1000 Books Before Kindergarten
As you and your family track 100 books at a time, let's celebrate your milestones along the way. A special prize will be awarded when you reach 1000 books!
The Kids Staff Blog
Author Study: Sara Varon
Briana from our Youth Services department (Hopewell) will tell us about Ms. Varon and her books. At the end, we will see a video from Ms. Varon about designing your own character.
Dragon Light Box Craft
Katie from our Youth Services department (Hopewell) shows you how to make a dragon light box. You will need a box, battery-powered string lights such as fairy lights, dragon template, Xacto knife, tracing paper, tape, and glue. Parent supervision or help is recommended.
Tin Foil Dragon Craft
Katie from our Youth Services department (Hopewell) shows you how to make a tin foil dragon. You will need tin foil, glue, cardboard, a dragon template, and permanent markers.
Elves: Stories, Rhymes, and Activity
Chetna from our Youth Services department (Ewing) reads If You're Happy And You Know It! by Jane Cabrera as well as some other tales involving elves and and elf craft.
Fractured Fairy Tales: Cinderella
Briana from our Youth Services department (Hopewell) will retell the original story of Cinderella and introduce a variety of fractured fairy tales related to the story. At the end you can follow along as she shows you how to make a fairy wand. Suggested for children, Pre-K through Grade 2.
Fractured Fairy Tales: Little Red Hen
Andrea from our Youth Services department (Hickory Corner) is going to share some "fractured" versions of the story that you can find in the library's catalog and some fun activities that you download and print at home.
Fractured Fairy Tale: Princess and the Pea
Briana from our Youth Services department (Hopewell) introduces a variety of fractured fairy tales related to the story. At the end you can follow along as she shows you how to make your own princess bed. Suggested for children, Pre-K through Grade 2.
Fractured Fairy Tales: Rapunzel
Connie from our Youth Services department (Hopewell) will review books and fractured fairy tales related to the original story. At the end we will make popsicle stick characters to recreate the story at home.
Fractured Fairy Tales: Sleeping Beauty
Connie from our Youth Services department (Hopewell) will retell Sleeping Beauty and review books and fractured fairy tales related to the original story. At the end we will make a related craft. Suggested ages: Pre-K through Grade 2.
Maker Space #8: Unicorn Bookmark
Piali from our Circulation department (Twin Rivers) shows you how to make unicorn book marks. Supplies needed: Yarn, Cardstock, Pencil, and Scissors.
NoveList K-8 Plus
Are you a kid looking for what to read next? Need to find a book for a school project but don't know where to start?
Youth and Teen Book Suggestions Playlist
Our librarians can help reccommend your next read! Watch and find one that is best for you.
New York Times Best Sellers Lists
NextReads Suggestions Subscribe
Juvienile Fiction and Nonfiction J
Juvienile Graphic Novels J 741
Tween Picks J
Websites for Home Learning
Selected and maintained by MCL Youth Services Librarians
Ben's Guide to US Government
Ben's Guide serves as the educational component of GPO Access, GPO's service to provide the official online version of legislative and regulatory information. This site provides learning tools for K-12 students, parents, and teachers. These resources will teach how our government works, the use of the primary source materials of GPO Access, and how one can use GPO Access to carry out their civic responsibilities. And, just as GPO Access provides locator services to U.S. Government sites, Ben's Guide provides a similar service to U.S. Government Web sites developed for kids.
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Online almanac, dictionary, encylopedia, and homework help.
Reading and Book-Related Websites
The Caldecott Medal was named in honor of nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.
International Children's Digital Library
The mission of the International Children's Digital Library Foundation (ICDL Foundation) is to support the world's children in becoming effective members of the global community - who exhibit tolerance and respect for diverse cultures, languages and ideas -- by making the best in children's literature available online free of charge.
The Newbery Medal was named for eighteenth-century British bookseller John Newbery. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.
Starring Mo Willems' pigeon.
The Michael L. Printz Award annually honors the best book written for teens, based entirely on its literary merit, each year. In addition, the Printz Committee names up to four honor books, which also represent the best writing in young adult literature.
Project Gutenberg offers over 40,000 free ebooks: choose among free epub books, free kindle books, download them or read them online.
The number one spot on the web for getting kids into great books.
An online streaming video program featuring SAG members reading Children's books aloud.
We started YourNextRead to make discovering, buying and enjoying a book as simple as finding your next film or band.
Science Fair Projects
The Science Explorer
The Exploratorium is a twenty-first-century learning laboratory, an eye-opening, always-changing, playful place to explore and tinker.
Science Buddies mission is to help students from all walks of life [...] build their literacy in science and technology so they can become productive and engaged citizens in the 21st century.
Science Fair Central
Offers ideas for Science Fair Projects and experiments for kids.