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Resources For Home Access During Our Closing

Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic

Spring 2020

 

YouTube Channel Now Public!

Our youth services YouTube channel is now public! Youth newsletters will still be mailed out twice a week and will continue to include recommended digital and literary resources and storytime and craft videos from Ms. Kate. But if you are keen to just get those storytime and craft videos, look no further: click and subscribe here!

 

Resources from our April 6 Newsletter

My First Book Club
Thanks to Junior Library Guild and Candlewick Press, you can take part on Thursday, April 9th at 3 pm in this "mini, online book club bash as Bunnicula author James Howe reads aloud from his chapter-book Houndsley & Catina and Kate Messner reads aloud from Fergus & Zeke. Tune in for laughs and learning with these endearing early elementary selections! Target grades are K-3 but all are welcome."


Infobase
Infobase has made the majority of their resources freely accessible to all of the MAIN service area until June 30th.

Further, these resources are considered especially transformational to teachers and other educators seeking online resources for their students. Spread the word! The username and password are MAINlib. 

Lakeshore Learning's Learning at Home videos are now available (in both English and Spanish)

Library Journal has e-craft book recommendations and links to virtually visit world-class libraries!

Calling all budding high school playwrights! Try Manhattan Theater Club’s Student Monologue Challenge!

Virtually visit the Morris Museum!

Draw your own MUTTS comics!
Draw and submit your original comic creations to MUTTS creator Patrick McDonnell until May 15th! Use the link above to find templates and details about how Patrick could choose your comic strip submission for wider publication in newspapers around the world later this year! 

Virtually visit NASA Langley Research Center!

NJTV Learning Live Remote Learning Broadcasts to start Monday, April 6.
Read about it here and check your local channel here.

Try Penguin Random House's #Read20in20 Reading Challenge!

School Library Journal has recommendations for resources for pre-k learning.

Enjoy daily SEA-SPAN episodes featuring animal friends at The Florida Aquarium!  

Sterling Kids Publishing has activities and storytimes:

***Go on a Teddy Bear Hunt!
Read about this adorable and uplifting movement here. Then check out the updates on the Facebook page here and go on your own teddy bear hunt today!

Get free original art lessons from Thrive Art School Online for all levels of young and aspiring artists!

 

Resources from our March 30 Newsletter

Check out more publisher resources!
Free eBooks from Abdo!
Thru MidAmerica books, you can now access three different e-book platforms from Abdo:

Capstone's PebbleGo Parent Resources

DK Stay Home Hub
Learning for kids and activities for adults to enrich everyone's time at home

HarperCollinsPublishers at Home Resources
HarperKids, Shelf Stuff, Epic Reads, Harper Stacks, Remember Reading, I Can Read! Book Club

Holiday House remote learning resources

Lerner Book's Help at Home

Read Together, Be Together
Penguin Random House provides reading tips, book lists, various virtual storytimes, and more via this literacy movement.

Scholastic's Digital Programs are available for free now until April 20, 2020:

  • BookFlix (PreK-3)
    • BooKFlix provides a fun way for early readers to engage with delightful stories and interesting nonfiction ebooks.
    • Username: Learning20
    • Password: Clifford
  • Watch & Learn Library (Prek – 3)
    • Watch & Learn Library builds learning excitement with real-world videos in English and Spanish.
    • Username: Learning20
    • Password: Clifford
  • TrueFlix (Grades 3+)
    • TrueFlix helps students build science and social studies knowledge in an engaging way.
    • Username: Learning20
    • Password: Clifford
  • ScienceFlix (Grades 5+)
    • ScienceFlix gets students excited about all sciences with exciting articles, videos, and projects.
    • Username: Learning20
    • Password: Clifford

Tundra Books Virtual Story Times & Singalongs

Get more books & storytimes in unique ways!
House of Anasi's free book for a friend!

If you buy an ebook here and include the name and email of a friend in the Notes section of your order, the folks behind the scenes will send a copy of that book to that friend! This way you can both read the same book and be even more connected despite being apart.


KidLitTV
Book talk shows, book trailers, video storytimes, drawing tutorials with illustrators, author interviews, and more!

Readalouds on Facebook from author Peter Reynolds!

Dig into more free activities!
Coloring Pages from Every Child a Reader
Got a printer at home? Print and enjoy these unique and beautiful coloring pages in line with this year's Children's Book Week theme,Read. Dream. Share. Children's Book Week is scheduled for May 4-10 this year.

Lakeshore Learning resources
You can now access all sorts of free activities, lesson plans, printable worksheets, craft ideas, and more.

Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators online directory
An information hub of free digital resources from published members including book readings, writing demos and art lessons, bilingual resources, podcasts, teaching guides, and more! #SCBWIConnects

 

Resources from our March 23 Newsletter

Get More Books
12-Story Library eBook Library 
Nonfiction eBooks are available now thru May 31st, 2020.

Junior Library Guild's Digital Resources

Stories from Amazon’s Audible Service

Hear More Authors & Readings
Use this handy tool from TheLivBits.

Check out Jennifer Garner's #savewithstories on Instagram!

Check out Pete the Cat on Instagram!

Miss Jolie has videos!

Storyline Online

Brightly Storytimes

Stay Engaged
LitWorld's Global Heart Map Project
An organization close to my heart ;-) is asking kids (and grown-ups!) around the world to create their own Heart Maps which can help us stay connected with each other through stories and shared feelings when we need it most. Please click the above link for more details and give it a whirl!

More Indoor Activity Ideas

Little Rockers Music Classes!

Help Others
Our animal friends at Rizzo’s Wildlife World need our help!

Learn & See Something New
Check out the Cincinnati Zoo’s Home Safari videos on Facebook!

 

Resources from our March 18 Newsletter

A handful of additional resources

Author Websites

Authors on Facebook(logon to your own account to see their posts)

Authors on YouTube

Craft Ideas

Tumblebooks!

As always, TumbleBooks, the online collection of animated picture books that teach young children the joys of reading in a format they'll love, is available to you via the linked button below.

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And now, as of Monday, March 16 thru August 31, 2020, new TumbleBooks services are accessible to you without a library card from home! Use the buttons below to access these new resources with just one click whenever, how often, and on any device you want. Titles will be available instantly.

TumbleMath
Math ebooks for grades K-6

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TeenBookCloud
Ebooks for grades 7-12

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AudioBookCloud
Audiobooks for all ages

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Older Resources

A handful of years ago we put together a number of online resources that we believe will be helpful to parents. Please click on the links below to access the links related to each topic.

Early Literacy Resources

Motivating Children to Read

Internet Safety Resources

Autism Resources

 

 

  

Updated April 6, 2020

  1. Books
  2. Audio
  3. Movies
  4. Youth

Fiction:

The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse by Charlie Mackesy

When We Believed in Mermaids by Barbara O’Neal

Where the Forest Meets the Stars by Glendy Vanderah

Almost Just Friends by Jill Shalvis

The Decent Inn of Death by Rennie Airth

Non-Fiction:

Father of Lions by Louise Callaghan

Mengele by David G. Marwell

Slaying Goliath: the passionate resistance to privatization and the fight to save America's public schools by Diane Ravitch

The third rainbow girl: the long life of a double murder in Appalachia by Emma Copley Eisenberg

Tightrope: Americans reaching for hope by Nicholas D. Kristof

Audio

Boys & Sex by Peggy Orenstein

Hindsight by Iris Johansen

Into the Fire by Gregg Hurwitz

Last Day by Luanne Rice

The Museum of Desire by Jonathan Kellerman

The River Murders by James Patterson

Long Bright River by Liz Moore

Dear Edward by Ann Napolitano

Galway Girl by Ken Bruen

A long petal of the sea by Isabelle Allende

Movies

Code 8 Rated NR

Zombieland: Double Tap Rated R

The Addams Family Rated PG

Butterbean’s Café: Let’s Get Cooking! Rated NR

The Death & Life of John F. Donovan Rated R

Turkey Bowl Rated R

Mine 9 Rated NR

I See You Rated R

Pain and Glory Rated R

Terminator: Dark Fate Rated R

Children’s:

Baby Shark! by Steve Lewis

The Big Race Lace Case by Paul Dubois Jacobs

Boxitects by Kim Smith

The Button Book by Sally Nicholls

Catherine’s War by Julia Billet

Teen:

Black Girl Unlimited by Echo Brown

Blank Canvas: My So Called Artist’s Journey 1 by Akiko Higashimura

Dark and Deepest Red by Anna-Marie McLemore

A Heart So Fierce and Broken by Brigid Kemmerer

Just Breathe by Cammie McGovern