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Due to construction, the Southern Oaks Library is providing curbside services only until further notice.

NOTICE:

All Metro Library locations are in the “Curbside Plus” stage. In this stage, ready holds will be delivered curbside. Customers can come into a library to use a computer or to print/copy/fax/scan. Masks are required.  Click here for more information.

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TUMBLEBOOKS NOW AVAILABLE AT YOUR LOCAL LIBRARY

Tumble into a new read at your local library! Want access to free literacy tools and family entertainment? Your library has a new children’s literacy eResource available with your library account, Tumblebooks! Download the Tumblebooks app thr...

Events

Slime Time! Take Home Kits

All Day11/29 - 12/5
Del City Library
Registration
Library Branch: Del City Library
Room: All-Purpose Room B (Del City)
Age Group: All Ages, Kids, Teens
Program Type: Take Home Kit
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Description:
Register today for supplies make your own batch of slime! Supplies will be available for curbside pick up at Del City Library beginning 11/29/2020....

Disclaimer(s)

We can only guarantee one kit per registrant.  If you have multiple children needing a kit, please register them individually to ensure that kits are appropriately distributed.  Do not use the Special Notes section to add additional registrants.  

Thank you for your help!

PreK-5th Take Home Kit: Native Illustration Project

All Day11/30 - 12/6
Almonte Library
Library Branch: Almonte Library
Room: Online + Curbside (Almonte)
Age Group: Birth-PreK, Kids
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Books & Reading
Event Description:
This take home kit is designed for children ages 3 and up to explore Native American illustrator Julie Flett and create with their parents. Kits are first come, first serve. Feel free to call ahead and check on availability! ...

Disclaimer(s)

Warning: Kit contains small parts that could represent a choking hazard. It is not intended for children under 3. It is encouraged that an adult supervise children while using this Metropolitan Library System Take & Make Bag.

It is encouraged that an adult supervise children while using this Metropolitan Library System Take & Make Kit.

Holly Jolly Holidays

12/1 @ 12:00am
to
12/23 @ 6:00pm
Choctaw Library
Registration
Library Branch: Choctaw Library
Room: Online + Curbside (Choctaw)
Age Group: Birth-PreK, Kids
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Cultural Experiences, DIY & Hobbies, Family Programs
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 4
Event Description:
Have you ever wondered how the rest of the world celebrates their winter holidays? Well, sign up for the Holly Jolly Holidays Passport and travel the world and discover how Mexico, Germany, Japan, and Italy celebrate their winter holidays and how you...

Disclaimer(s)

Warning: Kit contains small parts that could represent a choking hazard. It is not intended for children under 3. It is encouraged that an adult supervise children while using this Metropolitan Library System Take & Make Bag.

We can only guarantee one kit per registrant.  If you have multiple children needing a kit, please register them individually to ensure that kits are appropriately distributed.  Do not use the Special Notes section to add additional registrants.  

Thank you for your help!

Crystal Catchers (Decorate in December)

12/2 @ 9:00am
to
12/5 @ 4:00pm
Northwest Library
Registration
Library Branch: Northwest Library
Room: Online + Curbside (Northwest)
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: Family Programs, Science & STEAM
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 0
Event Description:
This CRYSTAL SUNCATCHER captures the winter sun so beautifully you'll want to hang one in every window and on every tree. You'll stir Epsom salt into hot water, pour the super saturated solution into a clear lid and store it in the fridge for a day o...

Truck Ornament Craft (Decorate in December)

12/2 @ 9:00am
to
12/5 @ 4:00pm
Northwest Library
Registration
Library Branch: Northwest Library
Room: Online + Curbside (Northwest)
Age Group: Birth-PreK
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Cultural Experiences, DIY & Hobbies
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 3
Event Description:
Even though the holiday season may look different this year there are still plenty of ways to make family memories. In this kit you will find materials to make a truck picture frame ornament/decoration. Also included will be recipes of winter foods...

Collections

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Kids Audiobooks & eBooks

Search a catalog of age-appropriate fiction and nonfiction eBooks just for kids. eBooks from OverDrive can be checked out for 7 or 14 days (you choose!) and when the checkout period expires, they check themselves in so there are never any late fees! Directions on how to enjoy these eBooks on your device may be found on this page.

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Kids Comics & Graphic Novels

Just for comics and graphic novel fans! Browse our collection of digital comics and graphic books for Kids from Overdrive.

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Tumble Book Library - eBooks for kids

TumbleBook Library

The TumbleBook Library has over a thousand always available eBooks for elementary school students. It includes animated talking picture books, chapter books, videos, non-fiction titles, and graphic novels as well as learning activities for literacy and reading comprehension such as puzzles, games, quizzes, and lesson plans.

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Databases

A B C E F G H I J L M N O P R S T U V W

Book Collection Nonfiction: Elementary School

Contains abstracts and searchable full text of nonfiction books about animals, weather, holidays, adventure, sports, Native Americans, United States, Canada, biographies, nature, civics and more.

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Book Collection Nonfiction: Middle School

Contains abstracts and the full text of nonfiction books about careers, health, life skills, ethnicity, disabilities, adventure, sports, technology, biographies, history, science, women, civics and more.

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Britannica Library Children

A kid-friendly version of Encyclopedia Britannica designed to help K-5 students with homework assignments, school projects, and research reports.

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Britannica Library Young Adults

A version of Encyclopedia Britannica that is designed to help students in grades 6-8 with homework assignments, school projects, and research reports.

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CultureGrams

Contains state and country profiles, graphs and tables, photos, biographical articles, and unique information like recipes from around the world. There is a version of this database just for kids and a version for everyone else.

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Explora for Elementary School Student Research

Elementary students can easily search for information about animals, arts and music, biographies, math, science, and more using resources like Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia, the American Heritage Children's Dictionary, popular full-text elementary school magazines, eBooks, thousands of images, and videos. For educators, it also includes lesson plans, professional development materials, and a Curriculum Standards Module.

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Middle Search Plus

Designed specifically for middle school students, Middle Search Plus contains the full text of a variety of popular middle school magazines, biographies, primary source documents, and reference books.

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National Geographic Kids

Designed for 6-14 year olds, this database includes digital copies of National Geographic Kids magazine from 2009-present, and books and images about animals, environment, history, peoples and cultures, places, science, and technology.

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NoveList K-8 Plus

Provides suggested reads across many genres (for ages 0-Teen) based on previous reads or based on a title, author or series. It also contains a breakdown of Dewey Decimal sections, Grab and Go Book Lists for K-8 students that suggests books to read about a particular topic (e.g. bullying, World War I) and book discussion guides to use with a book group.

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Primary Search

Designed specifically for elementary school students, Primary Search contains the full text of a variety of popular elementary school magazines, biographies, primary source documents, and reference books.

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SIRS Discoverer

This general reference database for elementary and middle school students provides full-text coverage of newspapers, reference books, nonfiction books, magazines, and web resources. It also contains maps, images, country facts, classroom activities, and resources for educators to use in their classrooms.

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TOPICsearch

Designed for students in grades 5-12, this database explores social, political and economic issues, scientific discoveries, and other popular topics discussed in today's classrooms. It has full-text coverage of thousands of international newspapers, magazines, public opinion polls, pamphlets, biographies, book reviews, and more

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World Almanac for Kids

Expanding upon the print version of The World Almanac for Kids, this database covers a number of subject areas that students can search or browse in order to develop online research skills while using a trusted source. It also contains homework help tips, science diagrams and examples of science projects.

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