The Kids Corner Bookmobile

Looking to add to your reading list? Check out these books from the Kids Corner Bookmobile - just a few of the hundreds of books recommended over the years on Kids Corner! (refresh for more selections)


First Ladies of the United States


Presidential Pets

Veterinarian Dr. Mindy Cohan joins Kids Corner host Kathy O'Connell to explore the rich and colorful history of presidential pets! Once you've listened to part one, click below to listen to part two - as Mindy explores the pets of Presidents Abraham Lincoln up to President Obama!


The History of Computers

WXPN's Eric Schuman joins Kathy O'Connell to explore the rich history of computer technology. Part one of two. Once you've listened to part one, click below to listen to part two!

 


Robert Drake

Robert Drake

Due to CoVid-19 protective measures, spring science fairs across the Kids Corner community have either been cancelled or postponed. Since learning everyday is vital, we decided to launch the first ever Kids Corner Science Fair

The way it works is simple: While staying at home, you can create your very own science fair project using items you have around the house. If you're looking for project ideas, visit Dr. Lisa Chirlian's list of Kitchen Chemistry projects and experiments to see if one is right for you! 

Dr. Lisa Chirlian's Kitchen Chemistry Experiments

Once you have your project chosen and have tested out the results, have someone in your household video you presenting your science fair project to the world. Then have them upload the video to a video site of their choice (YouTube, Vimeo or Facebook offer free video hosting) and simply copy the video URL and paste in the proper line on the entry form below. 

The Kids Corner Science Fair is open to kids 17 and younger. Video presentations must be ten minutes or less in length. All qualified science fair project videos will be included in the Kids Corner Science Fair section on our website - which will make its debut later this spring! 

 

Did you know your local library has thousands of ebooks and audiobooks? You can borrow them, instantly, for free, using just the device in your hand. All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet. All you need is your library card.

READING eBOOKS

You can read ebooks in a variety of ways: using a phone, tablet, ereader, laptop, and even from your desktop computer.

Many of the platforms have free downloadable apps, including OverDrive/Libby, Hoopla, and Freading. Depending on the platform, you can download books as Kindle, or read books in your browser or app.

eBOOK PLATFORMS

There are so many ways to read ebooks at the library! My top ebook platforms include:

ebooks from OverDrive - for new and bestselling fiction and nonfiction

hoopla - thousands of ebooks, with no waitlist ever also allows you to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone –

OverDrive Kid’s eReading Room - books for kids and fans of kid lit

Freading - thousand of titles from some of today’s top publishers

Gale eBooks - nonfiction books in science, history, social science and more

TumbleBooks - animated talking picture books for kids

OverDrive provides access to the most ebook and audiobook content you’ll find  by pairing with local libraries. They have over two million books and videos, and partner with more than 30,000 libraries. You’ll find the newest audiobook releases through OverDrive, and they’re all free. That means the free Harry Potter audiobooks you’ve been dying to read (or more likely re-read)?

Audiobooks offer a great way to escape while you’re working, cooking, or cleaning. They have also been proven to help struggling readers access literature. But a battle still rages: audiobooks vs. reading. Which side are you on? If you are new to audiobooks, here’s a short guide to getting started with audiobooks at the Free Library.

AUDIOBOOK PLATFORMS

There are so many ways to listen to audiobooks at the library! Some top audiobook platforms include:

RBdigital - our largest selection of the latest and greatest audiobooks

Audiobooks from OverDrive - for new and bestselling fiction and non-fiction

hoopla - thousands of audiobooks, with no waitlist ever

OverDrive Kid’s eReading Room - audiobooks for kids and fans of kidlit

 
What if you don’t have a Library Card?

First, get one! You can apply online to most local libraries. Meanwhile - visit: 

YouTube

Kids everywhere can stream an incredible collection of stories that will help them continue dreaming and learning.


“Operation Storytime” and “Save With Stories”

Here’s how it works: Famous actors and authors post social media videos of themselves reading various children’s books aloud to entertain self-quarantined families whose children are no longer in school  because of public health concerns.


Audible.com  

For as long as schools are closed, kids everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including 100s of children's audio books titles across six different languages. No sign up, no account, just click, stream and listen.


Books Should Be Free

Perfect for introducing a child who is not yet reading or who enjoys listening to stories to literature! Books Should Be Free offers a wide selection of free audio and ebooks including many of the classics.They also have ebook formats for Kindle, iPad, iPhone, Nook, Sony Reader and laptops

 
Open Culture

This collection provides a list of free educational resources for K-12 students (kindergarten through high school students) and their parents and teachers.

 
Project Gutenberg

Project Gutenberg has 50,000 free ebooks to download or read online. These are books whose copyright has expired, so while they are not “trending,” they do include many classics.

The March Selection

Harriet The Spy
by Louise Fitzhugh

The Right Hook Of Devin Velma
by Jake Burt

Weird Little Robots
by Carolyn Crimi

Flora & Ulysses
by Kate DiCamillo

Dory Fantasmagory: Tiny Tough
by Abby Hanlon (Series)

Dory Fantasmagory: Tiny Tough
by Abby Hanlon (Series)

Tim O’Toole And The Wee Folk
by Gerald McDermott

No Fixed Address
by Susin Nielsen

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