Dolly Parton Imagination Library
Parents can sign up children from birth to age five in the RFL coverage area to get free books in the mail each month.
Join our own Miss June for video storytime!
November 19th Story Time: View this week’s Storyline Online reading of “Turkey Trouble” by Wendi Silvano. Supplies for an accompanying craft (thankful paper craft chains) can be obtained at our front desk while supplies last.
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.
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.
See the March 26 debut episode!
The 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
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!
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.
Projects for kids pre-K through grade 9 from Scholastic Books
STEM for Students from NASA!
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.
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.