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 of Mrs. Claus via Crystal’s Claus’ Corner, Warren Public Library’s Ms. Susan via ABC Read with Me, and a variety of guest readers via Library Friends Read on our Facebook page videos or link to them on our website here.
We miss your smiling faces. Please come say hello and check out some materials during our Browse by Appointment hours: Mondays, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.; Wednesdays, 1:00-4:00 p.m.; Thursdays, 4:00-7:00 p.m. Be sure to call the library to schedule an appointment. NOTE: Starting January 4th we need to return to Curbside pick-up only for the time being. Please refer to our homepage for more information.
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 archived 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 eligible once they turn five). Contact Jefferson DeFrees at this link to register your child.
Learning at Home: PBS and the Pa Department of Education teamed up to create Learning at Home, your connection to thousands of hours of educational and entertaining videos, activities and games to support you. Teachers, parents and caregivers, please explore pennsylvaniapbs.org/learning-at-home/
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; For January, Ms. Susan recommends Henry Holton Takes the Ice read by Ray Romano.
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.
We are not able to offer any in-person programs this fall. All programs will be virtual. Check out the Virtual Programs page for programs such as Checkers Library TV and links to recorded story times. Imagine Your Story has summer story recordings by Ms. Susan, Ms. Kelley and volunteer Ms. Donna. ABC Read with Me has recordings that are being recorded this fall and winter by Ms. Susan that focus on different letters of the alphabet.
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.
Parents' Choice: Children's Media and Toy Reviews
Ben's Guide to U.S. Government for Kids
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!