The Kids Only Learning Tablet is Now @ Your Library

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Introducing Playaway Launchpad – the kids only learning tablet that both kids and adults will love.

Every Playaway Launch pad is pre-loaded with high-quality, ad-free learning apps and games, providing interactive learning and play.

Apps are grouped onto Launchpads by subject area, theme, grade level, and age.  Featuring popular characters and brands, apps content spans subject areas from math and science to critical thinking and creativity, and theme from animals to princesses, fantasy, nature, and more.

Lauchpads are 100% secure, ensuring that no one will be exposed to unintended content.

Stop in and try one out today!  Available at the Children’s Circulation Desk.

Currently Available:  You Auto Know! Ages 3-5, Peek-A-Zoo! Ages 3-5, Storytime Adventures! Ages 3-5

 

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Winter Storywalk

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It may be cold outside, but brave the cold with our Winter Storywalk, Bear Snores On by Karma Wilson!

Bear’s friends stop by his cave to warm up and decide it’s a great place to have a tea party!

Will Bear be disturbed by all the noise?  Will the smell popcorn popping and the whistling tea kettle wake up the sleeping bear?

Grab your coat, a hat and gloves, and hit the trail to find out if waking Bear in the middle of winter is a good idea.

StoryWalk® is an innovative and invigorating way for children and adults to enjoy reading and activity together outdoors.

Scott County Library and the Walking Trail Committee are very excited to add StoryWalk® to the Happy Trails Walking Trail located at Palmer Park.  The
StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.

A STORYWALK is a way to combine physical activity with literacy; this may seem like an odd mix, but it’s an innovative way to get people of all ages out walking while reading children’s picture books. Pages of a book are transformed into signs that are then laid out on a trail inviting families, children, caregivers, teachers and others to follow the path of pages.  The goal of the STORYWALK® is to help build children’s interest in reading whileIMG_3012
encouraging healthy outdoor activity for both adults and children. STORYWALKS® have been installed in 48 states as well as in the countries of Germany, Canada, England and Bermuda. STORYWALK® aligns perfectly with the philosophy that stresses the vital importance of reconnecting children and the natural world.

Our StoryWalk®  is a self-guided reading adventure!  Follow the 18 stations around the playground trail and its outer trail and enjoy this season’s book and activities!

Our Current StoryWalk®:

Bear Snores On

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Upcoming StoryWalk®:

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Take a Walk with Us!

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StoryWalk® is an innovative and invigorating way for children and adults to enjoy reading and activity together outdoors.

IMG_3017Scott County Library and the Walking Trail Committee are very excited to add StoryWalk® to the Happy Trails Walking Trail located at Palmer Park.  The
StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.

A STORYWALK is a way to combine physical activity with literacy; this may seem like an odd mix, but it’s an innovative way to get people of all ages out walking while reading children’s picture books. Pages of a book are transformed into signs that are then laid out on a trail inviting families, children, caregivers, teachers and others to follow the path of pages.  The goal of the STORYWALK® is to help build children’s interest in reading while IMG_3012encouraging healthy outdoor activity for both adults and children. STORYWALKS® have been installed in 48 states as well as in the countries of Germany, Canada, England and Bermuda. STORYWALK® aligns perfectly with the philosophy that stresses the vital importance of reconnecting children and the natural world.

Our StoryWalk®  is a self-guided reading adventure!  Follow the 18 stations around the playground trail and its outer trail and enjoy this season’s book and activities!

Our Current StoryWalk®:

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Upcoming StoryWalk®:

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Sign up for Fall Programs!

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Registration for Fall Children’s Programs are online this year.  This registration can be accessed at home or in the library from a computer.  Need help? Ask a librarian, they are great with questions!

Programming will begin on Tuesday, September 22nd with Lapsit for ages birth to 3, Storytime for ages 3 to 6, and Library Time for Homeschoolers in 1st grade and up.

Click here to get signed up today!

Gearing Up for Fall @ Your Library

We have your Fall covered at Scott County Library.  Kids to Adults can find just what they need from storytimes to school research, Fall decorating ideas and reads to managing email and social media.

We kick off Fall with our 2015 Young Author Reception.  Young Authors who participated along with their families are invited to attend our come-and-go reception on Monday, August 31st from 7 to 8 PM.  The Scott County PEO will host with refreshments and the winners will signing their books for our library.  You can check out their creations in the Children’s Department.

tuesday online registrationRegistration for Fall Children’s Programs will be online this year.  The registration can be accessed at home or in the library from a computer.  Need help? Ask a librarian, they are great with questions!

Programming will begin on Tuesday, September 22nd with Lapsit for ages birth to 3, Storytime for ages 3 to 6, and Library Time for Homeschoolers in 1st grade and up.  Check back for the registration link or follow us on Facebook!

School aged kids can do all their research in one stop!  HERE!  We can hook you up with not only books and over 100 years of newspapers, but the State Library of Kansas has tons of free online resources at your fingertips!  From searching encyclopedias to prep-ing for college entrance exams, there is no shortage of information:  tutorials, videos, books, and more!

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Have an iPad or other tablet?  There are free books, magazines, and audios available through our online apps.  Stop by and get instructions for your device.

It’s all here @ Scott County Library!  Check us out!

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Digital Storybooks for Kids!

Have you checked out these cool book sites for kids?  These books work directly in your browser, so there is no software to download.  Books will work on any device with an internet browser (including color ereaders).

How do I access the Kids’ Storybooks?
Most people will be able to access these books without login from the Kids eBooks page at the State Library of Kansas:  http://kslib.info.  If your internet service address does not register as Kansas, you will need to login with a Kansas Library eCard which you can get free at your library.

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What does it have?
Animated picture story books matched with a non-fiction book.  Each book pair may also have 2-3 games/puzzles.

Using a Book:

  • Select a subject to see the pairs of books. When you select a pair, you then can play the story or read the non-fiction book.
  • Each book’s puzzles/games can be accessed after selecting a book pair.
  • Resources section in the upper right side is for parents and librarians.

anima tumblebooksWhat does it have? 
Mostly animated, picture story books with audio.  Some chapter books with optional audio are for slightly older kids (no animation or images). Some National Geographic videos, non-fiction books, and games will match topics with books.

Mobile devices – always confirm you are on mobile!
When a mobile device accesses TB, it should recognize that you are on a mobile device. If you are not on mobile version, look for the “Choose” option in that looks like a language selector.  Pick “mobile” from this and tap “go.”

Options for finding & saving books on TB: 

  • Searching: the simple search box in the upper right works well, especially for keywords.
  • Playlists (does not work for mobile yet): if your child wants to watch several books, click the “add to playlist” button while browsing.  Click the Playlist link in the gray bar to get to your list.  Please note that these will not be saved if you exit the screen.   TB has pre-made some playlists (holidays, bugs, etc).  Use the Playlists button on the main page to see these.
  • My Cloud account: if your child likes to re-watch the same things over and over, create a My Cloud account.  This allows you to use the “add to favorites” button, and you will not have to go searching for the books they like again.

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Britannica E-STAX (nonfiction ebooks for kids) also has a banner on the Kids eBooks page.

 

Stop in at Scott County Library today to get more information or click the icons on the right sidebar to give Kids Digital Storybooks a try!