrary is 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.
What Should I Read Next?
First, look at the new books and other items that have been catalogued in the last 60 days here:
New Arrivals for Juveniles.
Next, look it up in your library catalog. The item can be reserved if it is currently checked out. It's easy to look up book, movie or audio recording.Try it here:
Search the Library Catalog
Find a book, audio book, movie, or other item. Enter title or keyword and press enter. Reserve it online - have your library card number ready.
Access for Children
Important Information for Parents - Check out these important links: