Summer Reading Program

Robot and BoyThe Athenaeum's Summer Reading Program encourages children and teens ages 0-18 to continue reading throughout the summer. Kids and teens can begin to sign up at our Kickoff Celebration with Storyteller Simon Brooks on Tuesday, June 17th at 4:00 PM. Programs for all ages will be available throughout the summer, and our End-of-Summer Celebration will be a concert on Thursday, August 14 at
4:00 PM with Gary Dulabaum. For more information, contact MacKenzie Ross. Visit the Summer Reading Program website.

Story Time

Story time at the Athenaeum takes place every Friday at 10:30 AM. Join us for stories, songs, activities, games and a small snack. All ages are welcome!

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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.

For more fun and games, check out the Internet Public Library for kids and teens.

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.

Homework Help

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.

For more homework help, check out the Internet Public Library for kids and teens.

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.
At the discretion of staff members, adult patrons may be allowed use of the public access computers in the Children’s Library when they are not in use.

 

Last update: 6/5/14

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