Online Programming is BACK!

Starting Sunday you can find some of your favorite library programs right here! Storytime for Littles, Preschool Storytime, and even some of our hands-on programs are coming back in a big way. Check back Sunday for a list of what you can explore next week from the comfort of your own home.
Miss Marta

Online Storytime: The Purple Kangaroo

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The library may be closed, but storytime is still here! We have recorded some of our favorite picture books to share with you. Today’s story is “The Purple Kangaroo” by Michael Ian Black, read by Miss Marta. A monkey is pretty sure he can read your mind, and what you’re really thinking of may surprise you.

You can check out the video of Miss Marta reading this story aloud here. Be sure to keep checking our blog for more online storytimes, as well as other fun and informative posts! You can also click or tap on the “online storytime” tag to find other videos.

 

Online Storytime: Unicorn Thinks He’s Pretty Great

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The library may be closed, but storytime is still here! We have recorded some of our favorite picture books to share with you. Today we have a book perfect for any unicorn fans out there: “Unicorn Thinks He’s Pretty Great” by Bob Shea. Goat has had enough of the super-cool Unicorn showing him up, but what happens when they actually talk to each other?

 

You can check out the video of Miss Jessica reading this story aloud here. Be sure to keep checking our blog for more online storytimes, as well as other fun and informative posts! You can also click or tap on the “online storytime” tag to find other videos.

 

Online Storytime: I’m a Frog!

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The library may be closed, but storytime is still here! We have recorded some of our favorite picture books to share with you. Today we’re back with another Readers’ Theater version of Mo Willems’s Elephant and Piggie books, this time “I’m a Frog!”.

You can check out the video of Miss Jessica and Miss Marta acting out this story here. Be sure to keep checking our blog for more online storytimes, as well as other fun and informative posts! You can also click or tap on the “online storytime” tag to find other videos.

 

Online Storytime: My Teacher is a Monster!

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The library may be closed, but storytime is still here! We have recorded some of our favorite picture books to share with you. Miss Marta is here today with Peter Brown’s “My Teacher is a Monster,” a funny story about a child running into his teacher outside of school and learning to see her in a new light.

You can check out the video of Miss Marta reading this story aloud here. Be sure to keep checking our blog for more online storytimes, as well as other fun and informative posts! You can also click or tap on the “online storytime” tag to find other videos.

 

Online Storytime: The Squeaky Door

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The library may be closed, but storytime is still here! We have recorded some of our favorite picture books to share with you. Miss Marta is here today with a silly bedtime story retold by Margaret Read MacDonald, “The Squeaky Door.” Grandma tucks in Little Boy, who is absolutely, positively, definitely not scared of sleeping alone. Well, maybe a little…

You can check out the video of Miss Marta reading this story aloud here. Be sure to keep checking our blog for more online storytimes, as well as other fun and informative posts! You can also click or tap on the “online storytime” tag to find other videos.

More Companies Granting Free Access to E-Content

During this time of uncertainties and unknowns, many publishers are really stepping up to the plate to provide free access to great E-Content.  These resources give you and your child access to books and databases to educate and entertain while away from school.  We are keeping a list on our website of companies who are providing access.  These resources include World Book Online, Scholastic Teachables, Audible, TumbleBooks, TumbleMath, and more.  You can access the full list here.

 

Two of our favorite publishers for nonfiction have joined the growing list. Click the links below to see what that they have to offer.

 

ABDO

ABDO is an educational publisher giving free access through June 2020 to their distance learning materials for PreK to 12th grade, including e-books.

 

Crabtree Books

Crabtree Publishing puts out quality educational books for PreK through 8th grade.  They are giving free access to their entire eLibrary through June 30, 2020.

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Password: free

 

Be sure and check back often as other resources will be added as they become available.

 

Miss Marta