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Children

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Learn and Explore!

For homework help or just for fun, Metro Library has something for every kid.

At each of our libraries, you will find children’s computers with fun, educational games and online resources curated with the youngest, inquisitive minds in mind.

We offer developmentally appropriate programs, resources, and tips to encourage literacy at each stage in your child’s life. We look forward to seeing you at one of our upcoming storytimes.

Blog Entries

Students, Get the Most Out of Your Library Card!

You know that a library card lets you check out books. You might even know about all the other great materials the library has to offer — DVDs, music CDs, magazines, graphic novels and more. But did you know about the databases? The online test prep guides? Live tutors for homework help? The stre...

Free Downloadable and the Benefits of Pretend Play

by Victoria, Marketing and Communications

Downloadable Designed by Reagan, Engagement Specialist at Ralph Ellison Library

Children love to pretend! My daughters are constantly mimicking the things I do. When I'm in the middle of cooking a meal, I'll sneak around t...

Events

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Take Home Kit: Black History Month Knowledge Quizzes

All Day 2/1 - 2/29
Ralph Ellison Library
Library Branch: Ralph Ellison Library
Room: Online + Curbside (Ralph Ellison)
Age Group: Kids, Teens, Adults
Program Type: Community & Civics, Continuing Education, Take-Home Kit
Event Description:
Go on a quest for knowledge with Ralph Ellison's annual trivia quiz! The quizzes are take-home kits, so there's plenty of time to test your knowledge. You will get the questions and the answers along with a prize. You can use any resources (books, in...
This event is in the "Kids" group.

Frog Finders Challenge

All Day 2/2 - 2/29
Bethany Library
Library Branch: Bethany Library
Room: Onsite (Bethany)
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Science & STEAM
Event Description:
Hop to it and come find these frogs! Once you find all nine, you will receive a prize. (Toads included; please be kind to them.)   ...

Disclaimer(s)

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.

This event is in the "Birth-PreK" group.
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StoryQuest: Read Across the Community Libraries

All Day 2/23 - 3/8
Choctaw Library
Library Branch: Choctaw Library
Room: Passive Program (Choctaw)
Age Group: Birth-PreK, Kids
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Books & Reading, DIY & Hobbies
Event Description:
Join us for our 6th annual Read Across the Community Libraries! This year's theme is StoryQuest -- Adventure at Your Library! Each Community Library (Choctaw, Harrah, Luther, Jones, and Nicoma Park) will host a different craft, activity,...
This event is in the "Birth-PreK" group.
This event is in the "Kids" group.

StoryQuest: Read Across the Community Libraries

All Day 2/23 - 3/8
Harrah Library
Library Branch: Harrah Library
Room: Passive Program (Harrah)
Age Group: Birth-PreK, Kids
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Books & Reading, DIY & Hobbies
Event Description:
Join us for our 6th annual Read Across the Community Libraries! This year's theme is StoryQuest -- Adventure at Your Library! Each Community Library (Choctaw, Harrah, Luther, Jones, and Nicoma Park) will host a different craft, activity,...
This event is in the "Birth-PreK" group.
This event is in the "Kids" group.

StoryQuest: Read Across the Community Libraries

All Day 2/23 - 3/8
Jones Library
Library Branch: Jones Library
Room: Passive Program (Jones)
Age Group: Birth-PreK, Kids
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Books & Reading, DIY & Hobbies
Event Description:
Join us for our 6th annual Read Across the Community Libraries! This year's theme is StoryQuest -- Adventure at Your Library! Each Community Library (Choctaw, Harrah, Luther, Jones, and Nicoma Park) will host a different craft, activity,...

Collections

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Kids Audiobooks & eBooks

Search a catalog of age-appropriate fiction and nonfiction titles just for kids. eBooks and audiobooks 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 titles 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

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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. This resource is provided by the Oklahoma Department of Libraries.

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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. This resource is provided by the Oklahoma Department of Libraries.

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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. This resource is provided by the Oklahoma Department of Libraries.

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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. This resource is provided by the Oklahoma Department of Libraries.

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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. This resource is provided by the Oklahoma Department of Libraries.

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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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