Library Kids Page


Welcome to the Library Kids Page!

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Story Time @ Your Library


Quincy Library -- Baby Bounce & Preschool & Children:

Thursday, 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Start date: Aug 4 2022

Portola Library -- Baby Bounce & Preschool


First and Third Wednesdays of the month, 2:30pm-3:30pm. Start date: Sept 7, 2022


Chester Library -- Children: 

Second & Fourth Wednesdays of the month, 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Start date: Aug 10 2022.

Greenville Pop-Up Library -- Baby Bounce & Preschool & Children: 

TBD.


If you would still like to join Story Time through Zoom, Lori at Chester Branch will continue to provide a hybrid story time of in-person and virtual. If you're interested, please contact Lori at pclibc@psln.com or 258-2742 to be added to the mailing list that provides the meeting link.

All story times will be paused in July for the Summer Reading Program.

Note: Baby Bounce refers to programs aimed at babies & toddlers 0-36 months, Preschool is aimed at kids 3-6 years old, and Children is aimed at 3-7.5 years old. However, all children - including older siblings - are welcome to any story time. Each program generally includes reading, a simple craft project, and music/movement. 


Resources



brainfuse helpnow logo
Brainfuse HelpNow provides one-to-one LIVE tutoring for all grades (including college) and subjects (available 1pm-10pm), as well as expert help writing papers, prep for various placement tests, and more. The link provided here requires a library card if accessing from home and doesn’t require a library card if you are using the Internet at a library location.


librarycall logoThe Dial-A-Story program offers recorded children stories in English and Spanish. This lets you have story time from any phone, available 24/7, for any age. Just dial 530-394-3077 and press 1 to listen to the stories in English or press 2 to listen to them in Spanish.

El programa de Dial-A-Story ofrece cuentos grabados para niños en Inglés y Español. Esto le permite tener la hora del cuento desde cualquier teléfono, disponible las 24 horas del día, los 7 días de la semana, por cualquier edad. Solo marque 530-394-3077 y oprima 1 para escuchar las historias en Inglés, oprima 2 para escucharlas en Español. 

The Galecia Group offers LibraryCall free to Plumas County Library. 



Encyclopedia Britannica logoEncyclopedia Britannica is a comprehensive interactive resource for research and learning for grades K-12. Includes correlations to CA Content Standards and other valuable teacher resources. Also in Spanish. Library card required.



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Virginia Tech’s Recovery Effort After Adult and Child Trauma (R.E.A.A.C.T.) Team created a helpful Guide to Fire Safety, Prevention, and Recovery. (Please note some resources mentioned in the document are Virginia-based only.) Also check out resources through Plumas County Fire Safe Council, the California Dept of Forestry and Fire Protection, and CalFire's Ready for Wildfire. CalOES offers MyHazards, a tool to discover hazards in your area (earthquake, flood, fire, and tsunami) and learn steps to reduce personal risk, and here's a link on how to prepare and deal with pets for disasters like wildfires. For one of our 2021 SRP virtual programs we also did a skit with Owlbert and Scared Squirrel about wildfire prevention.


Dolly Parton's Imagination Library logo Sign up for the Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library through First 5! Each month, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library mails a high quality, age-appropriate book to all registered children, addressed to them, at no cost to the child’s family. This goes from the child's age of 0 to 5. More information can be found at the link or check out the flier/application here (Spanish version here); they are also available at each library branch for pick-up.


Great websites for Kids logoA list of great websites for kids, sponsored by the Association for Library Service to Children. (While the website is retired, the links available on it still work; it is just no longer being updated.)


  AR Book Finder logoAR BookFinder helps you search for books with corresponding Accelerated Reader quizzes.


Family Video Game Database logoFamily Video Game Database helps caregivers find games for children, teenagers and young adults.


plumas stars logoPlumas Stars provides useful resources to help you be an effective, empowered parent.


COVID-19 Suggestions for Kids


During COVID-19 we created a continuously updating list of complimentary resources and things to do for kids and adults while they stayed home. The following are the kid and family-based suggestions from that list:

Virtual Story Times



Coloring Pages


[marked as for adults on the site]

Activity Sheets & Games


Magnetic Poetry
StarNet STEAM Activities



Learning/School at Home Help





Mental Health Help


GoNoodle 
[physical movement + mindfulness] 
[anxiety calming game]
[anxiety calming game]
[anxiety calming game]
[anxiety calming game]
[anxiety calming game]
Guided Activity Workbooks
(COVID-19 and Other Disasters)


Virtual Museum, Zoo, and Aquarium Tours, Plus Concerts and Other Shows


[classical music and opera]
[musical theatre from The West End to Broadway]
[theater, dance, music, etc]



Every effort has been made to ensure the age appropriateness, accuracy, and completeness of the websites provided, but Plumas County makes no warranties, expressed or implied, regarding the content of the websites provided and assumes no legal liability or responsibility for loss or damage resulting from using the website or the information contained therein. The presence of any link to articles, websites, or documents does not imply an endorsement by the Library or County.  Parents are responsible for ensuring that content is appropriate for their children.