Stay At Home Storytime

It’s no secret that we miss singing, dancing and reading with our storytime families!

We post new storytimes every Wednesday at 10 a.m. on YouTube and share on Facebook. Come by anytime and see a Stay At Home Storytime, where we will share recordings of our favorite rhymes, books and songs.

Visit Our YouTube Channel or Visit Our Facebook Page


Early Literacy Activities

June Early Literacy Calendar

Download the June Early Literacy Calendar for more fun for more fun ideas and activities to help keep the learning going, all day long.

See past activities:
May Early Literacy Calendar 
April Early Literacy Calendar


Learning Resources for Kids

If you need a library card, fill out this form to get a temporary card. Write down the number and use it to access these resources.

Reference Materials for Students

  • Accelerated Reader (AR) Bookfinder
    You can search for book titles based on authors, topics, or titles of books. Just type what you want to search for in the search box and click Search.

  • Children's Literature Comprehensive Database - Find just the right book to meet your needs! CLCD provides over 2.1 million Children's and Young Adult Literature records with professional reviews of books, multimedia and audio books. Entries on books dating back to 1922.

  • CultureGrams - World Edition, Kids' Edition, and States Edition and contains cultural and geographical information supplemented with maps, images and recipes.

  • Early World of Learning
    The Early World of Learning by World Book offers a wealth of resources to help preschoolers and children in the early grades grasp critical early childhood themes while developing reading and oral language skills.

  • Gale In Context: Middle School - Academic articles, images, topic selections, and more for middle schoolers.

  • Kids InfoBits - Learn about animals, plants, music science, sports, and more.

  • Novelist K-8 - An informative database with access to fiction titles directed toward a Kindergarten through middle school audience. You can find books based on author, title, or description; browse genre and/or award lists; search for reviews; read book discussion guides.

  • TumbleBooks - TumbleBooks is a curated database of children's titles for grades K-6, and includes our unique animated, talking picture books, read-along chapter books, National Geographic videos, non-fiction books, playlists, as well as books in Spanish and French. Plus, the collection features Graphic Novels – a student favorite! It's a great resource for tech-savvy kids, and teaches them the joy of reading in a format they'll love.

  • World Book - Search primary source documents, e-books, encyclopedia articles, images, and more in a single, integrated interface.

  • World Book Activity Corner - Activity Corner offers thousands of activities with easy, clear instructions, photographs, illustrations, and more. Every activity also contains a list of materials for easy reference and can be printed, e-mailed, or saved in its entirety to your personal computer.

  • World Book Ebooks - Highly illustrated, engaging titles that support a span of curriculum areas and reading levels.

  • World Book Kids
    People, Places, Science and Mathematics, World Religions, Plants and Animals, History and Government, Arts, and Sports and Hobbies - all in kid-friendly format.

  • World Book Student
    Optimized for iPads, this comprehensive site includes engaging content, built-in features, and fun tools specifically designed to make knowledge accessible and easy-to-find for all kids in elementary through middle school.

Extra Resource Access to During the Closure

  • Miss Humblebee’s Learning Academy: For Ages 3-6: An interactive kindergarten-readiness program that introduces children to key concepts in math, science, social studies, language and literacy, art, and music. It’s as challenging as it is fun!

  • TumbleMath: For K-6: Math ebook database. No wait on any of these titles!

  • TrueFlix: For Grades 3+: Helps students build science and social studies knowledge in an engaging way. (username: Learning20 password: Clifford)

  • BookFlix: For PreK-3rd grade: Provides a fun way for early readers to engage with delightful stories and interesting nonfiction ebooks. (username: Learning20 password: Clifford)

  • ScienceFlix: For Grades 5+: Gets students excited about all sciences with exciting articles, videos, and projects. (username: Learning20 password: Clifford)

  • Watch & Learn Library: For PreK-3rd grade: Builds learning excitement with real-world videos in English and Spanish. (username: Learning20 password: Clifford)

  • Scholastic Learn at Home Virtual Learning Hub: For PreK—9+ grade: This website provides students with 20* days’ worth of exciting learning journeys carefully created by Scholastic’s editors spanning the content areas, to keep students academically active during school closures. No registration is required. *The site will be updated weekly until all 20 days of content is available.


 Other Learning Materials for Students

Kids Learning Links
  • Accelerated Reader (AR) Bookfinder
  • BugGuide.net Identification of Bugs from the United States and Canada.
  • Create A Graph Create graphs and charts. Choose from five different styles.
  • Disney Junior Stories, music, coloring sheets and more!
  • Ecokids Games and activities about wildlife, climate change, energy and more!
  • Education.com Worksheets Worksheets and printables on a variety of subjects.
  • Fact Monster Find facts on thousands of subjects
  • Free Coloring Sheets! Simply print and color away!
  • Holiday Coloring Sheets Find coloring pages for holidays, special events and seasons.
  • KidPub Publish a book, write a short story or poetry, enter writing contests and more.
  • Magic Dragon A full-color quarterly magazine of writing and art created by children
  • Mama Lisa's World Need an international nursery rhyme or sing-song reminder? Find the tune here!
  • Science Fair Central Get science fair ideas, investigation and invention project steps and samples and of course tips on science fair presentations
  • National Geographic Games for Kids Check out these fun and challenging games from National Geographic
  • Paleoportal Learn about different types of fossils.
  • Reading Rockets Offers a wealth of reading strategies, lessons and activities to help children learn how to read better. Reading resources assist parents, teachers and other educators in helping struggling readers build fluency, vocabulary and comprehension skills.
  • RoboMind Allows beginners to program a virtual robot.
  • Scratch Kids ages 8 and up design games, stories, animations, and art.
  • Starfall Learn ABC's and reading basics. Prepares your kids for school.
  • Tumblebooks View these animated, talking picture books at the library or on your home computer.
Kid Friendly Apps

Librarian recommended apps available from Apple iTunes and Android Play Store.

Free Apps

Happy Mrs ChickenHappy Mrs. Chicken

This Peppa Pig gaming app provides adventure as players try to lay as many eggs as possible without breaking them. Complete challenges and win stickers for a virtual sticker book.

Apple

KidzinMindKidzinMind

Children (age 6 and younger) may explore this digital playground of games, puzzles and videos. It's ad-free and approved by kidSAFE.

AppleAndroid

PoptropicaPoptropica

Created by author Jeff Kinney, this app is made for adventurous children. Explore story-based islands, solve mysteries and more. Collect gold medallions with each challenge.

AppleAndroid

Reading RainbowReading Rainbow Skybray Family

The Reading Rainbow App includes an unlimited library of books and video field trips to encourage your child’s love of reading.

Apple

https://www.leegov.com/library/PublishingImages/icons/Mobile/Kids/SS-Go.jpgSesame Street Go

Streaming video clips and games that teach preschoolers letters, numbers and more.

AppleAndroid

https://www.leegov.com/library/PublishingImages/icons/Mobile/Kids/StewietheDuck.jpgStewie the Duck Learns to Swim

A fun guide to water safety for children ages 2-6. This interactive audiobook contains animations, sound effects, memory game and a sing-along that all help to teach swim safety.

Apple

Superhero Comic Book MakerSuperhero Comic Book Maker

This colorful app fuels the imagination of children ages 6-8 as they create personal comic books and narrate their stories.

Apple

WokamonWokamon

This interactive gaming app gets children moving and active. It combines the function of a pedometer with the engagement of a virtual pet. Feed a chosen pet with every step taken. Share steps with friends on social media.

AppleAndroid

Zoo AlphabetZoo Alphabet

A fun, hands-on way for toddlers and preschoolers to learn the alphabet. Includes puzzles, animated animals and sound effects.

AppleAndroid

Other Apps

Bubl ABCBubl ABC

Experience a new, musical way to learn the alphabet! In Bubl ABC every letter is part of a song.

Apple

Montessori Math CityMontessori Math City

Montessori Math City is an innovative approach to the Decimal System and Place Value ensuring that children learn to count up to 1000.

Apple

https://www.leegov.com/library/PublishingImages/icons/Mobile/Kids/SSMM.jpgSesame Street Makes Music

A child will have fun learning about music and instruments while keeping tempo with the Sesame Street gang.

Apple

Stack the CountriesStack the Countries

Children (ages 9-11) will have a blast learning countries as they move and drop maps of world destinations on the screen.

AppleAndroid

Stack the StatesStack the States

Learning the United States has never been this fun! Children ages 9-11 become familiar with the 50 states and their capitals as they move and drop them in place.

AppleAndroid

Star Walk KidsStar Walk Kids

Award-winning astronomy guide with over 10 million users redesigned specially for children.

Apple
Stay Safe Online

 

  • Follow family or parent rules when playing online games and using the internet.
  • Never use the internet to spread gossip, bully or hurt someone's reputation.
  • If something or someone is sharing information online that's causing uncomfortable feelings, do not respond, delete a post and, most importantly, tell a trusted adult.
  • Post only what feels comfortable for the whole world to see, including parents and teachers.
  • Never meet in person with an online stranger.
  • Do not share personal information such as a birth name, address, phone number, financial information, school name, passwords or other private information.

Minimum Age Requirements for Popular Social Media Sites:

  • Snapchat – 13 years old
  • Instagram – 13 years old
  • Twitter – 13 years old
  • Facebook – 13 years old

These are just a few of the many social networking sites out there and minimum age requirements differ.

Other stay safe information:

What to Read Next

Books and Authors
Information on more than 140,000 books and 50,000 authors, including read-alikes, award winners, and librarians’ favorite lists

Children's Literature Comprehensive Database
Find just the right book to meet your needs! CLCD provides over 2.1 million Children's and Young Adult Literature records with professional reviews of books, multimedia and audio books. Entries on books dating back to 1922.

Dramatic Learning
Original scripts, skits and monologues, and adaptations of classics. Provides a step-by-step guide to putting on a play. Printable programs and posters included. Great for teachers and drama enthusiasts!

Literature Resource Center - LRC
Search for literary works and authors in this database of full-text journals and articles. Searchable by the title of the work and the century in which it was published.

LitFinder
Find poems, short stories, essays, plays and speeches. Searchable by title, author, subject, nationality , genre and more. Many available in full text.

Novelist
An informative database with access to over 100,000 fiction titles. You can find books based on author, title, or description; browse genre and/or award lists; search for reviews; read book discussion guides.

Novelist K-8
An informative database with access to fiction titles directed toward a Kindergarten through middle school audience. You can find books based on author, title, or description; browse genre and/or award lists; search for reviews; read book discussion guides.

TumbleBooks for Kids
View these animated, talking picture books at the library or on a home computer.

What's Next?
​Wondering what comes next in your favorite series? Kent District Library's search can help!

Worldcat
WorldCat connects library users to hundreds of millions of electronic resources, including e-books, licensed databases, online periodicals and collections of digital items.


   


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