On this page you will find Miss Jan’s monthly Bookworm Newsletter and a large variety of resources available at our Library and online!
When you visit the Library, make sure to look for the amazing resources in the Parenting Section of the Children’s Area in our Library! It is full of valuable information about topics ranging from pregnancy to parenting to grandparenting, information about raising a child with special needs, tip books on getting babies to sleep and potty training, and resources galore about games to play and exploration. Materials that focus on American Sign Language can be found in the children’s non-fiction section as well as our Language Center.
Click here to learn about all of the early learning resources the Library offers parents and children! Games, puzzles, activity kits, digital resources and more!
Every month, Miss Jan puts together a newsletter for families that lists her programs for the month and includes a book review, reading suggestions, special days of the month, her materials Wish List, and sometimes even a family-friendly recipe. Find the newsletter here each month or stop by the Library for a printed copy.
1000 Books Before Kindergarten – Early Literacy Program
This early-literacy program is a family reading project for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers and is a great tool to help families prepare their little ones for later reading success.
A family reading project means that the whole family can be involved; older siblings can read to younger siblings, grandparents can read to grandchildren, even babysitters and friends can help, too! It all counts toward the goal of 1,000 books before kindergarten.
Don’t feel discouraged…it’s much easier than you think! We have information at the front desk to help you get started.
New to our collection are the Playaway Launchpads, handheld devices that come preloaded with high-quality add-free learning apps. Click here to visit that page.
Summer Reading Program
The countywide Public Library Summer Reading Program is open to children and teens of all ages. Program components include 4 reading levels: Read Aloud (birth-4 years), Elementary (ages 5-9), Tween (ages 10-12) and the Teen level (ages 13-19).
Read Aloud for ages 4 & younger: Pick up a Read Aloud Log. Do activities & read aloud books to your child. Earn prizes!
Junior Level for Ages 5-9: Pick up a Junior Reader Log. Read and do activities…earn prizes!
Tween Level for ages 10-12: Pick up a Tween Reader Log. Read for time. Earn prizes!
Teen Level for ages 13-19: Pick up a Teen Read Log. Read for time & earn prizes!
We have some wonderful programs scheduled for the summer, including a few focusing on S.T.E.M. education. Find these programs on the Calendar Tab of the home page. Sign up online or at the Library’s front desk on or after June 1! If you sign up for programs in advance, please make sure to attend the programs for which you register or call to cancel your registration.
Power Library: Essential Tools for Parents
Do You Have a Child who is Learning to Drive?
Driving-Tests.org’s free driver’s ed program is designed to prepare aspiring as well as more experienced drivers (teenagers, newcomers to Pennsylvania, or senior citizens) to pass their PennDOT written exam. It includes unlimited access to the official state driver’s manuals, practice tests for car, motorcycle and commercial driver’s license (CDL), an exam simulator, and a PennDOT-related FAQ. The program doesn’t collect any personal information from its users.
Tutor.com is a great tool with highly vetted tutors that is for students needing a little help or a lot of guidance getting past those tough questions….
Family Museum Passes
Remember that we have Family Museum Passes available for the museums shown here – check them out with your Library Card! Each pass is good for 4 family members. Most passes are available for year-round entertainment! Visit the Library Catalog tab on our Home Page and enter your museum of interest to check for availability or to reserve your passes!
For all of our Early Learning Educational Resources, please click on this link. http://mslibrary.org/what-we-offer/early-learning-resources/
Also, below are a variety of fun and educational online sites…
National Center for Learning Disabilities
A user-friendly resource for parents, caregivers, or anyone impacted by or concerned about learning disabilities (LD). Features guides for understanding LD symptoms and treatments in an age-appropriate context, from preschool through adulthood.
A collection of hands-on science and math activities, created by staff from science museums around the country, this website is a resource for educators, homeschoolers, parents, and anyone looking to teach school-aged children about science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) using interactive, non-classroom methods.
The Engineer Girl website is designed to bring national attention to the exciting opportunities that engineering represents for girls and women.
Common Core – State Standards Initiative
Devoted to the task of defining Common Core State Standards, this site provides detailed definitions of what students are expected to learn. It serves as a resource to teachers and parents embarking on the education of young people, especially in the context of relevance to real-world knowledge and skills that are necessary for success in college and careers.
Student’s Internet Research Guide
One of the oldest and broadest directories of carefully chosen web sites for students, this father-son collaboration is a “go-to” destination for anyone with homework to do, a research or science project, or any other informational need.
Start With A Book
Themed books (fiction and nonfiction) and activities to engage children in reading and learning during the summer. Helpful literacy tips, resources and printables for parents and caregivers. “Read. Talk. Explore.”
Kids crafts, printables, kid-friendly recipes and more.