Library Kids Page
Welcome to the Library Kids Page!
Story Time @ Your Library
Baby Bounce Story Time -- Weds. 10:00 am
Preschool Story Time -- Weds. 10:30 am
Preschool Story Time -- First & Third Weds. of the month 10:30 a.m.
Preschool Story Time -- Tuesdays 10:30 am
Baby Bounce Story Time -- First & Third Weds. of the month 10:30 a.m.
Preschool Story Time -- First & Third Tues. of the month 11:00 a.m.
During COVID-19 we are currently providing a live Children’s Storytime program each week on Thursday at 1pm, via Zoom and originating at the Chester branch! Each session (aimed for ages 3 and up) will be themed and will include reading, a simple drawing project, and music/movement. If you and your children would like to join in, please email Lori at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 258-2742 and she will add you to her group list to send out the Zoom meeting link and password each week. If that time and day is not convenient for you, we have links to several recorded versions available.
Baby Bounce is aimed for kids 0-36 months old, Preschool is aimed for kids ages 3 and up, and Older Kids (currently unavailable) is aimed for kids ages 6-11.
Program includes stories, games, songs, and crafts.
|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.|
|Encyclopedia 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.|
|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.)|
|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.|
|A 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 BookFinder helps you search for books with corresponding Accelerated Reader quizzes.|
|Family Video Game Database helps caregivers find games for children, teenagers and young adults.|
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
[marked as for adults on the site]
Activity Sheets & Games
Learning/School at Home Help
Mental Health Help
[physical movement + mindfulness]
[anxiety calming game]
[anxiety calming game]
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]