Resources for Children
2022 Summer Reading Program: Oceans of Possibilities
Thank you for making the 2022 Summer Reading Program a great success!!
The summer reading program is designed to keep children engaged in reading and listening over the summer break. Studies show that children who engage in recreational reading can keep up their skill levels over the summer break. This program is made possible through funding by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the Virginia Commission for the Arts, and the River Counties Community Foundation.
Digital Resources for Children
NoveList K-8 Plus is a comprehensive reading resource for children’s fiction and nonfiction. With a fun and intuitive interface, and extensive proprietary content, NoveList K-8 Plus will help you integrate reading across the curriculum and support your young readers. Click on the logo to start!
Just For Kids streaming video Just For Kids Streaming Video gives children—and their parents—a thoroughly kid-safe, advertisement-free media platform they can freely explore and enjoy. Just for Kids has the educational videos children want to watch—Sesame Street, The Electric Company, The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss, The Berenstain Bears, Franklin, and thousands more—plus songs, games, and other interactives that are sure to entertain, educate, and inspire young ones. Click on the logo to start!
Explora High School, Explora Middle School, and Explora Primary School databases provide content suitable to students in each school level. Features include a simple search that quickly delivers relevant results and easy-to-browse categories organized by popular topic.
Gale in Context: Elementary meets the research needs of students in Kindergarten through Grade 5. It features a developmentally appropriate, visually graphic interface, a subject-based topic tree search and full-text, age-appropriate, curriculum-related magazine, newspaper and reference content for information on current events, the arts, science, health, people, government, history, sports and more.
DaybyDayVA is a family literacy calendar featuring a book recommendation, a song, an activity, a video and additional resource links for every day of the year. Grouped by seasons and themes, the entries are intended to provide school readiness activities and behaviors in which caregivers can engage their little ones. No library card is needed. Click on the logo to get started.
Children’s and young adult ebooks are available through Libby by Overdrive.