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Children's Summer Reading Program
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It's time for summer reading! We are doing things a little differently this year. Instead of coming to the library when your child completes a reading challenge, we ask that you award your child at home. We will be handing out bags of beads, chains, and 'brag tags' for older children, and stickers and small toys for younger children. Instructions will be included!

This year we are also teaming up with READsquared to provide an online reading program! You can play games, win virtual badges, and log your books. Visit loganutahlibrary.readsquared.com to get started!

You can pick up your Summer Reading Program materials anytime after June 1st. Just ask the librarian at the Children's Reference Desk for assistance.

Don't forget to check out our online storytimes and LEGO Club!

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Posted by Logan Library - Children's Chat on Thursday, 28 May 2020
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May Online Storytimes
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While the library is closed, it doesn't mean that you will miss storytime. We will be posting a new storytime every day Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday on YouTube. Here is the schedule:

See our AWESOME storytellers present their favorite stories!

For uploaded storytimes and other sources for online storytimes, visit our Storytime page.


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Posted by Logan Library - Children's Chat on Thursday, 7 May 2020

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Online Learning
Librarian recommended sites to help with online learning and have some fun.

UTumbleBooks

Featured


Princess in Black and the Coronavirus
Shannon and Dean Hale, authors of The Princess in Black books, have released a free e-book for kids as a way to learn more about what coronavirus is, and how to stay safe.
Tumble Math
Use story books to help teach math!  This is a great way for kids to have fun learning mathematics.
Tumblebook Library
Thousands of children's e-books, including picture books, chapter books, read-alongs, graphic novels, non-fiction, and more, all available online!
   

Free Online Storytimes


Brightly Storytime
Watch Miss Linda read her favorite children's books.   Also check out the "Brightly Storytime Flip-Along" where you can watch the pages turn as the book is read.  https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLDcpsppkgAlr35bTtImMn2NY_4HP9C88z
Harper Kids
Watch some of your favorite authors read and talk about their picture books.  Also includes videos, ideas for book-related crafts and snacks, and other activities.
KitLit TV
Enjoy story time with authors at KLTV HQ!  KidLit TV is a winner of the Parents' Choice Gold Award, the Norton Juster Award for Devotion to Literacy, and one of the American Library Association's Great Websites For Kids. Also available on https://www.youtube.com/kidlittv.
Read and learn with Simon Kids
A brand-new video initiative full of storytimes, sing-alongs, writing prompts, and other activity videos.
Storyline Online
Features well-known actors such as Kristen Bell, Chris Pine, Oprah Winfrey, James Earl Jones and many more, reading children's books online.  Choose from old classics like "Where the Wild Things Are" to newer favorites like "When a Dragon Moves In."  Each story comes with a printable activity guide.  Storyline Online is a program of the SAG-AFTRA Foundation.
Storytime from Space
Watch NASA astronauts read their favorite children's books from the International Space Station!

Learning Activities


Britannica E-Books
Free access to ebooks through June 30. This is a great selection of books for elementary through high school, whether you're studying at home or reading for knowledge or pleasure.
Username: freebritannica
Password:  ebooks
Code.org
Learn computer science.  Activities for all ability levels and age ranges.
Coronavirus: A Book for Kids
A free digital book that breaks down the global crisis in an age-appropriate and easy-to-understand way.
Jumpstart
Although this is a commercial website, they offer a lot of free activities for kids, featuring art, crafts, science, reading, geography, and more.
Khan Academy
A resource with videos explaining math, science, social studies, language arts, test prep, and computer science.
Leo at Home
The Leonardo Museum of Creativity and Innovation in Salt Lake City has created a "community classroom" featuring exhibits at the interactive museum and links to all kinds of science and art education online.
Lightbox
Available through June 30, Lightbox offers over 1,000 Pre-K through 12th grade titles in science, social studies, language arts, math and more. Click on “Log In” on the top right.
Username: guest
Password: follett
Lunch Doodles
Mo Willems invites YOU into his studio every day for his LUNCH DOODLE. Learners worldwide can draw, doodle and explore new ways of writing by visiting Mo's studio virtually once a day for the next few weeks. Grab some paper and pencils, pens, or crayons and join Mo to explore ways of writing and making together.
Scholastic Learn At Home
Day-by-day projects to keep kids thinking, reading, and growing.  For preschoolers through grade 9.
Stem in the Home
Lots of links to fun resources with ideas for learning science, technology, engineering, and math at home.
The Tinkering Studio
Experiments with science, art, technology, and delightful ideas.
World Book Online
Username: utah
Password: pioneer
 World Book Online offers far more than an online encyclopedia for teaching children from early childhood through high school.  It is a treasure trove of learning resources and fun activities. You will need to sign in with a user name and password.

Other Fun Stuff


AudioBook Cloud
Free audiobooks for all ages.  
Go Noodle
GoNoodle® engages 14 million kids every month with movement and mindfulness videos created by child development experts. Available for free at school, home, and everywhere kids are.  This is a fun way to keep kids in shape!
Nat Geo Kids
Nat Geo Kids makes it fun to explore your world with weird, wild, and wacky videos!  Videos featuring awesome animals, cool science, funny pets, and more are available for free.
PBS Kids
Educational games and videos from Curious George, Wild Kratts, and other PBS Kids shows!
Toon Books: Resources
A fun website with free access to online comic books for kids in 6 different languages, a cartoon maker, lesson plans for teachers and parents, craft activities and more.

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Fun Web Sites and Homework Helps
Featured databases and websites

Homework Helps

Online Research by Subject

  • Websites, article databases, electronic books and more organized by subject.

Fun Websites for Kids

  • Dino Russ's Lair - inks to everything you could possibly want to know about dinosaurs.

What Happened on Your Birthday?

  • Websites to help you discover historic events occurring on the day you were born.
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More Homework Helps More Fun Web Sites

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Online Lego Club


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Activity of the Day

Shaving Cream Art

Shaving Cream Art
What could be more fun than shaving cream art!

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NoveList K-8 Plus
A database about books specifically for younger readers.

Recommended Children's Book

The Loopy Coop Hens
Janet Stoeke

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Chickens Pip, Midge, and Dot admire Rooster Sam and his ability to fly up to the barn roof, but when they spy on him to see how he does it, they get a big surprise.

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