Resources for Children
2019 Summer Reading Program: It’s Showtime at Your Library!
Sponsored by the River Counties Community Foundation, the Virginia Commission for the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Thank you to everyone that participated and congratulations to our reading contest winners! We read stories about the circus, dance, puppet shows & ventriloquism, music, magic, and movies & shows. There were songs sang, games played, and crafts made. The summer reading program is designed to keep children engaged in reading and listening over the summer break. We hope you will bring your children to our age-appropriate programs, check out books, and encourage them to enjoy reading as a fun activity next summer. Studies show that children who engage in recreational reading can keep up their skill levels over the summer break.
Early World of Learning, World Book Online’s early childhood digital resource, is a child’s first encyclopedia, eBook, and introduction to core early concepts. With read-aloud across all functions, the 60 stories in “World of Reading” and “Trek’s Travels” tie learning together through videos, games, and printable activities. Twelve stories are available in both Spanish and English, and the worksheets also offer written instructions in Spanish. Classic songs, nursery rhymes, and fairy tales complete the program, and are often included in the lesson plan for each story. Just type in your library card number and you’re off!
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!
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.
Kids InfoBits 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.