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:

Thursday, July 16 at 3:00 pm

Zoom Read-A-Loud for Kids

Children ages 5 and up are invited to Zoom in every Thursday afternoon this summer at 3:00 p.m. for a Read-A-Loud with Youth Librarian Miss Jenney. She will be reading longer picture books that will appeal to kids ages 5-9, though any child who enjoys a good story is welcome to join. The Read-A-Loud will last for about 30 minutes; kids are encouraged to have coloring or playdoh nearby to use while they listen. No reservations needed – just log on to the link provided at the appropriate time. No computer? No problem! Simply call the number listed below. See you there!

Join Zoom Meeting
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Meeting ID: 853 5598 2171
Dial in by phone:
+1 929 205 6099 US (New York)
Meeting ID: 853 5598 2171


Tuesday, July 21 at 3:30 pm

Zoom StoryTime with Miss Jenney

Zoom StoryTime with Miss Jenney on Tuesdays at 3:30 p.m.! For all ages: baby, toddler, preschool and Kindergarten. Stories, songs, and rhymes. Come join the fun! No need to register, just click on the link below to join.

Join Zoom Meeting
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Meeting ID: 840 9705 2450
Password: 290417


Thursday, July 23 at 3:00 pm

Zoom Read-A-Loud for Kids

Children ages 5 and up are invited to Zoom in every Thursday afternoon this summer at 3:00 p.m. for a Read-A-Loud with Youth Librarian Miss Jenney. She will be reading longer picture books that will appeal to kids ages 5-9, though any child who enjoys a good story is welcome to join. The Read-A-Loud will last for about 30 minutes; kids are encouraged to have coloring or playdoh nearby to use while they listen. No reservations needed – just log on to the link provided at the appropriate time. No computer? No problem! Simply call the number listed below. See you there!

On July 23, 2020 Jenney will be reading The Lorax by Dr. Seuss!

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85355982171
Meeting ID: 853 5598 2171
Dial in by phone:
+1 929 205 6099 US (New York)
Meeting ID: 853 5598 2171


Tuesday, July 28 at 3:30 pm

Zoom StoryTime with Miss Jenney

Zoom StoryTime with Miss Jenney on Tuesdays at 3:30 p.m.! For all ages: baby, toddler, preschool and Kindergarten. Stories, songs, and rhymes. Come join the fun! No need to register, just click on the link below to join.

Join Zoom Meeting
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Meeting ID: 840 9705 2450
Password: 290417


Tuesday, August 4 at 3:30 pm

Zoom StoryTime with Miss Jenney

Zoom StoryTime with Miss Jenney on Tuesdays at 3:30 p.m.! For all ages: baby, toddler, preschool and Kindergarten. Stories, songs, and rhymes. Come join the fun! No need to register, just click on the link below to join.

Join Zoom Meeting
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Meeting ID: 840 9705 2450
Password: 290417


Tuesday, August 11 at 3:30 pm

Zoom StoryTime with Miss Jenney

Zoom StoryTime with Miss Jenney on Tuesdays at 3:30 p.m.! For all ages: baby, toddler, preschool and Kindergarten. Stories, songs, and rhymes. Come join the fun! No need to register, just click on the link below to join.

Join Zoom Meeting
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Meeting ID: 840 9705 2450
Password: 290417


Tuesday, August 18 at 3:30 pm

Zoom StoryTime with Miss Jenney

Zoom StoryTime with Miss Jenney on Tuesdays at 3:30 p.m.! For all ages: baby, toddler, preschool and Kindergarten. Stories, songs, and rhymes. Come join the fun! No need to register, just click on the link below to join.

Join Zoom Meeting
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Meeting ID: 840 9705 2450
Password: 290417


Tuesday, August 25 at 3:30 pm

Zoom StoryTime with Miss Jenney

Zoom StoryTime with Miss Jenney on Tuesdays at 3:30 p.m.! For all ages: baby, toddler, preschool and Kindergarten. Stories, songs, and rhymes. Come join the fun! No need to register, just click on the link below to join.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84097052450?pwd=VXUvRnVxb0hVbGNaUjBnY201L0JxUT09

Meeting ID: 840 9705 2450
Password: 290417