Kids' Happenings

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NEW Book Bundles

Do you miss browsing our shelves? Then check out our NEW BOOK BUNDLES!

What’s a Book Bundle? 

  • Book Bundles are a service for all ages to
    help you get quick access to a variety of reading material.
  • Book Bundles are librarian selected bundles of up to 10
    items grouped together by format, topic or genre.

Why Checkout a Book Bundle?

  • Discover new titles!
  • If you’ve missed browsing our new book shelves, use Book
    Bundles to find your next great read!
  • Keep the kids reading!

How Do I Get One?

  • Click HERE to fill out our Book Bundle form.
  • It will take up to two days to process your order and
    you will be notified once it is ready for pickup.
  • A maximum of two bundles per person at a time will be
    allowed.

 

Aug 26, 2020
TamieB
Summer Reading ENDS August 29

Kids' and Teens' Summer Reading Logs must be turned in by August 29th at 2:00pm to receive any prizes they achieved on their logs. 

Aug 21, 2020
TamieB
Summer Fun Online Storytimes!

Every Friday beginning at 10am join us online for storytime!

Stop by the library each week to pick up a different kids' craft kit. Dragons, unicorns, turtles oh my, they're all stopping by with stories during our Summer
Fun Online Storytimes!

To view storytimes go to our kids' Facebook page:
Westland Library Kids. 

 

Aug 13, 2020
TamieB
Look What's New in Youth!

LOOK WHAT'S NEW AT THE LIBRARY!(to place a hold on these books click on the title)

To browse all new youth books go to our catalog.

Jul 16, 2020
TamieB
Summer Reading Starts Today!

Our 2020 Summer Reading Program encourages you to Imagine Your Story!  Your challenge is to read 40 days between now and August 15, 2020.  You can do it!

The more you read the more prizes you earn!  Every 10 days of reading earns a prize.  When you reach 40 days you earn a FREE BOOK and an entry into our Grand Prize Drawing for gift cards and MORE!  

You can record your days online HERE or stop by the library after June 22 to pick up a reading log from the front door.  You can print the log at home by clicking HERE.  Prize pick-up for days you read begins July 29 and ends Aug. 29.

Read your favorite books anywhere and keep those skills sharp by participating in this fun program!  Imagine Your Story!

Jun 15, 2020
Mrs Fry
FREE - PebbleGo, PebbleGoNext, and Capstone eBooks

PebbleGo is specifically designed for K-3 students. Packed with informational articles,
ready-made activities, and literacy supports for students of all abilities, it
boosts engagement and fosters independent learning in core subject areas.

Link: http://www.pebblego.com

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PebbleGoNext
helps students in Grades 3-5 learn about
key concepts related to Social Studies, Biographies, Science, States, and
American Indians. All articles are supported by read-aloud audio, connected to
curriculum, and include critical thinking questions to help students connect to
larger ideas.

Link: http://www.pebblegonext.com

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Capstone
Interactive eBook
is
waiting for you! Choose from different subjects, genres and levels to find just
the right book. And every title is supported by audio recorded by professional
voice-over artists!

Link: http://www.mycapstonelibrary.com

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Apr 24, 2020
Mrs Fry
FREE - PebbleGo, PebbleGoNext, and Capstone eBooks
Apr 24, 2020
Mrs Fry
Michigan eLibrary

 

Allow us to introduce a great
Michigan resource to you:

https://mel.org/welcome 

 

Kids
– Learn, play and read on MeL’s KIDS PAGE!

https://mel.org/kids 

The MeL KIDS PAGE offers educational
materials for all ages, but there are also game websites like ABCya, Bedtime
Math, and FunBrain!  You can also read
online with Storyline Online and Starfall!

Teens
– Get ready for your future: Visit the Learning Express Library!

https://www.learningexpresshub.com

MeL offers FREE access to the Learning
Express Library, where you can prepare for college by taking practice SAT
tests, enhance your computer skills, and explore careers.  You can also review the basics, such as math,
science, language arts and social studies. 

Teachers
– Find curriculum resources for every grade level online!

https://mel.org/educators

The MeL EDUCATORS PAGE offers support
curriculum broken down by grade level and discipline.  Each page offers instructions and code for
embedding these resources on your own educational platform.      

Click on “Learning
from home during COVID-19
” on the
Educators Page for resource you can offer your students during this time away
from school. Some content, like PebbleGo, requires a login and password for you
to share with your students.

Earn a free SCECH hour while home by
taking two 30-minute training courses on the Michigan eLibrary featured here: https://www.edupaths.org/. There are many online classes you can
take, but the ones with the little clock can earn you SCECH hours!  Enroll here: https://www.edupaths.org/Pathways

 

Apr 11, 2020
Mrs Fry
Digital Resources for Kids

The Westland Public Library's DIGITAL RESOURCES are at your fingertips!  

Hoopla provides access to digital music, movies, TV shows, eBooks and ausiobooks. 

We have increased the number of digital "check-outs" though Hoopla to 12 per month per card until the library opens to the public again. 

PLUS!  A huge list of JUST SHARED items can be found here

In order to use Hoopla, you need to set up an account using your library card number and PIN. 

TumbleBooks Premium includes animated talking picture books, chapter books, videos, non-fiction titles, graphic novels and more!  

TumbleMath is a collection of math picture books.  It includes animated talking picture books, lesson plans, and quizzes. Available through August 31, 2020.

Need help? Email a librarian at questions@westlandlibrary.org

Mar 20, 2020
Mrs Fry
MARCH IS READING MONTH
Storytimes happening all month!

Stop by the Westland Public Library during March (Reading Month) to experience BOOKS GALORE!  We have storytimes for everyone!

Storytimes

The use of picture books, songs, and stories will encourage your child to read, talk, sing, write, and play. All storytimes are drop in.

Sleepytime Storytime (3 to 7 years) - Mondays, Mar 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 from 6:30-7:15 PM

March is Reading Month Storytime (Ages 2 to 6 years) - Wednesdays, March 4, 11, 18, 25 from 10-10:45 AM

Storytime at Biggby Coffee (all ages) - Thursday, March 12 from 10-10:30 AM

Preschool Storytime (3.5 to 5 years) - Fridays, Mar 6, 13, 20, 27 from 10-10:30 AM  

 

Mar 2, 2020
Mrs Fry

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