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The Library will be closed Sunday, April 12th for Easter.

Memorial Hall Library

Keeping the kids busy!

Children's Room

We in The Children's Room are missing our little friends so much!  We wish we could see you but since we can't here are some online story times, authors sharing their books, and websites for some family fun!  And if you need some suggestions of books to read email cr@mhl.org and one of us will get back to you!

Books, authors and reading aloud

Diverse Books Finder
Just Books Read Aloud  
Authors doing online books readings 
Google Doc collected by Librarians
Author Pernille Ripp 
Penguin Random House publishers give permission for online use of children’s books for storytimes 
Another Google Doc with lists of authors and publishers granting permission for use of materials 
Article about Authors organizing online kid lit festival for May
Scholastic books online 
Classic books online through the Library of Congress  
Author Matt Tavares 
Draw every day with Jarrett Krosoczka  
Lunch doodles with Mo Willems
Virtual Story time with Pete the Cat author James Dean  
Author Chris Van Dusen  
Open Culture
Candlewick Press tools for teachers and librarians

Free Online Tools and Sites for Family Fun

Collection of ideas from Wisconsin Libraries  
Brightly:  lots of content, live storytime at 2pm EST daily  
Livestream activities calendar  
Free tools for online learning  
Family Dinner Project ideas 
Google lets you explore US National Parks
Adventures in Familyhood: 20 Virtual Field Trips
Meditation and Yoga with Calm
Mindfullness course
Virtual visits to the New England Aquarium
WGBH Education

 

randomness