Dogs At The Library
dogs enjoy listening to stories? Help us and the 4-H Dog Club ﬁnd
Your child can choose a book and a cozy place in the Children’s
Room, then read to one of the dogs.
No sign-up required. This program will be offered on Tuesdays:
November 11, January 13, and February 10, from 6:30 to
eReading Rooms for Kids and Teens
Check out ebooks for kids with our Overdrive database. Once inside the eReading Room, all
searches will show only juvenile or young adult content. No adult
content will appear in the search results. All titles in the eReading
Room are also cataloged by reading level, AT scores and other reading
metrics to help parents and teachers select titles to aid in literacy
campaigns. All titles can be sampled in OverDrive Read prior to
borrowing or placing a hold. Try it out!
Mondays through Thursdays
4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
No Homework Help on days that K-8 OR High School are off.
A few tutors are available to tutor Elementary, Middle school
and Jr. High students in all subjects. Apply for a tutor at
the Children's Circulation Desk. Parents will be notified
if a tutor is available.
High School and College Math Tutor
Apply at the Children's Circulation Desk. We will notify
you if a tutor is available.
Hotline provides FREE math and science homework help to Indiana students
in grades 6-12. Students may contact the Homework Hotline from 7 p.m. to
10 p.m. (Eastern Daylight Time), Sunday, through Thursday, September through May toll free at
1-877-ASK-ROSE or on-line at
Class Brain assists students from 1 through 101 to
explore the universe, to be inspired by the work of others around
the world, to become excited about their own endeavors, and to
embrace the education process.
HomeworkSpot.com is a free homework information portal that
features the very best K-12 homework-related sites together with
engaging editorial in one high-utility, educational spot.
Interactive Mathematics uses LiveMath,
Flash and Scientific Notebook to enhance mathematics lessons.
Topics range from grade 8 algebra to college-level Laplace
B. J. Pinchbeck's Homework Helper
A wonderful guide to encyclopedias, dictionaries, reference
works, and other resources on a great variety of subjects.
There are many free resources on Kids.gov to help kids—and
parents—with their homework and projects.
Smithsonian Education site allows kids to explore,
discover and learn through all varieties of topics including
science, art and culture.
Explore Your Environment
The Indiana DNR has a treasure map of a different kind, just for
kids. Explore your Environment is an interactive map designed
to take kids to five different areas: A Long Time Ago, I’m Alive,
The Hoosier State, Get up and Go Outdoors, and Let’s Have Fun. Each
area takes you to different types of information.
Spearheaded by Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, iCivics is a web-based
education project designed to reinvigorate civic teaching and learning.
It features free lesson plans, web quests, discussion forums, and games.
iCivics resources are all free.
links for kids!
-Great Websites for Kids is a compilation of exemplary websites geared
to children from birth to age 14. Suggested sites are evaluated by the
Great Websites for Kids Committee using established selection criteria.
The committee is made up of members of the Association for Library
Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association
- School library media Kids is created and maintained
by a licensed reading specialist and school library media specialist.
Students have the opportunity to choose from many of the best
literacy-related resources and educational tools found online through
the use of this website. SlimeKids is designed to help connect students
with print materials through their book reviews, book trailers and
The SlimeKids games, search engines and reference pages can also help
students have a more productive online experience.
list of magazines available in the children's department.
magazine for teachers is now available online only.
Child Care Search
Paths to QUALITY™ is a free resource to help parents make
decisions regarding child care and to help child care programs
improve the quality of care offered.
children's department is accepting donations of craft supplies.
Supplies such as glue sticks, yarn, buttons, feathers sponge shapes,
pom-poms, etc. would be greatly appreciated.
is an easy-to-use website that adds a multimedia dimension to the
reading experiences of children's and young adult books. The online
database includes thousands of resources about fiction and
nonfiction books used in the K–12 environment, from meet the author
movies, book reviews, to lesson plans for teachers.
The TumbleBookLibrary is a collection of TumbleBooks (animated,
talking picture books). TumbleBooks are created from existing
picture books which have been licensed from children's book
publishers and converted to the TumbleBook format.
Explore our collection of large print and
read-along chapter books.
TumbleReadables are online electronic books which include an
innovative text size slider which enables the reader to increase the
text size to up to 34PT. Perfect for reluctant, emergent, ESL and
middle schoolers who just love to read!
is a great website that's designed for preK-4 students, but it's
perfect for struggling readers of all ages. The site is full of
reading resources, and it's highly interactive. Plus, as an added
bonus, it focuses on the Dolch "Basic Sight Vocabulary" list—220
high-frequency words that make up more than 50 percent of the words
that readers encounter in books, magazines, and newspapers.
Online is a collection of video recordings of children's stories
being read by notable actors and actresses. Each video has a short
introduction by the actor before transitioning to the reading of the
story. Children can follow along with the pictures and words of each
Ten Reasons Why Audiobooks are Great for Kids
(Based on the most commonly heard phrases out of the mouths of babes.)
entertainment for readers, pre-readers, and reluctant readers.
we there yet?"
kids (and you) happy (and quiet) on long car rides.
didn't hear you."
and enhances listening skills.
I don't wanna read."
reading -- audiobooks get kids excited about books and reading in
perfect opportunity to buy your kids something fun &
I have no one to play with..."
a great all-by-myself activity.
have nothing to do."
a great group activity with family, friends or classmates.
me a story."
kids love to be read to -- audiobooks are always accessible when
readers aren't able to read.
what does &*!@% mean?"
perfectly wholesome and appropriate entertainment-- the kind parents
don't have to worry about.
nothing on TV."
the sound of great stories"
Templeton and Prunella
Monarch Butterfly Display
We had 13 caterpillars turn into butterflies this year.
Thank you for coming to visit them.
search for Accelerated reader books for the elementary schools,
click on the AR BookFinder logo.
CHECK IT OUT!!
Available in the Children's Department:
Pre-loaded video player.
Playaway View is a simple way for
young children to watch educational and entertaining videos on the go.
Each Playaway View comes with the video content already pre-loaded on
it. Earphones not required.
No DVDs. No Downloads. Just Play.
Goes wherever you do. Equipped with a built-in speaker and
optional headphone jack, so kids can watch in any environment. Easily
navigate back and forth through chapters
No DVDs to scratch and designed for drops — Playaway
View™ was built with kids in mind.
Each Playaway View holds multiple videos for hours of
enjoyment and can be charged with a standard AC Adaptor through any wall
outlet. Always ready when you are.
Must be checked out on an adult card, $1 charge to
check out for 1 week. $1 per day overdue charge. Not renewable.
Children to Read
I believe that everyone would agree
that two of the most
important skills that children
need to accomplish are to be able to read well and to comprehend what is
read. Here are some helpful hints on how to motivate children to read.
1. Help children find time to read.
2. Surround children with reading materials.
3. Become aware of children’s interests.
4. Nurture children’s interests and seek out books to support
5. Encourage children to make their own reading
selections, and respect them.
6. Share children’s reading experiences.
7. Value children’s opinions and concerns.
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