SPOOKY (& Not So Spooky) VIRTUALL HALLOWEEN STORYTIMES with Miss Julie!
Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel to stay up to date with all of Miss Julie’s Virtual Storytimes! We hope to have more throughout the autumn.
The CDC has released a very helpful website with a survey/checklist for parents and caregivers making the decision about their child’s schooling this fall. Please click here to view the website. Please note that there are many other important subject on the CDC website; we encourage you to explore the links on the sidebar for more scientific information that may be useful to you and your family.
You may also click these links below for specific checklists on a variety of topics:
Back to School Decision Making Tool
Planning for In-Person Classes
Planning for Virtual or At-Home Learning
Navigating Stress and Uncertainty
There are endless benefits of integrating graphic novels into your daily curriculum which support reading comprehension, vocabulary building, and critical thinking. During October 19–23, Scholastic is offering free lesson plans, Skype in the Classroom live events, Flipgrid activities, read-aloud videos from our Graphix creators and more!
Mackin Book Company is offering tons of free resources for students and parents. They have free Classics for every age level, databases and digital content for distance learning. Please click here to view all they are offering!
Scholastic is offering a fantastic FREE health planner for families! Working with the Prevent Cancer Foundation, this kit offers information about vaccinations, tips for healthy nutrition and exercise, as well as a video PSA about how certain viruses can lead to cancer later on. Please click here to get your free planner.
NYSM Portal to Online Educational Resources & Activities
For all of the educators, caregivers, and students looking for engaging and educational activities to do right from home, look no further! This portal brings together many of the museum’s resources, including links to our virtual “Fieldtrips,” digital collections, online resources, and fun activities for kids based on the museum’s research and collections. Content on this page will be updated often, so be sure to check back for new information and activities!
Netflix Jr. is available for FREE! on YouTube. Click here to visit their page!
KidLit TV now live!
This great online learning resource was created to help parents and educators alike keep children engaged during this time. It offers a wide variety of videos about books from authors, illustrators, and celebrities for all ages! With a similar layout as Netflix, you and your kids will have no problem finding engaging videos of readalong stories, drawing challenges, musical singalongs, and writing prompts. And the best part? It’s FREE and no registration is required. Click here to get started!
Toddler and Pre-K Literacy Calendars
Please use these calendars to help keep your children learning and growing throughout the summer! Provided by Demco, these calendars will help parents and caregivers with ideas, tips, and tricks to keep kids engaged in learning all summer long. Please click each calendar to view larger and to download.
Our Children’s Online Art Gallery is available here.
Thank you so much to everyone who submitted!
We are still looking for submissions, so keep creating! Send your entries to pleasantvalleylibrary@yahoo.
TumbleBooks has released a whole set of different sites with a vast array of digital books for all ages! No library card or authentication required!
Please click on the images to be taken to their site.
Sourceboks is offering an entire page of resources available to parents and educators. Find an online storytime, activities to do at home, and more!
Sora, the Student Reading App, is the app ACSD is using this summer. Please contact your child’s school for more information.
Have your favorite Sesame Street characters help explain what is going on in the world to your little ones. This website offers free eBooks, videos, activities, and digital games.
Here are some non-library related links to fun activities for your little ones!
From MHLS: The NYS Parenting Portal provides parents and caregivers with multiple tips, tools and resources to enhance the roles of parent and caregiver. Resources within the portal include: a downloadable Parent Guide that provides tools for a successful first five years of the parenting journey, a Multiple Systems Navigator that provides information on how to access and navigate multiple human service, health, education, and disability services and now includes COVID-19 resources for parents including tips, activities and information on how to talk to your children about the Coronavirus.
We offer a variety of different Museum Passes for the whole family!
Please view our flyer detailing them online or give us a call for more information!
Museum passes cannot be reserved online- please call us or come in to reserve them.
Teen Volunteer Application <— click to download
Do you have community service hours to do for school, honor society, confirmation, government class, etc? Just want to give back to the community? The library offers teen volunteering opportunities for teens ages 14 and up during the summer months only. Just download the Teen Volunteer Application above, fill it out, and drop it off to us at the library!
Please carefully read the second page of the Application for important guidelines and information about the teen volunteer program. Also, please note that filling out and submitting an application DOES NOT guarantee a volunteer position.