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Storytime Online

While the Library is closed, here are some online storytime resources you can use to keep your little ones learning.storytime online

Live Readings, draw alongs, and singalongs with your favorite authors: 

James Dean: Daily at 9am

Tara Lazar: Weekdays at 9am 

Peter Reynolds: Weekdays at 9am 

Ben Clanton: Mondays at 9:30am

Emily Arrow: Weekdays at 10am

Mo Willems: Weekdays at 10am

Dan Gutman: Weekdays at 11am

Oliver Jeffers: Daily at 11am

Jarrett Krosoczka: Weekdays at 11am

Mac Barnett: Daily at Noon

Julie Falatko: Weekdays at 1pm

Scholastic Learn at Home Even when schools are closed, you can keep the learning going with these special cross-curricular journeys. Every day includes four separate learning experiences, each built around a thrilling, meaningful story or video. Kids can do them on their own, with their families, or with their teachers. Just find your grade level and let the learning begin!

Storyline Online Listen to celebrities read wonderful books and find activities to support learning. 

Tumblebooks The TumbleBook Library is an online collection of animated, talking picture books which teach children the joys of reading in a format they'll love!

Online Educational Resources

   
 
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Ben's Guide to the U.S. Government is designed to inform students, parents, and educators about the Federal Government. Check out learning adventures, glossary terms, and fun games.

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Braille Bug provides information and activities to promote the idea that children who are blind or visually impaired are more similar to their sighted peers than they are different. Explore kid-friendly lessons about braille, Secret Games and Messages, and learn about Louis Braille & Helen Keller.

Click here to get started!

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iCivics is a web-based education project designed to teach students civics and inspire them to be active participants in our democracy. Be the President of the United States in an interactive game! Learn about the branches of government, how to become a citizen, laws and rights. Recommended by the 2010 Association of Library Service to Children's Great Websites for Kids Committee!

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The National Network of Energy and Environmental Education (NEED) provides helpful energy science fair projects for kids. You can use their Energy Fair science fair guide to plan your science fair project and jump into fun experiments.

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Reading Is Fundamental’s Literacy Central hosts over 10,000 resources directly tied to the books teachers, caregivers and community partners turn to everyday. Organize all of your book resources in one place, create and share book lists, find helpful reading tips and strategies and track student reading progress by creating and signing into your free account today.

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Starfall is a great tool to prepare Pre-K through 2nd grade children to learn to read with phonics and other fun activities.

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Tutor.com provides one-on-one homework help from a live certified tutor from 12pm to 12am PST, or use study guides, worksheets, and tutorials on common subjects, and various state standardized tests. College Test Preparation and essay assistance also available. For elementary through college age students.

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Databases & Research Tools

   

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Explora for Elementary School (Grades K-5) allows you to find reliable information on a variety of topics through an easy-to-use interface that lets you search all of your library's EBSCO resources at once. Search by keyword or by topic to find magazines, reference books, photos, videos, images, flags and more!

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Explora for Middle School (Grades 6-8) allows you to search full text for dozens of popular middle school magazines as well as thousands of biographies and historical essays.

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Use NoveList K-8 Plus to find your next book to read! This resource contains recommended fiction and non-fiction books for children and young adults.

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