Children’s Programs

 “Read for Good” Youth Summer Reading Program 2020! Click here for info!

Where’s Library Lion?!

Bag of Books Request – Youth Materials

Summer Reading Lists!

Kids: Help Us Document the Pandemic

Youth book recommendations – check out Jenney’s blog!

 

 

 

Online resources for younger children:

Ebooks and audiobooks can be accessed through Libby

PBS KIDS Read Along Series

Storylineonline.net         Each book is read by an actor and some books have an accompanying teacher’s guide that is full of activities.

stories.audible.com        Free audio books for children across 6 different languages

Scholastic Learn at Home       20 days of online activities, stories and videos from Scholastic

If you are doing online learning from home, our Gale Databases for Children can support you. Gale in Context: Elementary is nice for elementary age children.

Tumblebooks has generously made available their complete collection until August 31.  TumbleBooks’ databases are easy to use, and feature unlimited access from home! Your kids can read as many books as they want, when they want, and on any device. There are no check-outs, holds, or bulky downloads. Books are available instantly.
TumbleBookLibrary – K-6 ebooks

Free online magazines for kids: Ranger Rick and Time for Kids

 

Online resources for teens:

Use this time to learn a new skill – coding! Try CodeAcademy or edX.

If you are doing online learning from home, our Gale Databases for Teens can support you.

TeenBookCloud – Grades 7-12 ebooks (A Tumblebooks site.)

 

Resources for parents:

Helping Children Cope (Ready.gov)

Click here to read a copy of Coronavirus: A Book For Children

Southberkshirekids.org – On this page you will find links to MA Resident Resources (emergency childcare, unemployment, food support)

Community Health Programs offers some great virtual playgroups!

Talking to Children About Covid-19

Common Sense Media – This website can help you figure out if that movie/tv show/app is appropriate for your child.

 

Questions or comments about any of these resources? Please contact Jenney directly at email hidden; JavaScript is required


UPCOMING:

Friday, August 28 at 7:00 pm

The Night Sky – Through a Telescope!

Friday, August 28, 2020, 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Raindate Saturday, August 29, 2020, 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Stockbridge resident Rick Costello will give a short talk about what we can see in the sky, then families can come forward to look through the telescope.

Everyone over the age of 2 will be asked to wear masks. Families will be asked to sit in designated areas spaced 6 feet apart. The Library will provide hand sanitizer for use before and after touching the telescope.The telescope will be wiped down between families. 

To reserve your space , email Jenney at email hidden; JavaScript is required. You can simply show up that night; but you may be asked to wait for an available space. 

About Rick Costello: “My interest in astronomy began when I was very young and I have been studying cosmology all my life as a serious hobby.  I began doing telescope viewing shows and lectures at schools and libraries in Connecticut in the early 1990’s and continue to do viewings and lectures here in the Berkshire’s since moving here in 2012.  Prior to moving here, I worked in the planetarium at The Children’s Museum in West Hartford, Ct.  Having telescopes since my teens, I have always thought of it as a duty to show others the night sky, from planets to other galaxies in the universe. It is a wonderful universe we are a part of and it is beautiful to see.”