Susan Slater, Children’s Librarian
Kelley Wood, Assistant
SPECIAL RESOURCES DURING the current pandemic
Here are some FREE resources you might want to try.
Check out recorded readings with Warren Public Library’s Ms. Susan, Ms. Kelley and volunteer and library enthusiast Ms. Donna on our Facebook page videos or link to them on our website here. Note: the sound on Ms. Susan’s videos is better on Facebook (we are trying to fix that).
We miss seeing all of your sweet faces.
Thursdays, April 2 – June 4: Imagination Library Bedtime Stories with Dolly Parton. Everyone’s favorite book lady is bringing children and families everywhere just what they need during a time of unrest. Goodnight with Dolly is a 10-week special series of weekly videos featuring Dolly Parton reading select Imagination Library books. For Dolly’s readings click here.
Parents in Warren can have one Imagination Library book a month mailed to their home FREE for children from birth up to age five (not elibigble once they turn five). Contact Jefferson DeFrees at this link to register your child.
More than 1000 free resources from Lakeshore such as Lessons & Activities and Make Your Own: www.lakeshorelearning.com. Look under “Resources”.
Access virtual story times at www.storylineonline.net; I recommend When a Dragon Moves In.
Find a list of educational websites offering FREE subscriptions during closures at www.kidsactivitiesblog.com. In addition to a list of free subscriptions there are also lists of screen free activities and links to virtual museum tours.
Tumblebooks, a great learning resource for all ages, has granted libraries and their users free access to their resources through August 31, 2020. For reading K-6th grade ebook database: www.TumbleBookLibrary.com. Username: tumble735; password: books. For math K-6th math ebook database: www.TumbleMath.com. Username: tumble2020; Password: A3b5c6.
Lerner Publishing Group is proud to support parents, educators, librarians, and readers of all ages with “Help at Home.” The new site includes author videos, free downloads, and resources to help with virtual learning during these difficult times.
Find free author and illustrator readings, book buzzes, lessons, and more for remote classrooms and homeschooling at Charlesbridge.com.
Amicus Publishing opened up their entire library of ebooks for distance learning. If you leave the site and return, and you encounter a login screen use this username: firstname.lastname@example.org and password: AMICUS.
We are not able to offer any in-person programs this summer. All programs will be virtual. Check out the Virtual Programs page for programs posted thus far such as Checkers Library TV and Absolute Science episodes plus a link to recorded story times by Ms. Susan, Ms. Kelley and volunteer Ms. Donna.
ABC Mouse for Libraries
ALA Book, Print & Media Awards
Pennsylvania Center for the Book
The mission of the Pennsylvania Center for the Book is to study, honor, celebrate, and promote books, reading, libraries, and literacy to the citizens and residents of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Includes links to award lists, blogs, reviews, book clubs, family literacy projects, book events such as conferences and festivals.