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Acorn Club Story Time
Story Time is Fridays at 10:30 AM for children up to 4 years of age. Stories, songs, finger plays, crafts, free play and snacks! Come spend time with your child, enjoy a few good books, and meet other parents and caregivers in the community.
Toddler Time is every Wednesday at 10:30 AM and features free play, puzzles, blocks, snacks, etc. Parents and caregivers can meet, and can spend time reading to their children.
The Acorn Club
To find out more about the Acorn Club programs, click here.
Fun and Games
If you’re looking for something fun to do at home or at the Athenaeum, look no further!
PBS Kids – This includes games, videos, and coloring pages for your favorite PBS characters, including Curious George, Arthur, Caillou, Sesame Street, and more!
Scholastic – This also has games with your favorite characters and books, including Magic School Bus, I Spy, and Grumpy Bird.
San Diego Zoo – If you like zoo animals, you can find games, videos, and activities about elephants, gorillas, and polar bears here.
E-Books and Audiobooks
You can download children’s and teen audiobooks and e-books if you have a library card. ListenUp Vermont! has a large collection of audiobooks and e-books that you can download and borrow for two weeks. If a book is not available you can add it to a waiting list and you will receive an email when the book is available.
You can also download children’s and teen audiobooks from OneClick Digital if you have a library card. The audiobooks in this collection are always available for download – no waiting list ever.
To enjoy story time online, visit The International Childrens Digital Library. This site features children's books from all over the world that you can read online.
If you need help with your homework, cardholders can access the following databases. You can also ask the Youth Services Librarian for help.
To login in, enter the barcode from your library card. Your library card barcode is case-sensitive. If your barcode ends with a letter or special character such as a ? or %, then substitute a zero for the special character. For example, 2VSPY00020274? will be entered as 2VSPY000202740.
Kid's Info Bits - Easy to use graphical interface for information useful for elementary school students. Magazine, newspaper and reference content for information on current events, the arts, science, health, people, government, history and sports. Years covered: 1989 to the present.
Junior Edition - Magazine, newspaper and reference book database designed for junior high and middle school students covering topics of general and academic interest. Years covered: 2000 to the present.
Student Edition - Magazine, newspaper and reference book database designed for high school student research covering topics of general and academic interest. Years covered: 1985 to the present.
Opposing Viewpoints in Context -is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information and opinions on hundreds of today's hottest social issues. Drawing on the acclaimed Greenhaven Press series, the new solution features continuously updated viewpoint articles, topic overviews, full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, statistics, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.
Computer Policy in the Children's Library
The Athenaeum Children’s Library is committed to ensuring a positive library experience for children and ensuring access to the information they need by selecting and guiding children to age-appropriate materials in all formats.
The staff will make every effort to provide a safe environment for children using the Internet by keeping computer stations close to the Librarian’s desk where staff can provide regular oversight of their use. However, the Athenaeum feels that it is the responsibility of parents to guide their children’s library use, including the Internet.
The Children’s Library public access computers are reserved for children in our community.
Last update: 7/7/16