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Website of the Month

AUGUST WEBSITE

Marvel Kids

On August 1st 1962, Marvel Comics introduced a new character.............SPIDERMAN.  Fifty-one years later, kids are still fascinated by Spiderman.  Go to the Marvel Kids website to learn fun facts about Spidey and his superhero friends-- Ironman, Captain America, Hulk, Falcon, Thor, and Wolverine.  While you're there, read digital comic books, play fun games, color and draw your favorite characters in action.   Then come to the library and check out our superhero collection, including picture books, early readers, paperback series, and graphic novels.  We've got it all!

 

Website of the Month

July's Website

ENCHANTED LEARNING

The library's summer reading program is in full swing!  As you 'Dig In', you might just bump into a few unexpected creatures.  Check out Enchanted Learning's website to learn more about these burrowing animals that live underground, such as ants, cicadas, badgers, groundhogs, moles, woodchucks, and many more.  Interesting details include each animal's anatomy, diet and habitat as well as printable pictures to color.  Want to learn even more?  Come on in and browse the library's non-fiction shelves for these titles:

The secret lives of burrowing beasts by Sara Swan Miller (J 591.5648MIL)

Under the ground by Pascale de Bougoing (J 591.564BOU)

Website of the Month

JUNE'S WEBSITE

Clarkstown Central School District

As the school year comes to end, families are excited about relaxing, sleeping in, camp, and vacations away from home.  But before you get too caught up in those lazy days, you should think about summer reading.  Research has shown that      

“… the best predictor of summer loss or summer gain is whether or not a child reads during the summer." 

Website of the Month

MAY'S WEBSITE

Kids Geo

Expand your knowledge of world geography at Kids Geo while playing games that include the U.S. as well countries from each continent on the globe.  Learn the names and locations of the oceans, capitals of countries, longitude and latitude.

Website of the Month

April Website

Healthy Children

Healthy Children is a valuable resource for parents from the American Academy of Pediatrics.  It provides developmental milestones for children from birth to young adult.  In addition, it covers important medical topics, such as:

  • General Health Issues
  • Medical News
  • Immunizations
  • Injuries
  • Chronic Illness
  • Safety
  • Nutrition
  • Fitness
  • Symptom Checker

 

Website of the Month

MARCH'S WEBSITE

Book Pals

Ever want to have a storytime with your favorite celebrity? Storyline Online is a website brought to you by the Screen Actors Guild Foundation and includes video of famous actors and actresses reading aloud some of children's favorite books.  Titles include:

Brave Irene read by: Al Gore

The Night I Followed the Dog read by: Amanda Bynes

Harry the Dirty Dog read by: Betty White

 

 

 

 

Website of the Month

FEBRUARY'S WEBSITE

Wonderopolis

Wonderopolis is a website sponsored by the National Center for Family Literacy that encourages families to learn together.  Check out the "Wonder of the Day" or search through a list of topics to find fun facts (art, nature, sports,..).  Each curiosity is presented using a question, such as:

What is a butte?   

Can you count with letters?       

Why are they called Daddy longlegs?   

What is a masa?

Baby Love

 

BABY LOVE

Register Now!

Wednesdays at 10:00am

6 weeks to 1 year old

 Playtime, stories, songs and more!

Website of the Month

JANUARY"S WEBSITE

Pandora Radio

Pandora is a free online radio station that you customize to your own taste.  It also offers a great selection of music for kids.  Start out at www.pandora.com to create a free account with a valid email address and password.  Browse a list of popular stations or search using a music genre or artist's name.  Once you have made your selection, Pandora will begin playing songs within your chosen genre or artist and others like it.  Don't like what they have selected?  Just fast forward to the next song.  Do you love what they have selected?  You can name and save your station for future listening.  Most lyrics and artist's biograpies are included.  Some suggested playlists to try are:

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