We are now offering ABCMouse.com at the library! The award-winning ABCmouse.com curriculum, from Age of Learning, Inc., is designed to help young children (ages 2-6+) build a strong foundation for future academic success. ABCmouse.com is 100% educational, with 3,500+ learning activities across all major subject areas—reading, math, science, social studies, art, and music. Best of all, kids love it! ABCMouse.com is only available through our website from the library's computers.
School Library Journal and Publishers Weekly have come out with their lists for best children's books of 2014. We have many of them in our collection. Here's just a sampling of some of the best books that have been published this year.
Autobiographies & Biographies
The Youth Department has recently purchased two new AWE Early Literacy Stations™. These computers are preloaded with over 70 educational games and activities perfect for 2-8 year-olds. Games cover such subjects as reading, math, science, social studies, and the arts. These child-friendly and easy-to-navigate computers are first-come, first-serve. A library card number is not required to sign on, but we do ask that you leave a library card or license at the Youth Reference Desk in order to borrow the headphones. You may also bring in your own headphones or earbuds. There is no Internet access, so these computers are ideal for young children. We hope kids and parents alike will find these to be fun and invaluable additions to the Youth Department.