Kids & Teens
Download the Libby app in the App Store to gain access to thousands of children’s books for FREE!
Download the Libby app in the App Store to gain access to thousands of teen books for FREE!
TumbleBook Library is a curated database of children’s e-books, 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 as well as Math Stories!
Our Youth Services Blog!
Information, tips, and resources to help you get the most out of the Youth Services Department
Homework Help & Research
On demand, anytime, anywhere eLearning includes: homework help, 24-Hour Writing Lab, and live tutors in math, science, reading/writing, social studies, PSAT/SAT, ACT, AP and state standardized tests.
Fosters understanding and appreciation of the world’s countries and peoples by creating and publishing concise, reliable, and up-to-date cultural content. Today the CultureGrams series is one of the most trusted and widely used cultural reference and curriculum products in the education, government, and non-profit arenas. In Library Link.
Contains proprietary book and journal articles, images and videos, topic-specific timelines, tables and charts, and diagrams. Science Online also features more than 1,600 science experiments and activities. These include downloadable, printable experiments in PDF format. In Library Link
World Book Online Reference is your source for electronic encyclopedia, dictionary and atlas entries; as well as educator tools and resources.
1,000 Books Before Kindergarten
Celebrate reading everyday with 1000 Books Before Kindergarten! When you sign up your little one you can track books, monitor your progress, and earn prizes for reading milestones! The goal is simple – read 1000 books before your child starts kindergarten. Develop early literacy skills, instill a love for reading, and earn prizes just by sharing stories. Sign up today!
We’ve made it easy for you to binge watch your favorite movies. Binge Boxes are perfect for movie nights, long weekends, days you are stuck inside, or when you just want to watch movies all day!
Drawing on hugely influential academic research about the importance of having “high-quality conversations” with your baby, the Starling can be clipped on to a child’s clothing, where it will track the number of words he or she hears and says each day, then feed the information into a smartphone app that encourages parents to meet daily goals.
Pick a book to review from the Teen Zone or from Overdrive online. Fill out the Teen Book Reviewers Request Form (bit.ly/TBRRequest) so a librarian can approve your title. If your title is approved we will send you the link to the Teen Book Reviewers Submission Form.
Please allow for at least a weeks turn around time between your requests and a librarian’s response. Each review is worth 3 hours and each student is allowed to do 3 reviews a year. We will not accept reviews on books that were assigned for school and we limit multiple reviews on the same book.
Temporary Community Service Opportunity
Looking for a way to get service hours while you’re staying home due to COVID-19 precautions? We got you!
Teens in grades 6 – 12 can make creative illustrated recipes for the Students Rebuild: Hunger Challenge.
Here’s what to do:
2) Create your recipes! For each completed recipe, you’ll receive 30 minutes of service hours. You can make a maximum of 10 recipes, equaling 5 service hours.
3) Take close up pictures of your artwork with no people in them and submit them digitally to Ms. Rose at the email@example.com e-mail.
4) When the library reopens you can go to the Children’s Reference Desk or the Teen Zone to desk to have your form filled out by one of the librarians. Just need a letter? Let us know in the e-mail and Ms. Rose will mail one out to you.
Citizen Scientist Community Service Opportunity
Observe, record and share the plants, animals, and encounters with signs of organisms. Your observations are used to shed light on invasive species, native and endangered species.
2. Go outside into your backyard, for a walk in the neighborhood or to a local park and take photos of wildlife and their signs. This can include plants, animals, fungi, animal tracks, nests or even things that have just died.
3. Log your findings on the iNaturalist app on your device. Check out the video tutorials on adding an observation here.
To earn one hour of community service credit you must submit 10 unique submissions; you can submit up to 40 unique specimens for four hours of community service. Each submission must have a species listed if you wish to receive community service credit for it; it cannot be listed as unknown.
4. Take a screenshot of your “My Observations” page showing at least 10 unique submissions and e-mail it to Ms. Rose at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be sure to include your name as you would like it to appear on the community service letter and your mailing address so that Ms. Rose can send your letter in the mail.