Book Lists

Black History Month in 20 Nonfiction Books

The Doctor With Eyes for Eyes by Julia Finley Mosca Icebreaker by Rose Viña Schomburg: The Man Who Built a Library by Carole Boston Weatherford Lifting As We Climb by Evette Dionne Ona Judge Outwits the Washingtons by Gwendolyn Hooks and Simone Agoussoye Preaching to the Chickens by Jabari Asim Whoosh! Lonnie Johnson’s Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions by Chris Barton […]

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Happy Dr. King Day!

Programs: Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2021 Virtual Storytime  Take and Make Kids Craft: Diversity Wreath  Databases: Printable Educational Worksheets from Scholastic Teachables Biography in Context: Focus on Martin Luther King Jr. Martin Luther King Jr. documentaries & speeches on Kanopy Virtual Collections: Martin Luther King Jr. eBooks on Overdrive Martin Luther King Jr. eBooks and other eMaterials on hoopla […]

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Introducing Scholastic Teachables

CLICK HERE FOR SCHOLASTIC TEACHABLES What is Scholastic Teachables?  It is a new database that offers printable activities for any subject: math, science, reading comprehension, STEM, writing, and beyond. Download printable lesson plans, reading passages, games and puzzles, clip art, bulletin board ideas, and skills sheets for kids in any and all grades. The 2020-21 school year is going to be a strange one. No matter what you choose for your […]

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75th Anniversary of VE Day

May 8th, 2020 marks 75 years since the end of World War 2 in Europe. VE Day stands for Victory in Europe Day, which is understandably a much bigger deal in Europe than in the United States. The United States played a huge role in the Victory in Europe though. Before officially declaring war, the United States was sending war […]

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Staff Picks on Kanopy Kids

Have you tried out Kanopy yet? If you have an Algonquin Library Card, you have full access to this streaming service. It works a lot like many other streaming services, except Kanopy also includes animated picture books, educational children’s television programming, and The Great Courses. Kanopy has started offering “credit-free” programming during the pandemic, which does not count to your […]

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Mental Health Resources for Families

Art Don’t forget about the Library’s creativebug database for instructional videos on arts & crafting. A library card number is required for access. Drawing Videos from Young Rembrandts. They have a printable Drawing Worksheet for a more unplugged version. Young Rembrandts is also suggesting to this free eBook, Rainy Day Survival Guide, which features 25 activities to do at home […]

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More Resources for You and Yours!

Andrew McMeel Publishing has made some of its youth content free for at home learning purposes. This includes teaching guides and activities. You may be familiar with Andrew McMeel Publishing from the graphic novel series, Phoebe and Her Unicorn. Beanstalk has made its educational content for preschoolers free during the pandemic. Another good resource for preschool aged children is Purple […]

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Virtual Resources for March 23rd

The Fable Cottage: Children’s stories translated into Spanish with optional English translation and slow audio from a native Spanish speaker. Great for kids… and adults too! Magic Tree House has a ton of free resources that go along with Mary Pope Osborne’s books 1-33. JSTOR, a popular academic database, has made some of its resources free. This is a really […]