Kids' News

Two Kids in Winter

It is that time again, when children may be receiving new devices and parents are deciding what to fill them up with.  Once their device is charged and ready to go, here are some places to look to help fill it up with educational, and entertaining, apps and eBooks.

Looking for free children’s eBooks? Try our website!

Browse the Children’s sections on our Overdrive eBooks site and our Enki eBook Library. Download the titles they want for free and read. You don’t have to worry about overdue fees, these books return themselves. All you need is your library card and pin number.

You can also look up the books they want to read in our Find catalog to see if we have a downloadable copy.

Need help deciding what apps are good for your kids?

Here are some trusted resources that review apps for children’s use.

AASL Best Apps for Teaching and Learning 2014
This annual list, curated by the American Association of School Librarians, selects apps of exceptional value to inquiry-based teaching and learning as embodied in the AASL's Standards for the 21st-Century Learner.

Imagination Soup’s 24 Literacy Learning Apps for Kids
Imagination Soup’s 42 STEM iPad Apps for Kids
Teacher and education blogger Melissa Taylor has compiled recommended lists of the best apps that offer opportunities for practice, repetition and encouragement of skills for toddlers, preschoolers, elementary-age, and special needs kids.

Common Sense Media 
This website investigates movies, books, music, TV, apps, websites and more to inform you on what you need to know about what you kids are watching, reading, playing and listening to. 

Visit our Parent’s page to see more places to find app and book reviews.

Books and Reading

Sheep Reading Books

Read books online, find the next book in a series or check out our book lists to find your next favorite book. 

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