Susan Slater, Children’s Librarian
Kelley Wood, Assistant
links for kids
ABC Mouse for Libraries
The award-winning ABCmouse.com curriculum is designed to help young children (ages 2–7+) build a strong foundation for academic success. ABCmouse.com is 100% educational, with more than 4,000 learning activities across all major subject areas-reading, math, science, social studies, art, and music. Best of all, kids love it. And it’s free to use when visiting the Warren Public Library! From Age of Learning, Inc.
ALA Book, Print & Media Awards
The American Library Association and its member units honor books, print and other forms of media through a variety of awards. These awards are given to publications, and the authors, illustrators, and publishers who create them. Newbery and Caldecott are just two of the numerous award lists you will find here. These lists can serve as an excellent resource when selecting books for your children.
An award-winning children’s literacy website. The SAG-AFTRA Foundation streams videos featuring well-known actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations. The site also offers activity guides. Click on the photo of the book to start the recording of the book you choose. The site also offers an app.
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.
Parents' Choice: Children's Media and Toy Reviews
Professionals with various areas of expertise evaluate audio, books, DVDs, magazines, mobile apps, software, television, toys, video games, and websites. Awards are arranged by category, and reviews are provided.
Ben's Guide to U.S. Government for Kids
A fun and educational website designed for students, parents, and teachers. It provides an introduction to how the U.S. Government works based on information resources available on the Government Printing Office website.
Perfect for early readers, English Language Learners, and reluctant readers, BookFLIX and pairs quality fiction video storybooks with nonfiction eBooks. Also included with each pair of books are interactive games and activites, web links, author biographies, and resources for educators, librarians and parents. You will have to enter your library card number at some point, which can be found on the back of your library card. As long as your library card number is active, you should be able to access BookFLIX and TrueFLIX.
On the POWER Kids webpage find the POWER Library’s e-resources (Chat with a Librarian, books, movies, and more, and PA Photos and Documents) are now presented in a single, kid-friendly interface.
Need a Power Library eCard? Learn how to get one by watching the video at this link!