Discover what your library offers for youth of all ages! Here you will find program information and online resources to extend learning and fun.
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Youth Book Club (Farmville library)
Kids between ages 9 – 12 years old can sign up for our monthly book club! Each month we will discuss the book, have a snack, and socialize. Thanks to support from the Friends of the Barbara Rose Johns Farmville-Prince Edward Community Library, kids will receive a brand new copy of the book club title that they get to keep.
- ABCMouse is FREE to use while in the library, but there is a paid membership that can be purchased from ABCMouse for home use. This site provides activities for children ages 2—8, covering reading and language arts, math, science, social studies, health, art, and music. It is completely child-safe, with no advertising or links to other websites. ABCmouse features 8,500+ interactive learning activities, including books, games, puzzles, songs, art activities, and more.
- AR Book Find can be used to identify the AR level of a book, and will also list if a book has an AR quiz and how many points it is worth. The Advanced search feature can be used to find books that are on a certain AR level. Other reading levels, like Lexile and ATOS, are available. This site is managed by Renaissance Learning, the company that runs Accelerated Reader.
- BrainFuse is a new online resource made available to the public by the Library of Virginia. You can use BrainFuse for homework help! You will be connected to an expert through live chat to help you find the answers you need.
- Dial a Story is a free, 24/7 service provided by the Library of Virginia. Families can call in at any time to listen to a story read aloud in English or in Spanish! The story will change each Wednesday. To hear a story now, call 833-690-0646.
- iCivics was founded by former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor to promote civics education for future generations. This site includes lesson plans for teachers or home school educators, plus games and learning modules for children in 3rd – 12th grade. The site can be used without an account, but creating a free account will allow your child to vote for “impact projects” proposed by other kids looking to make a social change. The projects, like providing books to students in high poverty areas, or researching alternative energy, get funding from iCivics if they gain the most votes!
- Just for Kids Video is an easy-to-navigate website that offers a wide variety of video shorts and shows for children. Videos range from early learning videos, nature documentaries, classic kids’ TV shows, and animated shorts based on children’s books. This service is provided for us by the Library of Virginia.
- Storyline Online is the SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s award-winning children’s literacy website. It streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations. Readers include Viola Davis, Chris Pine, Lily Tomlin, Kevin Costner, Annette Bening, James Earl Jones, Betty White and dozens more.
- Wonderopolis is a website that aims to be “a place where natural curiosity and imagination lead to exploration and discovery in learners of all ages.” Every day, they post an intriguing question—the Wonder of the Day®—and explore it in a variety of ways. Wonderopolis was created by the National Center for Families Learning (NCFL) in 2010. Children can explore these Wonders by reading informative articles and watching a related video. Each Wonder also includes activities to continue learning about the topic and cites the sources used to create the daily lesson.
- Typing Club is a FREE site with engaging lessons and games to help anyone learn touch typing – meaning typing on a keyboard without looking at the keys. To save progress through the lessons, a free account must be created.
Gale in Context Elementary is a basic research tool for elementary age students and Explora is a basic research tool for middle school-age students that offer articles about a variety of topics, including health, history, animals, and more. The articles are reading level appropriate and easy to use. This service is provided for us by the Library of Virginia.