video storytime

Join our own Miss June for video storytime!

July 23 Story Time: Miss June reads the book The Going to Bed Book and teaches children how to make a flickering light craft!

July 16 Story Time: Miss June reads the book Chicka Chicka Boom Boom and shows two easy paper crafts!

July 9 Story Time: Miss June reads the book Mouse Count by Ellen Stoll Walsh and shows a fun and easy craft.

July 2 Story Time: Miss June readsThe Napping House,” by Audrey Wood, and does a rainbow craft.

June 25th Story Time: Miss June reads “Papa Please Get the Moon for Me” by Eric Carle.  Children will also learn how to create a moon and star mobile.

June 18th Story Time:  Miss June reads “One Fox: A Counting Book Thriller” by Kate Read. Join her as she shares songs and a bit of chicken art ! Bok bok!

Miss June reads the book “I Spy with My Little Eye” for the June 12 Storytime.

Bears, bees,  and honey abound the June 5th episode of Miss June’s Story Time. Today’s book, “Please, Please, the Bees” can be found at  Storylineonline.net!

View the May 28th episode of Miss June’s Story Time.  Today’s book is “Harry the Dirty Dog”, available here.

Our May 21 episode of Miss June’s Story Time features “Lola at the Library.” Check out the video with song, treat and special guest, and then find the book at Tumblebooks!

Enjoy the May 14th episode of Miss June’s Story Time. Today’s book is “All Aboard the Dinotrain”, available through Tumblebooks!

Here’s the May 7th episode, featuring a great craft to go with the book “Library Lion, available through Storylineonline.net!

View the May 5th episode. Today’s book is “Clark the Shark”, available through Storylineonline.net!

Join Miss June for StoryTime for April 30 … then enjoy Little Pea on Tumblebooks!

View the April 28  Story time and Craft. Today’s book is “The Rainbow Fish”, available through StoryLineOnline!

View the April 23  Story time and Craft. Today’s book is “Sylvester and the Magic Pebble”, available through StoryLineOnline!

Join Miss June for StoryTime for April 21… then have fun reading “Diary of a Worm” on Tumblebooks!

View the April 16th episode. Today’s book is “Rose’s Garden”, available through Tumblebooks!

Have fun at StoryTime with Miss June from April 14 … then enjoy Arnie the Doughnut on StoryTimeOnline.

Join Miss June for StoryTime for April 9 … then enjoy Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site on Tumblebooks!

Do StoryTime with Miss June from April 6 … then enjoy Peter Rabbit on StoryLineOnline.

See the April 2 StoryTime … then watch today’s book link for Strega Nona at StorylineOnline, which streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations. Readers include Viola Davis, Chris Pine, Lily Tomlin, Kevin Costner, Annette Bening, James Earl Jones, Betty White and dozens more.

View the March 30 episode … today’s book is Tops & Bottoms, available through Tumblebooks!

See the March 26 debut episode!

ClickTBimageThe TumbleBook library is a collection of TumbleBooks (animated, talking picture books) with fiction, nonfiction and foreign language titles, read-alongs (chapter books with sentence highlighting and narration but no animation), e-books which may be viewed online, and Tumble Puzzles & Games.

more from Tumblebooks!

These resources are provided free to RFL users courtesy of Tumblebooks with the usernames and passwords provided!

www.TumbleMath.com – K-6 math ebook database

www.TeenBookCloud.com – Grades 7-12 ebook database

Printable tips for talking to your children about social justice. ***NEW

Day-cation fun for kids! ***NEW

The Big List of readalongs & kids author events. ***NEW

Teaching tolerance resources. ***NEW

And how to talk to kids about intolerance from the American Academy of Pediatrics. ***NEW

Astronauts in space reading to Earth Kids! Cool! ***NEW

Kanopy Kids

New! RFL Online is introducing Kanopy Kids, a free video streaming website for kids & families. Carefully chosen content from familiar names (Sesame Street / PBS / Arthur), TV and movies featuring StoryTime favorites, classics, educational titles, international, STEM, & much, much more. Unlimited streaming with your Kanopy account, free to RFL card holders!

 

 

more fun & educational sites for kids

These sites are recommended by Miss June, our children’s librarian!

Animal cams

New England Aquarium
Smithsonian’s National Zoo
San Diego Zoo
Houston Zoo

 

educational & fun

Dav Pilkey’s page … Every Friday, Dav (author / illustrator of Captain Underpants and Dog Man books) posts new fun activities and videos.

Lunch Doodles … With Mo Willems (author / illustrator of Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus and the Elephant & Piggie Series). All 15 episodes are collected on the Kennedy Center site.

WideOpen School is a free collection of the best online learning experiences for kids curated by the editors at Common Sense.
Vermont author, blogger & public speaker Becky Rupp has collected a wide range of educational links on her website.
Fun science site for kids, free during the pandemic!

Projects for kids pre-K through grade 9 from Scholastic Books

STEM for Students from NASA!

Math games
WGBH Distance Learning Center
Trusted digital resources, organized by grade level from pre-K-grade 12, that are aligned to national and state standards. Including videos, comprehensive lessons, and other activities.
PBS Learning Media 
As teachers, students, and families deal with school closures, PBS LearningMedia producers and educators have come together to curate a special collection of resources organized by grade and subject area. Find videos, lesson plans, and activities that support learning at home. Create a free account to save and organize content.
VINS offers science-based fun.
The ECHO Leahy Center in Burlington has regular online programs.

homework help

Our homework help page has a wide variety of databases available, with articles from magazines and newspapers to encyclopedias and peer-reviewed journals. All subjects, all ages!

Here’s a terrific list of resources compiled by Rutland NorthEast Supervisory Union.

for parents

Commonsense Media Everything kid friendly … including media reviews by parents & kids to help you guide your children’s media selections.

Kids can destress with PBS.

Internet safety tips

read 1000 books before kindergarten!

Reading aloud to your child is the best way to prepare him or her for Kindergarten. Research shows that kids should be read at least 1000 books from birth to age 5. So where do you find 1000 books to read to your kids? The library is your best bet. Our picture book collection contains several thousand books. Our library book sales are wonderful for adding to your home collection in a very thrifty manner. Children’s books are 25 cents, with some exceptions. Sales are held throughout the year. ***While we’re closed, the Tumblebooks library (above) is a great place to start***

read down your fines

Children who would like to earn a coupon to use towards fines on their library cards may earn a $1 coupon for each 15 minutes of reading in the library. Just ask at the Help Desk.

kids’ events — All events at the Library are on hiatus until further notice

Are listed on our calendar!

For details on our regular kids programs, click here.